Gone fishing?

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?

  1. Create a new e-mail.

  2. Drag the spam or phishing message into the new e-mail message you just created.

  3. Address the new e-mail message to either the SPAM REPORT* or PHISHING REPORT* address found in the ECU Exchange directory.


As the semester really gets rolling, some reminders!

Safe Assign – make sure to Synchronize your Course prior to deploying a Safe Assignment.  Firefox is the recommended browser to use.

Want to use Respondus LockDown Browser – make it available to use by going to Control Panel, Customization, Tool Availability and click Respondus LockDown Browser to make it available.

Need link for students to download Respondus LockDown Browser – here it is http://www.respondus.com/lockdown/information.pl?ID=745639734

Need to download gradecenter? – go to grade center and click Work Offline.   Save the gradebook to your Piratedrive for safe keeping.

You can still set up web conferencing or lecture capturing sessions for your class.  Just contact OET!


An interesting conversation . . .

I often blog about Lecture Capture and usually from the instructor view but just this morning had an interesting conversation with a student.  Those of you who record your class lectures  know that I monitor the start of all recordings and I have a portal from which I can view all classrooms in this building equipped with mediasite systems.  I often joke that I can now get a job as a security officer who monitors cameras at different locations! 

I was showing this student the portal and talking about what was being done and to quote this student “how great would that be to go back and listen again to a lecture. . .especially when studying”.  Did you know that almost every room in this building has lecture capture capablity?  There is also desktop capability with Tegrity and I will be testing Mediasite’s desktop capture soon.  Just maybe there is something to this lecture capture model!