Technology Services

Training Opportunities @ Gustavus

Training Opportunities @ Gustavus Gustavus believes that professional development is an important piece in keeping you empowered and up to date with technology. And now, more than ever, you may feel the need to learn new ways to teach and work. Fortunately, there are a wealth of opportunities and resources to help you: Hoonuit Hoonuit […]

Introducing… Zoom!

Zoom is our new video conferencing application and it has some fantastic features, including: breakout rooms, whiteboard options, host controls, waiting room, polling, plus many more. The solution enables users to make video calls with up to 300 users, share their video, audio, and screen, plus, all of that can be easily recorded. The application […]

Planning for an Adaptable Campus Environment

Fall is coming and Technology Services is working hard to ensure that we’re prepared for whatever your teaching, learning, and working experience may be. Our months-long planning effort started in earnest last spring. We collected your feedback, looking particularly for successes—tools and systems that were reliable and working well for a broad group of community […]

Adobe Acrobat Pro 12 end of life

Adobe Acrobat Professional 12 (or 2015) is the last version of Acrobat before Adobe moved to the Creative Cloud licensing model. This product will be end of life on July 7th and will no longer be available on Gustavus computers.  Please note that Adobe Acrobat is available in two versions.  To determine if you require […]

Windows 10 Education for students

Gustavus Students can now access a free copy of Microsoft Windows 10 Education as well as other discounted software by visiting the link below. https://gac.onthehub.com/ If you have questions about accessing Windows 10, please contact the Technology Helpline. Contact Us: Live Chat: https://gustavus.edu/gts Phone: 507-933-6111 leave voicemail if no answer Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Remote screen sharing: […]

Google Groups user interface updates

Google will begin rolling out a new user interface for Google Groups on June 9th.  Below is a list of some of the exciting new features. Improved navigation—Group settings are consolidated into one section for easy access. Streamlined group creation—A quick three-step wizard simplifies group creation. Powerful search options—New filtering and search options help you […]

Technology Guidance for Summer Camps

GTS recommends the following for summer camps that would like to offer online instruction: Google Classroom – Google Classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute information, assignments, grades and send feedback, and see everything in one place. You get access to Google Classroom with […]

Google Meet – What’s New?

Since many of us at Gustavus have been using Google Hangouts Meet to meet virtually with our students, coworkers and family, let’s talk about SIX new features that have come out! Google Hangouts Meet dropped the “Hangouts” making it simply GOOGLE MEET! YAY — Enough said! New controls for Gustavus Google Meet accounts The meeting […]

Using CrashPlan at Home

  Gustavus uses software called CrashPlan on employee computers to back up your data to ensure when the worst happens, your data is safe. CrashPlan is a very network intensive program. It works and works, all day, making sure your data stays safe. GTS wants to help you strike a balance between being productive at […]

Video Conferencing Safety Tips (Zoombombing, Meetbombing)

Remote conferencing tools like Meets, Zoom, WebEx, etc… have seen massive increases in usage during this pandemic.  Zoom has been in the news recently due to several vulnerabilities specific to its platform, but some of these issues can also affect Google Meets. So-called “Zoombombing” is one example. The FBI recently sent out a warning about […]


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