Tech Tip Tuesday

Using Gmail is great for school, but it might not be the best option when it comes to your personal email account…

Check out the 13 best Gmail alternatives and optimize your privacy on and off campus!

Do you feel secure when you use Google Chrome?

Google has released Chrome version 115, and with it some cookie replacements that might not sound very appealing…

Just like our handwriting, our keystrokes are individual and unique.

What happens when keystroke biometrics and data privacy collide? Can you be tracked online just by the way you type?

How many different passwords do you have? Five? Ten? Twenty?

Keep track of your passwords and protect your data with these four encryption-free password managers!

We’re halfway through 2023! How many times do you think cybersecurity affected you so far this year?

Apple, Twitter, ChatGPT, American Airlines, and other big names are on a list of this year’s digital data breaches–so far!

Is your phone shutting down suddenly? Battery draining fast? Are random icons appearing?

Learn more about the signs of phone hacking and tracking and be proactive in protecting your data!

Is lifting a fingerprint from a smartphone actually possible or straight out of a sci-fi movie?

The answer and its security implications may surprise you!

Myth or Truth: Browing in “incognito mode” is completely anonymous.

Learn the truth about browser security by busting these 5 myths!

Machine learning helps us filter our email and detect spam, but can it turn on us?

Learn more about how AI can be a savior and an attacker in your email account.

Are you one of the 2 billion users of WhatsApp?

If you are, do you know how to detect a WhatsApp scam?

Tracking cookies: Are they a delicious digital treat or a threat to your online data?

Find out more about what tracking cookies really are and if they are dangerous desserts to avoid.

How often do you change your password? How often should you?

Surprise: the answer depends on your password itself and other cybersecurity threats!

Firefox 113 has officially rolled out!

Check out this video to learn about the new features and security protocols you can download with the latest version today.

Are you still using Microsoft Edge? Should you be?

It might be time to switch your browser to protect yourself from “accidental” data leaks…

Ransomware vs malware: do you know the difference and how it affects your university?

Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect yourself and your data!

Attention Apple Users: New Updates and Protections Are Here!

If you use an Apple product, make sure that you have the latest security updates for your device.

Google Chrome updated again? Yes! Chrome 112 is available today!

Catch up on the new features of Chrome 112–including some new privacy settings– now!

As a Google Campus, we use our Google Drives all the time, but just how secure is the Drive?

Learn about the security of your files in the Drive and quick tips to ensure your Drive is even more secure!

Making a new password with numbers, letters, and symbols can be frustrating, so why do we do it?

Find out how your password complexity could mean the difference between a hacker breaking into your account in 2 seconds or 200 years!

Did you know that once you give a website permission it keeps that permission indefinitely?

Take back your access permissions from old websites by downloading Chrome 111 and experiencing Google’s safety check features!

How are apps like TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, and even your web browser using your data?

Find out with Alexander Karan in his TED Talk: You Are Your Data–Why You Should Stop Cooperating

Can you catch when you’re being phished?

Try the Jigsaw Phishing Quiz and test your skills!

Are you ready to protect your data and identity as a university student?

Check out The Ultimate Guide on Internet Safety for College Students!

Are you using your voice to unlock your iPhone?

Find out how you may be putting your personal information at risk!

Wondering how accessible your Canvas course is?

Learn how to enable Ally in your course and run an accessibility report!

ChatGPT has created a global buzz since December as one of the more advanced generative AI tools, but what if this technology falls into devious hands?

Be proactive in protecting yourself from the possible cybersecurity threats of ChatGPT in the wrong hands!

Malicious Malware? Not on our watch!

McAfee has found 5 new Chrome extensions that are masquerading as malware; don’t be fooled!

What makes a smartphone “accessible”?

From changing font sizes to voice recognition, your smartphone has several accessible options for a user-friendly experience!

Is your Chrome Browser up to date?

Chrome 104 is here! Check out the new updates including enhanced privacy!

How often should you manually run an antivirus scan, or should you at all?

Learn the “when” and “whys” of manual virus scans and keep your device secure!

Looking for ways to make your Android device as secure as possible?

Learn how to limit your app permissions, restrict website tracking, and more to keep your phone private!

Do you send emails or chat with others on an application? How do you know your messages are protected?

Learn more about encryption and how different email and chat apps protect your privacy.

Looking for a way to make your Google Meets sessions more accessible?

