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Queen's University

Fall 2011 Newsletter


In the Spotlight

Introducing Our New CIO


Bo Wandschneider will be joining Queen's on October 17, 2011.

>> Read more about Bo Wandschneider...


Security Corner

Understanding Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements at Queen's


Woman whispering into man's earA Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreement is a contract that Queen's makes with its employees to prevent the disclosure of confidential information to third parties. Templates for CNDAs are available to the Queen's community.

>> Learn more about CNDAs ...



Web Accessibility

The Integrated Accessibility Regulation


New regulations supporting the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act have recently come into effect. Some of these influence the content of our website and how we built our online materials.

>> Find out how this regulation impacts you ...


Tech Tip

QShare logoHow to Subscribe to QShare Pages


QShare is increasingly being used to store rapidly changing content such as web pages, planning documents, event or project activities, etc. Read these step-by-step instructions to learn how you can receive a short email notice when the content of an important file changes and you need to know!

>> Learn how to get notified when QSHARE files change ...



Teaching & Learning

Ebooks @ Queen's


thumbnail of an ereaderIdentified as a key trend in the 2011 Horizon Report, electronic books have a growing presence at Queen's, both within the Library Systems and at the Campus Bookstore.

>> Learn about ebooks @ Queen's ...




Library archiveFrom the Archives: Back-to-School 1985


Take a stroll down memory lane with us, and revisit the specs for the Campus Computer Store's 1985 Back-to-School desktop special!

>> Would you like to buy one of these? ...




Cloud Computing: What Does It Mean?

Photo of laptop with clouds on the display


The phrase "cloud computing" encompasses many concepts, including data storage, file sharing and application delivery. Find out what the implications are for services at Queen's.

>> Read more about Cloud computing ...



SOLUS Stats Revealing About Portal Users


Since it went live in March, the new MyQueensU has had 57,582 unique visitors! Information about portal traffic, as revealed via SOLUS users, exposes some interesting facts.

>>  Find out what we've learned from SOLUS stats ...



ResNet Reflections


Thumbnail of front door of Victoria Hall residenceThousands of students register their computers for ResNet each year over Labour Day weekend. This year's stats demonstrate that Macintosh use continues to grow in 2011.

>>  Read more about ResNet reflections ...



Slippage: What Did You Say?!


Read about our favourite slips of the tongue, and tell us yours!

>>  Check our slips of the tongue ...






Time Saving Tips and Tricks


image of a clock face with the words time savers  written on the face

New students, faculty and staff will spend 10% of their time creating a check list of needed information, 5% of their time prioritizing it, and over 60% of their time searching for it! This is why starting off with the right information is one of the most important time savers! These time saving tips pull together the information required to meet the technology needs of new students,
faculty and staff.

>> Read about these time saving tips ...


Spring 2011 Crossword Puzzle Solution


image of a computer screen with a picture of a hand filling out a crossword puzzle by pencil

How well did you do? Obtain the solution to the crossword puzzle published in the Spring 2011 Newsletter.

>> Read to test your crossword puzzle skill ...

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