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In an open office/cubicle environment?  Ron Altiery (OIT CDSS) reminds us to screen-lock your computer and devices or log off when you know you’ll be away from your desk. Check out his full comment and other cubicle etiquette tips in this recent Duke Today Story.  

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Want to make the most of Microsoft Word – check out these tips!

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TechTips: Is your device WebEx ready?

Did you know you can go online to this URL https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html  to test WebEx on your device? Hosting a WebEx meeting? If there will be particpants that may never have used WebEx before, it’s a good idea for them to test their computer by sending the following link, http://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html, prior to the start of the meeting. This site […]

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Duke Software Licensing recently announced that Duke has entered into an Enterprise Term License Agreement with Adobe, Inc.  Read full details here. As part of this agreement, students can access Adobe software free of cost!  Learn how by following the step-by-step directions below. 1. Go to Adobe.com. 2. Click the sign in button (top right hand […]

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TechTips: Keyboard Shortcuts

You probably know Control + C to copy and Control + V to paste but there’s a ton more on this Wikipedia Table of Shortcuts page. Thanks to Ben Shepard, Science & Society for this submission as part of the OIT Best Tech Tip Contest. Submit yours until the end of November.

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TechTips: 10 top time saving tech tips

Check out this this Ted Talk Video (5:44) for some cool top time saving tech tips including shortcuts for scrolling in your a web browser, recalling the last called number from your cell phone, turning your slide show black or white while presenting and more.. Thanks to Heather Mabry, an Application Analyst at DHTS, for this submission. Submit yours […]

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Duke OIT recently launched a new feature that allows the Duke Community to print to Duke’s public printers by sending an email from your mobile device. Follow the directions below or go to https://oit.duke.edu/comp-print/printing/ePrintMobile.php to get started. This is great for times when you need to print on the go! To Send a Print Job via Email: 1. Compose a […]

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lynda.com recently announced a new feature that allows individuals to download videos onto their computer or mobile devices (both Android and iOS) to allow you to view tutorials when you are not connected to the Internet. This ‘View Offline’ feature is available for Duke users through Duke’s lynda.com account and is especially useful for those who may have long […]

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Individuals moving to Outlook Web Access (OWA) – http://mail.duke.edu –  as their primary email client often ask, “Can you invite someone to a meeting but mark their attendance as optional (like you can in the Outlook client)?”  Yes you can and here’s how: 1.  Create the meeting. 2. Add the attendee.  (NOTE: Their default is Attendance […]

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Duke’s Qualtrics survey tool makes it easy for Duke faculty, staff and students to create surveys. Qualtrics also provides several ways to email or link to a survey. Check out this blog post for the step by step directions on how to embed a Qualtrics survey into Sites@Duke (Duke’s WordPress instance)!

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