Archive for 2021

Opportunistic Wireless Encryption

Wednesday, October 20th, Gustavus Technology Services will enable Opportunistic Wireless Encryption (OWE) on the Gustavus network in select locations. This will provide encryption and better security when using the “Gustavus” wireless network for those devices that cannot connect to GustavusSecure. For more information about OWE – please see Wikipedia’s link for more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opportunistic_Wireless_Encryption Devices […]

Avoid MacOS Monterey Upgrade

Technology Services is strongly recommending that Gustavus Mac users avoid installing the upcoming Mac operating system release, macOS 12 (Monterey). The exact timing for this release is set for Monday, October 25th, 2021. This update may cause some unexpected incompatibility issues, and could include not being able to log into your Mac and possibly even […]

iOS/iPad OS and MacOS users – time to update!

Apple has released emergency security updates to eliminate an issue that could allow outside entities to install malicious software on their devices without a user’s knowledge, and without any precipitating action on the user’s behalf. It is critical that you update your Apple devices (Mac computers, iPads, iPhones, Watches) with the new software as soon […]

Website Redesign Launch

The Gustavus website redesign will be launched in just a few short hours. It has taken a lot of work to get us to this point, and we appreciate all of your patience and understanding as our focus has increasingly been drawn toward this final push. Beyond our typical refresh of the basic look and feel […]

Zoom GSuite Reauthorization

On Sunday, April 25, Zoom will be enabling the new Zoom Phone capability for the Zoom GSuite add-on. This systemwide activation will necessitate that Zoom users reauthorize the GSuite add-on, and you will be prompted to take this action the next time you use Google Calendar to schedule a Zoom meeting. This reauthorization allows Zoom […]

Pre-assign Breakout Rooms in Google Meet!

Google Meet is has been making many wonderful updates this past year but this one may be one of my favorites! You can now pre-assign breakout rooms in your google meet and it is pretty simple! **This can only be done using your Gustavus Google Calendar*** Set up the pre-assigned breakout rooms Either create a […]

Campus Network Tips and Troubleshooting

Gustavus Technology Services (GTS) is committed to providing and supporting a robust, reliable, and secure network for the Gustavus community to be able to learn, teach, and work effectively.  The purpose of this message is to inform the campus community about the College’s network options and provide some helpful information to allow you to take […]

Google Meets Access Issues

We’ve had reports from a handful of users that some Google Meets are suddenly requiring the meeting organizer to grant access to other participants. While we are not entirely sure why some meetings have been affected this way, we do believe it is the result of the “Quick Access” feature being turned off for that […]

ZOOM Live Transcriptions!!

Can you say, “It’s about time??” Yes, the news is indeed VERY exciting!! You can now have Zoom transcribe what you say into text right in the Zoom Window! ((APPLAUSE)) So, what do you need to do to make this work? Not much, but here are the steps: Open your Zoom Meeting Click Live Transcript […]

Spring Technology Help

Spring semester has arrived and Technology Services is here to help you get off to a great start. We have staff available to assist you from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.*, Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday. During the lay low period (and beyond) we strongly recommend you first try […]