PSU Tech Briefing: To Know and Do - Thursday, August 18, 2022
This week’s Enterprise Technology & Services Tech Briefing contains information for new and returning employees and training opportunities.
Adobe Licensing Change
To Know: Adobe is changing its licensing for its Creative Cloud products, including but not limited to Adobe Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign, and Premiere Pro. To access Creative Cloud, PSU students must now access it from a campus-owned device; students can no longer access the PSU-licensed version of Creative Cloud using VDI (Virtual Desktop Interface) on their computer or in computer labs that utilize VDI[AM1] [AM2] . Faculty and staff can still access Adobe from their own device(s).
To Do: If you require access to Adobe for your class scheduled in this room(s) you have two options:
- Move the class(es) to a location that provides students access to Adobe Creative Cloud. To do so, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 603-535-2345 or email
- If there is no suitable classroom available, contact Enterprise Technology & Services to explore alternate solutions by submitting a request HERE.
Cybersecurity Fundamentals Training for USNH Employees
To Know: ET&S Cybersecurity Governance, Risk, & Compliance is excited to offer a Cybersecurity Fundamentals course available to all USNH Faculty and Staff. The course will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. This optional training will help the USNH community better understand their role as front-line defenders, and the part you play in protecting the USNH community and information from cyber threats. Check out our Cybersecurity Awareness Training FAQ if you have questions.
To Do: Contact us for more information or to schedule employee training. Training can be customized for your departmental needs on various information and computer security topics.
eduroam: The USNH Wireless Network
To Know: eduroam is a global service for wireless network access and allows USNH students, researchers, faculty, and staff securely and seamlessly obtain wifi access at all participating higher-ed institutions worldwide. Logging into eduroam requires using your institutional email address (for example, firstname.lastname@example.org), not your personal email address.
To Do: To instructions on how to connect to eduroam, go to https://td.unh.edu/TDClient/60/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=3123.
USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit
To Know: The University System of New Hampshire and ET&S will host the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit on Friday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This event is open to USNH employees and will bring together Lean practitioners from higher education, state agencies, NH non-profits, and Lean practitioners from worldwide industries to share ideas, expand their Lean knowledge and discuss how we can conquer the obstacles faced on a day-by-day basis in these challenging times.
To Do: For more information and to register, go to https://learnforlife.unh.edu/portal/events/reg/participantTypeSelection.do?method=load&entityId=223555320.
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.
Faculty Training & Support
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.
Register for upcoming sessions through the links in this announcement.
Canvas (myCourses): Assignments – Join this session
In this session, we will cover creating an assignment, available settings, briefly discuss an assignment rubric, how to access assignment submissions, and some best practices.
Tue., August 23, 2022, 10:00 - 10:30am
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.
Wed., August 24, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Canvas (myCourses) Discussion Boards - Join this session
In this session, we will cover creating a discussion board, its settings, managing the discussion, and some best practices.
Wed., August 24, 2022, 2:00 - 2:30 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 review how to install, record, edit, upload, and share your recordings in Canvas.
Fri., August 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Quick Resources for New Faculty and Staff