Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

By Aaron Vanasse
March 29, 2024 4:37 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Windows

Open File Explorer In the left hand pane click on This PC At the top of File Explorer click View From the drop down menu select “Add a Network Location” A window will pop up and you can add the path to the drive you want to map <eg> \\pathtomyfolder Make sure to check the […]

By John Purdy
August 28, 2023 10:39 am MT
Posted in Apple, Software, Tips and Tricks

On some newer Mac devices with M1/M2 chips, running OSX 13.4+, and Echo360 v6.0.773043798+, Echo fails to load its Software Capture application. It will get stuck in a cycle of “applying updates” and then “encountering an error”. Please try the following steps to resolve this: 1. Launch the Terminal application on the Mac.2. Copy/Paste this into […]

By Evan Campbell
May 5, 2023 9:00 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Windows

If you’re off campus and notice that your computer is not receiving updates for Windows or if software that should be available to you is not listed in Software Center these instructions will refresh Software Center allowing you to install the updates or software. In the windows search bar type “disk cleanup” and launch the […]

By Ross Madden
October 14, 2022 9:43 am MT
Posted in Tips and Tricks

What is Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is a feature of the Windows operating system that enables you to run a Linux file system, along with Linux command-line tools and GUI apps, directly on Windows, alongside your traditional Windows desktop and apps. Who is WSL for? This is primarily […]

By John Purdy
September 26, 2022 2:44 pm MT
Posted in Software, Tips and Tricks

About Gravity Forms  Gravity Forms is a WordPress plugin that allows users to create simple and complex forms to collect information on their WordPress site, and then decide what to do with that information. The College of Natural Sciences has an “Elite” License installed on available for use. Once a form has been created, it […]

By John Purdy
September 19, 2022 11:37 am MT
Posted in Tips and Tricks, Web Development

This quick guide is for webpages using the WPBakery page builder. If you are unsure about which page builder your site is using, please ask CNSIT. Overview Sometimes it is helpful to copy detailed block and page elements from one page to another within WordPress. Each of the blocks in the WPBakery page builder is […]

By Aaron Vanasse
June 16, 2022 10:38 am MT
Posted in Apple, Calendars, Featured, General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Windows

Open a browser and in the address bar at the top type Login to the Microsoft Office365 portal with your eid/netid email and eid/netid password Once you are logged in to the portal, on the left side of the page, select the Outlook icon Select the Calendar Icon in the top left of the page […]

By Aaron Vanasse
June 10, 2022 10:53 am MT
Posted in Calendars, General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Before we begin, add the room calendar you’d like to reserve to your Outlook. The directions to do so are here: Click Calendar view in the bottom left of your Outlook client Having added the calendar to Outlook, tick the box next to the room calendar you have added. In a moment you will […]

By Aaron Vanasse
April 26, 2022 1:09 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Right click on the File Explorer folder icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your screen Right click on “File Explorer” (you’ll see 2 options: Open and Properties)  Left click on “Properties” Under  the Shortcut tab in the Properties box, scroll down and  Select ‘Maximized’ for the field Run This will make it always open maximized. 

By Aaron Vanasse
April 19, 2022 10:21 am MT
Posted in Apple, General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks, Uncategorized, Windows

Windows Open a command prompt by typing “cmd” into the windows search bar In the command prompt window type: wmic bios get serialnumber The serial number will be displayed in the cmd output MacOS Click the apple icon in the top left of your screen Choose “About this Mac” A box will pop up with […]

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