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New and Changing Blog RSS Feed http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/rss/ All blog posts. en 60 199665 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2021/january-2021/student-remote-learning-toolkit/ <![CDATA[Don’t forget about the Student Remote Learning Toolkit!]]>

Don’t forget about the Student Remote Learning Toolkit! Don’t forget—answers.wheaton.edu is a great place to go to find quick answers for technology questions you may have.  We have a special series for students about software tools that are available to you. Take a moment to look through the toolkit today! Any time you are looking for technology help, feel free to reach out to us!  Our number is 630.752.4357 (HELP) or you can email us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.  We are always eager to assist you in any way we can. ]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:23:00 GMT
199664 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2021/january-2021/dont-forget-about-the-faculty-toolkit-on-answers/ <![CDATA[Don’t forget about the Faculty Toolkit on Answers!]]>

Don’t forget about the Faculty Toolkit on Answers! Don’t forget—answers.wheaton.edu is a great place to go to find quick answers for technology questions you may have.  We have a special series for faculty about academic software tools that are available to you. Take a moment to look through the toolkit today! If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 15:21:00 GMT
198371 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/how-can-i-clean-my-tech--students/ <![CDATA[How can I clean my tech?]]>

How can I clean my tech? Are you being extra vigilant about cleaning during this COVID-19 epidemic?  Good for you!  You may have considered the need to clean the technology around you, which is a great idea, but you need to be mindful of a few things. Do not spray anything on to your technology (any dripping liquid will cause damage to technology). You could use a spray if you spray it on to a paper towel. You can find plenty of information online with advice about how to clean technology.  Here’s a great article from Good Housekeeping on how to clean your screen.  This article is specific to cleaning PC screens.  Here’s one about sanitizing your mobile phone.  All the articles agree, though, that you must not spray liquid on to your electronic device.  If you have any questions about how to safely clean your technology, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:47:00 GMT
198369 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/how-can-i-clean-my-tech/ <![CDATA[How can I clean my tech?]]>

How can I clean my tech? Are you being extra vigilant about cleaning during this COVID-19 epidemic?  Good for you!  You may have considered the need to clean the technology around you, including items like your office phone.  Cleaning your office phone is a great idea, but you need to be mindful of a few things. Do not spray anything on to your office phone (any dripping liquid will cause damage to technology). You could use a spray, like Oxivir, which the College is providing, if you spray it on to a paper towel. Professors will already be familiar with this, since they’ve been carefully cleaning technology each time they walk into a classroom.  But if you want a refresher, you’ll find that the first 39 seconds of this video talk about wiping down equipment on the Smart Desk.  Back when we filmed this, we had disinfecting wipes—most classrooms now have paper towels and spray bottles.  Also, we had not yet covered the keyboard or posted the sign on the Smart Desk, but the principle is the same. You can find plenty of information online with advice about how to clean technology.  Here’s a great article from Good Housekeeping on how to clean your screen.  This article is specific to cleaning PC screens.  Here’s one about sanitizing your mobile phone.  Here is information about cleaning your office phone.  All the articles agree, though, that you must not spray liquid on to your electronic device.  If you have any questions about how to safely clean your technology, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:45:00 GMT
198368 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/what-should-you-try-first/ <![CDATA[What Should You Try First? ]]>

What Should You Try First? Are you ever sitting at your desk at work when you start to notice that your computer is “acting funny”?  Maybe your email isn’t loading right.  Or Box is giving you strange messages.  Or you suddenly can’t access the emojis on Microsoft Teams (and you really need those to convey your feelings in your chats!)  You can always pick up your phone and call the AIT Service Desk and they’ll be happy to help you.  But another thing to try first is to reboot your computer.  There’s no guarantee that this will solve your problem, but it’s a great way to troubleshoot first before contacting the AIT Service Desk.  Sometimes your computer just needs to reboot.  It’s great to get into the habit of regularly rebooting your computer anyway, but when you’re experiencing technology trouble, that’s another good time to give it a try. And if you still need technology help, we’d love for you to contact us by email at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:43:00 GMT
198367 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/behind-the-scenes-of-a-banner-upgrade/ <![CDATA[Behind the Scenes—what happens during a Banner upgrade?]]>

