Archive for 2010

Forgotten Print Jobs Save Paper!

Last year Gustavus implemented its print accounting system. Within the system, users go to to release their print jobs after they have clicked “Print” on their computer. Gustavus chose this two-step process because many of the wasted paper we found were left on printers were prints that people forgot to pickup or prints they […]

Internet Bandwidth Increase

Up until Wednesday morning the entire campus shared our 200Mbit/s internet connection. At around 10am we switched to a new provider ( Global Crossing ) and with that change came a 50Mbit/s bandwidth increase which puts us at 250Mbit/s. For anyone who is curious about our current bandwidth usage, you can check out our graphs […]

Technology Helpline Fall Semester Finals Hours

Please stop by Olin or send us an e-mail at with questions! Friday, December 17th: 8:00am – 4:45pm Saturday, December 18th: CLOSED Sunday, December 19th: CLOSED Monday, December 20th: 8:00am – 4:45pm December 21st – 23rd: 8:00am – 4:45pm December 24th – January 2nd: CLOSED January 3rd: 8:00am – 7:00pm

Technology Helpline Thanksgiving Break Hours

Hi all, These are the 2010 Technology Helpline Thanksgiving Break Hours. Even when we are away, you can still send us e-mails and leave voicemails for us. We will respond to your request/concern on Monday, November 29th. Wednesday: 8am – 4:45pm Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Contact Us: 507-933-6111

Campus Technology Virtual Conference

Instructional Services will be hosting a live, virtual conference sponsored by Campus Technology. The virtual conference will be held Thursday, November 18th from 10:00am to 5:00pm in the Olin Technology Classroom. The conference is free and open to the campus community. There will be five sessions throughout the day, including “New IT Strategies for a […]

Planned Internet Outage – November 24th

Hi all, One of our Internet providers will be performing maintenance on November 24th, 2010 at 12:00 am – 2:00 am. During that time, we will lose our Internet connection. Please plan accordingly. We will also post a reminder on our system status page,, the day before. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

Another Round of Phishing Scams

Many Gustavus users received another round of Phishing attempts yesterday. This attempt was in the form of an email, asking you to follow a link and input your email username and password.  We have blocked access to the site in the message. Please remember that we will never ask you for your password, and neither […]

2010-2011 Gustavus Technology Training Classes

Gustavus Technology Services is pleased to announce the return of free, hands-on, technology training sessions for faculty, staff and students! These training sessions will be in small groups held in the Olin Technology Classroom (Room 124B) beginning at 9:00 am and lasting about an hour. They are aimed at all different skill levels so all […]

Suggestions for Contribute Next…

Adobe, the company that makes Contribute, is asking for suggestions for the next version of Contribute. Is there any particular nagging issue that you would want us to focus on future release? We would love to hear from first hand Contribute users. We are looking at suggestion on bugs to be fixed, workflow enhancements, feature request, […]

Technology Helpline Fall Break Hours

Friday, October 22nd:          8am – 5pm Saturday, October 23rd:       CLOSED Sunday, October 24th:          CLOSED Monday, October 25th:         8am – 5pm Tuesday, October 26th:        8am – 5pm Wednesday, October 27th:   8am – 11pm If you need to contact the Technology Helpline, please call x6111 or e-mail us at