New! Instructors can now provision Google Apps folder via the Course Hub.
We have added the Sydney WordPress theme as a theme option. We removed the Trevilian way theme, which was not in use and had a few issues.
Fixes and Tweaks
- When you see the “Authorization Required” message on forms.middlebury.edu or forms.miis.edu, the page title will now match the title of the page you were trying to reach.
- The Sustainability site now has drop-down menus for its top navigation.
- The Online Donor Roll is now displaying information from FY 2017. Additionally, donor names are only printed once on each list.
- Updated the destination of the Bread Loaf School of English inquiry form.
- Links in the “Related Links” section of news stories on the Middlebury Drupal site will now open in a new window or tab.
- The “Faculty” link in the Middlebury School of the Environment site navigation will now read “People”.
- Building out the configuration of our CAS, GO, MediaWiki, and Course Catalog servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal and WordPress environments.
- Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
- Populating mailing lists in the MyEmma email system from Banner.
- Providing Course Hub access for Schools Abroad courses.
We are pleased to announce that instructors can now create Google Apps folders for their classes via the Course Hub. The following short video shows the process:
The Course Hub will create the class folder and share it with the instructors, students, and audits groups for your course section. The Hub also makes it easy to set the default role for students/audits: either “Reader” which can only view documents and files or “Writer” which allows students/audits to create and upload documents and files.
As recently announced, we hope to provide a similar integration for Office 365/OneDrive in the coming months.
Need a refresher on how to add a sub-page? New to editing webpages in Drupal?
Come to Armstrong 161 in Bi-Hall, Wednesday, 10/26 from 10:00 – 11:30am to brush up or learn your way around Drupal
To sign up go to http://go.middlebury.edu/techworkshops
Microsoft’s OneDrive file storage system has just been turned on for all staff, faculty, and students on the Middlebury campus and at MIIS. Now that our e-mail has successfully moved to the cloud, we turn next to Middfiles “home” folders. Don’t panic! You’re not in this alone — we’re here to help. To take advantage of the many benefits of cloud storage, you’ll want to begin by moving the contents of your “home” folder from Middfiles to OneDrive. (“Orgs” and “Classes” folders on Middfiles are staying put for now.) If you are already using cloud storage through Google, you may certainly use this service instead. Our goal is for all of you to complete the move of your Middfiles “home” folders to the cloud by the end of this year.
In the upcoming weeks ITS will be scheduling training for partners across the Midd community so we can work together to assist anyone who needs a hand with this exciting, new service. We will also provide documentation, online tutorials, and workshops designed to get you moving your files quickly and easily, using methods that work best for you. Watch your email for upcoming details.
Can’t wait to learn more – and perhaps give things a try? Take a look at http://go.middlebury.edu/onedrivehelp.
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Apple is currently offering macOS 10.12 (Sierra) as an update. ITS does not currently support Sierra and recommends against installing this new operating system at this time. “Sierra” hasn’t been around long enough to have been thoroughly tested with all applications in use on campus. Please see http://go.middlebury.edu/sierra for more information.
We recommend upgrading to OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) if you are not already running it; this is currently the preferred operating system for college-owned Macintosh computers. Older operating systems are not updated; they also may not be able to browse to secure websites, and cannot run the latest version of Microsoft Office.
Caution: Back up your important data before upgrading your operating system! While we should always keep our information secure, upgrades pose an extra risk of data loss due to the sheer amount of work a hard drive goes through during this process. Performing an upgrade while on campus, using your Ethernet cable and power supply will provide best results. To upgrade your system, open the Self Service utility on college-owned Macs, then click on the OS category on the right.
If you have any questions or need help, please create a ticket at http://go.middlebury.edu/whd, and provide the “Property of Middlebury College” number for the computer you are using.