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November 2012


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

IT Security Tip
Pay attention to the URL of any website you are visiting. A malicious website may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain, for example, .com versus .net.

IT Tip
CTRL+A selects all the items in the current window.

IT Sustainability Tip
Remember to unplug battery chargers and power adapters when they finish charging or are not in use.

Accessibility Tip
One in 12 males is colorblind. Stick with the color palette in the University Web Guidelines, which was created to ensure people with various forms of colorblindness could differentiate the hues.

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DoIT Provides Night, Weekend and Holiday Support for Desire2Learn

To provide support for the growing needs of students and faculty using Desire2Learn (D2L), RU has increased coverage to provide 24-7 support for D2L problems and issues. MORE>>>

Sign up for More H:Drive Storage

As announced in the October DoIT Newsletter, Phase I of the H:Drive storage upgrade is now under way. MORE >>>

RU Seeks to be among First with Entirely Mobile-optimized Website

This winter, visitors using mobile devices to access Radford University's website will experience a brand-new, mobile-friendly MORE>>>

Commonwealth Requires Annual Information Security Awareness Training

To provide a secure information technology environment and ensure that users fulfill their responsibilities to protect university systems and data, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires users to complete IT security awareness training annually. MORE>>>

Passwords to Expire Soon for Many Users

RU users are required to change their password every 365 days. Many RU users have passwords that expire in November and December. MORE>>>

Stay Current with Live CNBC and CNN Broadcasts on Your Computer

DoIT is pleased to announce the availability of CNN and CNBC from any computer connected to the campus network through a wired connection. MORE>>>

Behind the Scenes: 'RU Leaves' Photo Gallery

RU LeavesDirector of Web Communications Jaime Hunt thought a photo shoot highlighting an RU made out of freshly fallen leaves would be a fun way to highlight fall on campus. MORE>>>

Banner Document Management (Xtender) Tips

While working with imaging users over the past few months, Enterprise Systems has noted some items that may be useful for all BDMS/Xtender users. MORE>>>

Web Communications' Student Video Contest Concludes

Web Communications held a student multimedia contest this fall on the theme "Why do you love Radford University?" MORE >>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Mary Fowler-Hughes

Mary Fowler-HughesThe 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 Administrative Assistant and Customer Service Specialist Mary Fowler-Hughes. MORE>>>