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 (Spring 2021)

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »