Thursday, October 19, 2017

Horan Hall - Brief Network Outage 10/23 at 10am

Physical Plant will be conducting a generator test in Horan Hall Monday, October 23rd at approximately 10am.

There will be two brief outages, one while switching to generator power, the other while switching back to main power.

This will not affect the rest of campus.

COMPLETE - Planned Network Maintenance - Friday 10/20 1030pm

UPDATE: As of 11pm, this network maintenance was completed successfully. If you have any questions, please contact ITS at extension x-7973 or via email at its@manhattan.edu.

ITS will be conducting network maintenance on the wireless network in Alumni, Thomas, and Hayden Halls. This scheduled maintenance will be conducted on Friday, October 20th from 1030pm-11pm. 

In order to improve the wireless network reliability, there will be scheduled network maintenance in order to upgrade the firmware on the wireless management server. This scheduled network maintenance will affect only the wireless networks in Alumni, Thomas, and Hayden Halls. The wired networks will not be affected.

We apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact ITS at extension x-7973 or via email at its@manhattan.edu.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time for a refresh: meet the new Google Calendar for web


Check your schedule. Starting today, a fresh look and new features are coming to Google Calendar on the web to help you manage your time more efficiently and get more done.

We’re taking a lot of what you know and love from Calendar’s mobile application, like the modern color palette and sleek design, and bringing it to the web with a responsive layout that auto-adjusts to your screen size. We’ve also added more features for enterprises to help teams schedule and prepare for meetings.

Over the years, you’ve shared valuable feedback on how we can enhance Calendar to better fit your needs and we’re excited to bring new improvements. Now, it’s even easier to manage your schedule at your desk. In the new Calendar for web, you can:

  • Add rich formatting and hyperlinks to your Calendar invites. Link to relevant spreadsheets, documents or presentations in your Calendar invite and open them directly from the new “Event Detail” view. This can help you create more detailed agendas and ensure all materials are in one place before your meeting starts.

  • Manage multiple calendars side by side in “Day” view. Now you can view and manage calendars in separate columns. This makes it easier for employees who manage multiple calendars, like administrative assistants, to schedule meetings on behalf of their teams. Click “Day” view and select the calendars you want to compare.


There are a number of other changes in Calendar, too. Now you can see contact information of meeting participants when you hover over their names in a Calendar invite. There’s also a new way to view and restore deleted items in one place in case you accidentally delete a meeting invite. Additionally, "Day,” "Week,” and "Month" views are now more accessible, featuring better compatibility with screen readers. For more detail on changes, check out this post.
partially reposted from https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/10/new-calendar-user-interface17.html

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Google Drive Just Got Easier For You and Your Team!

We’re pleased to announce Drive File Stream, a new application for your Mac or PC. Use Drive File Stream to access all your Google Drive files from your computer while using less disk space and decreasing sync time.
How does it work?
With Drive File Stream, you can:
  • Quickly see all your Google Drive files in Finder/Explorer (including Team Drives).
  • Browse and organize Google Drive files without downloading all of them to your computer.
  • Choose which files or folders you'd like to make available offline.
  • Open files in common apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.
Click here for more information regarding Drive File Stream




How do I get started?
Visit the Drive Help Center to install Drive File Stream and get started.


Click here for a Comparison: Google Backup and Sync vs. Drive File Stream

Partially reposted from https://gsuite.google.com/campaigns/index__drive-fs-eap.html

UPDATE 11:22AM RESOLVED Moodle Log In Issue


UPDATE 1 11:22AM

ITS has found the issue and fixed the Moodle log-in problem. We will be monitoring the server to confirm that it has been completely resolved.

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We are currently dealing with a log in issue to the Moodle Production server. We are troubleshooting and working to solve the problem. We will post an update when we have more information.  

ITS 

Monday, October 16, 2017

Google Drive Update

Google Drive Sync will no longer be supported starting on December 11, 2017, and it will shut down completely on March 12, 2018. You may start seeing messages when you log in notifying of the upcoming changes. It is acceptable to take no action at this point.  Client Services will have more information distributed soon regarding the best procedure to follow to handle this change with Drive.
Google Drive will be replaced by Drive File Stream, a new application for your Mac or PC. Use Drive File Stream to access all your Google Drive files from your computer while using less disk space and decreasing sync time.
How does it work?
With Drive File Stream, you can:
  • Quickly see all your Google Drive files in Finder/Explorer (including Team Drives).
  • Browse and organize Google Drive files without downloading all of them to your computer.
  • Choose which files or folders you'd like to make available offline.
  • Open files in common apps like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop.
More detailed information to follow soon.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Global Handwashing Day: October 15





We want to inform our clients of the steps ITS is taking to follow best practices for keeping our workplace clean:
  • Hand Sanitizer available in all public computer labs
  • ITS wipes down client machines when we work on them
  • ITS wipes down loaner laptops when they are returned

Take the Global Handwashing Quiz to determine how much you know about hygiene and handwashing.

Click on this link for more tips on  Keeping your computer clean

Partially reposted from: https://globalhandwashing.org/wp_quiz/global-handwashing-day-quiz/ and 
https://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics/keeping-your-computer-clean/1/