Category Archive: Tips and Tricks

By Evan Campbell
June 8, 2020 4:57 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

After uploading a video to Microsoft Stream you can use the sharing feature to make the video available to a course of your choosing. You can access Microsoft Stream by logging into https://portal.office.com/ and selecting Stream from the list of apps. Navigate to the “My Content” drop down menu and select “Videos” Navigate to the […]

By Evan Campbell
April 20, 2020 12:02 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Before starting this process you will want to connect to the VPN using the Pulse Secure client Use this link to start the password update process:  https://eid.colostate.edu/eIDModify/Password.aspx Once you have completed the password update process keep your computer on and logged into VPN for about 20-30 minutes Restart your computer and try to use your […]

By Evan Campbell
February 3, 2020 9:35 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Storing and transferring files with Google Drive is a good solution for when the file size is too large for Onedrive to sync and share (over 15 gb). Navigate to mail.rams.colostate.edu Click on “Log in to Google Apps” link on top of page The next page will tell you that log in is not possible […]

By Ross Madden
November 12, 2019 9:35 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Below are instructions for configuring RStor to provide access to others within CNS or at CSU. Please substitute your RStor folder/Group name everywhere you see “RStorGroup.”     At first, only the original owners and members you have access to this folder. These were set in place when your RStor account and Group Share was created.  Should you […]

By Ross Madden
October 16, 2019 10:58 am MT
Posted in Backups, General CNSIT, Tips and Tricks, Windows

You can back up your important folders (your Desktop, Documents, and Pictures folders) on your Windows PC with OneDrive PC folder backup, so they’re protected and available on other devices. Check out the following article for information on setting this up! There is now no excuse for not backing up these common file storage locations! […]

By Ross Madden
July 1, 2019 3:31 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

Managing the membership of a SharePoint Online site without the intervention of CNSIT Staff is another one of the great advantages that SharePoint has over some traditional network file sharing and collaboration services. In this article, SharePoint site owners will learn how to manage the memberships and permissions for their SharePoint online sites. This article […]

By Aaron Vanasse
June 19, 2019 2:09 pm MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

At some point it may be that changing your Microsoft Office theme and background color may prove beneficial or desired. Some people find that a darker background is easier on the eyes or you may find that it is just a more pleasing appearance. The directions below will help you change the look of your […]

By Ross Madden
June 19, 2019 8:57 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, Knowledge Base, Tips and Tricks

Viewing PDF files in an optimal manner is something we often struggle with across platforms and browsers. Typically, the best way to view and interact with a PDF file is to view it directly with the desktop version of Adobe Acrobat DC or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. However, many browsers choose to display these files […]

By Aaron Vanasse
May 6, 2019 8:26 am MT
Posted in General CNSIT, General Computing, Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

To free up space from locally available OneDrive files to save space on your local PC, do the following: Once all your files are synced, open File Explorer Navigate to your OneDrive folder by clicking on the OneDrive icon on the left Right click on it, and select Free up space from the context menu. This will […]

By Ross Madden
April 4, 2019 9:42 am MT
Posted in Knowledge Base, The Cloud, Tips and Tricks

At some point it might be helpful to have a list of what SharePoint sites you have access to and use.  The most straightforward method of this is to keep a list of the SharePoint URLs sent to you, and just use those (or memorize them).  However, this is rarely convenient, and our memory for […]

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