Look no further! Scribbl is a free extension that provides you with accurate captions and transcripts for your recordings!

Did Firefox just become the most secure browser for desktop and Android devices?

Find out how Firefox’s new rollout of Total Cookie Protection can keep your browsing history private!

Ally has arrived in Canvas and can now be used by instructors!

Find out how Ally is being used across different institutions and the impact it has had on user accessibility!

Google Workspace has now been implemented campus-wide, but just how accessible is it?

Learn more about each tool in Google Workspace and the built-in accessibility features for your learners!

Ready to make your course more accessible?

Check out these Canvas tips, tricks, and accessibility resources to help get you started!

Attention instructors! Are you using PowerPoints for your lectures? Are they accessible?

Put your PowerPoints to the test with the California Department of Rehabilitation’s 7 steps for an accessible presentation!

Using Wi-Fi or Ethernet: Which should you be connecting to?

What is the trade-off between these two Internet connections and does one improve your security? Find out now!

Ally is coming to Canvas! Are you ready? Check out this video for a preview of the new Accessibility Checker!

Did you know your internet router can be accessed without a username or password?

Learn how to protect your privacy by securing your internet router!

You have antivirus software on your computer, but how exactly does it work? What does it scan?

Find out more about how your antivirus software protects your computer from security breaches.

Ready to take your notes to the next level?

Learn how to record notes on your Android phone and boost your productivity!

How do you know that the file you are downloading is virus-free?

Check your download link or file with VirusTotal and protect your computer from cyber threats!

Did you know that Microsoft Office gets security updates?

When was your last update? Ensure that you are supported and protected by checking your version!

Looking for ways to take your Mac’s security to the next level?

Check out these 7 privacy and security apps to keep your Mac computer safe!

What is GrapheneOS and how can it make my Android device safer?

Learn more about this custom operating system and its compatibility with your mobile device.

Chrome is the browser of choice for many mobile devices, but is it the right one for you?

If you are interested in keeping your information secure, check out why you should try Firefox on your mobile device.

Do you learn better by listening to an audiobook instead of reading text?

You can use NaturalReader online to convert your text documents to speech with just a click!

Looking for easy ways to make your Canvas course more accessible?

Check out these General Accessibility Design Guidelines to accommodate every student!

Is your instructor using Google Meets for lectures?

Remember! You can turn on live captions if you can’t hear everything being said.

If you’re using public Wi-Fi without a VPN, are you putting your security at risk?

Is public Wi-Fi secure by itself or do you still need a VPN? Find out and protect your data!

Looking for some new educational technology to spice up your pedagogy?

Check out some of these new tools to try in 2022!

Welcome back to all of our students! Remember to update your browser for your online courses!

We recommend using Google Chrome with Canvas and checking to ensure it’s updated for the start of the semester!

Do you know how to spot a fraudulent website?

From phishing to typosquatting, learn how to spot a fake in action and how to protect your data!

How is cybersecurity being addressed by campuses? How is innovation in this field being supported and what should you know about cybersecurity initiatives?

Join the Chronicle of Higher Education for their webinar on Cybersecurity Innovations- Addressing the Threats Impacting the Hybrid Campus.

Need to brush up on creating exams and utilizing Lockdown Browser?

Join Respondus for their upcoming workshops on the test bank network, Respondus Monitor, and Lockdown Browser!

What is a VPN Protocol and how does it affect your internet security?

Learn more about how these protocols affect you, and ultimately, your best choice for a VPN!

Is a “passwordless” future possible? The answer is…yes!

Learn more about keeping your accounts secure without ever using a password again!

Building your course from scratch this semester? Remember the D.E.A!

Design, Equity, and Access in online learning can play a new role in your course! Join Quality Matters for their webinar on D.E.A integration.

Firefox 95 is about to release! What’s new? Is it more secure?

Learn more about Firefox’s new impressive security features and sandboxing technology!

Are you getting started in Canvas and want to know more about its overall accessibility?

Learn more about how Canvas supports accessibility by being perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust.

Are privacy and security the same thing? Which one are you protecting on your devices?

Find out the difference for yourself and learn how to better protect both of them online!

Are you being smart with your smartphone’s security?

Check out these 12 tips from that will help you prioritize your phone’s security and your own safety!

Looking to bring equity and accessibility into your classroom?

Check out the amazing resources at Educating All Learners for tech tools, free webinars, videos, and so much more to get you started!

