LTS Training will be offering its annual Winterim technology workshops starting January 3. This year, a big focus will be a demonstration of the changes coming in the D2L upgrade to version 10.1, which will be implemented over Winterim. We are also offering sessions focusing on Office 2013 products, including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook, as well as a fun session entitled Alternatives to Photoshop: Online Photo Editors. Intrigued? Check out the full descriptions and reserve a seat at our online registration site. As always, if you don't see a topic that you're interested in or if none of the times work with your schedule, just email us at email@example.com to request a customized appointment for your department, your office, or just you! We hope to see you soon.
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Wondering about the best technology options for instructional videos? Check out this article on the four main types of videos and the recommended technologies at UWEC. Also, here is an article about best practices for instructional videos. Contact April Pierson if you’d like more information.
Encryption of Hard Drives
One of the projects currently in process in LTS is the encryption of local hard drives on campus. The first wave, which will be handled through an MBAM server here on campus, is scheduled for the spring semester. This software will encrypt the local hard drives of our laptops. The installation of the client requires three reboots. After the client has been installed, you will be given the option of when you want to encrypt your laptop. You have the option to postpone the encryption, but if you do so, note that you will be prompted again at a later time. LTS is currently working on the rollout process to campus.
This fall the Internet is dealing with a decisively more dangerous virus. The crypto locker virus infects your computer through an infected link on the Internet or an infected file attachment of an email. The virus then encrypts your hard drive and sends you a request for money to decrypt your hard drive again. In the past, viruses could do damage to your files and your computer, but only you could damage yourself. CryptoLocker has the ability to infect your computer and then continue to encrypt any network drives that you have mapped (i.e W, H, J, or S drive). If you have permission to edit a file on a network drive, then the virus, running as you, has the ability to encrypt that file.
What can be done? At home, keep your anti-virus installed and up to date. Both at home and on campus, do not click on links that you were not expecting in e-mails, and stay away from websites that you are unfamiliar with. Healthy skepticism is a good idea.