Category Archives: LIS Staff Interest

Information Security RoadShow


October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Join your colleagues from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses for a presentation and discussion on critical cybersecurity issues including phishing and cracking.

  • On October 29th at 12:30 Eastern time, Information Security will host a Cybersecurity Roadshow.
  • You can join the discussion in Lib105A on the Middlebury Campus or on PolyCom 710205
  • Central Monterey meeting location McCone Boardroom

Please join us for this discussion. It is open to students, faculty, staff and the community. Computer security is the responsibility of us all.

For more information call Information Security at 802-349-5805

Weekly Web Updates – October 19, 2015

New Features

The CCI Alumni Profiles site has been refreshed to once again include the rotating profile feature and we’ve added options to sort the profiles by major and class year.

One of the most common Drupal issues we’ve seen is that files in Recycle Bins work normally if you’re an editor who is logged into the site and has permission to edit the file. This sometimes causes an editor to forward a link to that file, which others can’t access. Now, when viewing a file in a Recycle Bin there will be an extra message after you’ve logged in. The “recycle bin” link will take you to the bin with the file so you can Restore it, if you’re the editor, and the contact link will allow others to send an email to the editor letting them know they can’t access the file. We also recommend reviewing our documentation on working with files in Drupal.

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We’ll be working with College Communications to feature search promotions on our Google Custom Search Engine. This will ensure that when, for example, you search for “inauguration” you receive the appropriate page at the top of the list. We had originally thought about doing this automatically using the list of “searchable” GO shortcuts that appear when you start typing in the search box, but decided to start with a few manual entries. ITS will be adding some for internal audiences and welcome your suggestions. Also, if you are an admin of one of the CSEs like the custom one for the Helpdesk, you can add these yourself through the CSE dashboard.


Tweaks and Fixes

  • We believe we have resolved the issue with editing Drupal sites in Internet Explorer. If you continue to encounter issues with this, please let us know. We did discover a minor issue that occasionally occurs while editing Drupal sites in Microsoft Edge while testing this. You can review our Browser Support documentation for the latest information.
  • The “SITES DOT MIDDLEBURY” and “SITES DOT MIIS” bars on our WordPress instances are now responsive and won’t cause themes to appear extraordinarily small on mobile devices.
  • The FlatOn WordPress theme now supports the Co-Authors Plus plugin.
  • We’ve fixed a bug in the WordPress Sign-Up Sheets plugin that stopped the event date from being included in confirmation emails.
  • We’ve fixed a big in the Course Hub Moodle Resource that was causing the “visibility” setting of the Moodle site to not be reflected correctly when editing the resource.
  • content embedded in Drupal can now have a custom title and author set via the shortcode.
  • We’ve added a[n admin-only] system for cleaning up deleted files (that are no longer referenced in content) from our Drupal file-upload directories to save space.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Home Use

All Middlebury students, faculty, and staff are entitled to a full installation of Sophos anti-virus software for use on a personally-owned computer. ITS has changed the location for virus definition updates and request that all users update their Sophos clients on their personally-owned computers. The latest installers are now available at

These versions are for student and faculty/staff home-users, on their personally-owned devices. Middlebury provides managed anti-virus software for Middlebury-owned devices that updates automatically. Please do not attempt to install a home-use version of Sophos on a Middlebury-owned system.

Thank you!

Adobe Connect 9.5

This Sunday evening, Oct 18th, at 11p ET, Adobe Connect will be upgrading to version 9.5.  Here is information from Adobe Connect about with to expect in the new version:

  • The first thing you may notice is the new Adobe Connect logo with a fresh updated look.
  • New features include HTML content support for virtual classrooms, MP4 offline conversion, event registration on mobile devices, improved account usage reports and more.
  • For more detailed information please visit the Adobe Connect User Community site,, for an overview of new features and tutorials.
  • Adobe Flash Player 13.0 is now officially the minimum requirement for attending meetings. To receive optimal performance, we recommend that you get the latest version. Download the latest Flash Player.
  • This update will require a new Adobe Connect Add-in (henceforth referred to as simply “Add-in”) for functionality specific to meeting presenters on Windows and Mac. You will be asked to install the new Add-in when:
    • You try to start/join a meeting for the first time after the Fall release and have an older version of the Add-in installed
    • OR
    • You invoke screen sharing, application sharing, or share PowerPoint (PPTX format) files and do not have the new version of Add-in installed

You can register for a demo, hosted by Adobe Connect, here.

For more information on Adobe Connect 9.5, please check here.

For questions about using Adobe Connect at Middlebury, please e-mail the Helpdesk:

Wi-Fi Calling is Here

Following T-Mobile and Sprint, AT&T has just enabled a much-anticipated feature called Wi-Fi Calling for people who have an iPhone 6, 6 plus, 6s, or 6s plus running iOS 9.x on AT&T.

From AT&T’s web site…

With Wi-Fi Calling, you can talk and text over Wi-Fi when cellular coverage is limited or unavailable. For example, some indoor locations may be difficult for even a strong cellular signal to reach. Now, with a Wi-Fi connection, you can talk and text in those hard-to-reach places.

  • Wi-Fi Calling is easy to set up and use.
  • Once you set up Wi-Fi Calling, your phone automatically detects when to use it. Wi-Fi Calling will only be used if cellular coverage is weak or unavailable.
  • It works with your AT&T mobile number and compatible device—no new number or app required.

Once you set up Wi-Fi Calling on your phone, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits. Just follow the steps in your phone’s settings to get started.

  • Make and receive unlimited domestic calls within the U.S., Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands at no additional charge.
  • International long distance rates apply for calls made to international numbers.
  • Text messages sent or received using Wi-Fi Calling are counted and charged under your existing rate plan.

Here is a link to AT&T’s FAQ page on Wi-Fi Calling that should answer any questions that you might have.

Network Outage – Bowker Barn & Brackett House (Resolved)

As of 5:00 pm Tuesday, Oct 13, we are experiencing a network/internet connectivity outage in Bowker Barn & Brackett House.  Network staff are looking into the issue.

5:30 pm: This looks to be a fiber break and those buildings will be offline until Wednesday morning when the proper resources can be called in.

8:10 am Wednesday, Oct 14, Contractors and ITS staff onsite.  8:37 network is back online.