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Make Text Easier To Read In Windows

Most of us spend hours reading on the computer every day, but our computers probably aren’t optimized for reading. The text on our monitors may not be sharp enough or may be too small, especially if we have high-resolution monitors. Websites usually aren’t optimized for reading long-form articles either – they’re cluttered with too many […]

Handy Mouse Tricks

The computer mouse is an incredibly nifty device, which unfortunately, a lot of people do not use to its full potential. There are many more things the mouse can do than left-click to move and select things or right-click to bring up context menus. Many of the tricks are easy to learn as they depend […]

Support Extended for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

CIT is temporarily extending support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard beyond the planned support retirement date of December 31, 2012. This extension will allow time for the preparation and testing of backup and antivirus client packages for Apple’s current operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. When these are complete, users should be […]

New web site explains IT@Cornell approach to cloud services

What is a cloud service? What cloud services do we have at Cornell? What are the benefits of cloud services–for Cornell as an institution? for students, faculty and staff? How does Cornell contract for cloud services? These and other questions are addressed on a new web site, Guide to Understanding Cloud Services. A sampling of information […]

Office 365 Update

Progress summary: Migrations will continue through December 20. The individuals who are moving in December are mostly from Facilities and Student and Academic Services. Migrations will pause for the employee winter break before resuming in January and continuing through February. Progress bar: The Office 365 home page now includes a progress bar that shows the percent and number […]

CIT-Teaching with Technology Newsletter

In this issue: Join the Spring 2013 eTextbook Pilot Using Mobile Devices to Enhance Lectures iPads for Teaching Case Study: ePortfolios and Engineering Students Polling Service: New Student Clickers Try the Improved Cornell Survey Tool Academic Technology Center Assists with Media Blackboard Updates January Training Sessions Collaborate Using Box Holiday Phishing–Be Safe! Full issue at: IT: […]

Holiday Phishing

The holiday season is upon us and on-line merchants are anticipating a 30 percent increase in purchases. Unfortunately, our increased cyber activity elevates our exposure to phishing activities. Be cautious when navigating to sites advertising promotions that are too good to be true, offering free merchandise or claiming you’ve won gift cards. Phishing attempts can […]

Fall/Winter Tech Training

CIT Training Services is offering the following Office Productivity workshops this Fall/Winter. We’d like to point out a couple of classes that are new(ish) Basic Computer Skills – Two different sessions (same info at each) Dec. 14; 9:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.; G25 Stimson; Contact Julia 255-8232 to register; $59 Dec. 14; 1:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m.; G25 […]

Office 365

From late fall 2012 into spring 2013, the Cornell email and calendar system for faculty and staff will be switched from the locally provided Exchange service to a Microsoft cloud-based service called Office 365. Office 365 provides the same email and calendar system you use today, and you’ll be able to continue using the same […]

Exchange Lingo

CIT has published a number of valuable pages relating to Exchange so we’ll take an opportunity each week or so and highlight one here, ok, we’re mostly just going to link to their page. First up: an Exchange Lingo Glossary @  IT: Exchange Lingo Glossary.