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Fear and Loathing in LLI Tech

You Know What We Need?

Regarding technology, we seem to have two types of LLI members: the ones who love it and the ones who hate it. While I am in the first category (a tech lover), I have recently and temporarily experienced the second category as LLI moves to online classes for SummerFest.

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Three Reasons LLI Needs ProClass

Introduction

For most LLI members, course registration just happens and we get registered for our chosen courses. Magically, behind the scenes, there seems to be a wizard keeping track of all these course selections!

We have been lucky over the years at Bard LLI; there have always been one or two members who were the wizards.

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Simplifying Registration

Introduction

Our switch to first-come, first-served registration for the spring semester went very well. Of 318 members, 279 signed up for spring classes. The initial comments about the new procedure were generally favorable, with most people appreciating knowing their course schedule immediately. Only a few people had difficulty with the new system.

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Three Reasons to Love ProClass

Introduction

For the Fall 2020 semester, LLI will use new software to register for courses. ProClass is a fully functional, browser-based, integrated database with wonderful flexibility to meet our needs.

As an LLI member, how will ProClass help you? For members, it:

  1. Is convenient,
  2. Lets you control your own data,

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Help is on the Way!

Introduction

How did things go for you with the new registration procedure? Smoothly, one hopes. But in the event you’re having difficulty navigating new or existing technology procedures, please be advised that there’s a team of willing and able technophiles available to help you.

They’re called TECHHELP, and you can reach them at TECHHELP@lli.bard.edu.

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Three Reasons to Get an LLI Account

Introduction

You should get yourself an lli.bard.edu account because:

  1. It makes you look smart to friends and business associates.
  2. It saves you money.
  3. It helps build the LLI community.

An lli.bard.edu address is a major benefit to being an LLI member.

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Google Meet is for Video Conferencing

Introduction

One recent snowy day, the Communications Team had a monthly scheduled meeting. The weather outside was frightful and driving was not delightful. What to do? Google Meet to the rescue!

Google Meet is video conferencing software that allows up to 30 high-definition video users to meet and share screens over the Internet.

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Safety of the Bard Network

Introduction

When you need Internet access on the Bard campus, you can always connect through the Bard Unsecured Network, which does not require a password. In this age of reduced privacy and stories of hacking, is the unsecured network at Bard safe to use?

In the past, we have all heard horror stories of working on an unsecured,

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Tech Corner: To Share or Not To Share

Introduction

As a volunteer organization with 315 members (with at least half of our members as active volunteers), LLI takes a lot of coordination to pull off our classes, events, mailings, etc.

With many time-intensive volunteer processes to complete LLI work, the technology issues (aka volunteer time sinks) have more to do with too much information than not enough.

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Gmail Tips: Gmail App and Labels

Introduction

LLI Accounts are Gmail Accounts!

If you have an LLI account, such as jdoe@lli.bard.edu, you are using Gmail to get messages sent to your LLI account. Of course, your LLI account also gives you access to many other Google apps, such as Drive, Meet,

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