Welcome to the ITS Technology Blog!

Welcome to the ITS Technology Blog!

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be using this online medium to share tips and tricks and announce technology updates. In the coming months, we will share articles, videos, and provide examples of different ways you can use a variety of software application features.

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  Information Technology Services (ITS) will be upgrading all classroom computers during the summer of 2017 to Windows 10 with Office 2016.  These updates will help enhance the teaching experience by bringing our classroom computers up to the latest technology level. They will also ensure the security of our classroom technology and assist in regularly scheduled maintenance of computer software. The migration process will be completed prior to the Fall 2017 semester Windows 10 training opportunities are available to WCC …

Mandatory Password Change For security reasons it’s imperative that employees change their netID password at least annually. To that end WCC’s Information Technology Services department is requiring all employees change their netID password by Thursday January 12 at 9:00AM Eastern Time. To change your netID password: Go to WCC’s home page: www.wccnet.edu Click the Quick Links button in the upper right corner of the screen Select Change netID password from the drop down menu. Login to Account Management with your …

Mandatory Password Change For security reasons it’s imperative that employees change their netID password at least annually. To that end WCC’s Information Technology Services department is requiring all employees change their netID password by Thursday January 12 at 9:00AM Eastern Time. To change your netID password: Go to WCC’s home page: www.wccnet.edu Click the Quick Links button in the upper right corner of the screen Select Change netID password from the drop down menu. Login to Account Management with your …

It’s Back!! Via: office.microsoft.com Note To you use this feature, you must have installed the April Office updates and be using IE 9 (MS12-037) or IE10 or later (recommended). You can view a complete list of requirements and supported formats. You can insert or link to a video on YouTube, and then play it during your presentation. If you know the name of the video hosted on YouTube, do the following: Click the slide that you want to add a …

Don’t forget to update your Keychain password too. The Keychain is the place where your Mac saves all your passwords so you don’t have to type them over and over again.  Although you updated your netID password via the website, you will still need to update your login Keychain too. The steps to update your Keychain password and access all your currently saved passwords is listed below. Please note that you will be prompted to enter your previous netID password. …

  Do more with your docs: Pop in an online video, open a PDF and edit the content, align pictures and diagrams with minimal fuss. The new Read Mode is clean and distraction-free—and it works great on tablets. Teaming-up is better too, with direct connections to your online spaces and streamlined review features like Simple Markup and comments. Enjoy the read Get absorbed in Word documents right from your screen with a new clean, comfortable reading view. New Read Mode …

The first thing you’ll see when you open Outlook is a brand new look. It’s cleaner, but it’s also designed to help you focus on what’s important with a clear view of email, calendars, and contacts. Communicate Preview messages in the message list Know at a glance which messages to read and tackle first. Respond faster with inline replies Reply with one click by typing your response right in the Reading Pane. Use commands in the message lists for quick …

  If you are familiar with Microsoft Outlook 2010 or earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook, the following list describes features and functionality that have been discontinued or changed in Microsoft Outlook 2013.  Calendar Publishing to Office.com The Publish to Office.com feature and the service it uses are being discontinued on April 5, 2014. After that date published calendars will not be available on Office.com. Even though we’re turning off calendars on Office.com, there are other ways to publish your calendar …

  Question:  I am using Excel 2010 and I want to view two spreadsheets side by side in two separate windows, but each time I try…they both open in the same window.  HELP! Answer:  You are in luck, because there is a way around this!       Example:  Chart.xls and Yearly Sales.xls opened side by side in two separate windows.   To Open 2 Separate Excel Files in 2 Separate Windows: Open your first Excel file and move it …

There are times when you need to select multiple files and folders at the same time…and there are several methods to do so. The most notable include using the CTRL key and the SHIFT Key and or selecting all from the Command Bar. Visit the previous post: Select Multiple Files or Folders for instructions. However…if you would like an easier way to select multiple files without holding down those keys you may enjoy using the new check box feature in …

  If you need to select multiple files and or folders in Windows Explorer here are several ways to do so. 1.  Open the folder that contains the files or folders you want to select.   To Select Files that are Right Next to Each Other: 2.  To select a consecutive group of files or folders, click the first item, hold down the SHIFT key, and then click the last item. All the files become highlighted.     To select …

Most people have a routine/preference when they begin work and start Outlook.  You either begin by looking at your email and or begin by looking at your calendar.  Either way you click one or the other….which oftentimes leads to switching back and forth from your inbox to your calendar. If you are in your inbox and you received an email from someone asking if you were available on a specific date, here are the steps that will allow you to …

You no longer need third party tools to trim audio/video files to incorporate into your PowerPoint presentations. With PowerPoint 2010 you can now trim or clip out the unwanted portions of the clips. To Trim an Audio Clip: Click to select the audio clip you inserted Under Audio Tools, Click the Playback Tab Click Trim Audio   4.  In the Trim Audio dialog box 5. Drag the green slider (starting point) to the right and the red slider to the …

If you use A LOT of folders in Outlook to keep your email messages organized, you may find yourself scrolling up and down the list to locate a particular folder. (If you use rules, you may miss new messages if a particular folder is out of your view) To find the folder you need quickly, (instead of scrolling) you can add your frequently accessed folders to the favorites section in the Outlook Navigation pane.   TO SHOW FOLDERS IN YOUR …

  To Configure MS Outlook 2010 to Work From Outside of Campus (Outlook Anywhere) 1. Open Control Panel.  2. Set View by Small Icons 3. Open Mail 32 bit applet.  4. Click on E-mail Accounts 5. Click on New   Make sure E-Mail Account is selected   6. Click Next> 7. Type in your name, your email address, and your password.  8. Click on Next. In the Mail Application field type domain name\user name  9. The domain name is iswccnet …