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Information Technology
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

STORIES:
-- Affordable and secure digital tools available to the Penn State community
-- Getting educated on security to combat Zoom-bombings
-- Faculty and staff encouraged to prepare Box accounts for migration to Office 365
-- Graduation events and more should work to prevent Zoom-bombings
-- TLT now accepting Faculty Engagement Award applications

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STORIES:

Affordable and secure digital tools available to the Penn State community
Software at Penn State and Courseware give the University community access to free or reduced-cost and secure digital tools.

https://news.psu.edu/link/cRYhwfxK
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Getting educated on security to combat Zoom-bombings
Understanding the security features in Zoom, properly using the settings for meetings or webinars, and being cautious on how links are shared to intended participants are the keys to having safe and secure Zoom meetings.

https://news.psu.edu/link/qvHFYvjH
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Faculty and staff encouraged to prepare Box accounts for migration to Office 365
Before their unit is migrated to OneDrive or SharePoint, faculty and staff should follow the steps outlined in the Box pre-migration checklist on the Box migration website. Migrating excessive amounts of data, particularly outdated and unnecessary information, has drastically slowed migrations.

https://news.psu.edu/link/kwd_C55M
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Graduation events and more should work to prevent Zoom-bombings
With Penn State spring graduation fast approaching and upcoming end of semester Zoom events planned, it is important to continue to remain vigilant in understanding the security settings that keep your meetings secure from unwanted attendees.

https://news.psu.edu/link/XwczwMCg
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TLT now accepting Faculty Engagement Award applications
Penn State's Teaching and Learning with Technology is accepting applications for the 2021-22 academic year's Faculty Engagement Awards. The theme for this year's projects is interactive 360-degree video.

https://news.psu.edu/link/1jv_YT4n

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Coronavirus updates
Stay up-to-date on the latest information from Penn State regarding the global coronavirus outbreak.
https://news.psu.edu/link/csfctpRH

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