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The University Center has opened its doors and inside you will find state of the art technology for instruction. General classrooms and studios are equipped to present digital content, record lectures and annotate. Specialized rooms such as the lecture halls and the distance learning room have teleconferencing capabilities. The four computing classrooms are configured to allow the instructor to control any of the student workstations and to present student work onto any of the large wall mounted flat panel displays within the rooms. In addition to the instructional spaces some of student areas have an LCD built in to allow students to plug-in their laptop and collaborate with their peers.

The Auditorium is capable of blending up to eight HD videos or images onto one large projection screen at the stage, using three 18,000 lumen HD projectors and advanced video imaging processors. There are ceiling mounted flat panel displays in the rear of the Auditorium to reinforce the image on the stage. In addition to installed pan, tilt and zoom HD video cameras and streaming capabilities the Auditorium is equipped with industry standard press feeds and HD videoconferencing. Instructional technology including presentation Windows, Mac and document camera at the podium are available.

The Master AV Control Room, the MACR, is a centralized content and AV management hub within the University Center. The Blu-ray DVD, Mini DV and other associated content formats are aggregated in this location for improved management. Any source in the MACR is available to any classroom, studio, lecture hall or auditorium spaces for streaming or recording purposes.

Guard Your Personal Information Online

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Be careful sharing personal details on blogs, forums, and social media sites. Anyone can read your blog and forum posts, so don’t post personal information that could be used to impersonate you, and don’t post information about where you’ll be at a particular time. When using social media sites like Facebook and Google+, make sure that personal information is only viewable by people you know and trust.

For this and other information about information security see our Security Handbook.

Getting Started in the Labs

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Get off to a great start in the labs for the new term by ensuring your access to services. Follow these tips below:

  • Forgot your password? Reset your NetID password at account.newschool.edu.
  • Remember these easy tips for print output in the labs and classrooms:
  • Save your original file as a PDF to the computer lab station or to your laptop
    • Open PDF file using Adobe Acrobat Professional and print PDF, selecting the printer of your choice.
    • Want to know more? Check Printing (Labs and Classrooms)
  • Need more help? Stop by at one of our Technology Labs or contact Academic Technology and we will glad to assist you.

Find Large Attachments in Gmail

Gmail_IconIt's easy to search for attachments in New School Mail, and with this tip you can also search by size of attachment.

To search for attachments in New School Mail, the search is has:attachment - this will bring up all emails with an attachment. If however you want to find attachments over a certain size - to clean up your email - you can do this using size:. So, to search for large attachments you could use the search size:10M - this will show all emails with attachments larger than 10MB.

Look Out for Phishing Scams

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Phishing is an identity theft scam that uses "spoofed" or fake emails and web sites to trick people into giving out personal information such as user names and passwords, credit card numbers, or social security numbers. The emails or web sites usually look official at first glance, which is what makes them so successful.

To avoid phishing scams, we recommend that you:

Always be suspicious of e-mails asking for sensitive information. Email is not a secure form of communication.
Organizations you do business with (including The New School) already know your account information, and will never request it from you via email.

Never respond to an email request for personal information.
If you think the message might be legitimate, look up the organization's phone number (don't trust the phone number in the email), call them on the phone, and provide the information that way.

Never click on the links in an email you suspect might be phishing.
If you're unsure about a link to a site you receive in an email, hover your mouse over it. If the link text in the email doesn't match the link address, DO NOT click on the link.

Please note that The New School's Information Technology department (and the Help Desk) will NEVER:

  • Send you an email that your mailbox (or file server) storage limit has been exceeded and ask you to click on a link to upgrade your account.
  • Send you an email asking you to click on a link to "confirm your information" for any purpose.
  • Send you a link to a "web form" that collects information such as your NetID and password.
  • Ask you to provide personal information via email.

If you think you've been the victim of a phishing email and given out an account name and password, credit card information, or other account information, contact the Help Desk at 212.229-5300 x2828.

If you are interesting in learning more about protecting your personal information, please visit the Security Handbook section of our website, a resource developed by The New School's Director of Information Security. The Security Handbook is designed to help students, faculty, and staff understand the complexities of computer and information security.

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