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Technology updates greet students, faculty and staff at start of new academic year

A new academic year brings new technology! Learn what's new for the 2017-2018 year and take advantage of the new software, services, and resources available across campus.

Students and faculty explore the new Maker Hub-Downtown during a recent open house. 

The New Maker Hub - Downtown opens Sept. 6 

Elon welcomes its second Maker Hub on campus, Maker Hub - Downtown! The new Maker Hub gives Elon students, faculty, and staff access to advanced prototyping and fabrication tools not available anywhere else on campus. This makerspace includes a CNC router, laser engraver/cutter, and 3D printers, as well as basic hand tools and sewing equipment. The Maker Hub - Downtown is anticipated to open Sept. 6. 

Check out the original Maker Hub located in Harper Hall within the Colonnades, and Maker Hub- Downtown in the Elon Town Center above Pandora's Pies.

Visit the Maker Hub website or follow @ElonMakers on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Windows 10 On-Campus

Students, staff, and faculty can now expect to see the new Windows 10 operating system on all PCs in classrooms and labs. Windows 10 is also included on computers checked out at Media Services and those on this year's replacement list. This operating system is more secure and offers a handful of new features improving ease of use.

Learn more about the changes and new features in Windows 10 or contact the Technology Service Desk at servicedesk@elon.edu for help.

Updating to Office 2016

In addition to migrating PCs to Windows 10, Elon Technology has also started updating from Office 2010/2011/2013 to Microsoft Office 2016. While there is an updated look, the core functionality is the same. Office 2016 is designed to make collaboration simpler and nearly all the features you use are still present and in the same place. All students also have access to Office 2016 for free through Kivuto’s OnTheHub

Learn more about Microsoft Office 2016.

SPACES is now 25Live!

Over the summer, the room reservation software, SPACES was transformed to 25Live. Although the name has changed, the functionality remains the same and the new update makes reserving rooms easier than ever.

Learn more about how to use 25Live.

Improved Wireless Coverage Across Campus

Elon Technology worked hard over the summer to increase wireless performance, coverage, and capacity, campus-wide. Academic areas across campus received a wireless upgrade that added three times more wireless access points, substantially increasing download speeds. Students in the Historic Neighborhood and the Oaks will also see wireless improvements.

Learn more about connecting your devices to the elonu-connect and elonu-secure wireless networks.

Ethernet Ports Disabled in 10 Residence Halls

Elon Technology is committed to providing and supporting a robust wireless network to campus. To help support this commitment to mobility, traditional wired (Ethernet) ports in certain residence halls have been disconnected and will not function. Ethernet ports in the following residence halls were disconnected: Sloan, West, Virginia, Carolina, Smith, Hook, Brannock, Barney, Oaks A-F, and Park Place.

 

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Amanda Lenz,
Staff
8/30/2017 8:20 AM