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Adobe Creative Cloud for All

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The Creative Cloud suite is now available free to all currently registered New School students, staff, and faculty. In addition, students graduating this month will have free access to these programs for one year. Creative Cloud includes useful industry-standard applications like Acrobat, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

To access Creative Cloud, log in to MyNewSchool and click on the appropriate tab (Student or Employee). Scroll down to the Adobe section and follow the instructions for installing the software on your computer.

Faculty and staff should contact the IT Helpdesk to install Creative Cloud on their work computers. They can also install Creative Cloud for one year on one home machine. Faculty and staff must remove these programs from their home machines when they leave the university.

Graduating students have three months from May 23 to download Creative Cloud, which can be used free for one year from the date of download. You can also access Creative Cloud through the Student tab of MyNewSchool. With so many of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff engaged in creative work, we are offering this free package of Cloud-based media software with the aim of enriching the academic experience, enhancing staff outcomes, and helping recent graduates advance in their careers. We also hope that these programs provide an extra boost for end-of-semester projects, whatever they may be.

Email in Perpetuity

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As of May 2014, graduating students will be able to retain in perpetuity the New School email address they use as students. Email addresses will remain in the format of netid@newschool.edu. To retain the address, alumni must log in to their email account at least once every six months. In addition, New School Google Apps will remain available for alumni. Alumni will also continue to have access to the New School wireless network.

If you have received a notification that your password is expiring and would like to change it, you may do so at account.newschool.edu.

Summer Technology Lab Hours

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 The Academic Technology Labs are open in the Summer, but note that the open hours schedule is different from the open hours of operation maintained through the Fall and Spring terms. Please view the Lab Hours schedule online and plan accordingly.

Keep Your Personal Info Off Social Media

infosecurityBe 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. See the Information Security Handbook for this and other tips to help you guard your personal information.

Edit Images Directly in Google Docs

Google-Drive-iconGoogle has added yet more image editing features available directly in your Google Docs interface. This new improvement enables you to mask, crop, rotate, and add borders to your images without leaving your Google Doc. All you have to do is click on any image and you can apply edits from the Format menu, context menu, or toolbar.

For more information and instructions visiting the Google’s support site to learn how to add borders and crop images in Google Docs & Slides.

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