iPad training Jan. 9 week

Are you returning from the break with a new iPad? Or have you had an iPad for a while, and are now ready to learn how to get the most out of it in the W&L environment? Try one of these sessions during the week of Jan. 9:

  • Monday, Jan. 9, in the Smart Zone (Leyburn Library) at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: How to Get Your W&L Email on your iPad
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the Smart Zone at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: How to Access The Stable (Windows Virtual Desktops) on your New iPad
  • Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Smart Zone at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: Getting Files On and Off the iPad
  • Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Smart Zone at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.: iPad: Fun, Free Apps for the iPad
  • Friday, Jan. 13, in Leyburn 301, 3-4 p.m.: Tips and Tricks for the iPad: A Session for NEW iPad Users (This session requires registration due to limited seating):

https://managementtools2.wlu.edu/EventManager/pages/Page1.aspx?EventID=22

Drawing winners announced

More than 400 faculty and staff participated in the Information Technology Services survey, which concluded Dec. 16, 2011. Your feedback on our services was invaluable, and we will carefully evaluate your many constructive suggestions.

The drawing winners were selected randomly from among those who completed the survey. Laura Turner of Leyburn Library received the grand prize, an iPad2

The following received credit for use in Dining Services facilities or the University Store:

  • Karla Murdock, Psychology, $25
  • Archer Clover, Staniar Gallery, $25
  • David Peterson, History,  $50
  • Shelia Campbell, Athletics, $50

Thanks again for your participation. We’ll summarize the responses and publish those in early 2012.

The winner of the drawing grand prize (an iPad2), was Laura Turner of Leyburn Library, shown here with David Saacke, Chief Technology Officer of ITS

ITS Open House 3-5 p.m. Dec. 20

Join information Technology Services for hors d’oeuvres and holiday cheer from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20 on the main floor of Tucker Hall. We’ll also announce the winner of an iPad2, the grand prize in a series of drawings related to the ongoing ITS survey of faculty and staff. If you haven’t completed the survey, there’s still time! All faculty and staff who complete the survey by Friday, Dec. 16 are eligible to participate in the drawing.

We encourage participants in the open house to bring canned items for donation to the local food pantry.

FRAUD: Security alert e-mail

The following e-mail threatening suspension of W&L e-mail accounts is fraudulent. If you receive such an e-mail, do not click on the link. Forward the e-mail to spam@wlu.edu, and delete it. If you have already divulged your password in response to this fraudulent message, please contact the Information Desk (540-458-4357 or help@wlu.edu).

—–

From: Information Technology Services [mailto:itshelp@wlu.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2011 7:41 PM
Subject: Security Alerts

Dear Webmail user,

We are currently engaged in webmail maintenance service. As Webmail user,
you are required to confirm your continued usage of your WLU Webmail.
Failure to confirm your WLU Webmail will lead to service suspension. Click
on the link below and fill the Computer Helpdesk Helpform to confirm your
WLU Webmail.

<non-W&L link>

Thank you,

Information Technology Services,
Washington and Lee University.

Faculty, Staff: Winter Academy sessions announced

Winter Academy offers a plethora of workshops, discussion panels, and information sessions for W&L faculty and staff from Monday, Dec. 12 through Thursday, Dec. 15.  Sessions such as “iPad: Making the Learning Landscape Even Bigger” and “Non-Traditional Teaching and Learning: Approaches to Teaching Outside the Traditional Classroom” and many more are offered in Winter Academy.  Sign up for your choice of sessions at http://go.wlu.edu/WinterAcademy today!  Some sessions offer breakfast and lunch, so don’t miss out!

iPad2

The iPad2 can be connected to a classroom projection system

Group Study Room at the Leyburn Library

As exams approach, students may find it useful to take advantage of group study rooms in Leyburn Library. Each group study room offers a whiteboard, a LCD screen monitor that you can connect your computer to, and a quiet place where you and your study group can peacefully get work done. You can reserve a group study room by following the link below.

http://library.wlu.edu/services/RoomReservations.asp

Upgrades to cause disruptions in coming week

E-mail, wireless connectivity, WebAdvisor and a wide variety of other IT services will be disrupted periodically from Saturday, Nov. 19 through Friday, Nov. 25, as a result of upgrade and maintenance activities planned by Information Technology Services. Please plan your work accordingly, and contact the Information Desk (540-458-4357 or help@wlu.edu) if you have questions or concerns about any of these items:

Saturday, Nov. 19

9 a.m.-noon

  • All network services will be disrupted for short periods of time for many occupants of Science Addition and Howe Hall. These faculty and staff members have been notified individually by e-mail

Sunday, Nov. 20

9 a.m.-noon,

  • All network services will be disrupted for short periods of time for many occupants of Parmly Hall and Howe Hall. These faculty and staff members have been notified individually by e-mail

1-4 p.m.

  • Wireless service for the entire campus, including fraternities, will be disrupted for short periods while ITS upgrades wireless equipment.

7-10 p.m.

  • Many services, including faculty/staff e-mail, network storage, WebAdvisor, and others, will be disrupted for short periods of time.

 Monday, Nov. 21

8-10:30 p.m.

  • Many services, including faculty/staff e-mail, network storage, WebAdvisor, and others, will be disrupted for short periods of time.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

8-10 p.m.

  • Services that rely on the W&L network username and password could be disrupted briefly during an upgrade to Active Directory.

Friday Nov. 25

7 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Power outage on campus, resulting from Facilities Management work. Many IT services will be available from off-campus, with the exception of the following:
    • The Stable will be unavailable
    • Network storage will be unavailable


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