Technology & You! - Computing Help Desk

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#PREVIEW2015
TECHNOLOGY & YOU!
PREVIEW PRESENTATION FOR DESTINATION: GATOR NATION
TODAY’S TOPICS
 Connecting to the UF Network
 GatorLink Account Management
 Your Computing Services & Resources
 Unbelievably CHEAP discounted academic
software! (in some cases FREE)
CONNECTING TO THE UF NETWORK
 Peer2Peer Software & Activity is FORBIDDEN on ANY UF
Network
 Types of connections: Wired vs. Wireless
 Wired: Requires Ethernet Cable
 Wireless
 1st time set up by connecting to ‘ufinfo’ and running auto-configuration
at getonline.ufl.edu
 Every other time connect to ‘uf’ wireless
UF WIRELESS EXPERIENCE
 Connecting to ‘uf’ wireless requires compliance with Network
Access Control (NAC) system.
 Checks that your computer meets minimum system requirements for connection
 Checks for system updates and up-to-date malware detection software
 If not up-to-date, the NAC will restrict network access
 Only resources needed for updates will be accessible until network
requirements are met
 If you change your GatorLink password, then the autoconfiguration will need to be re-run.
UF WIRELESS EXPERIENCE
 1st time access:
GATORLINK ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT
 login.ufl.edu
 Store a strong password hint.
 NEVER share your password!
BE AWARE!
 The Help Desk will NEVER send an email asking for you to
validate your account and/or confirm your password.
 If you receive a suspicious or strange email from UF, call the Help
Desk at (352)392-HELP(4357) to validate the message.
 Find more information at: http://security.ufl.edu
GATORCLOUD:
STUDENT E-MAIL IN THE CLOUD
 50GB of Email Storage
 Office Online Access
 OneDrive @ University of Florida Access
 Access from Web & Mobile Devices
 outlook.com/ufl.edu
 Find more features and information at
http://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorcloud/
COMPUTING SERVICES
& RESOURCES
e-Learning and other UF Sites
 Supported browsers vary by UF websites
 Help Desk has a list on our wiki
 wiki.helpdesk.ufl.edu > FAQs
Computing Labs and Printing Services
 http://print.at.ufl.edu/
 Print in any lab with your laptop or mobile device!
SOFTWARE AND COMPUTING RESOURCES
 Secunia (Windows only)
 Statistical Media
 SPSS
 SAS
 AMOS
 Apps.ufl.edu – cloud based software
 Now including some Adobe products for a fee
 Lynda.com access
 File-Express “Drop-Box”-Type Service
 Front Door (Laptop Protection)
 And more!
UF MOBILE APP
 Available for iOS and Android
through the app stores.
 Search for ‘University of
Florida’
 Allows you to access UF
websites on the go.
 Can also visit: m.ufl.edu.
GETTING HELP
 Where do students go for help?
 UF Computing Help Desk
 Phone: (352) 392 – HELP (4357)
 Email: [email protected]
 Web: http://helpdesk.ufl.edu
 In person: HUB 132
Add us as a contact on your phone!
TECHNOLOGY AND YOU!
PREVIEW 2015
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