Office for Information Technology

The ELC will be closing at noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4th

The Equipment Loan Center will be closing early on Wednesday the 4th. We will close at 12:00 noon. -Jim Lillie, Equipment Loan Center

Phishing: "Mailbox Re-Validation" arriving in many Inboxes

There is a new round of phishing/spam emails  arriving in many of our Inboxes. With a fake message stating that “your Williams Password will expire in two (2) Days…”,  the email asks you to click a link…. DON’T! Please delete the message. For more information concerning how to identify a phishing attempt please read Scam and more »

OIT Downtime on Friday, Nov. 15th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM

Networks and Systems will be performing network maintenance on Friday, November 15, from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. This work is an effort to improve network speed and reliability to the iSCSI storage array that feeds some database servers and one of our virtual server environments. The following systems and services will be unavailable during the downtime more »

Webmail and Firefox

A recent update in Firefox has changed how Williams webmail works.  The problem occurs when attempting to either compose new messages or send a reply… only an empty window displays. To correct this new issue please follow these simple steps: In webmail: 1. Select “Options” (upper right corner) 2. In the left column click the + sign next more »

Cloud Mail and Calendar Information Sessions

The Information Technology Committee and Office of Information Technology are hosting two informational sessions on the possible migration of the College’s email and calendar systems to either Google-gmail or Microsoft 365. The sessions will be held on Thursday, November 7th, in room 206 Jesup at 4:00 p.m. to accommodate faculty/staff schedules and at 7:30 p.m. primarily more »

More Lynda.com sessions added

Lynda.com info sessions are very popular, so we’ve added two more: Thursday 10/24 at 10 AM or Tuesday 10/29  at 2PM. You must rsvp to tlh1@williams.edu to reserve a seat and indicate your date preference. They fill up quickly so don’t delay! from Tamra L. Hjermstad, Ofc for Information Technology

Another Lynda.com Session Added

We have added another info session for getting the most out of Lynda.com, an online tech training service now available campus-wide. The session will be Tuesday, 10/22 at 2PM. Please RSVP to hold a seat: tlh1@williams.edu – from Tamra L. Hjermstad, Ofc for Information Technology

Get the Most Out Of Lynda.com

Not sure how to get started with Lynda.com? Sign up for one of two info sessions created to get you understanding what Lynda can do for you and then using lynda at work or at home. Sessions: October 15 at 10 AM or October 16 at 2 PM. RSVP session choice to Tamra:  tlh1@williams.edu -from Tamra L. more »

Drop-in Support at MEC starts Friday

Drop-in support at the Media Education Center starts Friday, September 6th What can MEC do for you? Check here for info and complete support schedule: http://oit.williams.edu/mec -from Tamra L. Hjermstad, Ofc for Information Technology

Webmail & Google Chrome...

A recent change in how Williams webmail works in Google Chrome has been noted.  The problem occurs when attempting to compose new messages, only an empty window displays.  To correct this new issue please follow these simple steps: In webmail: 1. Select “Options” (upper right corner) 2. In the left column click the + sign more »

Update on Adobe apps: Student access disabled today

Williams-keyserved versions of Adobe applications will stop working on students’ personal machines today. Students will be able to access Adobe apps on campus computers only, or may purchase a personal copy.

Update on Adobe apps: Student access disabled 8/26/2013

On August 26th, Williams-owned, license-managed versions of Adobe applications will stop working on students’ personal machines. Personally purchased, versions will continue to work, as will keyserved versions on faculty and staff computers. Students will continue to be able to access Adobe apps from public, on-campus computers in Jesup, the Library and other locations, or may more »

The ELC is back to standard hours

The Equipment Loan Center Office hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am t0 4:45pm (One hour lunch at noon) - from Jim Lillie, Equipment Loan Center (ELC)

Purple Air Update

OIT recently updated the authentication server software which allows users of the wireless network to log in securely. After this update you may be prompted to trust the certificate for  acs.williams.edu. If you get this prompt, it is safe to trust the certificate for acs.williams.edu If you have any other problems:  Connect to Purple Help.  Wait more »

Turn on. Log in. Learn I.T. with lynda

All faculty, staff and students now have access to lynda.com, an online subscription library that teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills through high-quality instructional videos featuring recognized industry experts. Training in: 3D, Animation, Audio, Business, Design, Developer, Home Computing, Photography, Video, Web + Interactive and More! All Williams College faculty, staff and students more »