Do you follow the best practices for computer security?

Refresh your memory and review the Top 10 Secure Computing Tips!

Looking for ways to advance equity in your classroom and collaborate with other instructors?

Join the Online Learning Consortium and McGraw Hill for their workshop: The Equity Challenge: Putting Equity into Practice in Higher Education.

If one VPN provides internet security, what will two provide?

Our friends at How-To Geek guide us through the simultaneous use of two VPNs.

Looking for ways to foster community and equity in your course?

Check out the multiple activities offered by Equity Unbound and OneHE!

Google Chrome is updating again? But why?

Find out why these new security patches are so important and update your Chrome browser!

How do we promote equity in the classroom?

Join Jennifer Gonzalez and Dr. Pedro Noguera for a discussion on 10 Ways Educators Can Take Action in Pursuit of Equity.

Ready to Toss Out your Old Phone or Computer? Hold on a Second!

Make sure all of your personal data has been securely erased before you resell or dispose of your old device!

Want to make your online courses more accessible?

Check out this short guide on Universal Design from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to get started!

Can your internet service provider (ISP) tell if you’re using a VPN?

Find out how this may affect your data security and browser privacy!

Want to support equity in your classroom? Consider using Outside Educational Resources!

Cut down student textbook costs with open access books and other resources. Start here!

What exactly is “encryption”, and how does it protect our data?

Learn about the history of encryption and how it helps us today!

Want to make your Google Docs more accessible?

Check out this video from NC State University and learn how!

Noticing more cybercrime in the news? Want more information?

Learn how to protect your computer and phone from security threats and find out why it matters!

Windows 11 is here already? But I just got comfortable with Windows 10!

Don’t worry! You can use your PC with Windows 10 until 2025. Find out more about alternatives after 2025 and potential security issues.

Did you know that smartphones are bridging a gap in digital equity?

Find out how a reliance on smartphones over traditional PCs is shaping mobile school apps for the future.

Windows 11 is on the way with enhanced accessibility features!

Inclusive design, customized themes, and Voice Typing are just a few of the features covered in the new Windows 11 release.

Are you ready for Windows 11 and its new security features?

Find out about the new “security by design” features and TPM chip here!

Looking for apps to make your phone more accessible?

Live Accessible gives a great overview of their Top 5 Accessibility Apps for both iPhones and Androids!

Chrome and Firefox are both institutionally approved internet browsers, but is one more secure than the other?

Check out this quick review of the built-in security features that both Firefox and Chrome have to offer.

Google Chrome is now updating every 4 weeks, but what’s in the newest update?

Chrome 91 makes some changes that improve the user experience.

Information tracking is present in every online browser…

But you can take steps to prevent it! Learn how to password protect your Google activity history.

What happened to the release of Windows 10X?

The newest version of Windows has been cancelled, but there are still more updates coming to Windows 10 this month!

Having trouble reading the text on your computer?

Learn how to finely tune your font size in Google Chrome here!

Finals week is here!

Need some last minute study tips? AsapSCIENCE has you covered with these scientific solutions for memory storage!

Third party cookies are slowly disappearing, so Google is implementing the Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) into their browsers instead.

How will this affect user tracking? Will this create more or less privacy concerns? Find out here.

Are too many tabs cluttering your workspace in Gmail?

This step-by-step guide will show you how to use the Tab Groups feature to organize your browser.

What are browser extensions?

Are they safe to use? Can they enhance your web-browsing experience? Find out the “how” and “why” of browser extensions here.

How often do you run into tech trouble?

Many problems with technology can be solved by following these 10 basic tech troubleshooting tips.

Does your computer need spring cleaning too? 

The answer is yes, and here are 10 tips to get you started! 

What is Google One?

How is it different from Google Drive and is it worth looking into? Find the answers to you questions here.

Still getting the hang of remote learning?

Our friends at Quizlet have some great tips for you to stay focused and push through the semester!

Are you ready for the Windows 21H1 update?

From security patches to bug fixes, find out how your PC will change.

Looking at laptops for the semester but only see expensive options? Check out this video on the best budget laptops that will power you through the school year!

Does reading from your PowerPoint slides feel a bit stale?

Check out these 8 tips to turn your presentation into a winner!

Get the most out of your Google Drive! Check out this video for seven tips and tricks to enhance your Google Drive experience.

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