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Deleting Saved Passwords

09.10.2014
Storing your High Point University password for University sites in your Web browser’s saved password list can expose the data it protects to anyone else who uses your computer, and possibly to others on the Internet.  Also saved passwords can cause you to get locked out of your account if you change your password. To […]
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Blackboard: Unrecoverable Loop Error Fix

09.2.2014
                                  Are you getting the below error message when trying to access a specific course on Blackboard? Well, I have a solution if you ever see this error! You will need to clear your browser of cookies and cache. […]
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Pixlr: Free on Desktop

08.29.2014
Pixlr is a free photo editor that can be accessed online.  Recently, Pixlr created a free desktop program in order for users to edit photographs or images on their personal computers, without having to access the Internet.  For more on this exciting addition and free online photo editing tools, check out the Pixlr Gizmodo article by Pranav […]
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How to Access Starfish Within Blackboard

08.28.2014
Are you having trouble accessing the Starfish tab in Blackboard? The Office of Information Technology has put together a short tutorial guide on how to access Starfish through Blackboard. You can find this tutorial guide HERE.     Post by Kaitlyn Reish, Training Specialist at HPU. Click HERE to return to the Techblog
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EndNote

08.22.2014
HPU Libraries manages and distributes EndNote for High Point University.  EndNote is a program for managing bibliographic citations. It can automate much of the work of organizing and formatting citations and bibliographies in your writing. EndNote can connect to online sources such as article databases, output results in over 1,000 different bibliographic styles, and more. EndNote is […]
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IT Update: Blackboard Upgrade

08.20.2014
On Thursday during the hours of midnight to 4:00am, the Office of Information Technology will be upgrading the Blackboard site to the newest version. Although the interface will look the same, there are some new features and enhancements that could be beneficial. Below are a list of the new features and enhancements.   Grade Center Improvements […]
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IT Update: Vitural Lab Modifications

08.19.2014
In preparation for the 2014-15 academic year, the Office of Information Technology has worked diligently to assess the state of classroom computer laboratories on campus and craft a vision for further improvement in some key areas.  This has been in line with our desire to provide robust computing environments presented with the user in mind.  […]
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HPU Libraries Q&A and Workshops

08.15.2014
The end of the summer  is approaching, which means it is the perfect time of year to get in touch with your librarians.  Next week, Tuesday August 19th through Friday August 22nd, HPU faculty are getting trained on Starfish Retention Solutions in the Instruction Lab at Smith Library.  To take advantage of faculty already being […]
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Google Hangouts: Online Communication Tool

08.12.2014
Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time. This is a good alternative to WebEx. Like WebEx, professors can record Hangout discussions as a resource for other students. Professors can […]
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Assistive Technology on iPad

08.8.2014
There are many useful apps for teachers on the iPad, especially concerning assistive technology.  Apple is very dedicated to making their products accessible to everyone, so much so that they have a webpage dedicated to showcasing their assistive technology features on iPhones, iPads, and computers. There are iPad apps for dysgraphia, dyslexia, vision, hearing, and […]
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