Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Student Tech Buzz 9/16-9/20

Student Tech Buzz 9/16-9/20

Blackboard @ SU 
This Friday (9/20) The Blackboard UX Moose will be stomping around this campus with Blackboard representatives in tow.

This is a great chance for all Blackboard users to receive new information, and provide feedback for everything Blackboard!

The events schedule is as follows:

9-11AM @ HPB
Private Group Sessions - Closed 1 on 1 sessions

1-3PM @ Henkel Hall (Byrd Board Room)
-SU Feedback on Bb

2-3PM @ Henkel Hall (Room 107)
-Demo of Social Spaces
-Question & Answer session about anything Bb

Shenandoah University is supplying over $200 worth of prizes including gift cards to local restaurants and snacks for your attendance and participation!

Editing your Blackboard Notification Settings
The first few weeks of classes at SU have vanished so quickly the History channel is considering making a miniseries.  All the easy stuff is over, and now the real work is beginning to pile up.  Some of you take a tremendous course load, and with that comes Blackboard notifications out the wazoo.  Though Blackboard never fails to notify, sometimes people feel as though they get too many notifications. 

The best part is, when it comes to notifications, you get to choose your level of involvement. Let's talk about how you can customize your notification settings:

  • From "My Bb" click in the top right corner on your name
  • A dropdown menu will appear, click "Settings"
  • a sub-dropdown menu will appear, click "Personal Information" click "Edit Personal Information"
  • Enter all relevant information including your mobile phone number (if you want to receive notifications via SMS). Make sure to click "Submit" when you are finished
  • Go back to the third bullet location where you found "Personal Information." This time click "Edit Notification Settings."

From here you can fully customize your notification settings (including setting your phone up to receive SMS notifications and/or removing what notifications you think you'll be able to live without).  There are certainly a lot of notification settings here, and it might require a little bit of time to perfect your notification scheme.  Once your Blackboard notifications are customized to your liking, you only receive the notifications that you specified. 

Via: IT Blog 9/12
Author: Tristan Plummer
IC Security Alert: Scam E-mail Trying to Steal Your SU Google Apps Password

A number of SU users have reported receiving an e-mail with the Subject line: Important Message About Your Shenandoah University AccountThis is a spam/scam e-mail.
The e-mail provides a link to "confirm" your webmail details and has a https link to 
If you receive this e-mail DO NOT click on the link. The site it takes you to trys to steal your SU Google Apps password.
If you have clicked on the link you need to change your SU Google Apps passwordASAP
To do this go to the login page forBlackboard and before you login to Blackboard click on the link, below the login area, labeled Change Google Password.
IC is looking into this e-mail and has worked with Google to improve the spam filters to better block this type of message. 

Via: IT Blog 9/11/2013
Author: Melissa Stange

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