I participated in DLINQ’s Crypto Party for Activists and Allies and learned a lot about Tor. Of course I’d heard of Tor beforehand, but I didn’t know how it worked and I only associated it with criminal activity and spy stuff. Turns out it is also an important resource for reporters needing to communicate privately with sources and for activists who also need privacy and may need to thwart a home country’s censorship of the internet. I prepared for the session I was part of by reading about Tor from the resources about web browsers we were given. After the Crypto party, some things were still a little, well, cryptic for me, so I wanted to learn even more. There’s an hour long course on Linked In’s Lynda.com that is very clear and explained Tor and encryption in more detail. The instructor is really good and explained it in plain English (with graphics) for the non-specialist. Here’s the link for the Lynda course Learning Tor and the Dark Web(you’ll need to login with your Midd credentials – we are subscribers).
If you want to know about the other topics from the Crypto party and see all of the resources that were provided, visit the Crypto Party page.
Visit http://go/techworkshops to view upcoming technology workshop offerings and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills and work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site.
For the night owls out there, please note that our lynda.com online learning resource will be unavailable from 2:00 – 3:00 AM Friday, September 19, while web server capacity improvements are implemented. (What’s that you say? You haven’t heard of lynda?? Visit go/lyndainfo to see what you’re missing.)
Middlebury’s lynda.com online learning resource is currently unavailable. The company is aware of the problem and is working to resolve the issue. They are hopeful that access will be restored by the end of the business day and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
Update 6/27, 2:30 pm — Access has been restored! (If you are unfamiliar with our lynda.com resource, visit go/lyndainfo to learn more and give it a try.)
It’s not too late to join us for a workshop (in English!) before Language Schools begin. Visit go/lisworkshops to view the last of our advertised open sessions. Youll find a Drupal introduction that covers basic web site maintenance skills, as well as another opportunity to learn how to access and use Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills, including photography finesse.
Students… Interested in skills you can use in Life Beyond Midd? lynda.com has everything you need! Just click any of these course links, log on with your Middlebury username and password and you’re on your way. Work through an entire course or view just the movie segments you need — it’s up to you.
Our current workshop schedule is now available. Visit go/lisworkshops to view offerings for February and March and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills, as well as work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site. We are also offering several opportunities to learn how to access and use — Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.