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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 […]

Better Zoom and Google Meet Security

There are a number of precautions you can take to ensure the privacy and security of your Zoom and Google Meet virtual meetings. Don’t publicize your Zoom or Google Meet links where others may view and access them. Disseminate your links securely through direct invitations, or by using documents and web pages that require authentication. […]

Pinnable Website Navigation

As promised, the website navigation is now pinnable on your desktop/laptop! This means you can open/expand the menu, click the pin icon near the top, and the menu will stay expanded throughout your visit (and any return visits when using the same browser or a shared profile). This is especially useful for those members of […]

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 […]