Tech Tips Tuesday!

Tips, Tricks, & Hidden Gems

What are Cookies and Why Might I Have to Delete Them?

Today's Tech Tip was inspired by Chair of the Management and Marketing Department, Rhonda Mack.

First, what exactly is a cookie?? Cookies are very small text files placed on your hard drive by a Web Page server. Many cookies are actually quite useful, saving time when you're a frequent user of particular websites, as they will auto-complete fields of information.

But some cookies are used for tracking purposes and occasionally they can interfere with website functioning, so you may be told to "delete cookies" or "clear your browsing history."

For example, those of you using online materials from textbook publishers, such as McGraw-Hill's Connect, may need to tell your students to periodically delete cookies if they're having difficulty logging in.

How Do I Delete Cookies?

Every Internet browser designates a particular place for storing cookies. So click on the link below to access a Google Doc with steps for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer.

Faculty Technology Institute Applications Due March 13

TLT will host the next Faculty Technology Institute (FTI) May 18-22. Sessions will focus on strategies for activities, assessment, and content delivery to create more engaging, active learning environments.

Applications are due March 13th.

For more information, please click here.
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March Newsletter and Calendar

Topics for this month include: TLT’s Top Ten Tech Tools, Preparing for the Unexpected Class Cancelation, and more!

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Jessica T. Smith, Ph.D.

Instructional Technologist

School of Business