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SharePoint migration: Reminder to register for training

2020/02/12 – 8:30 am

The SharePoint Migration is beginning this week with department contacts being notified of their migration date. Everyone is encouraged to register for SharePoint: The Basics …

Technology Training — Make Me Tech Savvy

2020/02/05 – 8:30 am

Make Me Tech Savvy is a series of workshops designed by Trevor Beck, technology trainer in ITS, to help you take advantage of the software …

New student interface demonstrations

2020/02/05 – 8:30 am

The introduction of a new student interface is underway with system testing and an estimated go-live date of February 16. As materials are created for …

Schedule meetings with FindTime (Doodle replacement)

2020/01/15 – 8:30 am

If you’ve ever had to try and get a group of people to decide on a day/time to meet, you may already be familiar with …

Upcoming technology training: Make Me Tech Savvy

2020/01/15 – 8:30 am

Make Me Tech Savvy is a series of training sessions available in-person or online through Webex. Many of the in-person sessions are recorded and available …

Drop-in sessions for OneDrive Migration questions

2020/01/15 – 8:30 am

By the end of January, MacEwan University will be using Microsoft OneDrive for storing work-related personal files, replacing network storage (i.e., M Drive for Windows). …

See who’s working on your MS Word document

2019/11/27 – 8:30 am

Cloud computing brings many great features, including real-time collaboration. See who’s working on your Word document and jump to where they’re working without scrolling.

Basic Principles of Webex Meetings

2019/11/27 – 8:30 am

Curious about how you can take advantage of Webex Meetings? Join in for a basic overview of the different types of meetings and how you …

Faculty feedback required – technology support survey

2019/11/27 – 8:30 am

As part of its customer service review, Technology Support is asking faculty to identify the software and services important to them and their students. Your …

Windows OS update being applied on November 26

2019/11/06 – 8:30 am

Updates to Windows computers managed by MacEwan University will be applied on November 26 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. As part of the process, your …

Create meetings in Microsoft Teams

2019/11/06 – 8:30 am

One of the advantages of working in MS Teams is that a when group/team has already been created, you can easily invite those users to …

Stay updated with Trevor’s Tech Tips

2019/10/30 – 8:30 am

Want to keep up to date on training and tips for MS Teams, Office 365, Google and Webex?
I’ve created a Microsoft Team for posting tips …

Be safe with multi-factor authentication

2019/10/23 – 8:30 am

An extra level of security to protect your account from hacking and phishing, multi-factor authentication uses a second source to confirm your identity (your password …

Mac users: MacOS Catalina (vs 10.15) not compatible with MacEwan applications

2019/10/23 – 8:30 am

Adobe Creative Cloud, MacEwan’s VPN application Cisco Anyconnect and Crestron AirMedia are among the many applications that are not supported by macOS Catalina, Apple’s latest …

Improve your presentations with artificial intelligence

2019/10/23 – 8:30 am

Discover how artificial intelligence, which is used in online tools like G Suite and Office 365, can help improve your presentation. Imagine your spoken words …

Power Search Google Drive

2019/10/16 – 8:30 am

Google indexes any file stored in Google Drive. Not only can you search for words in the title, but within the document itself. Using the …

Pedway closed but you need to meet? Then screen share!

2019/10/16 – 8:30 am

When the pedway is closed and it’s cold outside, the last thing you want to do is bundle up to trek to a meeting. With …

Stay on top of university web outages

2019/10/09 – 8:30 am

Being able to stay on top of outages to university systems – whether planned or unplanned – is important for everyone who works and studies …

QR Codes aren’t dead — they’re magic!

2019/10/09 – 8:30 am

Five years ago every poster, paper ad and document had a QR code. The problem was, you had to first download the software and open …

2019 IT security training program update

2019/10/02 – 8:30 am

In 2018, the university launched an annual IT security awareness training program. This program was set up to help ensure that we all understand the …

Webex: MacEwan’s easy video conferencing tool

2019/09/18 – 8:30 am

Skype, Facetime, Zoom,, GoToMeeting — there are many video conferencing tools available and each of them bring technical challenges (e.g. need to create accounts/download …

Shared with Me in Google Drive: Organizing your files

2019/09/18 – 8:30 am

Google Drive and G Suite are great tools for collaboration. As people share files with you, you can find them in the Shared with Me …

Office 365: What is it and why should I use it?

2019/09/11 – 8:30 am

For years we’ve worked with desktop applications where files have been stored on our computers. With phones and tablets now part of our everyday work …

Maps and floor plans at MacEwan University

2019/09/04 – 8:30 am

Trying to find your way to a meeting room or helping a student find a classroom? Knowing where a specific room on campus is located …

Questions about Blackboard?

2019/08/28 – 8:30 am

Do you have questions about Blackboard, Kaltura, Collaborate, or Respondus? The eLearning Office has several different ways for you to learn what you need to …

Turn a picture into an Excel document (with no typing)

2019/08/21 – 8:30 am

For years we’ve been able to scan documents and use Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to create electronic word processing documents. Microsoft recently added this feature …