‘General’ Category

Loaner Laptop program overview 2021-2022

     The student loaner laptop program began in March 2021 with an initial fleet of 32 laptops. This number was increased to 47 laptops by October of 2021, with the addition of 15 machines to our long term loan program. We are using Microsoft Surface Laptop Go as our standard machine. The expected refresh […]

Technology Requests for 2022-2023 for Faculty and Staff

Gustavus Technology Services would like to invite all faculty and staff to make technology requests for the upcoming 2022-2023 fiscal year. The approved requests will be delivered after June 1, 2022 (depending on industry and supply chain constraints). All decisions regarding the requests will be communicated after the College budget approval process for fiscal year […]

Zoom Feedback Requested

The pandemic has forced us all to adopt new tools and methodologies in order to remain successful in our work/academic endeavors. One of the most popular and useful new tools has been Zoom. Unfortunately, Zoom places a considerable burden on our already strained resources. Not only is it an expensive system, but it also takes […]

Qualtrics Training!

Did you know that Gustavus has Qualtrics for all employees and students to use? WE DO! How awesome is that??!!! What is Qualtrics? Qualtrics is a tool that allows users to create robust surveys. Simple or Complex – you dream it, Qualtrics can probably help you do it! How do I use it or learn […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training Opportunities from GTS

It’s a new year and with that comes new opportunities! Come learn more about the tools that make working and teaching in a hybrid situation a success!! GTS will be offering virtual sessions on Google Meet, Zoom, and Moodle in the month of January. I hope to you “see” you all soon — Good luck […]

COVIDaware MN app for exposure notification

Today the State of Minnesota, following several other states, launched a COVID-19 exposure notification app called COVIDaware MN that can be installed on your mobile phone.  This app will notify you if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.  To learn more about how this app works, its […]