Behind the Scenes—what happens during a Banner upgrade? You may remember that in early October we sent out a notice that Banner was going to be down for an entire weekend—including all day Friday.  We rarely do that, since Banner is used daily by many people and it can be tricky for some folks to get their jobs done without access to Banner.  But that weekend we had important and complicated upgrades to do.  Perhaps you wondered what was going on that weekend.  Here are some questions and answers. Q: How long does a big upgrade like this take? A: It should take about three months, and we did the whole thing in four weeks.  Obviously, Banner wasn’t down that entire time—much of that time was spent in testing. Q: When you do an upgrade over a weekend, that means that you are sometimes working around the clock.  What is it like to be working at 2 or 3 in the morning? A: It helps to put on peppy music to help yourself stay awake.  One good benefit is there are fewer disruptions at that hour—not many emails coming in! Q: What is your favorite thing about doing these upgrades? A: When the upgrade is done! Q: What is fun about doing these upgrades? A: It is fun to interact with colleagues and there’s some bonding that takes place in these high-pressure situations. Q: What is scary about doing these upgrades? A: There’s always the fear that the upgrade won’t work—that we didn’t do enough testing and the fallout can be bad.  Sometimes we end up patching a previous patch.  It’s a lot of work!  Q: Why do we do these upgrades?  What would happen if we didn’t? A: For this particular upgrade, there was a federal regulation with implications for Student Financial Services. It was necessary to do this upgrade so we would be in compliance.  Granted, if we don’t do the upgrades, that means we couldn’t use the software to “package” the Financial Aid for students, but in theory we could do it manually.  The software makes the process dramatically easier, though!  This upgrade was pretty intense.  Oracle hadn’t just upgraded—they had rewritten the internal structure for their databases.  A normal upgrade could have been seamless, but that was not the case here.  That’s why it had such an effect on other applications—the upgrade required us to rewrite how those applications connected to Oracle. In addition, not a lot of other schools have gone to this new architecture—we are on the bleeding edge of this! Wheaton College gives our thanks to the entire Enterprise Applications team for your hard work and the way you take care of so many seldom-seen systems for us! If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:42:00 GMT
198357 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/whats-that-called/ <![CDATA[What’s That Called?]]>

What's That Called? Quick, where do you go on campus to meet your friends and eat a meal at Wheaton College?  Unless you’re one of a handful of people who call it “Anderson Commons” or “the Dining Hall,” you probably answered, “SAGA” in your head.  SAGA, of course, was the food provider at Wheaton College back in the 70s and 80s, and they haven’t served food here for several decades.  But for some reason the name stuck.  Sometimes this happens with brands.  If someone asks you for a Kleenex, you know they’d like a facial tissue, and you’re likely to hand them one and not quibble over the fact that the one you have is technically Puffs brand.  You know what your friend means, and you react accordingly. Here at Wheaton there are some technology brands that people have started to refer to inaccurately.  For example, maybe you need to collect data from a class of students.  Someone says, “You need a JotForm!” Then you contact AIT and try to figure out if you can get a license to use JotForm and so on and so forth.  You don’t actually need to use JotForm.  What you need is an online form.  And there are dozens of products that could do what you need!   You could make a Google Form (that would be free!) or use JotForm, or maybe use Qualtrics or OnBase.  It depends on what your needs are.  Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say, “Let’s Zoom!”  Maybe they are using the Zoom platform for video conferencing.  Or they might be using Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams.  All three of these are possible options that AIT is currently supporting.  These are all different ways you can hold a virtual meeting.  Another example would be Duo.  We’re using Duo as our Two-Factor Authentication.  Sometimes called Multi-Factor Authentication and abbreviated as MFA, there are dozens of other products out there that perform this same service.  Yes, AIT used the phrase “Just Duo It” when we proudly announced our rollout of Duo as our MFA, but many other options exist for helping keep your data secure by requiring other confirmation of your identity.  Just keep in mind that you don’t need to be limited by one brand name.  Remember there are many options for online forms, virtual meetings, and MFA. If you have questions about any of these technologies we provide, please contact the AIT Service Desk at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:40:00 GMT
198350 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/december-2020/lock-your-device/ <![CDATA[Lock Your Device]]>

Lock Your Device If you have a smart phone, then you’re probably familiar with locking your device.  This is a great habit to develop.  You should have your phone lock when it’s not in use (after one minute or five or however long you choose) and you should not share your phone’s password with anyone. But did you know you can also lock your computer?  Your laptop or desktop computer can (and should) be locked when you are away from your desk.  On a Windows computer you can lock it really quickly by simply holding down the “Windows” button and “L” at the same time.  Then you just need to type in your password to get back in.  Easy!  And it means no one can stop by your desk and hop onto the internet or send an email from your account while you’re gone. It’s a great idea to set up your computer to automatically lock after a set amount of time so that will happen on its own if you are called away from your desk.  You can learn how to set up your Windows device to lock automatically or how to set up your Apple device to lock automatically. If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:38:00 GMT
199587 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2021/january-2021/online-passport/ <![CDATA[Launch of New “Online Passport” to Simplify Access to Wheaton’s Online Resources]]>

