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Hola service (and similar) must not be used through OUAS IT systems or VPN servers

– 4.6.2015

Use of Hola free VPN service is prohibited in OUAS IT systems. There is serious risks when using Hola. Using Hola you disseminate other unknown Hola users telecommunication like a VPN proxy and lately there has been lots of discussion about deficiencies in data security of Hola network. Using Hola and other similar free-VPN services […]

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Are you unable to login?

– 13.1.2015

You need your password when you log in to your e-mail and other services provided for you by the University of Oulu or Oamk. If your password does not work, it does not necessarily mean you have forgotten it: The first thing to do, is to make sure that you do not have Caps Lock […]

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Take care of updates and backups on your home computer

– 30.12.2014

Software updates and backups are important! To avoid losing your important files, for example your photos, you should take backups of your files on a regular basis. For backups, you can use e.g. an external USB hard drive, which you connect to your computer only for doing or restoring backups. A removable hard disk, which costs […]

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User guides for MS Office applications

– 1.12.2014

MS Office application are available on all of the Windows computers maintained by the OUAS IT-Services. Also both the students and staff of the OUAS are entitled to install MS Office products on their own computers. The most used applications are MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. Microsoft provides thorough guidelines inside the application: […]

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Settings for reading your Oamk email at home (or with your smartphone)

– 14.11.2014

You can read your e-mail at your own computer using Outlook or any other email programme (e.g. Mozilla Thunderbird) using the common protocol called IMAP. If you’re using a smartphone for your e-mail, it is easiest to use the built-in e-mail application that allows you to add an Exchange account. Since adjusting the settings isn’t identical in […]

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Use the Webropol Online Survey and Analysis Tool with your Oamk account

– 26.9.2014

Webropol is an online analysis and survey tool. Login to Webropol using your Oamk account 1) Open https://www.oamk.fi/webropol 2) In the login, use your Oamk user name and related password 3) In the next view you will see the information that will be transferred to Webropol, unless you have already confirmed it. The information will […]

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Office tools for students to use at home

– 4.9.2014

Typically, the teachers give handouts as PDF-files or some the MS Office file formats. (In addition, also videos and sound files can be used, as well as specific professional software files (e.g. CAD) but these are not the subject of this post.) In order to be able to open these typical files the teachers hand out, you […]

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Google Workspace for Education

– 5.6.2014

Google Workspace for Education is a cloud service available for use at the Oamk. The service consists of different tools for communication and collaboration. Both Oamk students and staff are eligible to use the service. In addition to the tools, the service enables centralised management within the Oamk user group. Logging in to the service The […]

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E-mail information security

– 18.3.2014

Handling of personal information is regulated by law Information security in e-mail is weak by default So how can I protect my e-mail? 1.     Handling of personal information is regulated by law If you have to handle personal information in your work at the OUAS, it has to be done in ways approved by the Finnish […]

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Protecting private information is your responsibility

– 27.2.2012

Protecting privacy in the Internet is everybody’s responsibility. You should never put personal details of other people to the web and it is also a good idea to thoroughly consider what information you put there about yourself as well. Things you put to Internet might be difficult or even impossible to remove once posted. E.g. […]

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