Matt McCrillis

Tech Tip Tuesday – Google Calendar Appointment Slots

Did you know that you can turn blocks of time on your calendar into appointment slots that others can book? When an appointment slot is booked on your calendar, it will be displayed so that you know who you are meeting and when. Follow the steps below to try out this feature:

  • Open Google Calendar and in your calendar grid, click an empty time slot and click Appointment slots.
  • (Optional) If you want to create your appointment slot on another calendar, at the bottom next to your name, click the Down arrow and select the calendar.
  • Add a title and choose a date and time.
  • Select the number of slots and the duration of each appointment.
  • (Optional) If you want to add more details to your appointment slot, click More options and add your information.
  • Click SAVE.

Printing Unavailable Tuesday Night

Across campus, printing may be unavailable the evening of Tuesday, March 19th between the hours 5:30 and 6:30 due to scheduled maintenance.

If you experience issues printing after this time, please contact the InfoDesk at Pelletier Library at x3768 or email infodesk@allegheny.edu .

Tech Tip Tuesday – Right-Click Options in Gmail

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There are new options for right-clicking in Gmail! By right-clicking on a message in your Gmail, you can do any of the following:

  • Reply to, or forward, an email in one click from the main page
  • Search for all emails from a sender
  • Open multiple emails in multiple new windows at the same time
  • Easily add a label or move an email

Screenshot of the right-click menu in Gmail

Keep up the good work in identifying these types of phishing attempts!

A recent phishing attempt was brought to the attention of LITS by several in the community. The message used more sophisticated language than a typical phishing email. The fact that the message did not come from allegheny.edu is what helped to identify the phishing attempt.

This was a good reminder to the Allegheny community to be cautious when receiving unexpected emails.

If you get a message you think is phishing/spam you should:  

  1. Not click on links in the message
  2. Follow up by other means.  
  3. Report it as spam/phishing in Gmail

Please do not hesitate to contact the InfoDesk at infodesk@allegheny.edu or by phone to report phishing attempts or obtain more information.

LITS always encourages safe account practices and would encourage you to visit the LITS website to change your password if you ever feel that your account credentials have been compromised.  In addition, two-factor authentication is an added layer of protection against this possibility.