Launch of New “Online Passport” to Simplify Access to Wheaton’s Online Resources Effective Date: January 22, 2021 AIT is launching a new authentication tool we are branding as the “Online Passport” to improve how we log into the many technology systems across campus.  The launch of the Online Passport is the first step to the implementation of a true Single Sign-On (SSO) environment at Wheaton College and will enable improved data security by allowing us to extend the use of Duo (the College’s two-factor authentication system).  AIT will be moving systems behind the Online Passport service one by one over the next few weeks. As systems are transitioned, they will move to the new Online Passport, where you will enter your NetID and password just one time. Employees will also be prompted for two-factor authentication with Duo.  On Friday evening, January 22, 2021, AIT will enable the Online Passport for the Wheaton Portal. Although the Portal itself is not changing, the login page will look markedly different.  You will also come across this Online Passport authentication when accessing several other systems, such as Wheaton Answers, Follett, Handshake, and Proofpoint, just to name a few. Key Benefits and Features More protection of college data by Duo Two-Factor Authentication Simplification of our Single Sign-On (SSO) options Impact on College Community The most important thing you’ll want to know is that the new login page will look different! Here is what the current Wheaton Portal login page looks like, side by side with the new Online Passport login page: Secondly, until we get all Wheaton College systems behind the Online Passport, you may need to log in twice, depending on which system you are trying to access. You will stop being prompted for this second sign-in when all systems have been successfully moved to the new Online Passport login page. For faculty and staff, the Online Passport page is protected by Duo Two-Factor Authentication. If you sign into the Online Passport you will be prompted by Duo if you haven't recently selected Duo's "remember me" option. This Two-Factor Authentication will ensure that you are, indeed, the person trying to access the Online Passport.    For those of you who may find an analogy helpful, here’s a different (albeit imperfect) way to think about it.  Consider all of the Wheaton College technology systems as being in a castle fortress.  We want it to be easy for you, as an employee or student, to get to these systems.  At the same time, we want it to be difficult for nefarious people to access these systems.  In order to protect our systems, they are all behind a moat (authentication).  With this change, we are making the Online Passport be the entrance/gateway/bridge to cross the moat to get to your systems.  Now, you may come in the front gate (the biggest one that most people use—the Wheaton Portal) and you’ll use the Online Passport to get in.  But maybe you want to come in through a different entrance—the door to the kitchen, say, which is Banner, or the door to the stables, which is Wheaton Answers, or the door to the armory, which is Proofpoint.  In that case, you could go directly to that page (or door) and get in by using the Online Passport.  When you get to the door, you’ll need to present your identification proving you’re a citizen of our castle fortress (that’ll be your NetID and password).  For faculty and staff, you’ll also pull out one other form of ID so we know it is really you (that would be Duo’s Two Factor Authentication).  Then you’ll be allowed into the castle fortress to go about your business! If you are interested in more of the “behind the scenes” aspect of this change, read on!  Wheaton College has been using two different Single Sign-On systems.  One did authentication via your wheaton.edu or my.wheaton.edu email address.  The other one authenticated via your NetID and password.  We’ve been working for months to slowly move more systems to the Online Passport (using your NetID).  So far, we have put Wheaton Answers, Follett, Handshake, and Proofpoint behind the Online Passport, and we are working to put more applications there. If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).   ]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:54:00 GMT
196574 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/november-2020/please-wait-to-download-big-sur-os-11/ <![CDATA[Please Wait to Download Big Sur OS 11]]>

Please Wait to Download Big Sur OS 11 Effective Date: November 13, 2020 Apple has officially released its newest version of the mac OS, Big Sur (OS 11). Although this is exciting news, please refrain from downloading and installing Big Sur on college-owned equipment at this time. We are testing its functionality with our campus systems/software and recognize that there may be complications and capability issues that need to be worked out. It will be very difficult to downgrade an operating system once upgraded and may require an extended period of time where the computer is not available for use. Key Benefits and Features Waiting to download and install Big Sur provides: An opportunity for AIT to test its compatibility with other college systems Simplicity for Mac users to only need to upgrade once, with no major downtime for their devices Impact on College Community If you download Big Sur before receiving the go-ahead from AIT, it will likely take an extended period of time to downgrade the operating system, during which time your computer would not be available for use.  Please wait until you receive an all-clear message to download.    If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).  ]]>
Fri, 13 Nov 2020 14:06:00 GMT
194399 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/vpn-software-updates/ <![CDATA[VPN Software Updates]]>

