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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 158548 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/april/introducing-multiple-lines-in-jabber/ <![CDATA[Introducing Multiple Lines in Jabber]]>

Introducing Multiple Lines in Jabber Effective Date: April 29, 2019 The newest version of Jabber (12.6) allows you to manage multiple phone lines from one Jabber window. If you would like additional lines to be configured for your Jabber profile, please contact the AIT Service Desk to make this request. Key Benefits and Features For those managing multiple lines (e.g. Office Coordinators) they can do this remotely or on their laptops. Employees can use the Jabber softphone to make and answer calls from the other lines they have on their phone, in addition to their primary extension. Impact on College Community There will be no change to your regular Jabber experience going forward. Please see this article to learn more.  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.]]>
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:41:00 GMT
158206 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/april/java-removal-from-college-owned-computers/ <![CDATA[Java removal from College-owned computers]]>

On April 24th, AIT will be uninstalling the Java SE platform from all college-owned computers where it is not currently needed. This is in response to a change in Oracle’s licensing in which commercial customers can no longer receive updates without a paid Java subscription.  Many software developers who previously relied on Java SE no longer do so, and many browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Safari, and the latest Firefox no longer support the Java plugin.   We are aware that there are some members of the college who have a legitimate use for Java. Please reference the products below along with action steps if you use these products: Banner 8 (Old Banner) – No action is needed at this time. Banner 8 users have been added to an uninstall exception list. Library software related to Voyager system/ILLIAD – No action is needed at this time. Your computer has been added to an uninstall exception list. I9 Widget for hiring – Please contact the AIT Service Desk at x4357 or ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu. We can help you configure the program to use a Java alternative. Any other program that relies on Java – Please contact the AIT Service Desk at x4357 or ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu. We can help you determine whether a Java alternative will support your application.   If you are not aware of any Java-reliant software that you are using, no action is needed from you at this time.]]>
Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:10:32 GMT
157475 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/were-piloting-a-virtual-computer-lab/ <![CDATA[We’re Piloting a Virtual Computer Lab!]]>

We’re Piloting a Virtual Computer Lab! Effective Date: March 20, 2019 In the Fall Semester of 2018, the Physics and Engineering Department piloted our Virtual Computer Lab and it has been an overall success.  Using this new technology, students in certain classes now are able to access fully functional PC-based programs through a browser on their devices. The actual Windows program is running remotely on a Windows server and the interface is streamed to the user's device so students can use it without purchasing or downloading software.  “This has been a good solution for us,” says Dr. David Hsu, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics.  “We couldn’t have done it without the work and support of Jaime Mejia (IT Support Specialist for the Science Division.)  He’s been updating the apps and interfaces and has been really receptive to our feedback.  His work and partnership have been critical to this pilot’s success.” Some of the key benefits of the Virtual Computer Lab are these: If we can establish a reliable virtual lab service, the College can reduce the number of lab computers on campus and provide students with convenient access to the software they need. The power and graphics capabilities of the end user's device is not a limitation and has little impact on the overall experience. We can provide students with access to expensive software for coursework. Students can access this software even from off-campus, such as when they are home for Spring Break. Our next steps are to continue evaluating two different options—the AWS AppStream 2 platform and AppsAnyWhere—to see which is the best option for Wheaton College.  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, 20 Mar 2019 14:35:36 GMT
157431 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/thanks-so-much/ <![CDATA[Thank you to all who helped with IAM Launch!]]>

Thank you to all who helped with IAM Launch! Effective Date: March 20, 2019 Many hours of hard work went into the planning, preparation, testing and launch of our new Identity and Access Management system.  For years Wheaton College had been using a home-grown system with custom-code created by a former employee.  It was time to upgrade to a more efficient system—particularly one that was more secure.  This new system offers many advantages, the chief of which is that it is now easier than ever for employees and students to recover their own passwords.  Answering custom questions is a thing of the past and now you can set it up to receive an email or test message with a code in order to recover your password. A lot of people and departments across campus were invaluable in helping with this project.  AIT particularly wants to thank the following: Academic Records and Services Graduate School Human Resources Office of the Provost Undergraduate Admissions We couldn’t have done it without you! 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:32:00 GMT
157429 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/improving-starrez-for-summer-students/ <![CDATA[Improving StarRez for Summer Students]]>

