PSU Tech Briefing: To Know and Do - August 11, 2022

The Enterprise Technology & Services (ET&S) Tech Briefings contain important information and reminders for USNH faculty and staff. We will deliver these briefings every Thursday through October and whenever necessary. This week’s ET&S Tech Briefing contains new items and a few important reminders.

Coming This Fall: Enhanced Security for Microsoft 365 Email
To Know:
Over the next six months, Enterprise Technology & Services (ET&S) will roll out
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Microsoft 365 (M365) to all University System of New Hampshire (USNH) students and employees to further enhance security on USNH email accounts. Purdue University began using  MFA for Microsoft 365 services in the fall of 2021 and saw its
rate of compromised accounts plummet.

ET&S piloted this change with employees in June to collect feedback on the process. Last week, we implemented MFA for M365 for all USNH Systems Office employees.

To Do: No user action is required at this time. Please stay tuned for more information.

New Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
To Know:
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is now the easy-to-remember resource for reaching trained crisis counselors who can help with suicide, mental health and substance use-related crises.

To Do: If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988.


MyAccount Reminder: Register Your Account Before Your Password Expires
To Know:
The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) MyAccount self-service tool allows you to manage your password and your university account. With MyAccount, you can update your password and find your username and/or University ID number. If you forget your password, you can use the Reset Password feature to access your account.

To Do: All USNH students and employees should register their account recovery options via the MyAccount tool to avoid getting locked out. Follow these instructions to get started.


Microsoft Training

USNH has partnered with Microsoft to provide training for cloud storage services – OneDrive and SharePoint. These sessions are open to all USNH employees.

Microsoft: Cloud Storage (OneDrive and SharePoint)
This is a 100-level course that will show users how to utilize the basic functionality of OneDrive and Sharepoint. When you register, a link will be sent to your email. 

Wednesday, August 17, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
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Microsoft: M365 Office Hours Join this Session

This is an open time for users to ask questions and receive expert consultation for those anywhere in their Box Migration or using the M365 tools (OneDrive, Teams and SharePoint) to meet their storage, file sharing, course and collaboration needs.  

Monday, August 15, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Faculty Training and Office Hours
ET&S Learning Design and Technology (LDT), along with our vendor partners, is hosting training and office hours as we approach the start of a new semester.

Zoom: Introduction

This is a live Zoom online introduction session that will give you a high-level overview of using the Zoom web-conferencing tool. You will learn the basics of accessing, scheduling and hosting meetings. Online session: participation details will be provided after registration.

Tuesday, August 16, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Kaltura: Creating, Editing and Sharing Videos in Canvas Join this Session

In this session, you will learn how to utilize Kaltura Capture to record your lectures. We will go over how to install, record, edit, upload and share your recordings in Canvas.

Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Zoom: Open Session
This is an online, open session for Zoom specific questions. No registration is required, join the session at any time. The link for the session will be sent in your registration confirmation email message.
Thursday, August 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.