VPN Software Update Effective Date: November 10, 2020 GlobalProtect establishes a secure connection to Wheaton College resources from off-campus. If you are working from home now, remember to log into VPN at the beginning of each workday.  The College's virtual private network (VPN) software, GlobalProtect, will be updated on November 10, 2020.  If you already use GlobalProtect to establish a VPN connection, you will be prompted to update this software the next time you connect. Key Benefits and Features This GlobalProtect (VPN) software update provides: Bug fixes that resolve issues for both Windows and macOS computers Improved security Feature enhancements Impact on College Community If you use GlobalProtect to establish a VPN connection to the campus network, you will be prompted to update this software the next time you connect after November 10, 2020. The update will install automatically after you select "Yes." After this update, you will be able to connect using VPN as before.  If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 09:33:00 GMT
193661 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/students--virtual-computer-labs-via-thunderapps-/ <![CDATA[Virtual Computer Labs via ThunderApps ]]>

Virtual Computer Labs via ThunderApps Do you need to use specialized software for a class?  Is it cost-prohibitive to purchase it for yourself?  Check and see if what you’re looking for is available via ThunderApps!  ThunderApps software means that you can access particular software from your own device from any location.  Wheaton College had already rolled out ThunderApps pre-pandemic, but in this time where we’re using dual-modality for teaching and find that some students may not be physically present in class on a given day, this tool is becoming even more useful.  For an overview of ThunderApps, please review this series. If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).  ]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:53:00 GMT
193659 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/students--looking-to-learn/ <![CDATA[Looking to Learn?]]>

Looking to Learn? You have a unique opportunity to take advantage of LinkedIn Learning over your long break!  You’ll be off campus from Thanksgiving through January—that means you may find a little extra time on your hands and want to add to your knowledge.  Whether you want to learn more about happiness, or being assertive, or Photoshop 2020, LinkedIn Learning is the place to go.  Some of the courses are hours long and some are less than twenty minutes.  Each individual topic is usually addressed in its own short video. Take a moment today to poke around in LinkedIn Learning to see if something catches your eye.  Remember to log in with your Wheaton College email address and password to take advantage of this great free-to-you service! If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:52:00 GMT
193657 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/classrooms-after-hours/ <![CDATA[Classrooms after hours]]>

Classrooms after hours Did you know that you’re allowed to hang out in unused classrooms after hours this year?  As we’re seeking to maintain the Wheaton Bubble and are encouraging students to stay on campus, we want to be sure you’re aware of the rooms that are available for you to hang out in—especially when it starts to get colder! You may spend time in an unused classroom with your friends to watch a movie, play games, study, read, etc.  You can use the classroom computer to stream a show, connect with your family via Zoom, or just do online research for a paper. Remember, of course, that you’ll still need to be wearing your masks and maintaining social distancing.  If there is a seat marked “This seat is unavailable” that rule still applies even after hours.  Also, make sure to clean the room and leave it set up exactly as it was.  Each room has a sign to tell you how many people are allowed in at a time, and each room also has a sign to show you the layout, in case you need to double-check that. Here’s a list again of some of the available spaces which are available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week, when they are not in use for class! Spaces include: Armerding Center for Music and the Arts Beamer (when meals are not being served) Billy Graham Hall (closes at 6 p.m. on Sunday only) Blanchard Hall Meyer Science Center Memorial Student Center Students living on campus can use their ID cards to access campus buildings. Off-campus commuter students who are authorized to be on campus are able to join on-campus students in these buildings for academic or co-curricular purposes. Also, the following rooms have been reserved as ongoing quiet study spaces for the purpose of virtual study rooms during class time: BGH 248 BGH 557 BLAN 124 BLAN 323 MEY 181 MSC 122 If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:50:00 GMT
193655 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/who-represents-my-technology-needs-/ <![CDATA[Who represents my technology needs? ]]>

