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October is Cybersecurity awareness month - Get Smart!


As part of promoting cybersecurity at Williams we will be sending out a number daily messages this month on a variety of topics. This week is phishing: Every day we are barraged with technology scams. Avoid giving up your own personal information or that of the college by being aware. Please check out this week’s more »

Faculty Technology Lunch on Google Apps for Teaching

Please join us on Thu., Oct 15, noon, Faculty Collaboration Center (276 Sawyer). This lunch talk will illustrate Google Docs for collaborative writing, Google Drive to share and organize documents, and Google Hangout for a video conference. RSVP to appreciated as lunch will be provided. This is our first Faculty Technology Lunch this fall. more »

CET Fall Events Schedule

The full schedule of Fall Events happening in the Center for Educational Technology is now available online!

Scam email: Error in your account

At 5am this morning we started receiving these scam emails.  You can simply delete the message. How can you easily tell this is a scam? The From address does not make sense. The subject line does not follow OIT standards. If you hover your mouse over the Click here link (without clicking) you will see more »

Rescheduled: iTech Faculty Lunch: Google Apps & GLOW

Please note! The faculty lunch on Google Apps for Teaching and GLOW has been rescheduled from today to Thursday, October 15.  Watch Daily Messages early in October to RSVP for the Oct 15 date. – from Tamra L. Hjermstad, Ofc for Information Technology

Mac OSX 10.11 El Capitan - OIT recommends waiting to update

Apple will be releasing the latest version of their operating system, El Capitan, on September 30. We currently recommend that you DO NOT upgrade for any computers used to access Williams systems. El-Capitan is an update to Yosemite (10.10) with fixes, updates and a number of new features that will be available on existing hardware, more »

The Equipment Loan Center will be closed this Friday

We will return to standard office hours on Tuesday. -Jim Lillie, ELC Equipment Loan Center

ELC back to standard office hours Monday the 31st

The Equipment Loan Center is back to standard office hours. Monday, Thursday 10:00AM – Noon & 1:00pm – 4:45PM Tuesday,Wednesday, Friday 9:00am – Noon & 1:00pm – 4:45pm -Jim Lillie, ELC – Equipment Loan Center

Internet configuration testing early Wednesday (5:00 to 6:30AM)

Due to a power outage in Albany, we experienced a campus Internet outage last Friday morning.  The college has two connections to the Internet so this outage should not have occurred.  We adjusted our configuration and will test this Wednesday morning between 5:00 AM and 6:30 AM to minimize the disruption to you.  During these more »

Friday morning Internet outage

As of about 10:15 we are back online. As many of you are aware, we experienced a campus Internet outage this morning. Due to a power outage in Albany, our main Internet connection went and remains offline. Unfortunately our secondary connection did not fail over automatically and our staff worked quickly to switch to this more »

Internet connection down

At 9:40 or so we lost our connection to the internet. We are working to resolve the situation now.

Glow Workshops in August

OIT will offer three workshops in August ( Using examples from actual Williams Glow courses taught last year, this one hour workshop will illustrate ways Glow can support teaching and learning and demonstrate how to prepare and set up your course on Glow from scratch. The first half of the workshop will introduce Glow navigation, more »

All OIT classroom and lab computers to be erased

All OIT lab and classroom computers are to be erased and re-imaged over the next 4-5 weeks. OIT will be preparing computers in OIT computer labs, library public spaces, and lecterns in classrooms for the Fall 2015 term.  This is standard procedure every August. If you have stored any data that is important to you more »

Wireless Security Update Wednesday Morning

OIT will be updating the Purple Air wireless security certificate at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, July 29th.  You may need to add and trust the new certificate on your laptop, phone or tablet. — To prepare for the upcoming semester and keep our wireless network safe, OIT will be updating the security certificate at 8:00 more »

OIT Summer Maintenance Day - July 25th

Saturday, July 25th is OIT’s annual summer maintenance day.  Between 6:00am and 10:00am there will be several very brief Internet outages as we upgrade the equipment that connects us to the Internet.  Also, during that time our Peoplesoft and Alumni Advance applications will be offline as we update the storage that holds their data.  Email more »