In order to increase the resilience and reliability of our cloud platform we will be conducting network maintenance on 3/27/2015 between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m., EST. During this time sites will be unavailable for extended periods of time.
Drupal Webform 7.x-4.5 (from 7.x-3.23): We’re now using the newest release of the Webform module which includes better support for conditional rules, including the option of multiple condition checks to display a field. You can also require a “Preview Submission” page to be shown before the user submits the form. Note that if you have a form with conditional rules and your conditions skip the last page in the form the preview page will always be shown. This upgrade also resolves any issues with file upload on multi-page forms and issues with the conditional email feature when copying forms.
Images in the Drupal File Upload content are now wrapped in a link to the full-sized image. Note that the “Clicking on this image shows it full-size” checkbox when embedding an image is still not working.
The comment form on Drupal News items on the Middlebury site now includes a comment policy and the unnecessary Subject field has been removed to improve the display of comments.
Drupal Promotional Calendars on pages with empty sidebars now take up the full width of the content region, rather than being confined to 450px.
The Middlebury 404 page is no longer showing extraneous navigation elements and has the correct margins on the text that is shown.
Related videos are no longer shown for any YouTube embeds in Drupal.
The Google Analytics code on the Middlebury Drupal site has been updated to allow links to “securelb.imodules.com” (the online giving form) to track as though they were hosted on our domain.
Google Analytics on the MIIS forms site will now track clicks on form page buttons as discrete events, showing “Page 1 of 3″, for example, when a user clicks on the first page button on a multi-page form.
WordPress video embeds from MiddMedia now support files containing sequential en-dash characters, ‘-‘. WordPress had been translating this into em-dash characters ‘–‘, breaking urls.
If you are asked to help a campus visitor who would like to use our wireless network, don’t panic! Read on to learn how you can save the day… as well as help other visitors plan ahead.
A guest is on campus NOW and doesn’t have a Middlebury guest account. What should they do?
For now, the quickest route for visitors who did not create a Middlebury guest account before arriving on campus (or who created one but forgot their account password) is to connect using our Midd-standard wireless network. Contact the Technology Helpdesk (802.443.2200) to obtain the password.
I know someone who is planning a campus visit. How can I make their experience easier?
The smoothest route is to have guests follow these instructions to create a guest account prior to their arrival on campus. When they arrive on campus, they’ll simply select the MiddleburyCollege wireless network on their device then supply their guest account credentials to connect.
What can guests do LATER ON, when the new GuestAccountCreation wireless network is available?
After the GuestAccountCreation wireless network is available, visitors who did not create a guest account in advance will be able to follow these instructions to create a guest account from on campus. (Do you have frequent visitors? Here’s a handy cheat sheet you can share!)
Please note that the GuestAccountCreation wireless network is NOT yet available; we are hoping to proceed with its launch during spring break. Stay tuned for updates.
Where can I find more information about wireless?
Visit our main wireless page (http://go.middlebury.edu/wireless). You’ll find the latest scoop on our project timeline, connection specifics, instructions for guests, and more.
To learn the full details concerning our wireless project, refer to this blog post.
You may have noticed that no changes to our wireless networks took place yesterday (3/16). We are giving people more time to switch from Midd-standard to the new MiddleburyCollege network. If you haven’t already done so, please take this opportunity to connect your wireless devices to MiddleburyCollege. If you encounter any difficulties, contact the Technology HelpDesk for assistance.
The following wireless networks are currently available:
* MiddleburyCollege is the new, fast, and secure wireless network. A Middlebury username and password or guest account is required.
* MCPSK is the new wireless network for the limited devices that cannot connect to the MiddleburyCollege network, including the following: PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo DS, Kindle, and Nook.
* Midd-standard continues to be available to provide wireless access to campus visitors.
* The eduroam network is available for guests from participating institutions who don’t have Middlebury credentials.
We have resolved the issue with the Polycom software and it is now fully operational. You can continue to use it with your Middlebury/Monterey network accounts, as you did before the outage last Wednesday.
The issue was caused by a faulty Microsoft update that was automatically applied to some of our servers.