July 2015

Document Management System Upgrade

Posted July 23, 2015

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Effective Date: July 24, 2015

The document management system upgrade from ImageNow to Perceptive Content 7.1 is complete. Perceptive Content 7.1 will be automatically installed in the next 24 hours on college-owned PCs connected to the campus network. If you use the college document management system as part of your work, please read this page carefully.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Allows you to eliminate paper files for permanent records
  • Provides a secure electronic mechanism for routing paperwork
  • No danger of physical damage or loss
  • Conserves physical space and reduces time spent searching records
  • Perceptive Content 7.1 is fully supported by our vendor
  • New features added for department administrators

Impact on College Community

While the name and appearance of the software will change, profiles, personal settings, and most program functions will remain the same. 

  • The program name has changed from ImageNow to Perceptive Content 7.1.
  • If you use the web client, the URL has changed from webnow.wheaton.edu/webnow/ to webnowp.wheaton.edu/webnow/
  • The first time you log in to Perceptive Content 7.1, you'll need to follow the instructions below.
    1. Open Perceptive Content 7.1
    2. Select Edit connection profile
    3. Select the default profile and then Modify
    4. Change the Server ID to INOWP
    5. Select OK
    6. Sign in with your network username and password.
  • For detailed information, please reference this sheet.

If you have any questions, please contact Academic and Institutional Technology or call 630.752.4357.

New Communication Tool for College Employees

Posted July 21, 2015

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Target Effective Date: July 31, 2015

During the last week of July, Skype for Business will be installed on campus PCs and Microsoft Lync will be installed on campus Macs. These programs will be the College standard for instant messaging and online audiovisual conferencing.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Online meetings with audio, video, and instant messaging
  • Supports up to 250 participants in a single online meeting
  • Outlook integration makes it easy to schedule meetings
  • Collaboration features including screen sharing, file transfer, PowerPoint broadcasting, and virtual whiteboard

Impact on College Community

During the last week of July, Skype for Business or Lync will be installed on college-owned machines. This installation will happen automatically for all computers connected to the campus network, and should be in place by 5:00 PM on Friday, July 31. Faculty and staff can sign in using their Wheaton email address and password. 

If possible, we ask that you log out of your computer but leave it powered on the evening of Thursday, July 30. 

To learn more about how to use Skype for Business and Lync, visit our training site. You may be asked to sign in.

If you have any questions, please contact us or call 630.752.4357.

Coming Soon: ThunderCloud Training

Posted July 21, 2015

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Target Effective Date: August 1, 2015

This August, we're launching ThunderCloud Training, powered by lynda.com. 

Key Benefits and Features

  • lynda.com provides over 3,500 video tutorial courses from industry experts on interpersonal, creative, professional, and technical skills.
  • Tutorial courses are available online at any time.
  • Save your history and playlists to keep track of your videos.

Impact on College Community

lynda.com will be accessible to all students, faculty, and staff this August. Learn more about ThunderCloud training and lynda.com here.

If you have any questions, please contact us or call 630.752.4357.

ImageNow Upgrade to Perceptive Content 7.1

Posted July 6, 2015

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Effective Date: July 17 to 22, 2015

From 4:00 PM July 17 to 5:00 PM on July 22, ImageNow will be upgraded to the latest version, called Perceptive Content 7.1. During this upgrade, ImageNow will be unavailable.

Key Benefits and Features

  • Allows you to eliminate paper files for permanent records
  • Provides a secure electronic mechanism for routing paperwork
  • No danger of physical damage or loss
  • Conserves physical space and reduces time spent searching records
  • Perceptive Content 7.1 is fully supported by our vendor
  • New features added for department administrators

Impact on College Community

From 4:00 PM on July 17 through 5:00 PM on July 22, ImageNow will be unavailable. During the upgrade, ImageNow will be uninstalled from all faculty and staff computers and Perceptive Content 7.1 will be installed in its place. Perceptive Content is expected to be available on July 23. This upgrade will happen automatically for all computers connected to the campus network, and will not require any action on your part. While the name and appearance of the software will change, all profiles, personal settings, and program functions will remain the same.

If you have any questions, please contact us or call 630.752.4357.

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