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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

Be Awesome Be Fast Use your UCard and Stop Killing Unicorns

ITS

Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Did you know that whenever someone uses cash, credit or debit to buy food on campus instead of their UCard, a unicorn dies? Sad, we know. Fortunately, there’s a solution! Go to your myUNB Portal and click UCard Online in the Quick Launch menu – it’s an easy, quick and secure way to put money on your UCard (UNB’s photo ID). Then use your UCard to buy food on the Fredericton campus. It’s way...

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Giant Files sent with ease through UNB File Drop

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Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Need to pass on a video, document or other large file to a colleague that is simply too big to send through email? UNB File Drop is there to help. UNB File Drop is an easy and secure way to send large files to anyone at UNB. Even individuals outside of UNB can use this service to send files to UNB faculty, staff and students. Just go to the File Drop website, add one or more recipients (must be...

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How to Dodge Spam Postings on Facebook

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Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Tired of scrolling through tons of spam postings on your Facebook news feed? Spam Facebook postings are a regular occurrence these days, but the good news they’re also avoidable.  Just try these tips from Webopedia: Message tone and content – Chances are a work colleague wouldn’t send you a post using language like ‘OMG! Look at this video!’. If the tone of a message is out of character for...

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New professional web page service for students faculty and staff

ITS

Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Looking for a free and easy way to promote your research and work online? ITS has established a new server on which UNB faculty, staff and students can host web pages for free for their university related professional or academic work. This service is also available for university related research groups or organizations. To claim your professional page, just follow the instructions on the ITS...

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Unique passwords for different websites can save you headaches

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Posted: January 31, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Remembering passwords can be a pain. It can be tempting to re-use the same password for e-mail, your university account, Facebook, YouTube, banking or your fantasy sports league. But it's a really bad idea. If any one site that you use gets hacked, that username and password combination, along with potential personal information like your e-mail address, can be used to try and hijack other...

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Drumroll Please The New Name for the UNB Photo ID card is

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Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


It’s official! The new name for UNB’s Photo ID card is UCard, as voted by students, faculty and staff. After receiving over 340 submissions and more than 2,780 myUNB Portal Poll votes during the UNB Photo ID ‘Name Your Card’ contest, 59% of the students, faculty and staff who voted chose UCard as their favourite. A big congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner, Arpad (Chemical Engineering),...

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Help ITS Improve Wireless on Campus Connect to NewWireless UNB in the SUB

ITS

Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


ITS is working on a possible new and improved wireless solution, but first we need your help putting it to the test. Over the next few weeks, we need you and your friends or colleagues to head to the SUB cafeteria (downstairs only) and connect as many devices as you can to the “NewWireless@UNB” network. To get connected, just follow the wireless instructions for your device on the ITS Website...

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Online Deposits coming soon to your UCard

ITS

Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Since October, you have been able to visit the UNB Card Office to deposit money onto your UCard for speedy and easy food purchases around campus. Starting next week, it’s going to be even easier to use your UCard. Beginning on Tuesday, you can make quick, easy and secure deposits from your credit card onto your UCard through UCard Online, a new service accessible through your myUNB Portal. As...

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Tips for Effective Tweeting Courtesy of ITS s David Shipley

ITS

Posted: January 24, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Are your tweets spreading like wildfire the way you would like them to be? ITS’s own David Shipley (Enterprise Strategy Analyst) was recently featured in a CTV Live at 5 Tech Tuesday segment where he explained a few tips for expanding your reach on Twitter. Check it out.

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A Handy Trail of Breadcrumbs that Won t get Gobbled up by the Birds

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Posted: January 16, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know that Hansel and Gretel aren’t the only ones to have laid a trail of breadcrumbs to find their way home? Many websites also have breadcrumb trails so you can quickly and easily retrace your steps on their site and avoid getting lost. Often displayed in a horizontal line near the top of your screen, website breadcrumbs provide you with links to all the pages you had to steer through...

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ITS Testing a New Wireless Solution in SUB Cafeteria

ITS

Posted: January 16, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


ITS has heard your concerns about wireless on campus and we’re working to improve it with a possible new solution that offers: Newer wireless technology Increased number of devices able to connect at one time Improved stability and reliability Stronger signal Faster connection speeds But first we need you to put it to the test. Beginning Monday, we need you and your friends and colleagues...

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Maintaining Privacy from Your Mobile Devices

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Posted: January 16, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Did you know that January is Privacy month? This January, why not take a minute to ensure your laptop, Smartphone, tablet or USB key and the private information stored on them are as secure as can be with these tips from UNB’s Right to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (RTIPPA) website:  Set a password on your laptop, phone and tablet and keep it to yourself Set up your device to...

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Sit Back Relax and Enjoy the Show Software learning made easy with movie-based training from Lynda com

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Posted: January 16, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Need to learn how to use a new-to-you software for work, or brush up on your skills using a particular software for a class project? If you are a UNB faculty, staff or student, there is a great online resource available to you for free through ITS that can help you develop your skills in a wide range of computer programs. Lynda.com is an award-winning provider of educational movie-based...

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1 2 Price Copying Every Wednesday at Imaging Print Services

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Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Planning on distributing several handouts to your students this semester? Save yourself some cash on photocopies by paying a visit to Imaging & Print Services for half-price Wednesdays. Every Wednesday, Imaging & Print Services offers half price self-serve black and white copying. Whether you're a faculty or staff member, student, or even just visiting campus, pop in to either of their...

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A New Way to Connect to Wireless UNB

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Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Did you receive a new gizmo for Christmas? As of January 4, a new method for connecting to Wireless@UNB makes it easier than ever to access UNB’s wireless network from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. With the same high level of security, this new method not only allows BlackBerry and Windows 8 devices to access Wireless@UNB for the first time but also makes connecting from a Mac, iPhone,...

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Happy New Year Everyone

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Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest


Happy New Year, faculty, staff and students! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday and have returned to campus feeling refreshed and excited for the start of a new semester at UNB. Looking back at 2012 there’s no denying it was another busy year in technology for the university. From new connectEd services for faculty and staff, to a newly designed UNB Photo ID Card and the opening of the UNB...

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ITS Welcomes Holly Eldridge to the Team

ITS

Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to Holly Eldridge, the newest member of the ITS staff team. As a part of the Client Relations & Support group, Holly will be working as a full-time Client Support Analyst; both at the Help Desk and as the Level 1 for Sir Howard Douglas Hall. She comes to us from the Department of National Defence and has several years of technical support experience behind...

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Welcome to the Latest ITS Student Employees

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Posted: January 9, 2013 4:00:00 AM AST

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to Alex Mackenzie, George Youssef, Matt Messer and Kelsey LaPointe, the latest student employees to join the ITS team. As members of the Client Relations & Support team, Alex will be acting as the Level 1 Assistant for the Faculty of Business and Sir Howard Douglass Hall, George the Level 1 Assistant for the Faculty of Law, Renaissance College and Human...

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