Improving StarRez for Summer Students Effective Date: March 19, 2019 As a student you may not be very familiar with what goes on behind-the-scenes when you request your housing each year.  The program Wheaton College uses is called StarRez and it works well for the housing needs of undergrad students each semester. Over the course of the last few months, we have been looking into expanding StarRez so that it can also be used to help with Event Services, summer conferences, and students studying on campus during the summer.  This new feature will make things more consistent in how rooms are assigned and who has access to know when rooms are available (for cleaning or maintenance, etc.) There is no change to you, as students, with this upgrade.  You will continue requesting housing as you have done in the past.  And Wheaton College will be further utilizing this software we have invested in so we can better leverage it for the purposes of our students and guests. 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:29:41 GMT
157427 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/free-coffee-or-ice-cream/ <![CDATA[Free Coffee or Ice Cream!]]>

Free Coffee or Ice Cream!           Effective Date: March 20, 2019 You won’t want to miss this opportunity to receive free coffee or ice cream, just by simply stopping by our booth and playing a cybersecurity game or two! AIT, in partnership with GreyCastle Security, is hosting Student Cybersecurity Day on April 2 and 3.  Tuesday, April 2 from 3pm-5pm, all Grad Students are invited to stop by the BGC 2nd floor lounge to play some cybersecurity games and receive a ticket for a free cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream from Sam’s. On Wednesday, April 3, from 9am-7pm, we’ll be set up in Lower Beamer.  All Undergrad Students are invited to drop by and play some cybersecurity games and receive a ticket for a free cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream from Sam’s (for the first 500 students who participate.) Stop by and bring your friends! 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:16:11 GMT
157425 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/what-are-data-stewards/ <![CDATA[What are Data Stewards?]]>

What are Data Stewards? Effective Date: March 19, 2019 According to our Data Classification Policy, “Data Stewards are the individuals, roles, or committees with primary responsibility for information assets. They are responsible for identifying the institution’s information assets under their areas of responsibility and maintaining an accurate and complete inventory for data classification and handling purposes.” What this means is that they are making sure we identify information assets, label them appropriately, and keep them safe.  We have over twenty Data Stewards on campus and each year during the month of February they are responsible to verify that all of our data is being appropriately stored and labeled.  This means they are checking to see who has access to the data, whether employees or vendors. February of 2019 was the first round of Data Steward responsibilities for Wheaton College and we are pleased to report that most Data Stewards fulfilled their responsibilities, so it was a success! Many thanks to those who participated!  Feel free to read more about the Data Classification and Handling Procedure here.  Make sure you are familiar with this policy and are working diligently to protect your data. 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:13:00 GMT
157423 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/good-bye-whos-who--hello-wheaton-directory/ <![CDATA[Good bye, Who’s Who! Hello, Wheaton Directory!]]>

Good bye, Who’s Who!  Hello, Wheaton Directory! Effective Date: March 20, 2019 As you know, in partnership with Marketing Communications (MarComm), we recently retired “Who’s Who” and replaced it with the Wheaton Directory.  The Wheaton Directory has several advantages that Who’s Who was missing. Now people from around the world can look up faculty and staff at Wheaton College right on the Wheaton college website and find their names, office phone numbers, email addresses, titles, and departments.  They will not see any photos—the photos are only available behind authentication to those who have a Wheaton College NetID and password.  In addition, all student data is behind authentication and is readily available once you have logged in.  You can search by department, search by first name or last name.  This is helpful particularly if you know which department a faculty or staff member works in but you can’t remember his or her name.  Since you can access pictures once you’re logged into the website you can even find people by picture, if that helps. You can read more about these changes here.  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, 20 Mar 2019 09:11:06 GMT
157421 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/six-year-refresh-cycle-approved/ <![CDATA[Six-Year Refresh Cycle Approved!]]>

Six-Year Refresh Cycle Approved! Effective Date: March 20, 2019 We are happy to report that by working with TIR and other key stakeholders across campus we have been able to develop a plan that will update the technology in classrooms every six years!  While not the idea the Strategic Planning Group had presented in early 2018 to replace the campus technology to industry standards every five years, this demonstrates that the College recognizes the importance of moving toward having technology that supports learning in every classroom.  This currently revised plan is a step in the right direction.   The price of some equipment has come down, as is typical in this industry, so we have been able to find cost savings.  We will continue to work with faculty to upgrade twenty-five classrooms each year.  Once we have identified which classrooms will be upgraded, AIT will meet with the frequent users of those rooms for input.  In some cases, we are simply replacing the current technology with “like for like.”  In other instances, we may be installing new equipment that the room did not yet have.  We will keep looking for ways to get the money necessary to build classrooms that meet the needs and expectations of students and that are refreshed every five years.  We are also continuing to work with administration to identify funding for the other non-classroom event spaces (used for co-curricular activities and other meetings) on the campus. 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:08:08 GMT
157419 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/new-reporting-tool-for-qualtrics/ <![CDATA[New Reporting Tool for Qualtrics]]>

