Announcements

OIT Google Apps Trainings

Our first round of Google Apps trainings was so popular we are running more!  Learn best practices and tips and tricks for using your Williams College email, calendar, and Google Drive.  We will begin with basic use and then get into some more advanced tools for increasing your… Continue reading »

Business Information Analyst Job Opportunity

Williams College seeks a full-time Business Information Analyst to join the Administrative Information Services team.  As such, you get to support the effective use of enterprise administrative software by students, faculty, and staff.  You will also play a key role in implementing and integrating a new core suite of… Continue reading »

Workday Wednesdays are Back!

Starting June 16, 2024, Workday will replace PeopleSoft as Williams’s hub for employee and financial data. We encourage the community to come to Workday Wednesdays as a chance to experience Workday for yourself, ask questions of HR, Finance, and Change Management teams, and learn how to get training and help… Continue reading »

Mail Merge in Gmail – New Method

Williams now uses Gmail’s built in mail merge tool as a replacement for Mail Merge With Attachments (MMwA). Please check out our full Help Guide on how to do a mail merge with the new built-in tool provided by Google. https://oit.williams.edu/help-guides/email/mail-merge-in-gmail/… Continue reading »

Fake Job Scams are back

Fake job scams continue to appear, often from @gmail addresses and claiming to be a faculty member sending them. Please be suspicious of any email sent from an email address you don’t recognize or know. Williams faculty and staff will communicate via their @williams.edu accounts, not from @gmail. When/if you… Continue reading »

2023 OIT Winter Shutdown Maintenance Schedule

OIT will be hard at work over the Winter Shutdown performing maintenance and upgrades to prepare for the new year.  We have scheduled this to impact the fewest people.   Wednesday, December 27th From 3:00 PM to approximately 09:00 PM we will upgrade edge switches in half… Continue reading »

Tech-niques Supporting Williams Firsts

In recognition of National First Gen Week, and Williams faculty’s commitment to student learning, Academic Technology Services offers some “tech”-niques you can use (both as you’re preparing for the next semester, and just-in-time at any point during the semester) to illuminate the hidden curriculum, and build self-efficacy, for… Continue reading »

OIT Google Apps Training – Make your work easier!

Learn best practices and tips and tricks for using your Williams College email, calendar, and Google Drive.  We will begin with basic use and then get into some more advanced tools for increasing your productivity. Join us either for all or just the portions you would find… Continue reading »

Workday Wednesdays Continue This Week!

Pop in for Workday Wednesdays at the Faculty House all through November! Bring a friend, a colleague, or your whole team and learn more about the changes coming to Williams. Grab a coffee or tea and breakfast snack before you leave. We hope to see you there. Nov 8 – Intro to… Continue reading »

Using Okta MFA with the Williams VPN client

To enhance the security of our systems, Okta MFA will be required for VPN access starting November 15.    Active ransomware groups are targeting organizations that do not have MFA for their VPN users*.  If you have not yet signed up for Okta please do so. To use Okta MFA… Continue reading »

Workday Wednesdays Begin This Week!

Pop in for Workday Wednesdays at the Faculty House all through November! Bring a friend, a colleague, or your whole team and learn more about the changes coming to Williams. Grab a coffee or tea and breakfast snack before you leave. We hope to see you there. Nov 1 – Intro to… Continue reading »

Zoom update required before November 4th

Four times a year, Zoom shifts forward which version of their client is required. The next required update is this Saturday. Please take the opportunity to update today to avoid interruptions next week. Details on Zoom’s version enforcement schedule can be found here. Details for updating are in the link. More… Continue reading »

Explore Workday at Workday Wednesdays this November!

Pop in for Workday Wednesdays at the Faculty House all through November! Bring a friend, a colleague, or your whole team and learn more about the changes coming to Williams. Grab a coffee or tea and breakfast snack before you leave. We hope to see you there. Nov 1 – Intro to… Continue reading »