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Student Voices in Technology: Social Media for Businesses

I work as a social media manager, curating social media accounts for two businesses in addition to my own personal accounts. In all honesty, when I got these jobs I was probably not qualified for them. I thought then that maintaining my own social media presence was sufficient training for managing business accounts. After getting the jobs, I realized that social media platforms are entirely different when used as business tools. Making these business’ social media presences successful took time and research.

October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

For over a decade, colleges and universities have promoted National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) each October as part of a collaborative effort to ensure everyone has the resources they need to stay safe online.

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What's New in Canvas?

If you’ve taken a break from using Canvas during the summer, here are highlights of some of the most important new features added to Canvas in the past few months:

April: New option for assignments: anonymous peer reviews

June: Canvas got a new look: new user interface

August:

Dartmouth's Top Five Things to Know about Microsoft Office

  1. At Dartmouth, you get Microsoft Office free.

  2. You can install it on up to five computers and on up to five mobile devices and on up to five tablets!

  3. You can access the entire Office suite on the web if you don’t have any of your personal installs with you.

Dartmouth Computer Store: On Campus for You

Tucked into the basement of McNutt Hall, Dartmouth’s Computer Store is a full service campus location for handling the personal technology needs of the Dartmouth community.

New Event Scheduling System Brings Ease-of-Use to Dartmouth Community

Today, Information Technology Services (ITS) plays its part in rolling out the Dartmouth Event Management System (EMS). The new service, which is replacing the R25 scheduling system, allows students, faculty, and staff to manage meetings, complex events, and academic courses.

EMS will help Dartmouth maximize the use of existing space by providing members of the community with an easy-to-use interface for reviewing and requesting access to rooms across campus.

Student Voices in Technology: Job Search Tools

By Elena Alicea ’16

A large portion of Dartmouth’s graduating class will go on to work in entry-level jobs in finance, consulting, or computer science in New York, Boston, or San Francisco. These cities are huge hubs for recent graduates and those paths are a good way to start a career, learn a lot very quickly, and earn a decent salary. But many seniors face the question: How do I find other post-graduation opportunities if I want to break free from those three cities and industries?

Thirteen Desktop Tips from our Campus Support Team

1. Keep your computer’s desktop clear of files and clutter. Computers start faster and operate better when your desktop is clear. Store your documents in OneDrive, where you can access files from any device connected to the Internet.

An Information-rich Career: Ellen Waite-Franzen Retires from ITS at Dartmouth

By Elizabeth Kelsey

Dartmouth Faculty Rely on CrashPlan Data Backup

A Tale of Two Professors

A few years ago, a new Dartmouth faculty member stored her entire dissertation on a USB flash drive. She did not save the file in any other manner. The disk became damaged; the data, lost. In order to retrieve her information, the professor took the memory stick to a company that charged $3,000, even though it only found part of the dissertation.

Watch Academic Technology Consultant Barbara Mellert explain why it pays to have CrashPlan.

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