New Reporting Tool for Qualtrics Effective Date: March 19, 2019 Do you need to conduct an online survey of some kind?  Does your research require you to not only gather data but present your findings in an easy-to-understand way?  If so, you may find that Qualtrics will be the best solution!  In response to numerous requests from faculty, we recently upgraded our site license of Qualtrics to include Stats iQ, a new, more powerful reporting tool.  According to the Qualtrics website, “Stats iQ gives everyone from beginners to expert analysts the power to uncover meaning in data, identify hidden trends, and produce predictive models. No statistical training required.”  See this article for how to enable the token in Qualtrics.  For those of you who are not familiar with it, Qualtrics is a software for conducting online surveys.  If you are interested in using Qualtrics, you can contact the AIT Service Desk to learn how to get set up with Qualtrics.  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, 20 Mar 2019 09:05:00 GMT
157417 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/does-president-ryken-urgently-need-your-help-now/ <![CDATA[Does President Ryken URGENTLY need your help NOW? (No!)]]>

Does President Ryken URGENTLY need your help NOW?  (No!) Effective Date: March 20. 2019 You have likely seen several phishing emails in the last few months that are purporting to be from President Ryken.  Even a simple one that starts with “Are you there?” can lead to an exchange with a nefarious person masquerading as President Ryken who asks you to buy him some gift cards since he needs them right now and there’s no one else available who can do it. Hopefully you can recognize these phishing emails when they come, but statistics here at Wheaton College show that as a whole we’re still falling for far too many of these emails.  That’s why the College has prioritized mandatory online cybersecurity training for all employees each year.  This is important because it helps you to become more aware of these schemes.  The nefarious people are getting worse (more and more clever), thereby increasing the chances that we will fall for their tricks.  We want to protect you, protect our campus data, and protect the reputation of Wheaton College.    Keep an eye out for the next phishing exercise coming out soon and be ready to set aside some time for the cybersecurity training in late March. 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, 20 Mar 2019 09:02:00 GMT
157414 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/march/present-wirelessly-in-your-classroom/ <![CDATA[Present wirelessly in your classroom!]]>

Present Wirelessly in Your Classroom! Effective Date: March 20, 2019 We’re making a concerted effort to be sure that all presentations spaces and classrooms across campus have the ability to connect devices wirelessly.  The best product we’ve found is VIA Connect, which has all the features we wanted for the best price.  One of the major selling points is that it works for Windows and Mac laptops, as well as iPhones, Androids, iPads, and Chromebooks.     You can learn more about how it works in this article.  Essentially, you’ll need to install an app the first time you use it.  For laptops, you’ll download this from VIA.  For Androids and iOS you go the appropriate app store to download.  Once the app is installed, you’ll be able to enter the room name that is listed on the screen and put in the appropriate code when prompted.  A red bar will appear from which you can choose the appropriate option, such as “presenting.” One feature that is particularly noteworthy is how well VIA streams videos.  On other services there can often be glitches when streaming, but for VIA Connect the player puts YouTube videos through directly (to play straight from YouTube.)  For a media file on your computer you can drag it into the playlist and play directly from there which gives the highest quality possible.  Wendy Woodward recently installed it in a conference room and said, “This works so well!  I wish we’d found Via sooner!”  The major benefits are the following: Cost savings Better streaming Platform agnostic You can check to see if a classroom you’re teaching in has VIA Connect one of two ways—either look at the teaching stand (where the computer is located) or check on answers.wheaton.edu by typing in the name of your classroom (e.g. “BGC 012.”)  Since the building of the Armerding Center for Music and the Arts we have been installing VIA Connect in each new classroom.  We will continue methodically installing them in classrooms as part of the refresh cycle over the next few years.  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, 20 Mar 2019 08:56:00 GMT
156059 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/ <![CDATA[VPN Software Update]]>

VPN Software Update Effective Date: February 26, 2019 GlobalProtect establishes a secure connection to the Wheaton College resources from off-campus. If you work from off-campus, learn more about how to use VPN to securely connect from off-campus here. The College's virtual private network (VPN) software, GlobalProtect, will be updated on February 26th. 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 October 18. 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).]]>
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:13:00 GMT
156065 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/february/vpn-software-update/ <![CDATA[VPN Software Update]]>

