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Tech Tip - Installing Office 365 for Students

As an ENMU student, you have the right to install Office 365 on up to five computers. To do this, you will need to open a web browser and sign into your email. Then, you will click on the small gear in the top right coner of the screen and select Office 365 settings. On the next screen, select Software. Click Install and let the download finish, then you can install the software.

For more detailed instructions, including illustrations, click here to download a Word document.

Tech Tip - Installing Office 365 for Faculty and Staff

As a member of ENMU's faculty or staff, you are licensed to install Office 365 on up to five computers. To do this, open a Web browser and and type your email address into the box. After you click out of the box or press Tab, it will ask you if this is a Work/School account or a personal account. Click Work/School and you will be taken to a new login screen. Here you will enter your ENMU username and password. Be sure to precede your username with "ad\". Then you will be taken to your SkyDrive view. From here, you can click the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen, then select Office 365 settings. On this menu, select Software, then Install.

For a demonstration, watch this video.

Tech Tip - Configuring Outlook for Students

To get more out of your ENMU email address, you can sync it to the Microsoft Outlook mail program. Here is a helpful guide on how to connect your account.

Once you have your account connected, you can use Outlook's useful features.

Click here for a video on how to use the Outlook calendar.

Click here for a video on how to use Outlook's data management features.

Tech Tip - Configuring Outlook for Faculty or Staff

In addition to your ENMU-provided computer in your office, you can also connect your ENMU email to other computers for your personal use. 

Here is a Word document explaining that process.

Once you have your account connected, you can use Outlook's useful features.

Click here for a video on how to use the Outlook calendar.

Click here for a video on how to use Outlook's data management features.


One of the services ENMU offers is a discounted software store offering inexpensive copies of Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS and more. To access this, visit and register an account using the Register link in the top right of the screen. After filling in the form and answering a small poll about your roles at ENMU, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your account. Click on the link inside the email to confirm your identity. You will then be able to add software to your cart and purchase it like many other online stores.

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Using Windows Programs:

Tech Tip - Using Excel AutoFormat

If you are working with a large Microsoft Excel file with a lot of columns, it may be helpful to activate a small button inside Excel that will allow you to automatically resize all of the columns at the same time. Follow these steps to activate that button.

1.     Open Excel and click on the File button,

2.     On the menu that appears on the left, click the Options button:

3.     This will take you to the Options menu, where you can select the Quick Access Toolbar option:

4.     Select "All Commands" under "Choose commands from:", then select AutoFormat and click the Add button.

5.     It should appear in the list as shown here:

6.     Then click on OK, and you should see a new icon on the Quick Access toolbar to the right of the save icon.

Click here for a Word document with explanatory screenshots.

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Tech Tip -Installing Windows Updates

From time to time, ITS will make updates available for your office computer. After a few days and with notice given by email, these updates will automatically install themselves at a specific time, which will cause your computer to restart. However, if you would like, you can install them on your own schedule instead. To do this on Windows 8.1, right click on the start button and select Control Panel. From there, select Windows Update and click Install Updates. After the updates install, you will be prompted to reboot your computer, which you can do at any time. On Windows 7, click the Start button and select Control Panel and proceed with the steps above.

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Tech Tip - Using Antivirus on Campus Computers

If you feel your computer has suddenly begun running more slowly, or recently received a suspicious email or webpage, you may want to run a virus scan on your computer. To do this, look down in the bottom left corner of your screen and find your clock. Near the clock, you will find a few little icons and then a white arrow. Click this arrow and find the red and black K icon and click it. This will bring up Kaspersky Anti-Virus, the university's anti-virus program. To start a scan, click the Tasks section near the bottom of the window and then click custom scan. This will scan your computer for viruses.

For more information, please see this Mediasite video

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Tech Tip - Using Rules in Outlook 2013

Do you get multiple unwanted emails from a single address? Do you find it difficult to find the emails you are looking for? In that case, an Outlook rule may help improve your work. To begin blocking or filtering emails from a certain address, open Outlook 2013 and right click on an email from that address and select the Rules category in the menu that appears. Select the "Always Move Messages From: [Address]" button and select the folder you would like the emails moved to. If you would like the emails to be deleted before you see them, select Deleted Items as the folder. If you would instead like to have the emails sorted into another folder for review, select the folder you want from the dropdown. If you need to make a new folder, click the "New" button and type a name for your folder. Then hit OK and the rule will be enforced for all emails in your Inbox.

For more information on Outlook data management, including setting up more advanced rules, refer to this video:

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Tech Tip - Resolving Website Issues

Sometimes, when navigating a website, you will find that things are not working exactly the way they should. In that case, the first thing you should do is reload the page, either by pressing F5 or clicking the little round arrow in your browser's address bar. If that doesn't work, try a different browser. To make this easier, you can copy and paste your address between them by selecting it and pressing Control-C in the old browser and Control-V in the new one.

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Tech Tip - Capturing the Screen

At times, you will want to capture what is on your screen so you can share it with someone else. Here are two great ways to do that. First, if you just want to capture a single still picture, you can use the Snipping Tool. To do this, press your Windows key and then type Snipping Tool. This will bring up the tool itself. To use it, click New and then drag the rectangle around what you want to capture. Then give the picture a name and save it, and you can then email it or use it however you like.

However, if you would like to capture a video of your screen, that is now easily accomplished. To do this, open PowerPoint 2013 and start a new presentation. Click the Insert option on the Ribbon and select Screen Capture on the far right of the Ribbon. Similarly to the Snipping Tool, you click and drag over the area you want to capture. Select whether you want to record audio and whether you want your pointer to be displayed. Then click Record. When you are done recording, press Win+Shift+Q to quit. The video will be embedded in your PowerPoint. You can then email that PowerPoint presentation to someone, or right click the video file and click "Save Media as" if you would prefer to work with an .mp4 file.

