Phone Location Audit for 911

In order for first responders to quickly find you if you call 911, OIT will be performing an audit to verify the location of all phones in all buildings on campus between 7/16/2021 and 8/30/2021 The process will be: if your door is open ask you if they can inventory… Continue reading »

Update on Eduroam – Friday afternoon 5-7-21

If you are having trouble getting back on to wireless, especially with an “authentication failed” error, we recommend running the Eduroam configuration tool.  Directions are below: Mac laptops: Join the Williams Guest network for temporary access. After you are online, go to Select Williams as… Continue reading »

GLOW — New Features of Assignments and Quizzes

How do I avoid implicit bias in Grading? Can I reassign submissions after making comments/feedback? If you are wondering, take a look at these new features that have been implemented recently on Glow. Anonymous Grading: Selecting the anonymous grading option hides student names from graders when they view assignment… Continue reading »

Tax season is here…lookout for related scams

Around this time last year the IRS shared a notice regarding a new, aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers. This year, the scammers have apparently invested in some automation and are using robocalls to threaten taxpayers with SSN suspension or cancellation unless their call is returned. Please do not… Continue reading »

Student pronouns now visible in GLOW

Student provided pronouns from the Williams Student Records are now being automatically displayed in GLOW and are visible to others in your classes. For more information: Continue reading »

Identity Resilience

Identity theft isn’t new, it’s been around since the 1800s. Anytime personal information is stolen and used to commit fraud, it is ID theft. The modern era has amplified the ability to commit this type of crime, and now we see frequent attempts to do this, especially during a crisis. Continue reading »

MacOS 11.0 codename Big Sur

macOS Big Sur (11.0) Apple released macOS 11 Big Sur as an optional upgrade on November 12, 2020. Because our Sophos antivirus software is not yet compatible with Big Sur, please postpone upgrading any College-owned Macs until a Sophos upgrade is available. Other software known to be incompatible include 32… Continue reading »

Cybersecurity Awareness Month week 4: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, but beware the year-round trick-or-treaters! You may have a bowl of candy prepared for the ghosts and goblins to arrive soon, but are you prepared for the hackers too? They’re already at your doorstep and they have all they need to give you a good fright! Want to… Continue reading »

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Do your part, #BeCyberSmart

The NCSA, CISA and Williams College invite you to participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 this October as we encourage all users to own their role in protecting connected devices. Do your part. #BeCyberSmart this October. More: If you connect it, protect it. The line between our online… Continue reading »

Changes to Google Meet on October 1st

On October 1st, Google will change its videoconferencing tool to return it to its pre-COVID level of service. After 9/30, you will not be able to use a phone to call into a Google Meet (although the Meet app on a smart phone will continue to work) and Meet sessions… Continue reading »

Problem with Jabber around noon today

If your jabber client is not working please, exit completely out of Jabber and log back in.  This is all that should need to be done to get it working again.  You have to exit jabber by closing the app not just the window. Below are some instructions by the… Continue reading »

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 »

GLOW: New Rich Content Editor (RCE)

New Rich Content Editor (RCE) You will see two significant changes: Content Selector – These menu tools used to appear on the right side of your screen, but are now conveniently embedded within the new RCE toolbar. Media Options – Although built-in media tools… Continue reading »

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