Saturday, January 25, 2020

Primary ISP Maintenance - Monday 1/27

Manhattan College's primary Internet Service Provider (ISP) will be conducting emergency maintenance on their network equipment.

Window Start Time: Monday, January 27, 2020 21:00 (UTC-0500)
Window End Time: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 01:00 (UTC-0500)Expected Impact: < 1 hour
Reason: Emergency router hardware upgrade to enhance security and stability

This maintenance will cause some sporadic and intermittent network outages throughout campus, including outages with Banner.

If you have any questions, please call ITS at 718-862-7973 or email us at

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Your Feedback Is Needed!

As another semester beings, we need your help! We are evaluating how certain services and products benefit the Manhattan College community or could bring value to a particular classroom/computer lab. Please help us by completing the following surveys. Each one will only take 5 minutes or less and your feedback is valued.

Web Print (powered by PaperCut) is a web-based printing service that allows quick printing on campus from your own laptop to any public computer lab printer without the need to install any software. ITS has taken the initiative to implement Web Print in the following computer labs:

DLS - 309, 314
LEO - 102
OMAL - 1FL, 206, 410, 506, Kiosk
RLC - 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 208

Please take this 2-3 minute survey to tell us about your experience with Web Print and help us learn more about how we can improve this service.

Google Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that can be used by students, professors and staff. It has a range of features from digital whiteboard to remote collaboration to video conferencing and more. ITS introduced them on campus during Summer of 2017 and they are currently located in:

O'Malley - 401
Leo Student Study Space- (4 Jamboards available for use)
Leo Center for Academic Success

Please take this 4-5 minute survey to tell us about your experience with Google Jamboard and help us learn more about where, when, why and how you are using it.

Smart classrooms are defined as rooms that have the latest technology standard in place.

Please take this 4-5 minute survey to tell us about your experience with classroom technology and help us learn more about where, when, why and how you are using it.

Customer satisfaction is very important to us. We value your feedback and would like to hear about your overall experience with ITS.

Please take this 1-2 minute survey to tell us about your most recent experience with ITS 

Template Gallery Google Add On

Template Gallery is a Google Add-on that provides you with a repository for additional templates that are not found in Google's template gallery. The Template Gallery also makes finding templates very easy since it is well organized in categories.

First you will have to download the add-on by navigating to the Template Gallery Download Page. Select Free where you will be asked to continue and allow permissions.

Then you will be able to run the add-on by navigating to a Google Docs document and selecting the Add-ons tab at the top, and select Template Gallery and within that menu select Browse Templates.
There a screen will appear with a categorized listing of the various kinds of templates that can be used.
Once you find and select a template that you like, select the button labeled Copy to Google Drive. The File Type information below this button will let you know if the template you selected is a template for Google Docs or Sheets.
After copying to Google Drive, the same menu will appear, this time with the blue button saying Open File. Selecting that will open that template in a new tab. You can now begin editing the template!

Free Google Slides Themes and Powerpoint Templates: Slides Carnival

Slides Carnival offers free Google Slides themes and Powerpoint templates that allows you to focus on communicating your ideas in your presentations. These professional designs cover all styles from playful and creative to formal and business presentations. You'll find that all templates are completely customizable and easy-to-edit. Use them freely for your own presentation needs. Or you can use right them away as a Google Slides theme or download as a PowerPoint template and continue working on your computer.

  1. Navigate to Slides Carnival
  2. Scroll through a presentation you wish to use:

  1. Once you find and select a Google slide theme or PowerPoint template you want to use, select: Make a Copy.

Hint: Once you make a copy, the new Google slide will be saved in your Google Drive and you may begin editing and working with your new Google Slide presentation.

This free presentation template features:
  • Fully editable. Easy to change colors, text and photos
  • 25 different slides
  • Dynamic and professional design with sloping shapes. Works with any color or photo background.
  • Feature-rich theme with examples of styles for graphs, charts and tables
  • It includes a customizable icon family with 80 different icons and a world map (you can change sizes and colors). And more free icons & maps for your presentations available.
  • Use as a Google Slides theme or download as PowerPoint template and edit on your computer. Also export to PDF, JPG, etc.
  • 16:9 screen layout (Can change to 4:3 with a click on Google Slides, but some graphic assets may not work well)
For more information, please visit Slides Carnival's website.

Partially reposted from: Slides Carnival

Silence Irrelevant Conversations in Gmail!

Do you receive emails that don't relate to your workflow? In Gmail you can simply "silence" emails that are irrelevant. Doing so will mark future emails for this conversation as Archived, so that you do not receive the emails in your Primary Inbox. If you need to check up on those muted emails, you will still be able to search for them. To mute irrelevant conversations in Gmail following the instructions below.

  1. First, select the three vertical dots button within an email. From within the dropdown menu that appears, select Mute.

For more information and help, please see this article on Muting email conversations. You can also visit that link to learn how to unmute conversations in Gmail.

Propose a New Meeting Time using Gmail!

From Gmail

When you open a Google Calendar invite in Gmail, you’ll see a new More Options dropdown menu, allowing you to propose a new time for the meeting or add a note to your RSVP.

Selecting either option will open the respective event section in, where you can make those updates directly. You cannot propose a new meeting time if you are the organizer of the event. If you are the organizer, you can simply edit the event time from Google Calendar.

From Google Calendar

This feature is also available directly in Google Calendar. Simply navigate to Google Calendar and after logging in, select the event that you wish to propose a new time. Once you have clicked on the event, you can simply select the drop down menu button at the bottom.

There, you will be able to select either Propose a new time or Add note.

Partially reposted from Propose a new meeting time or add a note to Calendar invites from Gmail

Become a G Suite Power User!

Learn how to become a G Suite Power User!

Many of the G Suite tools allow you to utilize many powerful features and abilities. Have a look at the many resources in the G Suite for power users page to learn more about these powerful features and abilities.

With these resources you can learn more of the advanced capabilities of G Suite that can help improve your productivity at work. G Suite helps you transform your work to be faster and smarter, and to collaborate better.

For additional resources, please see G Suite for power users