Archive for 2014

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Technology Helpline – Finals Week Hours

Thursday, May 22nd: 8:00am – 11:00pm (Reading Day) Friday, May 23rd: 8:00am – 4:45pm Saturday, May 24th: 12:00pm – 4:45pm Sunday, May 25th: 3:00pm – 11:00pm Monday, May 26th: 8:00am – 11:00pm Tuesday, May 27th: 8:00am – 4:45pm (Last Day of Finals) Wednesday, May 28th: 8:00am – 4:45pm Thursday, May 29th: 8:00am – 4:45pm Friday, May 30th: 8:00am – 4:45pm […]

Internet Maintenance – May 17th

Gustavus Technology Services will be performing maintenance on critical systems Saturday, May 17th at 4 AM.  Internet access, email, the Gustavus website, and all other network resources will be unavailable for approximately one hour. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline, or any Technology Services staff member.   Technology ServicesOlin […]

Real First Names on Profiles and Search Results

We have some very creative minds on campus, but this creativity has recently caused some confusion for faculty and staff when using the people search (online Gribly). A search for students would often result in a haphazard mix of real first names, genuine nicknames (e.g. Bill for William, Jenny for Jennifer), and a sprinkling of […]

Planned Internet Maintenance – May 15th

One of the internet service providers for Gustavus will be performing maintenance this week, between 2AM and 5AM on Thursday, May 15th.  We expect internet access (to and from off campus locations) to be unavailable during this time.  Gustavus pages and local resources will continue to be available from on campus.If you have any questions […]

Seniors: Technology after Gustavus

  Seniors, Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Please take a few minutes to complete the quick technology to-do list for graduating seniors.  Quick to-do list Create new email account (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, etc.) if you do not already have one. Update your alternate email address Gustavus has on file.  This will help you reset your Gustavus account […]

Microsoft Security Advisory for Internet Explorer

Microsoft has released a critical security patch for Internet Explorer. We recommend running Windows Update as soon as possible to ensure your computer is protected from this exploit. If you have any questions about running Windows Update, please contact the Technology Helpline 933-6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021 Contact Us Phone: 507-933-6111 Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Web: https://gustavus.edu/gts Blog: […]

Flipped Learning Skepticism: Can Students Really Learn on Their Own?

A recent post by Robert Talbert in The Chronicle’s “Casting Out Nines” blog addresses opponents concerns that all students can’t learn “on their own” or aren’t able to “self-regulate” their own learning. Read the entire post here. Robert Talbert is a mathematician and educator with interests in cryptology, computer science, and STEM education. I am affiliated […]

Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Campus Technology presented a webinar on Course Quality and Moodle: Exploring Best Practices. Leeja Carter, PhD and Assistant Professor and Training Coordinator for the Sport and Health Psychology Program and Sarah Fornero, M.A. Assistant Professor and Training Coordinator for the Sport and Health Psychology Program at Adler School of Professional Psychology […]

Technology Helpline Easter Recess Hours

Technology Helpline Easter Recess Hours Thursday, April 17th: 8:00am-4:45pm Friday, April 18th: Closed Saturday, April 19th: Closed Sunday, April 20th: Closed Monday, April 21st: 8:00am-4:45pm Tuesday, April 22nd: 8:00am-11:00pm (regular hours resume) Contact Us Phone: 507-933-6111 Email: helpline@gustavus.edu Web: https://gustavus.edu/gts Blog: https://gts.blog.gustavus.edu Twitter: https://twitter.com/gtshelpline Remote Support: https://sos.gac.edu System Status: https://gustavus.freshstatus.io

Heartbleed Vulnerability in the News

The Heartbleed vulnerability has been in the news this week.  http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-nightmare/ This recently discovered vulnerability may allow hackers to steal your password or other critical information from un-patched internet sites. For more information please see:  http://heartbleed.com/ For information about which sites have been compromised and patched, please see: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/ This vulnerability again underscores the importance of […]