News and Information

September 2017 Newsletter

by Michael Case | Sep 22, 2017

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Issue September 2017 2017-001

The ITS team welcomes you to the very first ITS newsletter.  We intend to provide you with information through newsletters on a recurring basis.  You’ll find future newsletters online at

Do you need information technology support?  Contact the ITS Help Desk!!!

Location:  FW 121 in Fort Wayne, Clark 108 in North Manchester
Phone:  x2727 in Fort Wayne, x5454 in North Manchester
Web (generate your support request ticket):

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The University purchased licensing of the LastPass password management software for all faculty, staff, and students. 

  • Find LastPass apps for Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS/WatchOS
  • Store passwords in the cloud so they’re available where you are
  • Memorize one password and let LastPass handle all the others
  • Use different passwords for each online account
  • Use passwords like yi9D67q:XYQt*U}~kLQYXMAhhPh?*h without sweating
  • Enhance security by using complex passwords
  • Train yourself with online videos; Help Desk available
  • Share team passwords

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    Surprise!!!!  If you use Outlook on MacOS or Windows, you may have noticed the image above in your Ribbon.  This tool is available to enhance the experience for those who use Microsoft Planner, a project management tool.  If you want to use iPlanner because you use Planner, please contact Help Desk.  Unfortunately, for now, we aren’t offering training on iPlanner.

    iPlanner is also available for Excel.  The Excel iPlanner component helps with Planner reporting.

    Freebies from Microsoft

    Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Safe Links – Microsoft compares links sent in an email to you against its vast database of known bad web addresses to protect you from malware (COMING SOON BUT CAUTION IS STILL WARRANTED!!!).

    OneDrive for Business – Microsoft provides all faculty, staff, and students with 1Tb (that’s a lot) of online storage.  Using the OneDrive for Business client (available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android), access your documents from anywhere including a browser.

    Office Pro Plus – Microsoft also provides free licensing of its Office suite.  The suite includes Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.  You can download the software from the Office 365 portal online at  You are licensed to use Office on up to 5 desktops or laptops AND 5 phones or tablets.

    Wilmer and Helen Walker Active Learning Classroom

    Construction continues on the new Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) classroom on the south end of Funderburg’s second floor.  Known as the Wilmer and Helen Walker Active Learning Classroom, the space provides faculty and students the opportunity to develop new ways of teaching and learning to enhance educational effectiveness.  The new classroom includes a significant technology component to determine how best to utilize the technology in a course’s curriculum.  For example, the classroom uses advanced 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology, two interactive whiteboards, video and teleconferencing abilities, as well as the usual assortment of classroom technology like Apple TV, document camera, a classroom computer, and more.  We expect the CETL classroom to be operational by the middle of October.