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November 2013

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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217
Email: cio@radford.edu


IT Security Tip
Be cautious when using social networks such as Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. The data you put on these websites may not be private. Carefully read each website's privacy statement and be sure to fully understand how your data may be used.



IT Tip
Pressing Alt + D in any major Internet browser will move the cursor into the address bar. This is a great way to quickly enter an Internet address without having to click the mouse cursor in the address bar.



Accessibility Tip
If you find the text on a website is too small to read on a PC, hold down CTRL while pressing the + key to enlarge the font. To make it smaller, hold down CTRL while pressing the key.



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MyRU update

The Division of Information Technology has launched a new MyRU portal that provides users with streamlined access to business functions within a fresh new interface. MORE>>>

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) tips

With the semester a little more than half complete, we have included tips for tracking students' progress that may helpful for faculty and students. MORE >>>

Thanksgiving break schedule for labs, Young Hall and Technology Support Services

Technology Support Services will provide limited support during Thanksgiving break. Staff will be on call to check voice mail at regular intervals if immediate assistance is needed. MORE>>>

SEO brings more traffic to Radford.edu

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of website traffic from natural or organic search results. Learn how newly implemented strategies have increased traffic to the RU website. MORE>>>

Watch out for phishing scams

Phishing is a common type of spam that can lead to theft of a user's personal information. Learn more about how to protect yourself. MORE>>>

Wireless presentation tips for classrooms

Did you know that all classrooms on campus have the capability to present wirelessly from your laptop? In three simple steps you could be sending your presentation wirelessly as you move untethered around the classroom. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Don Hall, Manager, Voice and Video Technologies

Don HallThe DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Manager of Voice and Video Technologies, Don Hall. MORE>>>