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Top 10 Technology Dos and Don'ts for Students

    1. Set up of the CCNY email account:
      It is important for you to know how to access your CCNY email because the communication with your professor as well as Bursars and other CCNY offices will occur via that email address.
      Find your email account information: http://citymail.ccny.cuny.edu/index.html

    2. Backup your data (flash, hard drive, etc.) at least weekly.
      The best way to backup your system depends on your use, needs and system. These articles will help you to choose the best solution:
      Know how to use your flash drive (e.g. ejecting): http://www.ehow.com/how_2019969_flash-store-data.html
    3. Learn why and how to access Blackboard:
      http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/it/blackboard.cfm

    4. Find available resources in the Library:
      http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/library/

    5. Know about the CUNY Portal:
      https://cunyportal.cuny.edu/cpr/authenticate/portal_login.jsp
    6. Update your computer (in particular virus definitions, plug ins and operating system):
      These are the most important areas you need to keep up to date or check on your computer to keep your system free from viruses and Internet threats:

      More information about certain programs:

      Free virus scan applications:

    7. Internet Safety (Do not download anything or click on any link unless you know the source):
    8. Software:
    9. Be aware of the Copyright Laws because they also apply to online content:
    10. Technology and Teaching Resources: