Spamfilter at Pepperdine

Spam is every bit the reality in our email inboxes as the junk mail that comes in our postboxes; though often more obnoxious and potentially more dangerous. The University has made great improvements in the last few years to protect users from spam.

If you suspect that you’ve missed a message because it was blocked by the spamfilter, or if you’d like to customize the features of the anti-spam services here at Pepperdine, log in to spamfilter.pepperdine.edu. Provided by a company called Sophos, this system will allow you to retrieve any messages that might have been incorrectly labeled as spam as well as manually add email addresses that you wish to allow to email you, by-passing the filter, or block from sending you email.

Additionally, University Information Technology provides a list of Frequently Asked Questions with answers. However you may wish to review all their help files concerning spam to educate yourself fully.

Security: Protect Your Laptop and Yourself!

sophosbadgeViruses, worms, ad-ware and spyware, and theft, are examples of SEVERE risks to your computer in a public, networked environment. You MUST PERFORM THE STEPS LISTED BELOW if you wish to use your computer at Pepperdine or you could face repercussions including loss of network access, data loss, and system failure.

  1. Maintain up-to-date virus protection software on your computer. The University’s IT department supports Sophos for faculty and staff.  For students, University IT recommends Microsoft Defender (no cost) for Windows and Sophos AntiVirus for Macs (home version, no cost).
  2. Regularly install all Critical Updates from http://update.microsoft.com. You should begin checking Microsoft Update constantly, starting now. You can also configure your Windows computer to check automatically for updates every time you connect to the Internet.  NOTE: if you have a Mac, you will want to check with ExamSoft before updating your Mac’s operating system because of the potential for conflicts with Examplify — causing you problems with taking your exams on your computer.
  3. Keep Adobe Flash & Reader and Java Updated. A great browser-based tool for checking how current your web-related tools are is Qualys Browser Check.
  4. Keep your computer’s operating system and office products up-to-date
  5. Do not install peer-to-peer file-sharing software or other high-risk programs. Attempt to eliminate any programs that might already be installed by running a spyware/adware removal product such as Spybot Search & Destroy or Ad-aware.
  6. Buy and use a computer security cable for your computer to lock it down when it is not attended. (Alarm-equipped cables are NOT recommended.) We highly recommend that you never leave your belongings alone, especially in quiet areas like the Law Library, as the School of Law is open to the public.
  7. Do not click on links in unsolicited email messages
  8. Do not open an email attachment unless you are expecting it or have checked with the sender.

Using Canned Responses in Gmail for multiple signatures

Did you know that Gmail will support multiple signature files?

This can come in handy when you are working with different teams or are responding to messages from a prospective employer.

You may need to put different information in your signature (block of text at the end of your email message) based upon the person or group with whom you are corresponding.

This is actually not in the signature functionality, it’s really kind of a cheat.  You employ the “Canned Responses” feature.  It works pretty well but you will be limited to using this in your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge).

 

Setting up and using Canned Responses:

First, enable the Canned Responses feature

  1. Go to your Gmail Settings (gear icon upper right hand of the Gmail screen).
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Select the Advanced tab at the top of the Settings screen
  4. Scroll down to Canned Responses (Templates)
  5. Select the Enable radio button.
  6. At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Next, create a canned response (alternate signature)

  1. Compose an email message. This is just to create your canned response, you won’t be sending this message.
  2. Leave the To field blank (filled automatically with the recipient’s email address).
  3. Leave the Subject field blank (filled automatically with a reply to the recipient’s subject).
  4. At the bottom of your compose window – bottom right of the screen — there are three vertical dots these dots are the “More Options” button. Click here
  5. Select Canned Responses.
  6. Click New canned response.
  7. Enter an appropriate name for the response; e.g., “Signature A” to use for certain messages where you want this signature at the bottom of your messages.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Enter the wording for the canned response.
  10. Click Save.

Use a canned response (alternate signature) in a new message

  1. Compose an email message.
  2. Fill in the To field
  3. Fill in the Subject
  4. Type out your message, then hit return a few times to create a space for your canned response text
  5. Click on the “More Options” symbol (three vertical dots) in the lower right of your editing window.
  6. Select Canned Responses.
  7. Click on the Canned Response (alternate signature) you want and it will be inserted

 

 

(This content was adapted from materials at: https://google.oit.ncsu.edu/core/gmail/canned-response/)

Kronos 7: Timekeeping at Pepperdine

Have you figured out how to use Kronos 7 yet? Perhaps you’re still struggling with the basics of getting around and entering your information correctly. Here are a few resources which you might find helpful.

First, a video introduction to Kronos 7:

The video is helpful, but still limited. So here are some recommended help-guides for more in-depth and user-specific reference (students and adjuncts take special note):

Support for Kronos is provided by the Payroll Department at (310) 506-4636 or check out their Finance and Payroll FAQs.

Please note that while Google Chrome and newer versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer are fine browsers, Kronos still works best in Mozilla Firefox. Whatever browser you use, be sure it is up to date and that you have the most recent Java patches installed for the best experience possible.

