Tech Tip Tuesday – Add Multiple Hyperlinks in a Single Cell in Google Sheets

A new feature was recently released for Google Sheets which allows you to add multiple hyperlinks in the same cell.

You can now do so by highlighting specific words or strings in a cell and clicking on the link button in the toolbar (or Ctrl+K/Cmd+K if you prefer keyboard shortcuts!)

Image of the insert hyperlink button on the toolbar

 

 

Repeat this process to add multiple hyperlinks in the same cell.

When hovering over a cell that contains multiple links, they are displayed sequentially, in a box below the cell:

Image of multiple hyperlinks in a single cell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, if you right-click on a cell containing multiple hyperlinks, you can open them all at once!

Scheduled, Brief Maintenance for Specific Applications

On Thursday, June 4th, at approximately 9:00 am, scheduled maintenance is scheduled for service on some of the college’s applications, particularly ones that authenticate with our Google Accounts.

During the maintenance, the following apps will be unavailable for approximately 5 minutes:

  • Adirondack
  • TMS
  • Slate
  • Zoom

 The outcome of this change will update the look of some of the apps within the Google App launcher. Upon completion of the maintenance, users may need to close and re-open their web browsers to regain access to the applications.

If you are unable to access any of the affected applications after the scheduled maintenance, please contact us at infodesk@allegheny.edu, and we will gladly assist you.

Important Zoom Client Update

On April 27th, Zoom released the latest client, version 5.0. With this new release comes security enhancements, including support for GCM encryption. GCM encryption is to be enabled on May 30th.

After May 30th, all Zoom clients on older versions will receive a forced upgrade upon trying to join a meeting, to allow the use of GCM encryption. If you use Zoom Meetings, LITS advises you not to wait, and to upgrade to the new client version, 5.0, as soon as you are able. The update is available here.

Some additional resources available from Zoom:

If you are not sure what version of Zoom you currently have installed on your computer:

Open the Zoom app. Click the Settings (gear) icon. Tap About Zoom. You will see the Zoom app version.
If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to us at infodesk@allegheny.edu.

Tech Tip Tuesday – Navigating Digital Information

Today’s tech tip highlights a 10-episode series from Youtube channel Crash Course, titled “Navigating Digital Information”.

Throughout this free course, host John Green will provide practical skills to help evaluate information and help you stay more informed online.

Check out the video below for a preview video for the series:

If you liked the video and would like to learn more, the full course is available here.

 

 

 

Tech Tip Tuesday – New Sharing Dialog for G Suite Services

Announced two weeks ago from the G Suite Updates Blog, the sharing dialog for Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms is being updated. This is a replacement to the graphical interface that is used to share files and folders in G Suite.

g suite sharing dialog
G Suite Sharing Dialog

 

This new interface is intended to make it easier to share files and folders with specific people, and not expand access beyond what is necessary. This update may already be available for some Allegheny G Suite users, and will be available shortly for anyone who still has not had the update applied.

For more information, see the original post in the G Suite Updates Blog here.

Scheduled, Brief Internet Outage Wed. May 6th

Due to necessary scheduled maintenance, a brief internet outage for Allegheny’s campus network will occur at approximately 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 6th. During this brief outage, internet connectivity will be unavailable, and should be restored very shortly after.

Tech Tip Tuesday – Delete your Browsing History (Part 2)

A recent Tech Tip Tuesday post detailed how to clear your browsing history in the popular Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Today’s tip will demonstrate how to do so in Safari and Microsoft Edge. Deleting your browsing history, or clearing your cache, is often a great first troubleshooting step to take when a website doesn’t load correctly on your computer – whether the site is slow to load, returns an error message, or becomes unresponsive.

Clear your history in Safari (on Mac):

  1. In the Safari app, choose HistoryClear History, then click the pop-up menu.
  2. Select how much history you want cleared.

Clear your history in Microsoft Edge: 

  1.  In the Edge application, Select Settings  > Privacy and security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, select Choose what to clear.
  3. Choose a time range from the Time range drop-down menu.
  4. Choose the types of data you want to clear. For example, you may want to remove browsing history and cookies but keep passwords and form fill data.
  5. Select Clear now.

Tech Tip Tuesday – Start or Join Google Meet Video Meetings Directly from Gmail

Announced earlier this month in the G Suite Updates Blog, the option to start or join Google “Meet-ings” directly from your Gmail inbox is now available.

When you click on Start a meeting, a new window will pop up with a secure, unique URL. When choosing Join a meeting, you will be prompted to enter a meeting code or nickname – which are provided by the organizer. Once you are inside of the meeting, you can invite more participants.

Tech Tip Tuesday – Delete Your Browsing History

Deleting your browsing history, or clearing your cache, is often a great first troubleshooting step to take when a website doesn’t load correctly on your computer – whether the site is slow to load, returns an error message, or becomes unresponsive. See below how to delete your browsing history in both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Clear your history in Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click More, (the 3 vertical dots), in the top right.
  3. Click History > History.
  4. Click Clear browsing data on the left.
  5. Select how much history you want to clear from the drop-down menu. Select All time to clear everything.
  6. Check the boxes for the info that you want cleared.
  7. Click Clear data. 

Clear your history in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click the Library button , click History, then click Clear Recent History…
  2. Select how much history you want to clear from the drop-down menu.
  3. Check the boxes for the info that you want cleared.
  4. Click the Clear Now button.