Tech Tips: New! FPAREQN – Banner Purchase Requisition Guides

New! The Technology Help Desk (THD) Knowledgebase now has a detailed guide on how to enter Purchase Requisitions in Banner. This detailed guide will take you step by step through ordering general supplies, as well as, how to order Toner and Colored Paper using the 2332 Org. Take a look! Visit the THD Knowledgebase at https://employees.nmc.edu/depts/tech-support/index.html and look for FPAREQN – Banner Purchase Requisition Guide.

Tech Tips: Technology Help Desk Knowledgebase for Employees

The Technology Help Desk maintains a knowledgebase full of useful information to help guide you through the technology used at NMC. To access the knowledgebase, from your myNMC homepage click on the “Technology Help Desk Knowledgebase” link below Password Self-Service & Tech Help Desk.

The knowledgebase can guide you through the use of technology and technology resources available to you at NMC, such as:

  • Discount Programs (Free MS Office 365 and Discounted MS Office Home-Use Programs)
  • NMC WiFi
  • Email-to-Print from any device
  • Moodle
  • Computer Lab Hours
  • Self Service
  • And many more!

In addition, Students have access to a Technology Help Desk Knowledgebase at students.nmc.edu/help.  

**For more information, contact the Technology Help Desk at 231-995-3020 or visit employees.nmc.edu/help**

Tech Tips: Office 2019 now available for Home Use

For Employees Only:

  • Word – text-to-speech, improved inking & accessibility, focus mode, translator, Learning tools (captions & audio descriptions), @ Mentions
  • PowerPoint – Morph transitions, Zoom, SVG, 3D model, play in-click sequence, 4k video, @ Mentions
  • Excel – Power Query (Get & Transform) enhancements, Powerpivot included with all editions, new functions & connectors, publish to Power BI, AI-driven Excel Insights for chart suggestions, new charts, @ Mentions
    • Excludes Co-Authoring, new Data Types like Stocks, and some other new features only available in Office 365
  • All Office apps – Ribbon customizations and roaming pencil case
  • Access – Multiple improvements (see here). 

You can now download Office 2019 at NMC rate of $14.99. 

Click here for more info and instructions on how to download. 

Please note: On campus we still use primarily Office 2016, Office 2019 is not utilized on campus at this time.

Tech Tips: James Beckett 214 Lab

James Beckett 214 is a computer lab where students, instructors, and staff are able to be productive and use the many technology services. The following tools are available in the lab:

  • Printers (B&W Free & Color for $.25)
  • Mac Computers
  • Windows Computers
  • Scanner

The NMC Technology Help Desk Assistant is available in the Lab to help find answers on technology tools such as Password Resets, Self-Service, Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Imagine, and others. The lab is located right by the Cafe on the second floor of the James Beckett building. Some of the specific programs on the computers in the lab are listed below:

  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • NotePad++
  • Python 3.x
  • Visual Studio “Professional” 2015
  • Quickbooks Accountant 2015
  • GameMaker
  • ArcGIS
  • SNAP
  • And many more!

**For more information contact the Technology Help Desk at 231-995-3020 or visit nmc.edu/help.**

Tech Tips: Free Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft has provided NMC with access to FREE Office 365 software for use on Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, and more to NMC faculty and staff. To sign up, follow the quick steps below:

  1. Go to portal.office.com/start?sku=e82ae690-a2d5-4d76-8d30-7c6e01e6022e
  2. Enter in your NMC email which ends with @nmc.edu, then click sign up. Once you have done that, check your NMC email to finish signing up. Click the link in the mail from Office 365.
  3. After clicking on the link in your mail, fill out the details which are requested and create a password.
  4. Now that you have made an account, this will always be associated with your Office 365.
  5. You will now be able to download Office 365 on up to 5 Windows PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. When you are on your non-NMC personal devices, just click on the Install button to download the installer. You will need to repeat the download and install process on each device on which you wish to install Office 365.
  6. Follow the directions under install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for installation.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call the NMC Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

Tech Tips: Free Office 365 for Students

Microsoft has provided NMC with access to FREE Office 365 software for use on Windows PCs, Macs, tablets, and more to students. To sign up, follow the quick steps below:

  1. Go to portal.office.com/start?sku=e82ae690-a2d5-4d76-8d30-7c6e01e6022e
  2. Enter in your NMC email which ends with @mail.nmc.edu, then click sign up. Once you have done that, check your NMC email to finish signing up. Click the link in the mail from Office 365.
  3. After clicking on the link in your mail fill out the details which are requested and create a password.
  4. Now that you have made an account this will always be associated with your Office 365.
  5. You will now be able to download Office 365 on up to 5 Windows PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets. When you are on your non-NMC personal devices just click on the Install button to download the installer. You will need to repeat the download and install process on each device on which you wish to install Office 365.
  6. Follow the directions under install Office on your PC or Mac with Office 365 for installation.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call the NMC Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

Tech Tips: End-of-Workday Workstation Shutdown

Staff and Faculty:

It is critical to the health of your NMC computer, and to the health of the computers of other staff and faculty, that you complete the following step:

At the end of the workday, shut down or restart your NMC computer.

