Technical Training


November 1st

Data Breaches

Presenter: Allan Anderson

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: F102, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Summary: In this topic, we will look at some well-known and some lesser-known data breaches. We will also look at what a data breach is, along with some ways to protect yourself if you are a victim of a data breach.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve you seat for this training.

You may use THIS LINK to Zoom the presentation.



October 1st - 31st

Laptop/Tablet (excluding iPads) Clinic

Is your Northeast State issued laptop or tablet up-to-date with anti-virus protection, software upgrades and patches?  When was the last time it was on campus and connected to the campus network?  Bring it in to one of our clinics for a check-up.  You should be able to pick it up within 48 hours.


Blountville Clinic, P216


Kingsport Clinic

Bristol, Elizabethton, Johnson City Clinic


Tuesday, October 3rd

One Drive for Business vs. One Drive (Personal)

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2303, Time 10:30 - 11:30am

Summary: One Drive is a Microsoft cloud storage service.  Attend this session to learn the difference between the two, how to set up an account if you do not already have one, how to sync your One Drive cloud storage to a desktop or mobile device, and other useful information about cloud storage services.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.  This training will not be Zoomed.


Tuesday, October 10th

Phishing without Water

Presenter: Allan Anderson

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: F102, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Summary: Online Scams are huge. This session will help you spot and hopefully not get hooked with an online scam. We will look at some common email scams and how to spot them.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.

You may use this link to Zoom the presentation.


Friday, October 13th

One Drive for Business vs. One Drive (Personal)

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2303, Time 9:00 - 10:00am

Summary: One Drive is a Microsoft cloud storage service.  Attend this session to learn the difference between the two, how to set up an account if you do not already have one, how to sync your One Drive cloud storage to a desktop or mobile device, and other useful information about cloud storage services.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.  This training will not be Zoomed.

Safety at Home: Tips for Keeping Your Home Computer Safe

Presenters: David Blair and Dr. Donna Farrell

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: F102, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Summary: Malware, hacker and spyware, OH MY! If all the malicious terminology that you hear on a daily basis is confusing, this session will explain what is threatening the safety of your home computer and provide advice for safer home computing. 

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.

You may use this link to Zoom the presentation.


Wednesday, October 18th

One Drive for Business vs. One Drive (Personal)

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2303, Time 1:00 - 2:00pm

Summary: One Drive is a Microsoft cloud storage service.  Attend this session to learn the difference between the two, how to set up an account if you do not already have one, how to sync your One Drive cloud storage to a desktop or mobile device, and other useful information about cloud storage services.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.  This training will not be Zoomed.


Friday, October 20th

I Thought I Heard You Laughing

Presenters: David Blair, Patricia Blair, and Donna Farrell

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: F102, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Summary: Social Engineering is one of the most effective ways the bad-guys trick you into giving access to you own information, and most times you won’t even realize what you have done.

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.

You may use this link to Zoom the presentation.


Thursday, October 26th

Safe Shopping in Bunny Slippers

Presenters: David Blair and Dr. Donna Farrell

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2203, 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Summary: What could be better than getting your Christmas gift shopping done in the comfort of your own home, curled-up on the couch in your  pajamas and bunny slippers?  You can find the bargains, the selection is HUGE, shipping is FAST and sometimes even FREE.

Before you get the shopping list out, let's review some basic, common sense guidelines you should have in place before typing your credit card information in to the website of your favorite e-tailer.  (e-tailer: a retailer sailing goods via electronic transaction on the Internet.)

Please REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat for this training.

You may use this link to Zoom the presentation.


Tuesday, August 22nd

Mobile Technology in the Anatomy Lab

Presenter: Dale Ledford

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: F118, Time 9:00 – 10:00am

Summary: In this session, faculty will learn methods, to incorporate into anatomy and other morphology based labs, to enhance learning using mobile devices. Apps will include:

1. iMotion to make stop motion animations of topics (Blood flow as it relates to heart anatomy).

2. Aviary to label photo of models and specimens. 

3. D2L based quizzes in labs and using iPad for immediate feedback.

4. Open discussion of usefulness.


Fighting Plagiarism in a Digital World: The Importance of Getting Students to Think (and Write) on Their Own, How Turnitin Can Help 

Presenter: Sandra Hiortdahl

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: Library 226, Time: 4:00 – 4:45pm

Summary: In this session, particularly as it pertains to student writing, attendees will learn about the rise of plagiarism in its many forms in academia. Turnitin will be used to demonstrate how it can help fight the most serious cases of "theft," but also show ways it helps to ferret out the newer trends in student plagiarism (i.e. "web sampling" and "thesaurus bending"). Participants will also learn the importance of helping students learn how to use and cite scholarly sources so that they are less inclined to “internet sample.”


Thursday, August 24th

Developing Accessible Educational Documents in Word

Presenter: Dr. Rick Merritt

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty

Room: C2308, Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm

Summary:  Going forward TBR requires new documents to be in an accessible format.  Legacy documents will be converted at a later time.  Thus, this hands on session will demonstrate and allow faculty to create documents that are accessible.  

Mobile Devices for Beginners

Presenters: Jessica Barnett and Logan Mason

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff with beginner level experience of mobile technology.

Room: A202, Time: 4:30 – 5:15pm

Summary: Participants will learn the basics of operating an Apple or Android device.

Cyber Defense and Personal Responsibility

Presenter: David Blair

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: H145, Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Summary: Many of us feel helpless guarding against cyber threats, but there are some very easy and effective ways to help guard against personal property and personal data theft. In this session, we will discuss who threat actors are, what threats you need to be concerned with, and how to protect yourself against those threats.

Microsoft Forms

Presenter: Patsy Bowers

Intended Audience: NeSCC Faculty and Staff

Room: C2308, Time: 1:00 – 2:00pm

Summary: Microsoft Forms is an exciting new part of Office 365 Education that allows for quick and easy creation of custom quizzes, surveys, questionnaires, registrations and more. When you create a quiz or form, you can invite others (even anonymous users) to respond to it using any web browser, even on mobile devices. Forms and quizzes may be accessed via links or QR Codes and may receive up to 5,000 responses.  As results are submitted, you can use built-in analytics to evaluate responses. Form data, such as quiz results, can be easily exported to Excel for additional analysis or grading (grading can also be done online).


What you'll need to attend this session:
An active Office 365 Education subscription (free to all faculty/staff/students).  If you do not have one please contact Patsy Bowers.