Security checklist

– September 4, 2015

Now, when the action is in full swing and everyone is back from the holidays, our security officer gathered this-security checklist, particularly for the staff, but it has benefits to others too: Install any software updates, including those programs that you have installed yourself. Update the mobile device operating systems and programs. Check your own […]

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You can save and share your files in the Microsoft OneDrive (for Business) cloud service

– September 2, 2015

NB! IT services do not take backups from the files in the Microsoft 365 cloud service. The amount of data is so enormous. You are responsible for backing up your own files in Onedrive/Sharepoint. Remember to take caution for ransomware that could encrypt your files so you cannot reach them anymore; the backups of your […]

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Hola service (and similar) must not be used through OUAS IT systems or VPN servers

– June 4, 2015

Use of Hola free VPN service is prohibited in OUAS IT systems. There is serious risks when using Hola. Using Hola you disseminate other unknown Hola users telecommunication like a VPN proxy and lately there has been lots of discussion about deficiencies in data security of Hola network. Using Hola and other similar free-VPN services […]

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Did you forget your password? (Oamk)

– January 13, 2015

Your Oamk password is the one that you need when you log in to your e-mail and other services provided for you by Oamk. If your password does not work, it does not necessarily mean you have forgotten it: The first thing to do, is to make sure that you do not have Caps Lock (capital […]

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Take care of updates and backups on your home computer

– December 30, 2014

Software updates and backups are important! To avoid losing your important files, for example your photos, you should take backups of your files on a regular basis. For backups, you can use e.g. an external USB hard drive, which you connect to your computer only for doing or restoring backups. A removable hard disk, which costs […]

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User guides for MS Office applications

– December 1, 2014

MS Office application are available on all of the Windows computers maintained by the OUAS IT-Services. Also both the students and staff of the OUAS are entitled to install MS Office products on their own computers. The most used applications are MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Microsoft provides thorough guidelines inside the application: […]

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Settings for reading your school email at home (or with your smartphone)

– November 14, 2014

You can read your e-mail at your own computer using Outlook or any other email programme (e.g. Mozilla Thunderbird) using the common protocol called IMAP. If you’re using a smartphone for your e-mail, it is easiest to use the built-in e-mail application that allows you to add an Exchange account. Since adjusting the settings isn’t identical in […]

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Using online survey tools

– October 6, 2014

Using an online survey tool is an easy way to conduct surveys without having to install separate software. With an online survey tool, you can create surveys, send invitations, collect data and then print the reports. Those invited recipients who decide to take part in your survey will do that via their web browser. In […]

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Use the Webropol Online Survey and Analysis Tool with your OUAS account

– September 26, 2014

Webropol is an online analysis and survey tool. Login to Webropol using your Oamk account 1) Open https://www.oamk.fi/webropol 2) In the login, use your Oamk user name and related password 3) In the next view you will see the information that will be transferred to Webropol, unless you have already confirmed it. The information will […]

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Office tools for students to use at home

– September 4, 2014

Typically, the teachers give handouts as PDF-files or some the MS Office file formats. (In addition, also videos and sound files can be used, as well as specific professional software files (e.g. CAD) but these are not the subject of this post.) In order to be able to open these typical files the teachers hand out, you […]

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