Oh boy... The semester grind has begun. The honeymoon excitement of returning to another school year is quickly fading as we face upcoming midterms, papers, and class projects. As you tackle your school work, don't let technology issues amplify your stress levels. TWIT has hired student helpers to man the Help Desk and they are eager to assist you. Half ITspecialist, half counselor, Erin Blackeby and Andre are ready to help you out! The Help Desk downstairs in Mattson is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. The library help desk is open Tuesday 5pm-8pm, Wednesday 5pm-7pm, and Saturday 10am-1pm. Many will remember that last year our campus experienced numerous instances of laptop theft. You may have noticed that we now have laptop anchors installed at study desks around campus (they are the metal rings you can find at the corners). To utilize these anchors you will need to purchase a cable lock. Once your laptop is locked in you can feel much more confident in knowing that your laptop is secure if you need to briefly leave your laptop unattended. We want to remind you that while we have a phenomenal campus community, thefts unfortunately do occasionally happen and we would be heartbroken to hear about your loss! Not only would it be unfortunate to lose an expensive piece of essential student gear, you may also risk losing that twenty page paper you have been working on. If you leave your laptop—lock up!
On the topic of losing school work, prevent the loss this year by backing up your files! The easiest way you can do this today for free is with the ever-popular Dropbox (www.dropbox.com). You may be surprised with how many of your friends are already using Dropbox. It essentially gives you your own storage space on the internet (known as ‘cloud storage’) that can be accessed from any device with internet access. The most efficient way to use Dropbox is to download it to your computer where you will be able to use it as a normal folder and will update whenever it is connected to the internet. Dropbox also has a Smartphone app allowing you to have quick access to your school files on the go.
Finally, iPhone users, we know about your pains connecting to Trinity’s WIFI! Hit up our TWIT site for an easy guide to fix your connectivity issue.
Have any complaints, suggests, or praise? We want to hear from you! twu.ca/twit