Data Privacy Day

Each year on January 28th the U.S. Canada, and even Europe observes Data Privacy Day to create awareness and educate consumers to better understand the benefits and risks of sharing personal data. In honor of Data Privacy Day we have listed some Privacy Tips below. Enjoy and share them amongst your friends and family!

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Privacy Tips

Share With Care

  • What you post can last a lifetime: Before posting online think about how it might be perceived now and in the future and who might see it.
  • Own your online presence: Set the privacy and security settings on web services and devices to your comfort level for information sharing. It’s ok to limit how and with whom you share information.
  • Be aware of what’s being shared: Be aware that when you share a post, picture or video online, you may also be revealing information about others. Be thoughtful when and how you share information about others.
  • Post only about others as you have them post about you: The golden rule applies online as well.

Personal Information Is Like Money. Value It. Protect It.

  • Think before you act: Be wary of communications that implore you to act immediately, offer something that sounds too good to be true or ask for personal information.
  • Get two steps ahead: Switch on two-step verification or multi-factor authentication wherever offered to prevent unauthorized access.

Learn more here.

Tech Training Tuesday: Computer Security & Internet Safety Fundamentals

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Learn how to safeguard your computers and laptops, keep your digital data secure, and protect your privacy online. This course is a beginner’s guide to cybersecurity, showing you ways to prevent malware, viruses, and security breaches on your computers and networks. First, author Jess Stratton guides you through securing your computer—with antivirus software, firewalls, and encryption—and protecting your wireless network. See how to adjust privacy and security settings in popular web browsers, avoid phishing scams, use public Wi-Fi safely, and enable two-step verification for more-secure logins. Then take steps to bolster your online privacy, including choosing better usernames and turning on Do Not Track requests, as well as the privacy of others, by blurring out sensitive information in photos and emails. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to secure your computer and laptop and keep your information safe online.

Topics include:

  • Installing updates
  • Using antivirus software and protecting against viruses
  • Enabling Windows Firewall
  • Using password-management software
  • Encrypting files that contain sensitive data
  • Securing your router and protecting the SSID
  • Understanding the signs of a secure website
  • Checking settings for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari
  • Unsubscribing from email subscriptions
  • Reviewing site privacy settings
  • Browsing on a public computer
  • Understanding cookies
  • Protecting other people’s names and locations
  • Fact-checking email warnings

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Computer Security & Internet Safety Fundamentals course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Writing for the Web

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People read differently online: they scan. They’re trying to find information quickly. Writing with this goal in mind makes a website more appealing, and makes customers more likely to visit more often and buy products and services. In this course, Chris Nodder offers seven practical techniques for writing successfully on the web, including front-loading content, writing at the right grade level, avoiding jargon, and keeping content up to date. Test your knowledge as you complete each chapter, and make sure your writing is leading to a positive user experience.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Writing for the Web course!

Tech Training Tuesday: Mentoring Others

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When it’s done right, mentoring helps people take positive steps forward in their careers—which also helps develop the talent pool in an organization. In this short course, author Todd Dewett shows you simple steps to become a mentor who works with others to achieve more in their professional lives. He explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and provides simple techniques for becoming an effective mentor. Learn how to agree on a mentoring schedule and goals, ask smart questions, provide straightforward advice, and more.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the Mentoring Others course!

Tech Training Tuesday: iPad Apps for Educators

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iPads are becoming a common sight in the classroom, in the hands of both teachers and students, and the number of educational apps is growing everyday. Learn how to get the most from the iPad as a classroom teaching tool in this course with author and educator Aaron Quigley—and enhance student achievement, save time, and be more productive. Aaron shares his favorite apps for students of all levels, from categories like science, math, English, and others designed specifically to help teachers. Use this course to decide if these apps are right for you before you purchase them for the classroom.

HOW TO LOGIN:

  1. Go to mylmu.edu and log in using your LMU credentials.
  2. Click on the “Systems Login” menu.
  3. Scroll down and click on “lynda.com (online training library)”
  4. Click on the “Start Now” button and you will be redirected to lynda.com.
  5. Once you are logged in to lynda.com, click the screenshot at the    top of this post and you will be redirected to the iPad Apps for Educators course!