Whatever you do, we request that you DO NOT leave any machine logged in (not even locked). This affects security, updates and patches being applied, clearing of cache, computer refresh, and ensures your computer is ready to go the next time you work.

 Thank you for your assistance in this critical matter.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to contact the NMC Technology Help Desk at (231) 995 – 3020 or via the web at nmc.edu/help

Tech Tips: Email-To-Print for Students

Have you ever wanted to print a class assignment or project from virtually any one of your many devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) anywhere on campus? Well now you can! By simply emailing an attached document to one of our 70+ Email-To-Print enabled printers from your NMC email account you can print any document; as long as it is in one of the following formats:

  • PDF
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Image (GIF, JPG, PNG)
  • Google Drive Document

 Below is a step-by-step navigation on how to locate the “how-to” pages that NMC provides on our Email-To-Print feature:

Students

MyNMC > Depts. & Services > Technology Help Desk > Email to Print @ NMC

Click here for all the instructions you need to know on how to utilize our Email-To-Print option. 

If you wish to see which printers are Email-To-Print enabled, click on the  “Available Email-To-Print Printers” hyperlink in the middle of the page here.

If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to call the NMC Technology Help Desk @ (231) 995-3020

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Need to know info for semester start

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

The following is important information for students starting the spring semester. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Need to know info for semester start

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

The following is important information for staff and faculty for the start of the spring semester.
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NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Connecting to Wi-Fi – iOS device

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

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NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Adobe Creative Cloud Student Promo Offer

Adobe has many programs available in the Adobe Creative Suite that may assist you in doing your assignments for your classes.  It can be an expensive program, but here are some tips on how to reduce the cost so you can complete your assignments worry free.

Adobe applications can be found at www.adobe.com.  This site features Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Dreamweaver and many more applications.  As students, you can buy the Creative Cloud for $19.99 a month on a subscription basis (with 2 months free when you prepay).  The Creative Cloud for Students includes 20+ applications.  You can purchase the package or you can download a free trial.  The free trial lasts for 30 days and will expire after that. This is a good option to use to make sure the program is useful, functional, and within your abilities before you spend the $19.99 a month.

Adobe also has a great support system for learning techniques and features of the programs they offer.

NMC schedules great Adobe software courses offered every semester through Humanities and the VCA program, as well as through Extended Educational Services (EES).  Look up course offerings online at www.nmc.edu

Adobe has free tutorials for creative cloud so you can learn more about what is offered http://www.adobe.com/creativecloud.html?promoid=KSDPY.

If you would like to look at their Special Offer plan, click here:  https://creative.adobe.com/plans?single_app=photoshop&promoid=KSPCO&mv=other

For more information please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Overview to NMC Technology Services

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

The help desk offers support around campus including:

  • Printer Issues
  • Q: & N: Drive Storage
  • Google Applications
  • Password Issues
  • eLearning – Moodle
  • Banner
  • Wireless Internet
  • NMC Self Service
  • and more…

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NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Forwarding Email

Tech Tips: Forwarding emails

A Quick Guide on how to forward NMC emails

If you have too many email accounts and are always forgetting to login and check emails, don’t worry. Here is a quick tech tip on how to forward your NMC email to your chosen email.

Let’s start off with the page you see below. Click on the gear icon on the top right hand corner of your NMC email where the red arrow indicates on the image below.

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NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: NMC Year End Checklist for Technology… and everything else

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

Another year at NMC is coming to a close, and whether you are just taking the summer to regroup before hitting the books again in the fall, or moving on to bigger and better things, it is important to finish everything off before taking that well deserved breath. Finals always take center stage as they should this time of year as well they should, but below we have a “Taking Care of Business” checklist for all the other little things you need to do before kicking back and enjoying the sunshine. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Google calendar

calendar1Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

How great would it be to have access to a coworkers calendar anytime you need it? That’s exactly what you get with Google Calendar and while this has been around for some time at NMC, more and more people are using this invaluable tool. This next article gives a quick tutorial as to how to get the most out of Google Calendar at NMC. (more…)

NMC Technology Help Desk- Tech tips: Password, NMC ID & security question setup

Tech Tips is presented by our Technology Help Desk and will provide you with simple explanations to tech troubles you may come upon in everyday technology use. These posts will occur regularly and will include a wide variety of topics. If you have further questions regarding the Tech Tips, please contact the Technology Help Desk at (231) 995-3020.

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