Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Horan Hall - Brief Network Outage 7/18 at 2pm

Physical Plant will be conducting a generator test in Horan Hall Thursday, July 18th at approximately 2pm. 

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.

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

Planned Network Maintenance in Miguel - July 17th from 7-9am

ITS will be conducting network maintenance in Miguel Hall on Wednesday, July 17th, which will cause some localized network outages between 7am and 9am.

In order to improve network reliability, there will be scheduled network maintenance in order to replace some network equipment. This network maintenance will affect the wired and wireless networks in Miguel.

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact ITS at x-7973 or its@manhattan.edu

UPDATE: Maintinence was comepleted as of 8am

Network Maintenance - Leo 4th Floor - 7/17

Due to the ongoing renovations occurring in Leo Engineering building, there will be some network maintenance for the entirety of the day on Wednesday, July 17th, 2019.

In order to re-route some cabling that services the 4th floor of Leo Engineering, both the wired and wireless networks will be taken offline. This maintenance will not affect any other floor of the building. The network will be re-established before the morning of July 18th.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience in this matter. If you have any questions, you can contact ITS at its@manhattan.edu or by calling extension x-7973.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Google Summer Collaboration Challenge Week 7

Video Conferencing Options with Google Calendar

Manhattan College users have the option to add conferencing options to Calendar Events. When creating an event in Google Calendar, make sure to set the conferencing option to Hangouts Meet. This will associate a meeting code with that event, allowing you and other people to join a conference using the invitation sent to them or the meeting code. Note that with G Suite for Education, you can have up to 25 people simultaneously connected to the meeting.

A image depicting where to enter your meeting name, date and time, guests, and video meeting details














Please review this tutorial on how to get started with Hangouts Meets

Hangouts Meet Dial In Option

A feature that was recently added is the option for Dialing into a Hangouts Meet via telephone. When a calendar event is created with the Hangouts Meet conferencing option selected, the Dial In option will automatically be enabled. Along with the meeting code, you will also find a telephone number and pin number, which will be used to enter a video conference using only a telephone. This is especially useful when you’re away from your computer, like if you're commuting or don't have a data connection, and you need to call into your Meetings while on the go.

Note that this dial-in feature uses an international phone number, which allows meeting participants in other countries to join the meeting.

Please this article for more information about Hangouts Meet with Dial In Option.

Assignment: Create an event with the Hangouts Meet conferencing option and join the meeting and invite a friend to join using the dial in option.


Once you complete reviewing the materials from the sixth week of the Google Collaboration Challenge take a few minutes to answer these questions: Google Drive Questionnaire

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Campus Network Maintenance- Wednesday, July 17, 7am - 9 am

ITS will be conducting several maintenances on Tuesday, July 17th from 7am until 9am.

One of our primary Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be upgrading their network and we will be making some changes on our end in preparation of these upcoming changes.

ITS will also take this time to test and make some network changes within our data center in order to improve network reliability and stability.

These network testing and changes may cause our connection to our primary ISP to go down, however, our backup ISP will take over. Users should see little Internet or connectivity issues during this time, however, there may be some cases of speed degradation during the maintenance window. 

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact ITS at its@manhattan.edu or at extensions x-7973.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Google Summer Collaboration Challenge Week 6

Google Forms

Gif depicting the use of Google Forms as a survey tool
Google Forms is a useful feature that allows you to manage event registrations, create a quick opinion poll, and much more. With Google Forms, you can create and analyze surveys right in your mobile or web browser—no special software required. You get instant results as they come in. And, you can summarize survey results at a glance with charts and graphs.

Getting Started with Google Forms
To get started, head to forms.google.com and select Blank. This will provide you with an empty canvas that you can begin to fill with questions. Note that you have many templates that you can choose from. For further instructions, please complete this tutorial for creating a Google Form.

When responses are submitted, you will be sent an email notifying you that someone has completed your Form. You also have the ability with Google Forms to organize responses into a Google Sheets. This is especially useful when analyzing responses.

Assignment: Following the instructions in the tutorial, create a Google Form survey asking for a name and five multiple choice questions and have a friend take the survey.

Extra Credit: Have their name and responses sent to a Google Sheets.

Once you complete reviewing the materials from the seventh week of the Google Collaboration Challenge take a few minutes to answer these questions: Week 6 Google Drive Questionnaire

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

COMPLETE: Campus Network Maintenance - Tuesday 7/9 from 6am-8am

UPDATE: This maintenance has been successfully completed.

ITS will be conducting several maintenances on Tuesday, July 9th from 6am until 8am.

One of our primary Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be upgrading their network and we will be making some changes on our end in preparation of these upcoming changes.

ITS will also take this time to test and make some network changes within our data center in order to improve network reliability and stability.

These network testing and changes may cause our connection to our primary ISP to go down, however, our backup ISP will take over. Users should see little Internet or connectivity issues during this time, however, there maybe some cases of speed degradation during the maintenance window. 

We apologize for this inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact ITS at its@manhattan.edu or at extensions x-7973.

Monday, July 1, 2019

COMPLETE: Horan Hall - Brief Network Outage 7/3 at 3pm

UPDATE: This generator test has been completed.

Physical Plant will be conducting a generator test in Horan Hall Wednesday, July 3rd at approximately 3pm. 

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.

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