VPN Software Update Effective Date: February 26, 2019 GlobalProtect establishes a secure connection to the Wheaton College resources from off-campus. If you work from off-campus, learn more about how to use VPN to securely connect from off-campus here. The College's virtual private network (VPN) software, GlobalProtect, will be updated on February 26th. 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 October 18. 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).]]>
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:13:00 GMT
156005 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/ <![CDATA[Wheaton Directory Going Live on Wheaton College Website]]>

Wheaton Directory Going Live on Wheaton College Website Effective Date: February 13, 2019 Marketing Communications (MarComm) and Academic and Institutional Technology (AIT) are pleased to announce the roll out of our new online directory, called the Wheaton Directory.  We will be retiring Who’s Who and replacing it with this integrated solution within the Wheaton College website. Over the next few days we will be rolling out this new directory.  It can be accessed via the Portal (which is highly preferred) or from the Wheaton College website (www.wheaton.edu/directory.) Key Benefits and Features Enhanced security as all student information is still behind authentication Ease of access for constituents to search for faculty and staff by name or department Impact on College Community The current Who’s Who will be retired.  Going forward access for faculty/staff names, phone extensions, email addresses and departments will be found in this directory.  Student names, pictures, email addresses and majors will be viewable behind authentication.  Here is how to use it the new directory: Searching For Individuals by Name If you know a person’s first or last name you can type it in the larger blue rectangle (circled above.)  You can search by last name of staff by entering in a letter (for example, “J”) and that will bring up all faculty and staff whose last name begins with “J.”  Note that if you are done looking for people whose last name begins with “J” you need to clear this box by choosing “Select:” which is the option at the top of the list. Searching with Photos By default if you are not logged in, directory results do not display photos. To see a directory listing with photos (as in the example below), you must first log in and be on the Wheaton network (or connected via VPN if off campus). You may log in using the “Staff, Faculty & Student Login” link at the bottom of the page. You will also be prompted to log in using your Network ID if you click on a person’s name to view their profile page from the directory results. Searching by Department If you search by department, the faculty and staff will be listed alphabetically by last name.  Note that when you are done searching that department you need to clear this box by choosing “Choose an option…” which is the option at the top of the list. The following table shows what information is available to the public and what information requires a login to view.   Public Requires Login Staff and Faculty Directory Listing Information X   Staff and Faculty Profile Pages and Photos   X Student Directory Listing Information, Profile Pages and Photos   X Please note, if you do not like your picture in this directory, feel free to contact Public Safety in order to have your photo re-taken or to submit a better photo of yourself. There will be tweaks along the way as we continue to roll this out; thank you for your patience as we work together to improve our campus directory. If you have any questions about this transition, please feel free to contact the AIT Service Desk at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.]]>
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:01:00 GMT
156066 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2019/february/wheaton-directory-going-live-on-wheaton-website/ <![CDATA[Wheaton Directory Going Live on Wheaton College Website]]>

Wheaton Directory Going Live on Wheaton College Website Effective Date: February 13, 2019 Marketing Communications (MarComm) and Academic and Institutional Technology (AIT) are pleased to announce the roll out of our new online directory, called the Wheaton Directory.  We will be retiring Who’s Who and replacing it with this integrated solution within the Wheaton College website. Over the next few days we will be rolling out this new directory.  It can be accessed via the Portal (which is highly preferred) or from the Wheaton College website (www.wheaton.edu/directory.) Key Benefits and Features Enhanced security as all student information is still behind authentication Ease of access for constituents to search for faculty and staff by name or department Impact on College Community The current Who’s Who will be retired.  Going forward access for faculty/staff names, phone extensions, email addresses and departments will be found in this directory.  Student names, pictures, email addresses and majors will be viewable behind authentication.  Here is how to use it the new directory: Searching For Individuals by Name If you know a person’s first or last name you can type it in the larger blue rectangle (circled above.)  You can search by last name of staff by entering in a letter (for example, “J”) and that will bring up all faculty and staff whose last name begins with “J.”  Note that if you are done looking for people whose last name begins with “J” you need to clear this box by choosing “Select:” which is the option at the top of the list. Searching with Photos By default if you are not logged in, directory results do not display photos. To see a directory listing with photos (as in the example below), you must first log in and be on the Wheaton network (or connected via VPN if off campus). You may log in using the “Staff, Faculty & Student Login” link at the bottom of the page. You will also be prompted to log in using your Network ID if you click on a person’s name to view their profile page from the directory results. Searching by Department If you search by department, the faculty and staff will be listed alphabetically by last name.  Note that when you are done searching that department you need to clear this box by choosing “Choose an option…” which is the option at the top of the list. The following table shows what information is available to the public and what information requires a login to view.   Public Requires Login Staff and Faculty Directory Listing Information X   Staff and Faculty Profile Pages and Photos   X Student Directory Listing Information, Profile Pages and Photos   X Please note, if you do not like your picture in this directory, feel free to contact Public Safety in order to have your photo re-taken or to submit a better photo of yourself. There will be tweaks along the way as we continue to roll this out; thank you for your patience as we work together to improve our campus directory. If you have any questions about this transition, please feel free to contact the AIT Service Desk at ait.service.desk@wheaton.edu.]]>
Wed, 13 Feb 2019 10:01:00 GMT
154077 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2018/december/new-identity-and-access-management-system/ <![CDATA[Introducing Wheaton College’s New Identity and Access Management (IAM) System]]>

