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September 2014

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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
Writing your password on a sticky-note and sticking it on your monitor makes it very easy for password thieves. Hiding it under your keyboard or mouse pad is not much better. These are common hiding places for passwords. The only place your password should be is in your mind.

IT Tip
When giving a PowerPoint presentation, you can press the letter "B" on your keyboard to "blank" the screen.

Accessibility Tip
Know when to use a PDF. While a PDF preserves a document's appearance, it can cause problems for users who have screen readers. Consider making the content plain text on a webpage instead of a PDF unless the format is essential.

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Constituent Relationship Management implementation has begun

DoIT recently kicked off several projects to implement a comprehensive Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) solution for several departments within University Advancement, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. MORE>>>

MyRUID has launched!

The Division of Information Technology has implemented a new Identity & Access Management system called MyRUID. This system provides improved functionality to manage your RU account, reset your account password, and activate new RU accounts. MORE>>>

PowerPoint 2013 has new features

You may have experienced a new look and feel during the first week of classes regarding how PowerPoint presentations opened in "Extended" versus "Duplicate" view. This change is a new feature in Office 2013 and was installed in multimedia classrooms that have only Hewlett Packard machines at the podium. MORE >>>
Don't fall for phishing

Follow these tips to protect yourself from phishing. MORE>>>

Technology training offered

Academic Technologies and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) offer training opportunities for RU faculty and staff. Technology-focused classes scheduled throughout the year cover a wide range of topics. MORE>>>

Technology Support Services, voice and video communications

Voice and Video Technologies provides expertise and support in the use of web conferencing (Skype, Adobe Connect), classroom recording (lecture capture), telephones and video conferencing. MORE>>>

DoIT annual report for 2013-14 available online

The Division of Information Technology's annual report for 2013-14 is now available online. MORE >>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: David Bailey, Manager, Systems Administration and Services

David BaileyThe 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 Systems Administration and Services Manager, David Bailey. MORE>>>