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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 »

LISTSERV Upgrade Tonight

OIT will be upgrading the main college LISTSERV on Tuesday, July 14, at 8PM. We expect the downtime to be about 30 minutes. Any messages sent to the LISTSERV during the downtime will be queued and delivered when the new LISTSERV comes online.

Your mail has exceeded the set limit - SCAM

An email from “Willians Administrators ” was sent to many college addresses. There are several ways to tell this is a scam (phish). The From address is clearly not correct. The Subject line doesn’t make sense and also does not have the official OIT Eph subject line. Finally if you hover your mouse over the more »

Twitter and Instagram bogus accounts

Several people at Williams got confirmation request emails from Instagram and Twitter this weekend. They ask you to confirm your email address with the account. Unless you actually did start to set up accounts with these social media sites they are fake. Someone just grabbed your email address (easily findable on the internet) and attempted more »

Campus Network Modernization and Data Jack Access

Over the next 15 months, OIT will be completing a modernization of the campus network.  Most of this work will take place during the summers of 2015 and 2016 in order to minimize any impact on the campus.  Most of this work, also, will be invisible to our users.  Once completed, the campus will benefit more »

Downtime for Netware Server Hector, Thursday (6/25) at 8:00 PM

OIT will be doing preventative maintenance on the Netware file server Hector starting at 8:00 PM to correct file system issues. All volumes on Hector will be unavailable from 8:00PM to approximately 10:00PM. No other network services will be affected. Not all users will be impacted, but if you use one of the following Hector more »

Updated Google Portal now available!

Browse our revised Google Portal at which now includes important  announcements as well as: Tips and Tricks, FAQs, Google Guides and more.

Faculty/Staff Office and "Phone Extension" Moves

The new phone and voicemail system has made it easier for OIT to move an extension from one office phone to another. We have a process in place to do this, so it is very important that the physical phone not be moved. If you are planning an office move please fill out one of more »