Learn Glow, Meet, Zoom, Panopto and Google

A series of workshops are running throughout the summer covering the use of Glow, Meet, Zoom, Panopto and the Google suite of tools to communicate with students, record lectures, distribute course materials and manage classes. Workshop descriptions and sign-up instructions. The Remote Teaching Readiness Quiz can help you… Continue reading »

Teach Summer 2020

This year Teach Week becomes Teach Summer! The goal of Teach Summer is to support faculty as they prepare for teaching in fall 2020.The program offers the following modes of engagement and options for participation.   More information available on the site: This year Teach Week becomes Teach Summer!… Continue reading »

Google introduces tiled view to replace grid view

The expanded tiled layout now lets web users simultaneously see up to 16 participants at once.  It is available from the Meet preferences, layout option. Previously we recommended the Google Meet Grid View extension.  The new built in tiled layout is a better option as it’s… Continue reading »

Working Through Disruption

Advice to keep your department functioning during a disruption Start planning now – regardless of how the current situation unfolds, this is important work, plan now and you will be better prepared for any emergency. Identify your department’s most critical functions, focus on them first.  What absolutely must get done… Continue reading »

Google Meet Grid View

Would you like to see all the participants in your Google Meet?  By default Google Meet has a limit of four video feeds in a grid at one time. This simple to install extension expands that to all of the guests.  To install: Using the Chrome… Continue reading »

Checking Status of Our Services

Williams relies on cloud-based partners to provide vital services to our community, never more so than in this time of remote learning and distributed work. As many millions of students, instructors and staff members across the globe are increasing the use of and reliance on these technologies, our partners have… Continue reading »

Three Basic Tips for Protecting Your Home Computer

Amid the ongoing events and our recently remote arrangements, you may find yourself in a different location or using a home computer for your work duties. OIT has the following three tips for using your own personal hardware to do your work. Following this advice will better protect you, your… Continue reading »

Cloud Services Status

Use the links below to check the status of campus services hosted off-campus. Google (All G Suite products) Glow (Canvas) Glow Video Streaming (Course Media Gallery / Panopto) Poll Everywhere Zoom If you don’t see your problem here, please feel free to contact OIT. Continue reading »

Jesup Data Center Repair on 1/25 & 1/26

Urgent data center repairs will occur on January 25th, 2020 (Saturday) and 26th, 2020 (Sunday), Jesup Hall will be closed both days.  On Saturday the 25th, campus WiFi and Internet access will be working, but the data center must be shut down to do this work.  No core administrative systems… Continue reading »

Traveling? Stay secure while in motion

Cybersecurity Tips For Travelers Before You Go Update your mobile software. Treat your mobile device like your home or work computer. Keep your operating system software and apps updated, which will improve your device’s ability to defend against malware. Back up your information. Back up your contacts, photos, videos and other mobile… Continue reading »

New Course Navigation Menu

On Saturday October 19, the Course Navigation menu on GLOW will be updated for improved accessibility. The new menu will include color (no more greyed out items) and visual indicators to define active/inactive menu items. No functionality will be affected. The active link will be displayed in black and include… Continue reading »

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and education to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. The theme “Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.”… Continue reading »

macOS 10.15 code name Catalina – Important Information!

Please WAIT for clearance from OIT before installing this major upgrade.  OIT has been testing using using the pre-release beta version but we expect more changes with the full release.  Due to this we cannot be confident of a smooth upgrade process which does not break important applications. If you… Continue reading »

New Sign-in Process for Adobe Software in Lecterns and Computer Labs

Effective immediately, due to changes required by our license with Adobe, users of Adobe software such as Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, etc. must sign in on computers in lecterns and computer labs with their Williams email address, password and second-factor authentication. Use the “Sign in with your Enterprise… Continue reading »

New Mute Functionality

The Gradebook has modified the functionality of muting and unmuting. The main change this Fall is that this new functionality allows graders to have more control for posting grades on a granular level, such as by section, by a feature called post policies. Additionally, instead of having to hide all… Continue reading »

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