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Queen's University

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Computing Safely @ Queens - Online Course Now Available!

Every computer user has an obligation to observe safe computing practices, both for themselves and for the Queen's community. ITServices has offered in-class workshops on computing safety in the past. However, we are pleased to announce that a new online course, Computing Safely @ Queen's, is now available within the Queen's University-supported learning management system know as Moodle. This course is available to everyone at Queen's with an active NetID.


The Computing Safely @ Queen's online course covers five topics:


  • NetID
  • Viruses
  • Passwords
  • Phishing
  • Other Computing Safety Guidelines


Each topic presents core information that is followed by a 10-question quiz. You may view the course materials at your convenience, and take each quiz as many times as you like. Two of the topics are supplemented by short videos, and there is also a presentation available on "The Golden Rules of Safe Computing on Campus."




To access this online course, log in to Moodle using your NetID and password. Look for the block called "ITServices Online Courses" on the Moodle home page, and click the link to "Computing Safely @ Queen's". Note: the first time you go to this course, you will be asked to enrol in it.


We recommend that all faculty, staff, and students review this online safety course to raise personal awareness about this issue. Additional information about safe computing can be found on the ITServices website.


If you have any questions about this course, or if you would like to provide feedback, please email:


Montage of six security drawings illustrating the Golden Rules to Safe Computing on Campus



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