You may have seen the UTMB/Galveston themed buses shuttling passengers between campus and all the way to Clear Lake (as well as Texas City). This is a public service offered in conjunction with UTMB where employees can ride at a discounted rate. Booklets of tickets can be purchased through the bookstore on campus and traveling the max route is only $1.50 per direction and free wi-fi is provided. You can find more details and the route schedule at http://www.utmb.edu/transit/. Please note that scheduled runs only occur during peak times (morning and evening) but there is a single route in the middle of the day. Watch the blog for upcoming details on a “Hoteling Space” in Rebecca Sealy where you can work while on campus.
This tip is relatively simple but if you’d like to update your email signature to the institutional standard you can do so by visiting http://www.utmb.edu/identity/downloads/templates_email_sig.shtml to download documentation and a template. There are also a number of other good resources available at http://www.utmb.edu/identity. Let us know if you have any Tips ‘n’ Tricks that you’d recommend or like to see documented.
This tip I attempted to share via email as well since it corresponds to receiving notifications from the blog and highlights the RSS (Really Simple Syndication) Feed feature. You are able to receive blog updates in Outlook by right-clicking on the ‘RSS Feeds’ folder (displayed in the ‘Mail’ and ‘Folder List’ views), choose ‘Add a New RSS feed…’, enter ‘https://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/feed/’, choose ‘Add’, and confirm ‘Yes’. You’ll now receive Blog postings in Outlook! More information can be found by clicking the RSS Feed link from the blog (https://blogs.utmb.edu/watercooler/) You can add other RSS feeds from various sources (even Twitter) using this same method. Furthermore, Outlook is just one of the methods to receive RSS feeds. Leave a comment with any questions or ideas, thanks.
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Everyone is likely familiar with some version of a keyboard shortcuts or key combinations (you used Ctrl+Alt+Del to login). Some other popular combinations are Windows+L to lock your machine, Alt+Print Screen to take a screenshot of the active window or Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C, and Ctrl+V which translate to Cut, Copy and Paste respectively. You can also create your own shortcuts by right-clicking on any windows application and choosing Properties and then selecting the ‘Shortcut’ tab which should display the menu in the screenshot below. By entering a unique key, such as “C” for the calculator application (it will automatically add the “Ctrl+Alt+”) you’ll set your own shortcut and no longer need to dig through the Start Menu when you’re needing to use the application. Additional details can be found here which also contains a list of all Windows 7 shortcuts. Let us know if you have any additional tips or tricks to suggest and watch the blog for additional hints to make your work more efficient.