Introducing Wheaton College’s New Identity and Access Management (IAM) System Effective Date: January 11, 2019 On January 11, Wheaton College will be rolling out our new Identity and Access Management (IAM System.)  Partnering with Fischer International Identity, AIT has been hard at work for over a year to prepare for this change, and we are excited to have a new system that will be a huge improvement over our current home-grown one.  Key Benefits and Features Ability for students, faculty, and staff to recover their own passwords without needing to contact the AIT Service Desk Passwords will now be synced across systems, so when you change your Net ID Password, your password for O365 and Google, will also change. Increased security of College data Facilitate a more automated process for creation and deletion of accounts Impact on College Community There will be no change to the day-to-day experience of using your NetID and password. The changes are behind the scenes and you will notice them when it is time for you to change your password. There will no longer be security questions to answer if you forget your password. Instead, you will set up a recovery email address and phone number so the system can contact you in the event of a forgotten password We will provide more information about what the new ChangePass site will look like soon. Here’s a screen shot we have now: In addition, since Banner (our Enterprise Reporting System) will spur the creation of accounts for new employees going forward, the hiring paperwork that managers and directors submit to HR is now more important than ever. Click here to see samples of the new IAM emails. 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.]]>
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:02:00 GMT
153131 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2018/december/box-mark-for-offline/ <![CDATA[Box Mark for Offline]]>

Work on Box Documents Offline Effective Date: December 3, 2018 Box recently released the Mark for Offline feature in Box Drive.  This feature allows Box Drive users to access their work even without network connectivity.  (For Box Sync users there is no applicable change here.)  Users can select the documents they want to work with offline and Box Drive will automatically download the latest version to their desktop. Once they are back online, Box Drive will automatically upload their changes back to Box, ensuring users and collaborators are always working with the most up-to-date versions of their files.  Read more about this change here. 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. ]]>
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:56:41 GMT
153127 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2018/december/ipad-teaching-community/ <![CDATA[iPad Teaching Community]]>

iPad Teaching Community Effective Date: December 3, 2018 Dr. Jon Eckert (Professor of Education) was recently awarded an Academic Technology Grant to start up a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) around classroom teaching with a wireless device.  This FLC will be a topic-based learning community of six faculty who will apply to join. Using funds from the Academic Technology Grant, each of these faculty members will be issued an iPad and pencil (unless he/she already has one) and will meet with each other and an AIT mentor twelve times during the Spring 2019 term.  The goal is for faculty to enhance their teaching by utilizing recent improvements in classroom technology. Not only will faculty assist one another as they learn; they will be matched up with a professional staff member from Academic and Scholarly Technology (AST) for additional “hands-on” assistance in the classroom. The FLC will meet every other week during the Spring 2019 term and faculty are expected to meet with their staff mentor four times (once a month) during the semester. By the end of the term faculty members should be able to present a Keynote presentation from their iPad, write on the whiteboard, and annotate a pdf document. 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.   ]]>
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:54:02 GMT
153126 http://www.wheaton.edu/academics/services/academic-and-institutional-technology/about-us/new-and-changing/archive/2018/december/two-step-login/ <![CDATA[Two-Step Login]]>

Two Step Login Stay Safe with Two Step Login Effective Date: December 3, 2018 Last year Wheaton College rolled out Two Step Login for all staff.  After an incident earlier this school year in which several faculty members had their accounts compromised and had paychecks misdirected to unknown bank accounts, we turned on Two Step Login for faculty, as well.  We have been working department by department to get each faculty member set up and comfortable using Two Step Login.  We have also chosen at this time not to require Two Step Login on classroom computers.  Learn more about Two Step Login here.  We want to thank you for your support and understanding as we work together to protect Wheaton College. 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. ]]>
Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:48:00 GMT