On Wednesday, Nov. 11, LIS will begin to deploy important software updates to all faculty and staff workstations. You will be prompted when an update becomes available and will be given the option to install immediately or delay until a later time or date. Initially, updates will be for Java only; we will begin patching additional items (Flash, OS updates, etc.) later this fall. More information on automated patching is available online. If you have any questions about this process please call the LIS Technology Help Desk at extension 1000.
Be sure to lock your devices when you are not using them or are stepping away from them. This is a very important habit to have.
Locking your Windows computer screen:
Locking your MAC computer screen:
In order for a Mac lock screen command to be effective, you’ll first need to configure System Preferences to require your user account password when unlocking or waking up.
To do this, head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General.
Check the box next to “Require Password” and set an interval that meets your workflow.
(If you want the highest level of security, set it to “immediately.” If you often find yourself accidentally locking your screen, set it to 5 seconds so that you can quickly unlock the display without having to enter your password.)
To set custom message on your MAC lock screen:
Head to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General.
Find and check the box “Show a message when the screen is locked” and then click Set Lock Message.
To lock your cell phones:
Keyboard shortcuts are easier and faster than using your mouse. Below are some of the more commonly used keyboard shortcuts.
CTRL + C = copy
CTRL + X = cut
CTRL + V = paste
CTRL + Z = undo
CTRL + F = find
CTRL + B = bold
CTRL + U = underline
CTRL + I = italic
CTRL + T = New tab in browser
CTRL + shift + T = Reopen the most recently closed tab in your browser
Windows Logo + L = Lock computer
CTRL + ESC = Open Start menu; use the arrow keys to select an item
ALT + TAB: Switch to another running program
Windows Logo + M: Minimize all
Note: On a Mac, use the Command key in place of the CTRL key.
Questions? Call the Technology Help Desk at 387-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A phishing email is an email scam, designed to look like a legitimate message. Phishing emails are used to trick users into sharing personal passwords or financial information by clicking on a link or inadvertently downloading malware.
Watch for these clues that a message in your inbox might be a phishing email:
If you're ever unsure whether or not you've received a phishing email, don't click on any links or provide any information. Contact the Technology Help Desk at email@example.com or x1000.
If you've shared your password, change it immediately at https://norsekey.luther.edu
Mobile devices weren't designed to be left out in cold weather. Glass screens can crack, and phones can automatically shut off if it's too cold. Battery performance will deteriorate in cold weather as well.
If you have to leave a device in your car, turn it completely off instead of just putting it to sleep — it'll be able to withstand colder temps. Also, allow time for your device to warm up to room temperature before turning it on.
For more info and tips on protecting your mobile devices in the cold, click here.
Options for backing up include:
As a reminder, don't leave personally identifiable information like social security numbers or credit card numbers on your computer long term. Delete that data as soon as you've finished working with it.
By entering the url directly into your browser's address bar, you'll save yourself a step. You can also bookmark the site if you prefer.
If you're giving a presentation and only need to access your Google Docs, we suggest typing "docs.luther.edu" into your address bar. This is a handy way to avoid flashing your email inbox on the screen before switching to your Google Doc.
If you need to access your Google calendar, you also have the option to visit calendar.luther.edu.