For more information, please see this video.

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ENMU'S Online Offerings

Tech Tip - WiFi Access in the Dorms

Connecting to the Internet in the dorms can be done in one of two ways, through Wi-Fi or by a direct connection to the network. To use a direct connection, simply connect your computer or other device to one of the network ports in the wall by a LAN cable. This is a faster and more stable way of connecting to the Internet than using Wi-Fi, but some devices (such as smartphones) cannot connect this way. The other way you can connect to the Internet in the dorms is by Wi-Fi. To do this:

  • Open your device's network menu. On a Windows computer, this is usually found near the clock in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. On a Mac, it will be in the top right. On smartphones, it is usually found inside your settings app.
  • Select the ENMU Dorms network.
  • You will be asked for a password or network key. Please talk to your RA or housing to request the wireless network password. It may also be posted in the lobby of your dorm.

If you are having trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi, here are a few things you can try.

  • Reboot your device, or switch the Wi-Fi antenna off and on.
  • If you are in the lobby or another public area, try walking around a bit to get a better signal.
  • If you are in your room, make sure that you do not have a router or Wi-Fi access point of your own plugged in as this will interfere with the signal from ENMU Dorms.

If you are in your room and are working on an important exam or project, ITS recommends that you connect your computer via a LAN cable, as it is more reliable and faster than using Wi-Fi. If you encounter issues connecting directly via a LAN cable, there are many computer labs throughout campus, including labs in Eddy Hall room 280 and Curry Hall room 222.

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Tech Tip - Resetting Network Password

As a member of ENMU's faculty or staff, you will be required to change your ENMU password every three months. You will receive reminders by email for a few days before your password expires, giving you ample time to change it before it expires. To change your password, you can either (if you are signed in to a campus computer) hit Control-Alt-Delete and select Change a Password… from the menu that appears. You will then see four fields. The first will already have your username filled in. In the second field, you will enter your current password, and in the third and fourth, you will enter your desired new password. The reason you enter it twice is to confirm that you did not mistype something or otherwise give the system the wrong password. When you are creating your password, you will need to remember the following three rules.

  • The password must be at least eight characters long
  • The password must contain at least three of the following four items: a capital letter, a lower case letter, a number, and a special character like $,!,&, or so forth.
  • The password cannot be one you have used as your ENMU password before.

If you would like to reset your password and are not near a campus computer, you can change it through the Portal. To do this, visit and select the "Forgot Password?" option below the Username and Password fields. You will then be prompted to enter your username. After this, you will be required to answer three of the five security questions you set up for your Portal account. For more information on the Portal security question system, click here.


If you have your email account synced to a phone or other device, you will need to change your password there as well to prevent issues such as your account locking.  Here is some information to help with that process:


To change password on your iPhone or iPad:

  • On your device, select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars"
  • Select your ENMU account
  • Tap "Account Option" at the top
  • Delete old password and type in new password


To change password on your Android device:

  • Open "Settings" application
  • Select "Accounts"
  • Select your ENMU account
  • Scroll down to "Exchange Account Settings"
  • Delete old password and type in new password


To change passwords on a Windows 10 phone:

  • Open "Settings" application
  • Select "Mail and Accounts"
  • Select the ENMU account
  • Scroll down to "Password" and change your password


Not sure what devices your email is connected to?  Use Outlook Web Access to view your account list:

  • Go to ENMU Portal
  • Click "QuickLaunch" icon (looks like an envelope and clock)
  • You are now in your Outlook email
  • Click on the "Options" button
  • Select "See All Options" from the pop up menu
  • Select "Phone" – 2nd option from the bottom
  • You will now be able to see all devices synced to your account
  • If you are unsure about the device, click the "Details" button at the top of the list for more device information (model, serial number, etc.) 


To remove a device from your account:

  • Click on the device
  • Click on the "X" icon on the top right of the device,
  • You will no longer be able to receive emails on that device


For more information on these issues, please see this MediaSite video.

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Tech Tip - CAPP Degree Analysis

A very useful tool you may not be aware of is the CAPP system. Available through SSB, CAPP is a system that allows you more information and control over your degree plan and allows you to experiment with different plans. To use it, sign into SSB and go to the Student Services and Financial Aid tab. From there, select Student Records, then Degree Evaluation (CAPP). Here, select Generate New Evaluation along the bottom of the window. On the screen that appears, select the radio button next to the degree plan you would like to see and select Generate Request. It will take a few moments for the degree plan to be created. After you are finished examining your progress, you can either click Return to Menu at the top of the page or click What-If Analysis on the bottom to see how your current credits fit into another degree plan. On the What-If Analysis page, select the catalog you want to use, the program you would like to see, followed by the major. Click Submit to see the new analysis, or Add More if you would like to double major.

For a demonstration of the CAPP system, see this video link.

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Tech Tip - Using Rules in Outlook Web Access

Do you get multiple unwanted emails from a single address? Would you like all your email from a professor automatically sorted into a folder? If so, Office 365 Outlook's inbox rules can help you. To begin, sign into your email in a Web browser and right click on an email from the address you want to sort. In the menu that pops up, click Create Rule. This will bring up the New inbox rule menu. The rule will start with three conditions set. Clicking the X on the far left of each condition will remove it. Clicking on the blue name next to the condition dropdown will allow you to change the rule. Once you have set your conditions, select your response under the Do all of the following section. If you need to add a folder, you can right click inside the Select a Folder popup and select Create New Subfolder. When your rule is complete, click OK at the top of the screen.

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