Technology Services

Adobe Acrobat Pro 12 end of life

Adobe Acrobat Professional 12 (or 2015) is the last version of Acrobat before Adobe moved to the Creative Cloud licensing model. This product will be end of life on July 7th and will no longer be available on Gustavus computers.  Please note that Adobe Acrobat is available in two versions.  To determine if you require […]

Windows 10 Education for students

Gustavus Students can now access a free copy of Microsoft Windows 10 Education as well as other discounted software by visiting the link below. https://gac.onthehub.com/ If you have questions about accessing Windows 10, please contact the Technology Helpline. Contact Us: Live Chat: https://gustavus.edu/gts Phone: 507-933-6111 leave voicemail if no answer Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Remote screen sharing: […]

Google Groups user interface updates

Google will begin rolling out a new user interface for Google Groups on June 9th.  Below is a list of some of the exciting new features. Improved navigation—Group settings are consolidated into one section for easy access. Streamlined group creation—A quick three-step wizard simplifies group creation. Powerful search options—New filtering and search options help you […]

Technology Guidance for Summer Camps

GTS recommends the following for summer camps that would like to offer online instruction: Google Classroom – Google Classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute information, assignments, grades and send feedback, and see everything in one place. You get access to Google Classroom with […]

Google Meet – What’s New?

Since many of us at Gustavus have been using Google Hangouts Meet to meet virtually with our students, coworkers and family, let’s talk about SIX new features that have come out! Google Hangouts Meet dropped the “Hangouts” making it simply GOOGLE MEET! YAY — Enough said! New controls for Gustavus Google Meet accounts The meeting […]

Using CrashPlan at Home

  Gustavus uses software called CrashPlan on employee computers to back up your data to ensure when the worst happens, your data is safe. CrashPlan is a very network intensive program. It works and works, all day, making sure your data stays safe. GTS wants to help you strike a balance between being productive at […]

Video Conferencing Safety Tips (Zoombombing, Meetbombing)

Remote conferencing tools like Meets, Zoom, WebEx, etc… have seen massive increases in usage during this pandemic.  Zoom has been in the news recently due to several vulnerabilities specific to its platform, but some of these issues can also affect Google Meets. So-called “Zoombombing” is one example. The FBI recently sent out a warning about […]

Internet Resources Near You

Many Internet and cellular service providers have stepped up during the crisis to offer options for those in need. We encourage you to check with your local services to see what may work for you. Your smartphone may serve adequately as a wireless hotspot, or possibly you’d qualify for free Internet from a nearby cable […]

Narrated PowerPoints — HELP … I am confused!

There have been questions about Faculty narrating PowerPoint presentations and students not being able to view or hear the audio. Maybe they are on Google Drive; Maybe they are Google Slides; Maybe you don’t know what they are! Have no fear – let’s look at some of these FAQs to help solve these issues 🙂  […]

How to “Hangout” with Google

Google’s naming convention can be a little confusing. Let’s try to tackle Google Meet vs Google Hangouts vs Google Chat. Google Hangouts Meet, also known as Google Meet (https://meet.google.com) is a teleconferencing tool. It enables screen sharing, audio/video of people who join, as well as it gives people the opportunity to listen via a regular […]


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