Prevent ransomware attacks targeted at users of Microsoft products (e.g. Excel, Outlook, Word) by answering No in a dialog that asks for permission to use data from linked files

– October 23, 2017

If you get an Office document, a calendar link or another file to your email and when you are handling the file it gives you a dialog or warning prompt that looks something like this: Always answer No, just like you would do with any Office Macros. Background: Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) is an old (1987) feature of MS products (mainly […]

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Moodle: How to add a profile picture and change the language

– October 13, 2017

English translation by Joni Liikala The following video (in finnish) by Markus Aalto from e-kampus, shows how to: Set your profile pic Change your password if you’re not from OUAS ( instructions for OUAS students here) Change the interface language (The picture in the video is used with permission.)

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Tuudo user guide

– October 2, 2017

English translation by Joni Liikala You can get the Tuudo application from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store (Introduction to Tuudo). Table of contents: Sidebar Home screen Studies Schedule Map Restaurants Chat (= forums in Tuudo) Plaza (= a bulletin board in Tuudo) 1. Sidebar All the features of Tuudo are in the sidebar. […]

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IT support at Oamk – read this before you send a service request!

– September 15, 2017

Oamk IT Services is responsible for IT support of Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk). IT support will help you with IT problems related to your studies. If you encounter a problem, e.g. you cannot reach a service, it could be because of scheduled maintenance work. (NB. The regular maintenance window is every Friday from 7 AM […]

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Adobe Connect: Test your equipment before an AC session

– September 12, 2017

English translation by Joni Liikala AC on mobile device To use AC on a mobile device, you need a separate app: https://wiki.eduuni.fi/display/funettiimi/Adobe+Connect+mobiililaitteilla Using AC with a browser Especially teachers and other presenters who speak or share their screen should do the following tests before every session. To ensure AC is working correctly do this test: https://connect.funet.fi/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm and […]

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Moodle Collaborate: testing your equipment before a session

– September 12, 2017

English translation by Joni Liikala This instruction is for those who use the microphone and screen sharing during Collaborate sessions. The quality of Collaborate recordings is dependent on the user’s audio settings and the presenter’s  network speed(screen sharing). You should visit these testing sites before every Collaborate session: https://www.websocket.org/echo.html – (for testing the chat) https://test.webrtc.org/ – (for […]

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Electronic services for Open University of Applied Sciences students

– September 1, 2017

You have signed in the Open University of Applied Sciences at: https://www.oamk.fi/en/studies-and-applying/open-university-studies/fees/ Use the site also for : When you want to update your contact information Enrol for courses – Note. If you want to enrol in a course, which can be found in the study guide, but not above from registration page, please contact […]

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Peppi: Student’s desktop – quick guide

– August 21, 2017

All texts are written in collaboration with students Joona Keskitalo and Erika Loman. Screenshots by Joona Keskitalo, August 28th 2017   In Peppi you will enrol for the semester: Peppi menu >> Studies >> Presence enrollment make your personal study plan, enrol for courses and see your grades. Remember to keep your contact information up to […]

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Mapping your network drive (for students)

– June 30, 2017

N.B.! While the network drives are still in use, the IT services recommend the cloud services.  The cloud services available to you are the Microsoft Office 365 cloud service  (incl. e. g.  e-mail and calendar, OneDrive and Sharepoint) and the Google suite for education (incl. e. g. Google Drive, Youtube). How to map a network drive in Windows Here […]

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Data Protection and Thesis

– June 18, 2017

Are you starting a thesis? Great job! Some theses carry out surveys, interviews or otherwise process people’s personal information. Before you start your thesis, it is a good idea to consider what this means for your thesis. When you take privacy into account, you demonstrate a professional approach and knowledge of privacy issues in your […]

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