Thursday, June 13, 2013

Projector Speaker

Did you know that the projectors mounted in most classrooms on campus have built in speakers?
If you are in a room that has not been recently renovated, plug in the audio jack, you should hear sound coming from the projector.  Note that not all rooms have this feature, but there are a lot of rooms that do.  It is a nice alternative to bringing portable speakers.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Navigating Google Drive

Have you used Google Drive yet?  If not you should.  It is a great place to collaborate with colleagues on documents, spreadsheets, or presentations.  You can even send out surveys for that research project you are working on.  Need to share a file?  Just throw it on Drive and share it with whomever you need to.  Ever work on a file and accidentally delete all your edits or write over something mistakenly and Undo just won't cut it?  Google Drive also has an unlimited revision history so you can see every edit ever made and go back to a prior version.  Click here to find out all you need to get started using Google Drive.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

New Student JaspernetID Format

Starting with the incoming Fall 2013 Freshmen class students will have a slightly different JaspernetID name format. Most notable the '.student' nomenclature will be dropped from all new students going forward.

New student accounts will be now be in the form
{First Initial}{Last Name Up to 17 Characters}{2 digit number}

For Example John Q. Public would be assigned a JaspernetID of:
With an email address of:

Please note the 2 digit number will not always be '01'.

The reason for this change is to make the transition from a student to an alum account more seamless. Going forward any student who receives a degree from Manhattan College will retain their email address indefinitely eliminating the need to migrate students out to a separate alumni domain after they graduate.

Alumni will continue to have full access to gmail and the google apps infrastructure and will have additional access to on campus resources such as the portal in the future.