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Course Evaluation reminder

Posted on 15 November 2010 | 7:30 am — 

Don’t forget to fill out your course evaluations for this semester.  You can do so by logging into MyCharleston, or by going to https://coursereview.cofc.edu.

Log in using your MyCharleston username/password and give us feedback about your courses.

Addlestone Library Survey 2010

Posted on 10 November 2010 | 8:00 am — 

The Addlestone library is currently conducting its annual user survey. Please let us know what you think about the library and its services by completing this brief survey.  Your feedback will help us shape the future of the library and its service to the college community.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Work-around for printing issues

Posted on 9 November 2010 | 10:36 am — 

There is currently a work-around in place for printing in the Addlestone Library. Free versions of all of the printers have been added temporarily. When you go to print, instead of choosing the “Single Sided Copy”, look farther up the list for a free version of each printer. You will not be prompted to enter any information; your document will print out immediately at the printer you sent it to.

Please be courteous to other patrons when retrieving your documents from the printer and do not leave a mess behind.

Printing problem in the Addlestone Library

Posted on 8 November 2010 | 3:20 pm — 

Currently there is a problem with the LPTOne printing system which is preventing students from printing to the planet printers.

At this time, the only printing available is through the public printer. The public printer can be accessed from all of the computers within the lab. When printing, click on the default printer “Single Sided Print” and then choose the “Public Printer” as your option. The public printer costs $.10/page, and accepts cash and coins only. The public printer is located near the Mercury printer, between the computers and book rack on the reference desk side of the library.

We are currently working on getting LPTOne back up and working.

Facebook Security Information

Posted on 15 October 2010 | 8:00 am — 

Many students don’t think about this, but if you signed up for facebook using your edisto account, it’s a good idea to link a second email address to your facebook account.  when you leave the college, your edisto account is deleted, which means that if you forget your facebook password, there is no way to reset it since they will only send an email to your address on file, which you will no longer have access to.

If you go to the ‘Update your Security Information‘ page on facebook, you can add another email address, mobile phone, and a security question to your account so if you do get locked out of facebook, you have a way to get back in.

Facebook announces new security features

Posted on 13 October 2010 | 9:07 am — 

Facebook has announced several new security features for users of their service.

First, they are implementing one time passwords.  Soon you will be able to text ‘otp’ to 32665 on your cell phone and they will text you back with a one time password that will be good to access your account for 20 minutes.  This is great benefit for people who are using a computer they don’t trust to keep their normal password safe.  To use this feature, you’ll need to add your cell phone to your account information on facebook.

Second, facebook is adding the ability to see what devices are logging into your account.  Under the ‘Account Security‘ section of your ‘Account Settings‘ page, you’ll be able to see what computers have recently logged into your account.  This way if you think someone else knows your password, you can check to see if a different computer is logging into your account.  also, if you only use the same computer to check facebook, you can set facebook to notify you via SMS or email if a new device logs into your account.

A full explanation of these new features is available on the facebook blog.

Want to check your email on your phone?

Posted on 2 September 2010 | 9:05 am — 

Have you wanted to use something other than webmail to get to your edisto email?  Instructions regarding the name of the mail server, what port to use, and instructions for some common clients are all available on the Student Computing Support blog at http://blogs.cofc.edu/scs/edisto-email/#clients.

“Multimedia Resources” Research Guide

Posted on 1 September 2010 | 11:28 am — 

This interdisciplinary guide created by Joey van Arnhem provides resources to support the creation of scholarly digital projects and presentations.  It is easy to use and full of all types of useful information.  The research guide includes faculty resources, information on digital storytelling, interesting multimedia presentation applications, help finding digital media for projects, and advice on citing sources.

The Production Tools@the Library tab provides detailed information on hardware, software, scheduling and tutorials for using the production tools available at the library.  Please take a look and let us know what you think!  You can find it at: http://libguides.library.cofc.edu/multimedia

Printing issues in Addlestone

Posted on 30 August 2010 | 1:08 pm — 

We are having issues with the server that runs the print management system in the Addlestone library right now.  We are working on resolving them, but in the meantime there may be periods where you are unable to print.  We are hoping to have this resolved soon.

Move in Weekend Statistics 2010

Posted on 28 August 2010 | 10:00 am — 

Here are the statistics on how many computers were configured during move in weekend.  Between Student Computing support and Campus Technologies, we had 20 technicians available on both days.

437 students came in requesting help, including some that had to come back due to problems in residence halls, had forgotten their passwords, or had other connection questions.

Here’s the breakdown on OS types for computers configured:

  • 31 running Windows XP
  • 52 running Windows Vista
  • 158 running Windows 7
  • 177 running OSX
  • 1 iPad
  • 4 iPods
  • 1 iPhone

link to 2009 statistics.