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Security First launched this month

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We all know IT security is critically important in our information age. But do we know how to achieve it?

If you’re an IT professional at IU managing one or more sites, servers, or systems, there is a new service available to help you know and accomplish critical security best practices: Security First (

The best practices available on represent aggregate information from sources and policies such as IT-12, IT-28, DM-01, DM-02, HIPPA, UISO, and more. These practices will help you keep your systems and services secure. Plus, they will help you prepare for and pass IT security audits.

Several best practices are also featured in instructional videos in the Security First Training Series. View available videos in the series on IU’s mediaspace or on

Security First launched this month as a partnership among the University’s security office, policy office, and several technology services units, including IT Training. Check back regularly on for new video tutorials, resources, and information related to IT security at IU.

And while you’re there, visit the Contact page and provide your feedback about the initiative so far.

Learn how to use and Pluralsight to grow your tech skills

Join IT Training for upcoming webinars on and Pluralsight

We will be hosting back-to-back webinars September 16, educating participants about two providers of video-based technology training, and Pluralsight. Register for one or both:’s award-winning library of more than 3,000 video-based courses is available to IU students, faculty, and staff on all campuses at no cost. Courses are offered on a wide range of Office and Adobe applications, web development, design, programming, soft skills and more. Visit

Pluralsight’s huge online training library is targeted to professional developers, IT admins, and creative artists. Access is available to all members of the statewide IU community for less than 20 percent of the retail cost. Visit

Questions? Contact us at or by phone at (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383.

New to IU? Crash Course in IT Training Resources

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Welcome, students! We know you’re finding classes, where to eat, and favorite spots to study (or nap).

As you get situated here at IU, we thought we’d round up a few of our best training resources for you about software and IT tools you might use this year.

These are a few recorded webinars from our staff you might want to take a look through:

We also provide more in-depth, free live (online or in-person) workshops on a broad range of IT topics, like Adobe and Microsoft programs and web authoring and publishing tools. View all instructor-led training events available this semester.

Want to learn at your own pace? Work through our workshop materials (login required for access) on your own. Or visit to get started using your free Lynda account through IU.

You can look through all of our options and decide what works best for you at

Looking forward to this year — we’re glad you’re here (or back, for our returning students)!


Switching from OneStart to One.IU: A Quickstart

Have you made the switch from OneStart to One.IU (

One.IU is the university’s new directory for online services. It will completely replace OneStart on October 21, 2015.

If you haven’t started using One.IU, why not do it today? Getting started is easy. Learn how in the following short video, which covers the essentials for getting around One.IU.

For more details on the retirement of OneStart, including a OneStart to One.IU comparison and information for publishers, visit

Episode 81 – Collaborative Workshops at IUB

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Indiana University: IT Training Tips Blog » Blog Archive » Episode 81 – Collaborative Workshops at IUB

On this episode, we talk about the new Collaborative Workshops at IUB!

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Episode 80 – A Look at the New Schedule with Beth

On this episode, we talk about the new Spring 2015 schedule with Beth!

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Who does baby look like?

As the mother of a nine-month-old, I’ve had no end of fun playing with the Look-alike Meter on After loading photos, the site uses facial recognition software to determine whether baby looks more like mommy or daddy.

prince george look alike meter screen shotIt’s super easy to upload photos to the site. Start by opening the “apps” tab on the page, where you’ll find a link to the Look-alike Meter. You can upload one photo that has all three family members, or if needed, you can add up to three separate photos to make sure you have good shots of the whole family. Here’s an example of young Prince George with his parents Kate and William. These come from two different pictures – one with the whole family, and another with just the baby. Click the thumbnail to see a full-sized version.

Some tips: you will have to create a profile to get started. Also, using smaller files made the process much less sluggish. Faces should be at least 3/4 profile or straight on – profile pictures were not recognized by the software. For my Prince George example, the baby was turned to the side in the family portrait, and the facial recognition software did not capture him. I had to load an additional picture of just him.

Results can absolutely vary based on the shot of each family member, but that’s a lot of the fun. I loaded one set of pictures, and it said my baby looked more like me (by 5%), but with another set he looks more like my husband (by 34%!). Just to check, though, I reran the analysis multiple times with the same set of pictures, and each time got the same results – so whatever it is the software does, it does it reliably…

Episode 79 – New Teaching Space at Wells Library

On this week’s episode, we talk about the new learning space in the library

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it2go – Episode 78 – Denise tells us what’s going on at IUPUI

On this week’s episode, we’re talking with Denise about what’s going on at IUPUI

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it2go – Episode 77 – Andy’s IT Training Career

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about Andy’s career with IT Training as we bid him a fond farewell.

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