WVU Extension Service

Information and Tips


Bulk Order 2016

As of May 27, 2016, all computer orders have been distributed. If you have questions about your system’s location, please speak with someone in your office before calling the Office of Technology.

A few notes about the new systems:

  • Desktop monitor(s) will be connected to the CPU with a DisplayPort cable. It looks similar to an HDMI cable but has a flat side (or an elongated “D” shape). You’ll find a DisplayPort cable in each monitor box.
  • Refer to the handout Customizing Your New Computer for help in adding programs to the Start Menu, Taskbar, and other setting changes.

Shared Email Accounts Updated

Extension’s shared email accounts (e.g., ExtensionTechnology@mail.wvu.edu, BarbourCountyExtension@mail.wvu.edu, etc.) have been updated to set up all users as account owners. Before that, only one person per office was an owner on the shared account.

Making everyone in the office an account owner should make it easier for each user to add the shared account to his/her listing of email accounts.

Please refer to the FAQHow do I access mail in a shared mailbox?” and the Excel file linked on that page to see if you have been added to the account and for help in accessing the email account.

The linked Excel workbook has two pages (tabs at bottom) – one for County Accounts and one for Other Accounts, so access the appropriate page to check for your name. The screen capture below shows the labels for the two pages.

Once you have clicked on the appropriate tab, scroll to your office account and check to make sure your name and Login ID are listed.

Additional instructions are included on the FAQ page.

Public Domain Image Resources

If you need images for your website, refer to the Google Sheet (Excel file) that lists sources for free or low-cost images. Once you click on the link above, you’ll be in a folder named “Photo_Sources.” From there, click on the file named “Photo and Images Sources.

Comments about the image sources are appreciated, so please email any suggestions or notes you’d like to see included in the file to make it more useful to others.

Additional resources will be added to this folder, so check back.

Free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile Available for WVU Employees

Free Microsoft Office & Office Mobile now available for WVU employees
Faculty and staff may now download free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile applications through the University’s Office 365 licensing. This effectively will allow WVU employees to install Microsoft Office on a total of five personal devices and five mobile devices. It also will give users access to the new Outlook for Mac.

For students, ProPlus replaces the free download site for Student Advantage. For employees, this provides the ability to download Office onto personally owned devices. Instructions are at: http://it.wvu.edu/services/office365/proplus

HSC employees can find instructions for downloading free Microsoft Office and Office Mobile applications at http://office365.hsc.wvu.edu. Click on Office 365 Training Resources.

Keeping Your Data Secure

Please refer to the Data Security section for the latest communication, guidelines, and instructions on how to securely manage your data.

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