ITS Webinars

WEBINAR: BGSU cloud storage for students

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 3:00pm

Have you ever forgotten to save a file before shutting down your computer? Found yourself walking to class wishing you could quickly edit your English paper because you suddenly had a great idea? Maybe you have been halfway to class and realized you forgot to grab your homework assignment from your desk. If this sounds like you, then OneDrive file storage is the answer you have been looking for!

BGSU offers the OneDrive file storage solution to all active students, for free! You can access your files anytime, anywhere, with an active WiFi connection.

On Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 3:00-4:00pm, ITS will be hosting a webinar covering everything you need to know about OneDrive to ensure you never lose a file again. During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Training and Documentation Specialist, will discuss the importance of cloud storage, the unique features of OneDrive, and even provide a brief demo of the tool.

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Archived Webinars

Over the recent months, BGSU has implemented a significant account security initiative to help protect its users. On March 1, 2017 all BGSU account holders were required to change their passwords, and on March 15, 2017 Two Step Authentication (Duo) protection was placed in front of the MyBGSU portal. These new security measures were in response to a recent increase in compromised university accounts resulting from faculty, staff and students falling for phishing emails and giving away their BGSU username and password.

To increase awareness on the importance of account security and to better explain these recent changes, ITS will be holding a live webinar on Thursday, April 27 at 1:30pm. The webinar will also include information on identifying security risks, a personal security checkup and an overview of future security initiatives.

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Want to learn PhotoShop? Need to refresh your memory on Excel? Access tutorials on these applications and other software through Atomic Learning!

BGSU offers Atomic Learning as a training resource to faculty, staff and students, for free. The tool includes an extensive library of online professional development and learning resources including video tutorials with instructor and student skill assessment tools available anytime, from anywhere. On Thursday, March 16 from 2:00-3:00pm, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting a webinar covering the product.

During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Training and Documentation Specialist, will provide a brief overview of the tool and how to use it, as well as trainings specific to BGSU students, faculty and staff.  

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New Student Technology Tools

February 1, 2017  |  2:30-3:30pm

On Wednesday, February 1 from 2:30-3:30pm, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting a webinar discussing upgrades and new technology implemented at BGSU during the 2016 fall semester. This includes the new BGSU app, updates to the student degree audit system, Moocho, AcademicWorks (the recently released scholarship database), and more.

During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Documentation Specialist, will provide a brief description of each new application and its added value to the university and its students. Additional time will be set aside at the end of the webinar for student-based technology questions.

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On Thursday, August 25 from 3:00-4:00pm, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting a webinar covering the new IT Project Evaluation request form. The new form replaces the previously used Project Request form and Simple Project Request form and allows ITS to review each request, gather any additional information needed and correctly categorize, obtain approval and assign the request.

During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Trainer & Documentation Specialist, will walk attendees through completing the new form, the review process and various associated IT terms. Additional time will be set aside at the end of the webinar for questions.

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Cisco Jabber Instant Messenger

May 24, 2016 | 2:00pm

On Tuesday, May 24 from 2:00-3:00pm, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting a webinar covering Cisco Jabber. Jabber is the university-supported instant messaging application that allows faculty and staff to communicate while on campus. The Jabber tool integrates with your university telephone and syncs with Outlook calendars, offers notifications, click-to-call capabilities, and a directory of campus users.

During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Trainer & Documentation Specialist, will cover an overview of the tool and will discuss features such as chatting with contacts, group chats, making calls and setting status messages. Additional time will be set aside at the end of the webinar for questions.

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Access BGSU - the New Way to Share Student Information

April 13, 2016 | 3:00pm

On Wednesday, April 13 from 3:00-4:00pm, Information Technology Services (ITS) will be hosting a webinar covering the new Access BGSU tool. Access BGSU provides students with the ability to share information such as Grades, Billing/Payment information, Financial Aid Awards, Holds and To Do’s with a designated proxy (parent, guardian, spouse, etc.).

During this webinar, Sharon Wiemken, ITS Trainer & Documentation Specialist, will cover an overview of the feature and will also walk the audience through both student access and proxy access demonstrations. Additional time will be set aside at the end of the webinar for questions.

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