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Use Twitter as a Learning Tool

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Depending on how you use it, Twitter can be an incredible time-waster or a useful resource.  Because you’re reading this blog, I assume you’re interested in learning about technology. Why not use Twitter as a tool to further your learning?

In this post, you’ll find a curated list of Twitter accounts that regularly share links to technology news, tips, tricks, and tutorials. Once you’ve chosen some accounts to follow, it’s a good idea to create Twitter lists so you can easily find the type of information that you need. Here are a few tweeters organized by category.  Read the rest of “Use Twitter as a Learning Tool” »

Using Office 365 at IU

IU students, faculty, and staff can now access Office 365 at no cost. Office 365 provides multiple options for accessing Office 2016 for Windows and OS X.  You can download the Office applications to your desktop and use cloud-based Office Online apps, and mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet.  You can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android), and five phones.

Getting Started

To access Office 365,  go to https://office.iu.edu. Enter your username and passphrase when prompted. Click “Install now” to start the download. Notice that boxes are checked indicating that you will be making Bing your default search engine, and MSN your browser homepage. If you don’t want this to happen, deselect the boxes.

Screenshot of Office 2016 install page.

Screenshot of Office 2016 install page.

 

Run the download installation package and follow the on-screen directions. See the KB article “About Microsoft Office 365” for more information. Once you’ve installed Office, you will have to sign in to your Office 365 account at least once every 30 days to keep the software activated.

Features

Office 365 includes:

  • Office 2016 for Windows and OS X
  • Office Mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet
  • Office Online
  • OneDrive for Business (Learn more about OneDrive for Business here).

With the Office Online suite, you can create and edit files using lightweight versions of Office applications via your web browser. The Office Online apps include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and OneNote. The Office Mobile apps are scaled-down versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Learn how to access Office Mobile apps here.

More Software

IU students, faculty, and staff have access to numerous low and no-cost software titles. Read the KB article “At IU, how can I get university-licensed software?” to find out how to get it! And remember to check out the IT Training website when you’re ready to learn how to use your new software.

 

The Best Apps for Taking Notes

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Whether you’re taking notes on a computer or on a mobile device, there are tons of applications out there to help you find a process that works for you. Taking notes should be smooth, simple, and should work well with your learning style. Applications are a great way to take notes, and here are a few I think that you need to be aware of!
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Pros & Cons of Using Different Types of Cloud Storage at IU

Go Paperless! IT Training can help!

This is the first in a series of articles that will appear over the next few months as part of the Go Paperless initiative at Indiana University.

There are many different cloud storage solutions on the market today. Some of them are officially supported by Indiana University. A cloud service is usually a storage and/or sharing platform where the physical location of the storage medium is unknown and unimportant to the end user. For example, if I upload something to one of these services, it isn’t clear where it’s going; it may be going to one of many data warehouses somewhere in the world.

This article will discuss several of those officially supported cloud storage applications and several non-supported services. I will describe the service, then discuss the pros & cons of each. Lastly, I will include some hyperlinks to training resources so you can explore the options further.

Here are the applications we will review:

  • Officially Supported
    • Box
    • SharePoint
    • Slashtmp
  • Non-Supported
    • Dropbox
    • Google Drive
    • OneDrive

If you would like to see a side-by-side comparison of all cloud storage options at IU, see the following Knowledge Base articles:

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