Who represents my technology needs?  Technology Governance--STACSAC Who represents my technology needs?  Great question!  Wheaton College has a Technology Governance structure set up so that all the constituents on campus have representation to speak into technology needs.  For students, this is the Student Technology and Campus Services Advisory Committee (STACSAC).  The members of STACSAC speak into technology needs as well as needs about campus housing, dining, post office, campus store, and so on.  Each year this committee is chaired by the Executive Vice President of Technology and Campus Services for Student Government.  This year Brett Bauman is the chair of STACSAC.  They meet once a quad throughout the school year and help bring attention to ways that we can better serve our students.  One of the highlights of STACSAC each year is in the late Spring when we have the “IT and Campus Services Fairy Discussion.”  For this we ask the following question, “If there were an IT and Campus Services Fairy who could give you anything technology-related or campus services-related in the world, regardless of finances, legality, or reasonableness, what would you ask for?”  We have received many interesting ideas this way and have been able to make some changes on campus as a result of these discussions.  We would love to have YOUR input, so feel free to contact us if you have an idea we should add to that discussion.  You can also contact one of the STACSAC members and have him or her mention it for you at the meeting. If you have a question about technology you are always welcome to contact the AIT Service Desk, but if you would feel more comfortable speaking with a member of STACSAC, we encourage you to reach out to them! They love to receive your input, so they can bring your thoughts and concerns to the table for discussion.  Read more about STACSAC here and find out who else is on the committee.  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. ]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:49:00 GMT
193653 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/need-to-connect-a-device-to-wi-fi/ <![CDATA[Need to connect a device to Wi-Fi?]]>

Need to connect a device to Wi-Fi? Are you having trouble connecting a device to the Wheaton College wireless network?  You can always call the AIT Service Desk for help at 630.752.4357, but you can also check out these articles to see if the answers you are looking for are there. You can learn about connecting computers, phones, and tablets.  Or check out this article for gaming consoles.  Perhaps you recently updated your Apple Device to iOS 14—then this article can help explain some of the details you may need to know for correctly connecting again.  If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:47:00 GMT
193651 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/event-planning-in-the-time-of-covid-/ <![CDATA[Event Planning in the Time of COVID ]]>

Event Planning in the Time of COVID As you follow our COVID-Safe, Thunder-Strong guidelines, you may find yourself needing to plan an event in a safe way.  A great place to begin your planning is by reading this article.  It will help you think through the steps you need to take whether you are hosting a fully virtual or dual modality meeting. Planning a virtual event will require technology of some kind, and you’ll want to start thinking about that well ahead of time in order to be best prepared.  This article also includes helpful information about registration for an event and how to include a speaker from off campus.  If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).  ]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:46:00 GMT
193649 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/covid-repurposed-classrooms-survey-/ <![CDATA[Please fill out the COVID-Repurposed Classrooms Survey ]]>

Please fill out the COVID-Repurposed Classrooms Survey If you were one of the 144 professors assigned to teach in a COVID-19 repurposed classroom this semester, you should have received an email from Academic and Institutional Technology on October 12.  Please take a few minutes before the end of the day on Friday, October 23rd, to fill out the survey to help AIT and Facilities know what changes and/or improvements may need to be made to those classrooms before the spring semester begins. If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).  ]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:45:00 GMT
193647 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/assessments-in-schoology-/ <![CDATA[Assessments in Schoology ]]>

Assessments in Schoology We recommend updating your legacy Tests and Quizzes in Schoology to the newer Assessments tool this semester as you deploy them, using Schoology’s built-in conversion tool. To learn more, see https://answers.wheaton.edu/posts/4026621. Schoology will eventually phase out Tests and Quizzes. Meanwhile, some of our faculty have noticed that Assessments remain more stable as the major operating systems and browsers update their features and security.  If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:42:00 GMT
193645 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2020/october-2020/virtual-computer-labs-via-thunderapps-/ <![CDATA[Virtual Computer Labs via ThunderApps ]]>

Virtual Computer Labs via ThunderApps Would your students benefit from a specialized software?  Is that software cost-prohibitive to have every student buy it?  Help our students out by making software accessible from wherever they are.  Check and see if what you’re looking for is available via ThunderApps!  The ThunderApps software makes College software available to students on their own device from any location.  We had already begun using ThunderApps pre-pandemic, but in this time where we’re using dual-modality for teaching and find that some students may not be physically present in class on a given day, this tool is becoming even more useful.  For an overview of ThunderApps, please review this series. If you have any questions, please contact us at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).  ]]>
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:40:00 GMT