Get your new year off to a great start
It’s officially the spring semester at Clemson University, and whether you’re returning or just starting out, we’re happy to have you! We’re here to help, and we have some easy tips to get you and tech off to a great start in 2020.
Set up your new device
If you got a new phone, tablet or gaming system over the holidays, you may need to take a few steps to get it up and running at Clemson.
You may not have Duo Mobile set up on your new phone, and that’s going to be important. Luckily, you can re-activate at our 2fa.clemson.edu portal by visiting https://2fa.app.clemson.edu/reactivate. While there, make sure your number and other connected devices are accurate using the “Manage Devices” method. You may have to authenticate first.
Did you get a new gaming device or a smart assistant like an Amazon Echo? Those can’t connect to eduroam wifi, but they can connect to our resmedianet network. You’ll first need to register your device at netreg.clemson.edu, and we’ve provided step-by-step instructions at our Knowledge Base.
Make a Tech Resolution
New year’s resolutions can help to improve your wellness or further your career, but some easy tech resolutions will help create useful habits that can come in handy.
Back up your stuff
You have several great, free options at Clemson to back up your data. You have access to Google Drive, OneDrive and Box, and all three services provide automatic syncing options to care of backing up for you. If you need help, chat with us and we can get you started.
Clean out your email
OK, this one’s up to you. But cleaning out or organizing your inbox can help clear your mind and boost productivity. Did know you can unsubscribe from mailing lists inside of Gmail? Take advantage of folders and labels, too. If you use Microsoft Outlook, we’ve found some helpful tips at Zapier.com.
Learn a new skill
Did you know CCIT offers software training? We can help you or your group learn a program or a technique. Bookmark our IT training page at clemson.edu/clereg for periodic updates, or send an email to ITHELP@clemson.edu with the subject “Training.”
Familiarize yourself with changes
We haven’t changed too much over the break, but there are some useful updates to Canvas! Check out the new additions at Clemson Newsstand.