What is OneDrive and should you use it?

OneDrive is part of Microsoft Office 365 and is an online (cloud) file storage application. Each LLCC account is provided with 1TB of storage space for files, photos, videos, etc. OneDrive should be used to store your LLCC documents that would normally be stored on your individual network folder (Ex. \\llcc.edu\academia\educators or \\llcc.edu\departments\) and\or your office computer documents folder or desktop.

After the Spring 2017 semester ends, LLCC will be converting to this data storage system in place of the current network folder structure.  As such, you are strongly encouraged to begin uploading your files to OneDrive and\or attend a training session held in Academic Innovation and eLearning computer lab (faculty and staff are both welcome to attend). Click here to view the schedule and register for a session.

There are two ways to access Office 365, OneDrive and other online applications. Log into your LLCC Email account via the web (www.llcc.edu, My LLCC, Email) click on the apps icon (waffle) or the Office 365 link in the upper left of the window. You can access this directly at  https://portal.office.com  and login with your LLCC Email address. If prompted, choose the Work or School Account option.

For assistance installing the OneDrive App please contact the IT Service Desk at 217.786.2555 or submit a ticket via KBOX.

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Office 365 – OneDrive – Share a File or Folder

How do you share a file or folder from your OneDrive account? You can share only to active LLCC email accounts with an email and the link to the document or by creating a hyperlink to post in an email, on a webpage or with your Blackboard course.

Select the document by clicking to the left of the name. To the far right, Click on Share in the menu. Add People via email address to the right. You can then choose to give Edit or View permissions.

From within an open document, click on Share in the upper right corner. The default sharing method is Invite People. Here you will enter individual LLCC Email addresses. The file option is defaulted with Edit, but you can change to View only permissions. Type in a note to the recipient(s) and click Share.

Should you choose to post a hyperlink to your document, you will select the Get Link. You must choose one of the three options for sharing permissions.

  • Restricted – recipient opens the link and then must request permission to view. Permissions must be granted by file owner. You will receive an Email notification of the request to view and allow sharing access.
  • View Link – recipient can open the document as Read-Only and can forward this onto other LLCC email accounts.
  • Edit Link – recipient can open, edit and forward the document onto other LLCC email accounts.

After choosing the permission option that best meets your need, click on Create. Copy the hyperlink and then paste into an Email message (you can send this to a distribution group within your Email Contacts list using this method) or specific course location in Blackboard. Files remained shared until you stop sharing. Create a new hyperlink if you wish to share the document again at a later date and post accordingly.

Stop Sharing or change the sharing permissions on a file or folder at any time. Selecting the file or folder within OneDrive and to the right, click on Shared. A list will appear to the right with the individuals shared with and permissions. Click on the Can Edit or Can View beneath the individual’s name and choose a different permission or Stop Sharing. To stop sharing with all, click on the Share option in the menu after selecting the file or folder. Click on Share With in the window and then Stop Sharing. This will prompt you for a confirmation.

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Midday Yoga begins March 13

Use your lunch hour as a time to destress from the holidays and reset your mind! Begin to connect with your body and your breath while also increasing flexibility and building strength. Whether you are looking for a way to improve your regular workouts, or simply a space to connect with your mind and body and “reset,” this class is perfect for you. All levels welcome. This class will be taught by LLCC’s very own, Valerie Wright, associate dean of nursing.

Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Dates: Mon, 3/13, 3/27 and 4/3
Location: Trutter Center
Course Code: CEW 802-06 • Fee: $30

LLCC hosts tea for Delta Sigma Theta La Petite Academy

LLCC hosted approximately 22 minority 8th grade girls and their mothers in tea_3741the Bistro Verde this past Saturday for the Delta Sigma Theta La Petite Academy Tea.  Representing Lincoln Land were Leslie Johnson, assistant vice president of Student Success and Marie Watson, student engagement coordinator.  LLCC Adjunct Instructor Lesa Schaive provided instruction on tea etiquette.  The tea is a major part of Delta Sigma Theta’s educational and cultural enrichment program for minority girls.

Thank you for your support.  The organization was very appreciative and said they are working with Michael Phelon, coordinator, Open Door Mentorship Program, on a program tentatively scheduled in March for minority high school students focusing on personal finance.

In the news

Chris McDonald, professor of political science, was interviewed by WGEM-TV in a story, “Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County remembers WWI.”

Katie Eilers, director of financial aid, gave tips for avoiding student loan debt in an interview with the Jacksonville Journal-Courier Feb. 27.

Dee Krueger, director, LLCC-Taylorville was interviewed Feb. 23 on WTIM Morning Talk Show about summer class offerings at LLCC-T, the advantages of taking summer classes, applying for LLCC Foundation scholarships, new student orientation and upcoming events.

Severe storm spotter class at LLCC today

The National Weather Service is offering a free two-hour “Severe Weather Storm Spotting” class today starting at 6:30 p.m. The event is being held in the Student Union, Menard Hall and is open to the public.

The session, the only one in Sangamon County in 2017, is being led by Ed Shimon, lead meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Lincoln. The class will cover the formation and movement of tornadoes and other severe storms in addition to personal safety considerations when severe weather is threatening. The program will also offer attendees the opportunity to become official NWS spotters.

For individuals who wish to become certified storm spotters, Shimon will provide information about the types of data the Weather Service needs to better inform the public about the severity of the storm and what can be expected as it moves along its track. Some of the observations they need reported include hail, estimated wind speed, flash flooding and tornadoes. Tornadoes have occurred in Illinois during every month of the year but the peak period is from April through June.

The program is co-sponsored by LLCC and the Capital Area Amateur Radio Emergency Response Team (CAARERT). There is no age limit for those who wish to attend; however, attendees must be at least 18 years old to receive storm spotter certification. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information, contact Dean Butzow, LLCC professor of geography, at dean.butzow@llcc.edu or 786.4923. You may also go to the NWS Lincoln Office “Severe Weather Spotter Training” web page at: http://www.weather.gov/Lincoln/spotter.