ThunderCloud Services

Retiring Windows Media Streaming Server

Posted July 19, 2017

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Effective Date: July 20, 2017

As part of our project to replace an outdated and inflexible system, we will permanently retire our Windows Media Streaming Server Eve on July 20.

Key Features and Benefits

The outdated system will be replaced by ThunderCloud Storage as part of our ongoing project to reduce the number of servers and services used for media content.

Impact on College Community

We will assist departments who wish to distribute media content through ThunderCloud Storage.

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.

Retiring Servers

Posted April 6, 2017

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Effective Date: April 7, 2017

As part of our project to replace an outdated and inflexible system, we will permanently retire the Novell server Timothy on April 7.

Key Features and Benefits

The outdated system will be replaced by ThunderCloud Storage group shares. More information about the features and benefits of group shares can be found here.

Impact on College Community

We will assist departments in replacing the existing network shared drive.

If you have any questions about ThunderCloud Storage or group shares, contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357.

Improving Your Memory

Posted February 28, 2017

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Does your memory sometimes fail you? Not sure how to remember a long list of dates or the 23 steps in your lab procedure? We're recommending the short ThunderCloud Training video course, "Improving Your Memory."

This course outlines memory principles and techniques such as mnemonics, memory palaces, note-taking techniques, and situational techniques for presentations, readings, dates, and more.

If you have a perfect memory, there's still plenty for you to learn with ThunderCloud Training. Choose from thousands of video courses from experts and learn about everything from body language to computer programming. Broaden your skill set for your resume or learn something new just for fun. ThunderCloud Training is available to you for as long as you're a Wheaton student.

Remember, you can always save videos to a playlist to watch later. You don't have to finish a course all at once, since your place is automatically saved.

After you watch a course, be sure to check out the suggested courses to see related videos as well as more advanced and in-depth options. If you have any questions, contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Posted February 22, 2017

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Nearly everything we do in our day-to-day lives touches the Internet in some way--online shopping and banking, social networks, app-controlled thermostats and security systems, cloud storage, and more. In a world where so much of our life is online, it's important to understand which behaviors keep you safe and which put you at risk for lost data, infected computers or phones, compromised accounts, and even identity theft.

Learning basic cybersecurity practices--or brushing up on what you already know--can help you stay safe and avoid the stress and time it takes to recover from compromised data. These basic skills include using public Wi-Fi safely, keeping your computer up-to-date, and recognizing email scams.

You can learn these skills and more with the course "Computer Security and Internet Safety Fundamentals." This course has many short videos, each focused on a particular aspect of cybersecurity. We recommend watching the safety tips for Mac and Windows computers as well as the specific Internet browsers you use.

This is a ThunderCloud Training video course. Sign in to with your email address and password to watch the videos. You can save your place and pick up the videos again later, add videos to a playlist, and look at other recommended courses. If you have any questions, contact Academic and Institutional Technology at 630.752.4357 (HELP) or by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu

Department Files Moving to ThunderCloud Storage

Posted February 16, 2017

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Effective Date: February 2017

In order to replace an outdated and inflexible system, department files will be moving to ThunderCloud Storage group shares by the end of June 2017. You may know department files as your "S drive" or "department share."

A group share is a collaborative shared folder that has all the features available in Box but belongs to a department or group rather than an individual.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Securely access your work files anytime and anywhere, including from mobile devices
  • Set and customize your own permissions for who has access to data stored in your group share
  • Share files with other departments and organizations, even if they’re not part of Wheaton College
  • Use built-in tools like collaborative editing
  • See who has made changes to a file and restore documents to previous versions
  • Keep files in a group share with the department, even if the person who originally created the document leaves the College
  • Take advantage of an unlimited storage capacity--no more asking for space increases.

Impact on College Community

We will assist departments in replacing the existing network shared drive.

You can learn more about group shares here, and you can learn more about ThunderCloud Storage here. If your department would like to begin setting up a ThunderCloud Storage group share, fill out this form. Otherwise, we will contact departments throughout the spring semester to begin this process.

If you have any questions about ThunderCloud Storage or group shares, contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).

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