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About the Website Redesign

Technology Services has begun working with the Marketing and Communication team to refresh the College’s website with a goal of relaunching in spring/summer 2021. While we have been through this process many times before, it is always one fraught with anxiety as we scramble to gather and process input from the community before, ultimately, translating […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Phishing and Ransomware

Phishing  is the fraudulent practice of sending emails claiming to be from a reputable source in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information such as passwords or credit card information.  It is a tool used to try to coerce people into clicking on a malicious site or to download malicious software such as Ransomware.  […]

Google Workspace Marketplace app changes

The Google Workspace Marketplace offers the ability to enhance the experience provided by Google Workspace by integrating with other third-party apps such as Zoom.  Although this provides benefits, there are also additional risks as well.  Installing a third party app from the marketplace will increase the risk of data exposure since the information available in […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Data Breaches

Data breaches happen all the time, and often they are accompanied with little fanfare or subsequent notification to you, the user. If you’re concerned that your data may have been exposed, there’s a tool that can quickly cross-reference your Gustavus email address (or your personal email address) with known data breaches. Simply follow these steps […]

Get the most out of your Gustavus Zoom Account!

Technology Services would like to remind you to sign into your Gustavus Zoom account prior to attending virtual classes and meetings. The College has partnered with Zoom to give you access to a variety of features that you may not have with another account. It also affords easier access to virtual events as it often […]

Gustavus Google Calendar Visibility

Did you know that by default, your Gustavus Google calendar is only visible to you? Did you also know that you can change that to fit your needs a bit better? Let’s say, you would like only a few select people to see when you are free/busy so they can schedule meetings with you when […]

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Passwords

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and Technology Services will be sharing some important safety tips to help keep you safe online.  The first in our series involves passwords.  Below are some key points to remember about passwords. Use Two-factor or Multi-factor authentication.  This prevents 99.9% of attacks on your account. Do not share your passwords […]

Google Meet New Features — FINALLY!! ((Crowd goes wild))

Google Meet recently launched 7 FABULOUS new feature to Google Meet! These new features are being rolled out by Google in a staggered format so it may can take up to 2 weeks for these features to show up, but they are certainly worth the wait! Digital Whiteboard with Jamboard – host can open a […]

Avoid macOS Big Sur Upgrade

Technology Services is strongly recommending that Gustavus Mac users avoid installing the upcoming Mac operating system release, macOS 11 (Big Sur).  The exact timing for this release is currently unknown, but it is expected to be available in the coming weeks. We already know that this new version will initially be incompatible with our cloud […]

Zoom Cloud Recording

Our campus-wide Zoom license comes with a finite amount of cloud recording space. You may be using this space to record lectures, meetings, and other virtual events for later sharing and viewing. Our plan is for the currently allocated cloud recording space to carry us through the semester, but longer term, we will need to […]