Forgot Your Password? MyID Reset

The MyID PIN Reset outlines the process for resetting a forgotten password via MyID:

1. Go to: https://myid.pepperdine.edu

2. Click Option 2: Click “Set/Reset Password”
3. Enter your NetworkID.
4. Type the letters displayed in the picture.
5. Select the check box (to allow PIN text message)

6. Click “Request PIN”

7. You will receive a confirmation message, click “Close”
myid38. Retrieve the PIN from your alternate email or mobile phone. Enter it here and click “Validate”
myid49. Enter your new password twice and click “Reset Password”
*Please Note: If your password does not meet our complexity requirements, you will see a red X next to the issues that need to be fixed.myid5
10. Password reset was successful. Please close your browser.
myid6Password Tip: Don’t Get Locked Out!
Update passwords you stored on your mobile devices, too!

Network ID Services

Important update:

Password resets are now being handled by MyID.pepperdine.edu rather than NetworkID.pepperdine.edu. Email redirects, directory preferesnces and contact information will still be updated through NetworkID.pepperdine.edu for a few months while those services are migrated to the new MyID.pepperdine.edu platform.

If you haven’t ever setup your NetworkID Services, there’s no better time than now.

Password resets are the number one call we receive at the Help Desk. By logging in now and setting up a NetworkID profile you can later reset your password using either your cell phone, a non-Pepperdine personal email account or the more familiar secret question methods commonly available on websites.

A NetworkID profile provides critical information to verify the identity of any user who has forgotten or needs to change their password.

Benefits of a NetworkID profile:

  • Self-Service Password Reset
  • Change Verification Method
  • Change Email Delivery Options
  • Edit Directory Preferences and Contact Information

In addition you can find access to the new Google Apps at Pepperdine. Signing up for this service enables your Pepperdine Email via the popular Google Gmail system as well as offering access to other great Google Apps: Drive (for online collaberation), Calendaring (for scheduling), Google Talk (for chat) and more. Please note that if you chose to use Gmail to manage your Pepperdine email account your email will no longer be available via Webmail.Pepperdine.Edu

Free and Discounted Software for Students: Microsoft, Adobe and Windows

Being a Pepperdine student has a variety of perks, ocean view, Olympic swimming pool, close access to the beach, and now either free or discounted access to software such as Microsoft Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud and

Microsoft Office 365

As a Pepperdine student, you can sign up for free access to Microsoft Office 365 and earn access to Microsoft Office tools like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Simply go to the Microsoft online store and enter your Pepperdine email address, then follow the prompts to set up your free account and that’s it! Simply download the Desktop apps to your computer and you will be writing in style in no time.

Adobe Creative Cloud

With your Pepperdine student email, you can download Adobe Creative Cloud and earn access to software like Acrobat PDF, Photoshop, Indesign and more for $19.99/month instead of the standard payment of $52.99/month. To purchase the subscription, visit their website for more information.

For more information on student discounts provided to you, please click here to be redirected to Tech Central’s page. Thanks for being a Pepperdine Law student and we hope you enjoy your free and discounted software with an ocean view.

Panopto: Class Recording

Interested in recording your class? Panopto is Pepperdine University’s lecture capture system. The software is installed in every classroom and is simple to use.

To read more about the benefits of utilizing Panopto, please click here to be redirected to Panopto’s blog post, “Video Recording Without the Hassle.”

If you plan on recording your class more than once a semester, please contact support@law.pepperdine.edu to request an account. You’ll get your recording links emailed to you automatically if you have an account.

There are different recording options, such as:

  • Audio– all recordings capture audio by default
  • PowerPoint– records the presentation slides you show on the class computer by default
  • Video– available for classrooms with cameras, records the front of the room only
  • Primary Screen– records any applications you use on the class computer, such as Word Documents, Web pages, Excel Files, TWEN Course page, etc.

Printing and Copying Services at Pepperdine Law

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To send a print job start here: print.pepperdine.edu

To setup your printing go here for complete instructions.

Color Printing is $0.35 per side of a page 

Black and White Printing is $0.06 per side of a page

Print accounting and print charges are managed by the University.  

Charges go to your Pepperdine ID card’s linked Waves Cash Global account.

You cannot print if you do not have funds on deposit in your Waves Cash Global account.

Pepperdine has multi-function devices (MFDs) from Sharp (you can still call them copiers but they’re much more).

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Guests can print, scan, or copy on the MFDs using an account associated with their Pepperdine ID cards.  Students buy copy and print credit here:   https://get.cbord.com/pepperdine/full/prelogin.php 

All students can print to all Sharp MFDs in public areas at any of the Pepperdine Southern California campuses (click here to learn about print credit for students at school of law). This includes the color-enabled Sharp MFD in the Law Library public area.  Printing in color or black and white is possible and a document with a mix of color and black and white pages will only incur the higher cost for color on the pages where there is color.

Typically, print jobs are sent via the web using a web-browser interface.  In nearly all circumstances, your document that you want to print must be in PDF format.

You transfer/upload your PDF file to the print.pepperdine.edu site and select your parameters (number of copies, etc.).  If you want to print in color, you want to select a “findmecolor” solution (see video here) or “findmebw” for black and white.

Then once the document is uploaded, you go to the copier nearest you — Law School? go to the Law Library and see the copiers near the public services desk.

“Tap” your ID card or type in your Wavenet credentials (there’s a slide-out keyboard stored under the copier’s screen), select the print job you want to “release” and you have your document!