New and Changing: Updates from AIT

Posted February 10, 2017 by
Tags: Upgrades Updates

LISTSERV Mailing Lists Launching in February

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.