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Articles on Zoom, a web conferencing system provided by Minnesota State for students, faculty, and staff

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Adobe Creative Cloud Installation on Personally Owned Device for Staff & Faculty

How to Install Adobe Creative Cloud apps on a personally owned device.

After changing my password I can't login to email

Unable to login to email after changing StarID password.

ARCC/ATC Mobile App

The ARCC/ATC mobile app is your one stop shop for connecting to campus life.

Cisco Jabber: Permanently Set Your Default Audio Device

This article describes how to set your default audio device in Cisco Jabber.

Cisco Jabber: Turn off Video for Jabber to Jabber Calls.

This guide shows you how to shut off video calling for Jabber to Jabber calls.

Create a Digital Signature and Sign Documents Electronically

This is a step-by-step guide on how to build an electronic signature with a time stamp for Mac and Windows users.

How to add a citation to a Word document

Instructions for adding a citation using built-in Word functionality. Links to a MS article.

How to add a hanging indent to a Word document

Instructions for adding a hanging indent to a Word document. Links to a MS article.

How to add footnotes and endnotes to a Word document

Instructions for adding footnotes and endnotes to a Word document. Links to a Microsoft KB article.

How to add notes to your PowerPoint slides

Link to a Microsoft article on adding notes to slides

How to add page numbering to a Word document

Link to a Microsoft article on adding and removing page numbers to a Word document

How to change margins in a Word document

Link to MS article on how to change Word document margins.

How to collaborate on a document(s) with others using software provided by the college

Instructions on how to use software provided by the college to collaborate with other students by sharing one or more documents. The software used is OneDrive plus Word, Excel, and/or PowerPoint.

How to create a table in a Word document

Instructions on how to insert a table into a Word document

How to create a table of figures in a Word document

Instructions for inserting a table of figures. Links to a MS article.

How to embed an Excel table in a Word document

Instructions for copying an Excel spreadsheet into a Word document.

How to hide comments/corrections in a Word document

Instructions on how to hide/remove comments and tracked changes from a Word document.

How to install Microsoft OneDrive on a Windows 10 personal computer

Step-by-step instructions on how to install the OneDrive client on a Windows 10 personal computer.

How to login to a Computer Lab computer

Instructions on how to login to a computer located in the Computer Lab.

How to login to email using a web browser

Login instructions for web-based outlook

How to print a document stored in D2L

Instructions for printing a document stored in D2L

I can login to D2L, but email says my password expired

How to change password when the email password expires before the StarID password does.

I changed my email password but D2L still uses my old password.

After changing email password other college systems still use the old password.

MediaSpace: Sharing Your Zoom Recordings in D2L Brightspace

This article describes how to share a Zoom recording to D2L Brightspace via Kaltura MediaSpace.

Microsoft Teams

How to Download and Use Microsoft Teams

Online Student Forms: What to Do When You Can't Submit an Online Form

This article describes one possible way to solve an issue sometimes experienced by students who are unable to submit an online form. Examples include the online Orientation form, Graduation application, and Course Placement application forms.

PDF Files - How to Set Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC your Default PDF Program

This article describes how to change the default program to open .pdf files.

PowerBI (PBI) Frequently Asked Questions

EPM11 getting retired and PowerBI is the replacement

RDS Gateway Instructions - ChromeBook and Windows Based

Setting up RDS Gateway on a ChromeBook or Windows Based computer

When I try to upload a file to D2L I get the error “Invalid file type”

"Invalid file type " error message from D2L when submitting a document.

Why can't I edit documents in Office 365?

Informs users on signing into Office 365. This will also resolve the inability to edit documents in O365.

Windows Video Editor Basics

This article describes the basic functions of Microsoft Video Editor.

Zoom: Local and Cloud Recording in Zoom

At one time or another you will probably want to record your meeting or webinar for training, legal, or any other purposes.
Zoom has two types of recordings, local recording and cloud recording. Local recordings, which come standard with all Zoom accounts, are saved to your computer. Cloud recordings, included with all paid accounts, are saved to the Zoom Cloud where they can be viewed, shared, and downloaded.
Both options provide standard MP4 video, M4A audio, and chat text files.

Zoom: Web Conferencing

Zoom is a web conferencing system. It supports video and audio over the Internet, screen sharing, meeting recording, whiteboard, Outlook calendar integration and use on mobile devices.

College Emergency Notifications: Star Alert & Alertus

Information on the ARCC-ATC Emergency notification systems Star Alert & Alertus.

Star Alert: Login Issues

Information and instructions for Star Alert login issues

Star Alert: Update Notifications

Information and instructions for updating Star Alert contact information, subscriptions, and more.

How to connect to VPN on a Windows device

Instructions for connecting your college provided computer to VPN.

How to connect to VPN on a MacOS device.

This article explains how users using a MacOS device can connect to VPN.

Microsoft Office 365 for Personal Use

Students, Faculty, and Staff can download Microsoft Office for free on personal devices

Microsoft OneDrive

How to access your OneDrive associated with your college O365/Email account.