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How To Lock Your Computer

Windows Key + a lower case L = a locked computer. This command is essential. It locks your screen so that your computer cannot be used until you put in a password (if it’s password protected) or until you “wake”…

Organizing Google Drive: Hacking Tags

Google Drive and the apps associated with it can get overwhelming to organize if you’re using your drive frequently. Ideally, tags would be a handy way to keep files quickly accessible.Tags are words that you add to a file as…

Research Has Never Been Easier

Research tools have come a long way thanks to advances in technology. Whether you are writing a research paper or simply compiling notes on a topic you’re interested in, using note taking and citation tools can make the process easier–maybe even…

Don’t be a Pirate!

Are you an accidental pirate? Do you pillage photos, graphics, and designs from online searches, using them for “educational use” without getting permission from the owners? If so, you’re not alone! Thanks to easy access, most of us have done…

Google Can…

…do more than you may know. Here’s a list of 18 common tasks and tricks that Google makes simple: http://www.viralnova.com/google-app-hacks/  

Like Pintrest, But Not

Many people have asked for Pintrest to be unblocked, but because there is inappropriate content on that site, we can’t unblock it. You can still use Pintrest-style sites for educational purposes, however. Two sites that you could try are Blendspace…

How To Forward Your Spartan Mail

forwardspartanmail <—–  Here’s a handy pdf of the directions. Spartan Mail is an invaluable tool, and it’s often the easiest way for students to get in touch with us. However, Lotus Notes is our default email, and many people rarely log…