Monday, March 31, 2014

SU Tech Tips & Tricks

Good Morning Everyone,

Quite a bit going on this week!  Tech news this week includes updates to Google Calendar, a last call for students to change their passwords, changes to the SU wireless network, some nice additions to Google Slides and upcoming Bb changes.

If you have any questions, let me know!Devon.

Where I'll Be This Week
Monday - Bowman Building

11:00 - 1:00 Room 212
Wednesday - Cork Street 
11:00 - 11:00 - Room 142
Thursday - Wilkins Building 
11:00 - 1:00 - Conference Room
Halpin-Harrison Hall
2:30 - 4:30 - Room 140
Friday - HPB -
11 - 1 - In Front of the Library

SU Tips and Tricks

The Times They Are a Changing!
Student Passwords
Last call for students to change their SUnet passwords is this week.  On April 2, 2014, if a students password is still their id#, they will not be able to access SU services like Bb, 1SU, 3SU, WebAdvisor, etc... Please remind students to change their passwords!
Wireless Changing to 1SU
1SU is the new wireless network that will replace 3SU as our campus-wide network. 1SU features better security and is compatible with OS X Mavericks. Everyone will need to switch from 3SU to 1SU by early April 2014. Everyone will need to switch from 3SU to 1SU on any device that utilizes the wireless network (laptops, tablets, smart phones).  For detailed instructions on how to switch from 3SU to 1SU visit the Help Desk 1SU Site
Google Calendar Video Conferencing
Your Google Calendar will now automatically add a video chat link to every event that you create. This makes it extremely easy to have a web conference with faculty, staff, students, etc... from other SU campuses.  Go ahead and give it a try. You won't be disappointed.  Check out the link for more information
This is a much awaited update to Google Slides. You now have the ability to crop, mask and add borders to images that you are putting into your presentations. Google Drive just keeps getting better and better.  If you want to see more info on the update, click the link!
Heads Up!  Bb Changes Coming Soon!
The Bb Site Layout will be changed on Monday, April 14 to better serve the SU community. The number of tabs will be reduced and the remaining tabs renamed to better identify what is on them.  However, the items being removed from within Bb are going to be available on the drop down "SU Online Portal" located on the login page. If you would like to see what it will look like before April 14, you can visit Tristan during his Bb Traveling Support.  Schedule can be found at the Bb Support Site ( 

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