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Need help or additional information? This web page is here to help. Detailed information can be read below and you can use the direct links found on the right in the "resource links" section.

Temple University Computer Services

Having trouble with your e-mail account, computer, blackboard, or more? Use the following links to get the help you need fast.

Owlbox

50 GB of Free OWLbox storage space. Students can store, share and collaborate on projects, edit and sync files in owlbox.temple.edu. A link to OWLbox is available on TUportal.

Office 2013 Purchase

Free Microsoft Office for Matriculated students: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 (for PC) and Microsoft Office 2011 (for Mac) is available free for matriculated Temple students. Students log in to TUportal, click on the My Portal tab, and, under TUapplications, click on Microsoft Download.

Windows Movie Maker Live

Having trouble creating your movie? You can watch this training video for help on editing your movie project. Keep in mind you are not required to use Windows Movie Maker for your movie project, but it is a relative straight forward program to use.

training video

Library Article Search Tool

Finding articles for class discussions and debates is a critical part of Cyberspace and Society. Temple library has set up a web page to make it easier for you to find that perfect article. Visit the site linked below and click on the "Academic Search Premier" link found in the left hand column. Note: if off campus, you will need to log in before you can search.

academic search premier

Wiki Information

Need help setting up your group wiki? All the information you need can be found by visiting this wiki help page.

Browser Upgrades

If you are still using Netscape or Internet Explorer at home, you should upgrade to one of the following browsers as soon as possible.

1. Mozilla Firefox - Firefox is an extremely capable browser with above average security. It is considered the best browser today by many of the "experts". For fun, you can use different themes to change the look of your browser and add extensions to increase the usefulness of the browser. Try it out!

2. Opera - Another option to Internet Explorer if Firefox is not right for you.

Dreamweaver - 30 Day Trial Version

1. Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud - Visit Adobe's website to download the 30 day trial version of the software. The version you will download is Dreamweaver CC (Creative Cloud). You will be able to do everything you need to do for lab using the Creative Cloud version at home. Wait until you cover Dreamweaver in lab before you actually install the software on your home computer. That way, you will be able to use the full 30 days to build your website at home. When you go to the Adobe site, you will be required to sign up for a free Adobe account.

Java Scripts and Beyond

Adding little things to your site can add excitement and make your site more user friendly. Here are a couple of sites to help you

Java Scripts

http://javascript.internet.com

http://www.javascriptkit.com/cutpastejava.html

http://www.wsabstract.com/javatutors/muliplejava.html - advanced (when you want more than one java script per page

DHTML

http://www.dynamicdrive.com

Check your website optimization status:

http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze

Add a counter to a web page:

http://freelogs.com (best bet - but free counter has small text link advertisement)

Google Docs

Google Docs is a web based office suite and data storage service. Our lab's goal is to provide experience with the Google Docs Office suite, specifically to create a survey that can be used to gather data from users. Cyberspace Google Docs Lab

Blogging

During the semester you will create a blog using Temple University's blackboard web site.

Temple University "blogging" - includes information on how to blog using blackboard.

Blogger.com blogging - includes information on how to blog using Blogger.com. You can continue your blogging experience outside of Cyberspace and Society by using this free online tool.