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How to Set Alerts on OneDrive Documents

Working collaboratively in Office 365 is great, but sometimes it gets a little murky who has edited what and when. Fortunately, we have the ability to set up documents to alert authors every time a modification is made. There is a bit of clicking around to find this feature, but in the end it’s worth it to be kept up to date on a collaborative document. Alerts can be set on any Office document. It’s great to be notified each time someone answers a survey you may have sent out. Please note that you can only set an alert on documents you created, not ones that have been shared with you.

Go to your OneDrive
In the lower left hand corner select “Return to classic OneDrive”
Alert 1

Click the gear icon in the upper right hand corner
Select “Show Ribbon”
Alert 2

Select File, then the Alert Me icon that looks like a bell
Alert 3

From here, you will be able to choose your alert preferences, such as frequency of notification and whether you would like to receive an email or an SMS.

How to Create an Excel Survey on Office 365

Surveys can be valuable to collect information and opinions from your team or from your students. No longer are they limited to Google Surveys! Did you know you can create one right in Office 365?

Click here for a tutorial blog post on how to create Excel surveys.

What is AirServer?

AirServer allows you to receive AirPlay feeds from another Mac or iOS device and mirror to your display. This means you can use AirPlay to mirror a student device, which promotes student collaboration and sharing.

Now, how do you get started?

First, go to http://www.airserver.com/download/mac and download the Mac version. Double click the installation file (which should be in your downloads folder) After you click to agree to the terms, drag AirServer to your Applications folder:

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When you launch AirServer for the first time, they will ask for an activation number. Go to ICT help desk and they will enter it for you.

After your activation number is set up, go to Preferences and change your Computer name and set a password. Changing your Airplay display name make it easier to find your laptop in the long list of available mirroring screens. When AirServer is running on your computer, it will be listed on any other iOS device connected to the same network. Anyone who sees your computer is able to stream to AirServer unless you enable your password settings. Devices must be on the same network, therefore personal devices not on ISB-Internal will not work. Anyone who tries to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter the password. Without the correct password, they will not be able to stream or mirror to your computer.

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