But I am in Madison Wisconsin at the annual Mediasite User Conference, Unleash 2013 where one of the topics I am exploring is Mediasite’s new Desktop Publishing Software also known as “My Mediasite“. I will be back next week with lots to show and tell so let me know if you are interested in hearing more about this software.
A recent email that came across most desks may not have been read but take time and review these tips for mobile security:
Keep your mobile device physically secure.
Control the data stored on the device.
Do not store sensitive information on the device unless you have authorization, and the device is encrypted. Contact the IT Help Desk, 252.328.9866/1.800.340.7081 for assistance.
Use a secure password/PIN to access your device.
Enable encryption (see Smartphone Encryption Recommendations at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/itsecurity/upload/SmartphoneEncryption.pdf). This will protect stored data if it is lost or stolen.
Delete ECU sensitive data and sensitive emails from your smartphone as soon as possible.
Consider installing antivirus software. This may prevent, detect and quarantine malware.
For more details see Smartphone Security Guidelines Continue reading
9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Joyner Library
Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to learn about the innovative, creative and effective ways ECU faculty are integrating technology to support student learning. Join us to discover new ideas to enhance your classroom, and enrich your teaching experience. Watch a sample of the presentations via the live webcast beginning at 9:30 am. I present at 9:30!
Visit the Think-In 2013 website for the complete list of presentations and Register for the event. We’ll have great prizes and refreshments too
Two interesting articles that came across my desk this week.
Check out this recent article Infogarphic: The Role of Pinterest inside and Outside the Classroom, another way to share information with your students on something they are already connected to! and luckily I finished reading this article on being distracted before I pinned!
So are they watching, how long are they watching, how many times have they watched? Want those questions answered ask for a Mediasite report on your class recordings, analytics can be set up to email you weekly a report of activity. Contact this office to learn more about this feature of analytics in Mediasite!
In Japan, they have replaced the impersonal and unhelpful Microsoft error messages with Haiku poetry messages. Haiku poetry has strick construction rules, each poem has only 17 syllables; 5 syllables in the first, 7 in the second, and 5 in the third. They are used to communicate a timeless message, often achieving a wistful, yearning and powerful insight through extreme brevity (and are much better than “Your computer has performed an illegal operation.”) Here they are:
Your file was so big.
It might be very useful.
But now it is gone.
The Web site you seek
Cannot be located, but
Countless more exist.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.
Close all that you have worked on.
You ask far too much.
Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.
Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.
First snow, then silence.
This thousand-dollar screen dies
With searching comes loss
And the presence of absence:
“My Novel” not found.
The Tao that is seen
Is not the true Tao – until
You bring fresh toner.
Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.
A crash reduces
Your expensive computer
To a simple stone.
Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.
You step in the stream,
But the water has moved on.
This page is not here.
Out of memory.
We wish to hold the whole sky,
But we never will.
Having been erased,
The document you are seeking
Must now be retyped.
All shortcuts have disappeared.
Screen. Mind. Both are blank
Respondus Test Generator not only allows you to import word documents into Respondus for exporting to Blackboard but you can also import a Blackboard test into Respondus for editing or export it into a Word document as well. The key is the Preview and Publish tab found in Respondus. Want to know more about how Respondus works click here, want to download Respondus click here. Contact this office for a demo or assistance in using this product.
Actually I mean phishing!
What is phishing?
Phishing is “attempting to acquire information (and sometimes, indirectly, money) such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.” (from Wikipedia)Tips to remember:
How can you report a spam or phishing e-mail?
Create a new e-mail.
Drag the spam or phishing message into the new e-mail message you just created.
Address the new e-mail message to either the SPAM REPORT* or PHISHING REPORT* address found in the ECU Exchange directory.