As we move into finals period and get closer to graduation, it’s important to make sure you’re updated on all of the ways you can store, share, and backup files. No need to worry about that final paper disappearing anymore! Check out this week’s Tech Tip on keeping all of your files safe and sound by visiting the File Storage page on the iSchool Wiki.
Welcome to the new semester!
This week’s Tech Tip covers some of the most relevant and helpful resources and tips to prepare you for the start of the semester.
- 2FA, or 2-Factor Authentication uses your smartphone to keep your university accounts secure.
- Learn more about 2FA here.
- You can access your university email in Outlook once you have claimed your NetID.
- Learn more about Outlook here.
- Moodle is where you will access your course pages. Each course will look a little different, but this is often where you will find your syllabus, assignments, and grades.
- Learn more about Moodle here.
- A VPN can be used to gain access to some on-campus resources from off-campus.
- Learn more about the free Cisco AnyConnect VPN here.
- Box is an online cloud-based storage system that is useful for collaborating and sharing files and for accessing files digitally.
- Learn more about Box here.
Follow us the rest of the semester for a new Tech Tip each week!
Imagine that you are about to submit your final research paper of the semester or an article to a journal that you have spent weeks, if not months, perfecting. All of the sudden your computer dies and won’t turn back on. You have lost all of your work and have to start all over again.
This Tech Tip of the Week is all about backing up your work to prevent this from happening.
Saving work to an external hard drive or USB flash drive is another way to make sure your files are saved to more than one location.
For this week’s TTW, we wanted to share something tricky about Box.
Are you wanting to store files in Box? If you’ve never used it before, be sure to go through the set-up process under “Sign Up” first. It seems like you should just be able to login with your NetID and password, but you will have to make an account first!