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TECH Bits

Computer Services produces technology news items called TECH Bits geared primarily to Temple University faculty and staff. TECH Bits are distributed via e-mail on a weekly basis during the semester. An archive of these messages appears below. For more information about Temple resources, visit the Faculty or Staff websites.

Format: 2017
Format: 2017-11
2017-02-28

Tech Bits: Set Up a Quick Online Meeting (Faculty & Staff)

Ever find out at the last minute that a colleague can't be on campus to attend a meeting? Follow the steps below to use an online conferencing program called WebEx. With WebEx, your colleague can simply join in the discussion and see the meeting computer screen.

Get Audio Ready

For a quick audio setup, let your colleague know the number of the meeting room phone so he or she can call in. You can also call your colleague using a phone that has a speaker.

Set Up WebEx

2017-02-28

Tech Bits: Set Up a Quick Online Meeting (Students)

Ever find out at the last minute that a classmate can't be on campus to attend a meeting? Follow the steps below to use an online conferencing program called WebEx. With WebEx, your classmate can simply join in the discussion and see the meeting computer screen.

Get Audio Ready

For a quick audio setup, let your classmate know the number of the meeting room phone so he or she can call in. You can also call your classmate using a phone that has a speaker.

Set Up WebEx

2017-02-21

Tech Bits: Mark Up PDFs with Comments & Highlights

Have you ever received a PDF file that you would like to mark up? The mark-up options you have will depend on the PDF viewer you are using.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

To add comments, highlights and text directly onto the document, consider downloading the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. You can then:

Add a comment:

2017-02-14

Tech Bits: Access Wireless at Other Universities through eduroam (Students)

If you’re visiting friends at another university, be sure to check if the institution is an eduroam® (education roaming) member. If it is, you can enjoy free and secure wireless access during your visit. Local participating institutions include Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini University, Drexel University, Haverford College, Penn State, Philadelphia University, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania.

2017-02-14

Tech Bits: Access Wireless at Other Universities through eduroam (Faculty & Staff)

If you’re visiting another university, be sure to check if the institution is an eduroam® (education roaming) member. If it is, you can enjoy free and secure wireless access during your visit. Local participating institutions include Bryn Mawr College, Cabrini University, Drexel University, Haverford College, Penn State, Philadelphia University, Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania.

2017-02-07

Tech Bits: Copy & Paste Using Your Smartphone

Need to copy and paste text on your smartphone? Here’s how:

  1. Tap and hold a word on a web page, email or app.
  2. When a magnifying glass pane (iPhone) or menu (Android) appears, release the word. The word will be highlighted with blue dots on either side.
  3. Drag the blue dots to highlight all of the text you want to copy.
  4. Then tap Copy in the menu bar.

To paste:

2017-01-31

Tech Bits: Use Google to Perform a Reverse Image Search

Did you know you can use an image rather than words to perform a Google search? Google analyzes the image and displays results, including relevant pages, similar images, and pages with matching images.

The success of your search depends on the nature of the image you use. For example, you may have more success with well-known landmarks and photos of subjects commonly found online than with other types of images.

To perform a reverse image search:

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