Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Unscheduled Blackboard Outage (9/23)

Users attempting to login to Blackboard between 12:20 -1:05 AM Tuesday September 23rd were unable to login due to network issues. These issues have been resolved and Blackboard is functioning normally again. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Free Microsoft OneNote App

Microsoft OneNote is a very powerful desktop note taking program.  It allows you to make digital "binders" with tabs and pages to organize your notes from work, school, home or wherever you need.  Tablet users now can take advantage of this tool because of the free app for iPad and Android.  The app has most of the features of OneNote and allows you to create notebooks and take notes right on your tablet. (The biggest feature missing is the ability to draw in your notes on the tablet.) You can sync your OneNote between your tablet and your computer so your notebooks are always up-to-date and portable. 

To get started:

  1. Sign up for a Microsoft OneDrive account.  It is free with an Outlook account, Yahoo! or Gmail account. (OneNote does not require you to have Office 365 like the other Microsoft apps do.)
  1. Download Microsoft apps on your device
  2. Sign into your OneDrive account
  3. Take notes from wherever!

OneNote App Sync

Syncing your notebooks between computer and tablet is not automatic, but it only takes a few steps. 
  1. On your computer, go to the "Share" tab.
  1. Click on "Share This Notebook" icon at top of ribbon.
  1. Under the "Share On" heading, click "Web"
  1. Make sure it is saved in your "Documents" folder on the web

Once you share your notebook each time you edit it, the notebook should automatically update in your OneDrive account which should update both the computer's and the tablet's versions.  If you are working on a tablet you can click the sync icon in the upper left hand corner to make sure your notebook is updated.  There are many great note taking apps out there, but if you already use OneNote this one is an excellent choice.