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Keychain Prompt Issues After Mac Updates

Posted February 22, 2017

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Effective Date: February 22, 2017

On February 21, Apple released a new version of the Apple Remote Desktop Client that improves compatibility, reliability, and usability. However, this update does trigger a keychain prompt that you will not be able to dismiss normally. Restart your Mac to resolve this issue.

Instructions

Once your computer receives the update from Apple, you will see the following prompt:

Mac Keychain Prompt

If you enter your password or select Cancel, the prompt reappears. The only way to dismiss this prompt is by restarting your computer.

The prompt should not reappear after you restart.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if the prompt reappears, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.

Spring 2017 Schoology Training

Posted February 16, 2017

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We're pleased to offer the following Schoology training options for Spring 2017:

Topical Training

These sessions provide in-depth training from Schoology’s professional training staff. Each 35 minute presentation focuses on a specific feature of Schoology.

These sessions will be held at 3:30pm in BGC 011, and all sessions will be recorded and posted online. For those who wish to participate in the live sessions, but cannot get to the BGC, a limited number of faculty can join remotely using the GoToMeeting app. If interested, please contact us by email or by calling 630.752.4357 (HELP).

February 23 | iOS Faculty Workflows Using the Schoology App (Part 1 of 2)

March 3 | Workflows in Grading: Assignments, Discussions, Essay Tests & Comments in the Gradebook

March 14 | iOS Faculty Workflows Using the Schoology App (Part 2 of 2)

March 16 | Breaking Down & Understanding Calculations in the Schoology Gradebook

March 28 | Creating and Working with Learning Objectives, Mastery, and Rubrics

March 30 | Creating Dynamic and Engaging Discussions

April 4 | Employing & Integrating Google Apps in Your Schoology Course

April 11 | Tips & Tricks for Embedding Content in Your Schoology Course

April 20 | Best Practices for Managing Content in Your Schoology Resources

April 25 | Best Practices for Collaborations & Communications with Schoology Groups

April 27 | Best Practices for the End of the Grading Term

Online Training

Below are some useful training videos available to faculty, staff, and teaching assistants.

You can watch recorded training sessions here (you may be asked to sign in). This folder includes other resources curated for Wheaton College.

Master Training

Everything you need to know about Schoology, from the essentials to advanced features.

Watch Session 1: Basic Course Design and Organization >>

Watch Session 2: Course Management & Gradebook >>

Watch Session 3: Advanced Course Management >>

Schoology 101: The Essentials

Watch Now >>

Schoology 201: Grading and Course Management

Watch Now >>

Schoology 301: Advanced Features

Watch Now >>

If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

Essential LISTSERV Mailing Lists Now Available

Posted February 13, 2017



Effective Date: February 2017

Essential LISTSERV mailing lists for critical or required information are now available. These mailing lists replace the current notification system. Essential LISTSERV mailing lists are populated based on Banner data and are refreshed daily. They cannot be unsubscribed from.

The current notification system will be retired after February 28. Outdated mailing addresses will no longer work after February 28.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Improves security by allowing us to retire an older system used for campus notifications
  • Essential LISTSERV mailing lists are populated based on Banner data and are refreshed daily. They cannot be unsubscribed from.
  • Allows essential or emergency messages to be distributed to all students, faculty, and/or staff
  • Increases effectiveness of announcements by allowing departments to send targeted emails
  • Helps reduce email inbox clutter

Impact on College Community

Essential LISTSERV mailing lists should only be used for messages containing required information. Examples of this type of message include: add/drop deadlines, health insurance information, or emergency or outage notifications.

If you have permission to send to essential LISTSERV mailing lists on behalf of your department, you'll receive an email with the new email addresses to send to when distributing essential emails.

Old distribution lists will be deactivated after February 28.

We also encourage you to use other appropriate methods of distributing messages. Visit the Campus Announcements page for more information.

If you would like to send department newsletters, announcements for non-required events, or other optional messages, please request a subscription-based mailing list. Visit this page for more information about subscription-based lists.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.

Subscription LISTSERV Mailing Lists Now Available

Posted February 13, 2017



Effective Date: February 2017

Subscription-based LISTSERV mailing lists for department events and general information are now available. These lists allow users to subscribe or unsubscribe at will. You can request subscription-based lists on behalf of your department. Old distribution lists will be deactivated after February 28.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Improves security by allowing us to retire an older system used for campus notifications
  • Departments or groups can request subscription-based mailing lists to communicate information to interested faculty, staff, and students
  • Allows students, faculty, and staff to unsubscribe from or subscribe to lists based on their interests
  • Allows both simple mailing lists and discussion-based lists.

Impact on College Community

If your department, club, or organization would like to send emails with event announcements or other general information that is not required, but that recipients might be interested in, you can request a subscription-based LISTSERV list using the appropriate form below:

Old distribution lists will be deactivated after February 28.

You can find instructions on managing your list on this page.

We also encourage you to use other appropriate methods of distributing messages. Visit the Campus Announcements page for more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.

LISTSERV Mailing Lists Launching in February

Posted February 10, 2017

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Effective Date: February 2017

As we continue to improve Wheaton College's internal communication processes, we're pleased to announce the upcoming launch of LISTSERV.

By the end of February, all departments will have access to LISTSERV, an email subscription and mailing list management tool that replaces our current email notification systems, such as Majordomo. LISTSERV provides another channel for campus communications, and adds an excellent tool to assist in the effort to get information in the hands of the intended audience.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Improves security by allowing us to retire an older system used for campus notifications
  • Allows essential or emergency messages to be distributed to all students, faculty, and/or staff
  • Allows students, faculty, and staff to unsubscribe from certain lists
  • Allows students, faculty, and staff to subscribe to lists for campus groups that interest them
  • Allows departments or groups to request subscription-based mailing lists that allow them to communicate information to interested faculty, staff, and students
  • Increases effectiveness of announcements by allowing departments to send targeted emails
  • Helps reduce email inbox clutter

Impact on College Community

All departments will be contacted by the end of February, and will be able to use LISTSERV to send email notifications. Departments that send critical or required information will be able to send to all faculty, staff, and students. Other types of information should continue to use the channels of communications that were introduced last year, and, upon request, will be able to use a subscription-based LISTSERV mailing list.

To learn more about different types of information and available communication methods, please reference Campus Announcements. This page includes guides, descriptions of the available resources, and information about the underlying strategy for campus announcements.

The table below provides a quick reference to the communication channels available for each type of message:

Recipients
Type of Message
Recommended Communication Methods
All Students, Faculty, and Staff
Required Information
Essential LISTSERV Mailing List
Wheaton Portal
Digital Signage
Bi-Weekly Campus Announcements Email
All Faculty and Staff Members
Required Information
Essential LISTSERV Mailing List
Wheaton Portal
Bi-Weekly Campus Announcements Email
All Students
Required Information
Essential LISTSERV Mailing List
Wheaton Portal
Digital Signage
Bi-Weekly Campus Announcements Email
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Digest/Newsletter
Subscription LISTSERV Mailing List
Students (Courses)
Course Announcements
Learning Management System (Schoology)
Students (Organizations)
Organization Announcements
Subscription LISTSERV Mailing List
Wheaton Portal
Bi-Weekly Campus Announcements Email
Department/Subgroup
Announcements
Subscription LISTSERV Mailing List
Wheaton Portal
Bi-Weekly Campus Announcements Email

  

We will directly contact departments that currently have access to campus mailing lists and assist with their transition to LISTSERV.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.

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