Wednesday, October 18, 2017

myIT Tip of the Week

3D Printing at IT

Did you know that Information Technology offers 3D printing services?

We have three 3D printers that can be used by the ESU community.  Our Instructional Designers can work with faculty to incorporate this technology with in a course.  Designers can assist in training students in a class to help them get started with the 3D design and printing process.

We also offer on-demand printing of objects that you have downloaded from a 3D design repository or have designed yourself.  If you have an idea of something you’d like printed, but aren’t sure how to get started, stop by the Help Desk or give us a call.  We’d love to work with you to make your idea a reality.

Please visit our 3D printing website at

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

my IT Tip of the Week

Easy Ways to Take a Screenshot or Snippet on Windows or Mac 

  1. From the start menu search for Snipping Tool and open it.
  2. Click on New.
  3. Using the + draw the area you would like to snip. Or from the Mode drop-down arrow select the snip type: Free-Form, Rectangular, Window, or Full Screen.
  4. You can annotate the snip by using the pen or highlighter. There is even an eraser in case you need to make a change.
  5. From the menu you can choose to save the snip, copy it, or email it. 
To snip a section of the screen
  1. Simultaneously type Command, Shift,4.
  2. When the cursor changes to a cross +, drag a box around the section you want to copy and release the mouse.
  3. The screenshot is automatically saved to the desktop. 
To snip the entire screen
  1. Simultaneously type Command, Shift, 3.
  2. This will save an image of the entire screen.
  3. The screenshot is automatically saved to the desktop.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Steve Riat is Coming to Campus Next Week!

In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Steve Riat is coming to campus to give a presentation about technological developments of the future and the security implications of our information age. An entertaining and motivating speaker, Steve speaks and facilitates seminars on technology, business growth and Cloud Solutions, along with communications services. Steve has more than two decades of business technology experience with contacts ranging from Microsoft, IBM, and other top-tier technology companies. 

Steve Riat "Exponential Change"
October 18, 2017
7 p.m.
Preston Room, MU

This event is open to the Emporia community and no prior knowledge of technology is required to join! Refreshments will be provided and the first 50 attendees will receive a door prize. After the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and talk with Steve and our IT security staff.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

IT Tip of the Week

More Windows 10 Fun

Thanks to all of you who attended our Windows 10 “Tips & Tricks”.  I think everyone learned something new – including us!  For example, I never knew you could ‘split’ tabs during a browser session.  I always thought in order to have 2 browser windows open, you had to open 2 sessions.  But, that is not the case.  All you have to do is grab the tab at the top and drag it away and it will open.  This is so convenient, and easier than toggling between 2 tabs or having to open multiple sessions.  The ‘Windows’ key on your keyboard, in combination with other keystrokes can do cool things, too.  Like, ‘Windows’ + ‘D’ will take you to the desktop, and ‘Windows’ + ‘L’ will lock your computer.

There are lots of other neat things with Windows 10, like customizing your start menu/tiles.   We are finalizing our October schedule this week.  Come to one of our sessions, and we’ll show you.  Sign up is easy. Go to, login and click on myIT.  While you are there, browse some of our other helpful documents and 'how-to' videos.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Video/Digital Poster Contest Starts on Sunday!

Students, this is your chance to win an iPad or a nice set of Bluetooth headphones!

In celebration of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the IT Security team is hosting its first contest in search of information security awareness videos and digital posters developed by college students for the campus community. The videos and digital posters will be featured on the university’s communication channels, including websites, social media etc. Winners will be notified by October 31, 2017.

The objective of this contest is for students to develop a short video or digital poster explaining one or more information security problems and providing suggestions for specific actions university students, faculty and staff can take to safeguard their computers, mobile devices or personal information. Positive, action-oriented messages are highly recommended, as the goal should be to motivate a change in behavior on campus.

1st Prize Video Contest: iPad
1st Prize Digital Poster Contest: Bluetooth headphones
2nd and 3rd places for both contests will receive a security awareness gift bag

The contest will run through October 20th and the specific instructions will be available on October 1st at

Also, remember our Movie Night on Wednesday, October 4th!