Let Your Computer Monitors Get a Good Night’s Sleep, Too!

Many of the 7000 flat screen monitors at CPCC consume 20 watts while in the “ON” mode. An EASY programming change to put them to sleep can result in each monitor being “OFF” approximately 5500 hours per year (nights, weekends, holidays and school breaks). The electrical cost avoidance from 0.8 million fewer kWh being consumed because 7000 monitors are in sleep mode is over $50,000.

Go to the “START’ icon in the lower left corner of your screen and find “CONTROL PANEL,” then “POWER OPTIONS” then “WHEN TO TURN OF DISPLAY.” Select the minutes of inactivity that work for you and SAVE your changes!

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The CPCC Director of Energy and Sustainability, Pam Metcalf, is engaged in facilities efficiency and energy awareness.  If you have suggestions, they can be emailed to Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu

Free Computer Classes in the Library

You will learn about:
  • using a computer.
  • Windows.
  • word processing.
Tuesdays in June and July (June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, 9 and 16)
Harris Campus: 2 – 3 p.m.
Levine Campus: 4 – 5 p.m.
Central Campus: 6 – 7 p.m.
Free Training!
No experience with a computer is necessary.
First 10 participants will receive a pair of ear buds – registration is required. Call ext. 4618 or visit http://tinyurl.com/cdh5qth.

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

FREE Lynda.com Subscription for CPCC Students and Employees!

Wow! Did you know that CPCC students and employees now have FREE access to Lynda.com’s collection of online tutorials and training? Lynda.com produces thousands of tutorials, invaluable training, inspiration and more to help you get the most out of your software.

Top 10 benefits to learning with lynda.com are:

  1. Online training library
  2. A variety of content and membership options
  3. A wide selection of topics and software categories
  4. New releases every week
  5. Top quality training and tutorials
  6. The highest quality instructors
  7. Inspirational and behind-the-scenes project documentaries
  8. Searchable closed captions
  9. Certificates of completion
  10. Economical multi-user training for businesses and schools

Don’t just gain skills—gain confidence. To get started, visit http://services.cpcc.edu/lynda. You will need to provide your CPCC login to access the site. If you have any issues or questions, please contact the CPCC ITS Help Desk.