On Demand: streaming technology is revitalizing video as an educational tool in academia, but there are challenges ahead for libraries. How some colleges are approaching the questions that streaming video raises.
It’s modeled after the experience of browsing the periodical shelves in the library, but it’s on your mobile device. There are many more features, too.
We would really like to get some feedback from all parts of our user community this time – staff, faculty, and students! Try out BrowZine – the web version, or download the app – and let us know what you think: email email@example.com or contact your liaison.
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.
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.
- Drupal 7.40
- Drupal features 7.x-2.7
- Drupal features_override 7.x-2.0-rc2
- MediaWiki 1.24.4
- WordPress Akismet 3.1.5
- WordPress Hueman Theme 1.5.6
- WordPress MailPoet Newsletters 2.6.19
- WordPress Members 1.1.0
- WordPress OSM 3.4
- WordPress PreziWP 1.2
- WordPress qTranslate-X 188.8.131.52
- WordPress ShareThis 7.1
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.
- Expose.co 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.
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 http://go.middlebury.edu/sophos.
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.
The dark side of wearables: How they’re secretly jeopardizing your security and privacy – Heart rate, sleep quality, meal tracking… it is great to have all of this information about ourselves, but is it safe and who is using it besides us?
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, connectusers.com, 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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- Are you a T-Mobile subscriber? Here is a link to T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling FAQ page.
- Are you a Sprint subscriber? Here is a link to Sprint’s Wi-Fi Calling FAQ page.
- Are you a Verizon subscriber? Verizon Wireless has released a new version of its Verizon Messages app, enabling users to make Wi-Fi calls from their newer iPhones.
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.