Middlebury has two-week trial access to the iPoll Databank from the Roper Center at the University of Connecticut, one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from public opinion surveys. If we subscribe, it would include RoperExpress (with the ability to download the datasets to conduct bivariate and mulitivariate analysis) and Roper Explorer (online analysis of several hundred studies allowing cross-tabulations without specialized statistical software). The trial now includes the download and online analysis options (use the register link to create a free user id to use this feature). More details on coverage.
Roper provides educational material for using their tools and learning the basics about polling and analysis.
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.
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.
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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.
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