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Switch to the New WiFi

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The old 'newschoolnet' wireless network is no longer be available as of February 18, 2014. Enhancements offered by the new 'newschool' network include one-time sign-on, better security, and better performance during periods of high demand.

If you are unfamiliar with the new 'newschool' wireless network, please see information here on our website to learn how to connect to the new network and how to uninstall SafeConnect (which is no longer required for network access).

If you have trouble connecting to the 'newschool' wireless network or require assistance, please contact the Helpdesk at 212.229.5300 x2828, or by mail at helpdesk@newschool.edu.

New Activity Stream in Drive

Google-Drive-iconYou’ll notice a new "activity" stream in your New School Drive App. When you open Drive, click the “Details and activity” button (ⓘ) on the top right corner and an activity stream will appear, showing you who has taken action on files and folders in My Drive. You’ll see an outline of what your peers and colleagues have been doing, such as editing and commenting on notes, adding a new spreadsheet, renaming a presentation, etc. If you select a specific file or folder, the stream will change to show you specific information about that item.

For more information about this new feature see Google's activity stream support information available online.

Best Shortcuts in GMail

To turn keyboard shortcuts on, go to Mail Settings by clicking on the Cog and choosing Settings, then in the General tab find Keyboard Shortcuts and select Keyboard shortcuts on. Then try out some of the shortcuts below.

Key Action
c Compose new message
/ Start a new search (cursor jumps to search box)
With an email selected (by tick box) or open:
l Open Label menu
v Open Move To menu
! Report as Spam
# Move to Bin

There are other keyboard shortcuts you may want to try, from your Gmail inbox click Shift-? to bring up the whole list.

University Center Technology

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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.

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