Cynthia Slater

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Does My Computer Need More Than Sophos Anti-Virus?

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Since the College’s switch from Symantec to Sophos anti-virus software, other  anti-spyware/malware products should no longer be installed on computers as they can conflict with Sophos and cause performance issues.  In the past, LIS recommended the use of products such as Malwarebytes, Spybot and Ad-Aware; this is no longer the case.  Why this change?  Newer anti-virus/anti-spyware products typically include a feature called “on-access” scanning that watches all changes to files on your computer’s hard drive.  Sophos performs on-access monitoring so the use of additional programs such as Malwarebytes can slow down your computer or cause it to crash due to conflicts between the competing scans.

If you have additional av/malware software installed and need assistance with their removal — or aren’t sure and have questions — please contact the Technology HelpDesk at 802-443-2200.  For security resources, Sophos FAQs, virus alerts and more, visit go/infosec.

More (Drupal) Workshops — You Asked; We Added!

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Visit go/lisworkshops to view the updated LIS workshop schedule and sign up for sessions of interest.  You’ll find another chance to learn the basics of how to manage a department web site using Drupal, as well as several “work session” opportunities where you can work on your site with someone on hand to answer your questions. There is still time to sign up for the Oct. 16 Online Learning with lynda.com session.  Lynda is a fabulous video-based online instruction resource available to all Middlebury faculty, staff and students.  If this is news to you (or if you’re not sure what this means), you should attend one of these “get acquainted” sessions — and convince a friend to come along.

LIS October Workshop Schedule Includes Drupal & lynda.com

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Pinch yourself.  If you feel something it means you survived the start of the academic year!  Since you’ve done so well it’s time to treat yourself and learn some new skills that will make your life easier.  Check out go/lisworkshops to view our hot-off-the-press workshop schedule and get signed up for topics of interest.

We’re excited to offer several opportunities to get acquainted with  lynda.com — a fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new skills.  You can work through an entire course (something nice to mention at performance evaluation time!) or watch a single movie for just-in-time learning.  With over 1,400 courses, there is something for everyone.  Recent additions include “Effective Public Speaking” and “Mac OS X Mountain Lion New Features.”

You’ll also find Drupal workshops on our schedule covering the basics of maintaining a departmental web site and work sessions where you can get  help with your specific questions.

LIS Workshops — July/August

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Although summer is a busy time for many around campus, we are offering a few learning opportunities with the added enticement of air conditioning. Visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions and work sessions so you can spruce up your departmental web sites.  You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about lynda.com and how you can start using it (wherever you are!) to improve your skills.

LIS Workshops — May/June

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There are a few more learning opportunities on the horizon before our language schools students arrive on campus, so we hope you’ll visit go/lisworkshops to view our schedule and get signed up for sessions of interest. We’re squeezing in a Drupal introduction as well as a work session so you can spruce up your departmental web sites.  You’ll also find a few more chances to find out about lynda.com and how you can start using it (wherever the summer may find you!) to improve your skills.  You may be surprised to learn that lynda is not just for technology — it includes such topics as “time management skills,” “achieving your goals” and “effective meetings.”

LIS Workshops for May

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Sign-ups are now open for our May workshop offerings. Visit go/lisworkshops for all the details. You’ll find Drupal sessions to help you build and manage departmental web sites, as well as a few more opportunities to find out how you can start using lynda.com to improve your technology skills.

LIS Workshops – March/April

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Check out our latest offerings featuring workshops on web site creation and maintenance using Drupal, and how to migrate Segue sites.  Signing up is simple: just click a workshop title below then fill in the form.

Drupal Workshops

Date Workshop Time Location
Thu, 3/8 Introduction to Drupal 3:00-4:30 pm Davis 105
Fri, 3/23 Drupal Work Session 3:00-4:30 pm Davis 105
Wed, 4/4 Introduction to Drupal 3:00-4:30 pm Davis 105
Wed, 4/18 Drupal Work Session 1:00-2:30 pm Davis 105

 Segue Migration Assistance

Date Workshop Time Location
Mon, 3/26 Segue Migration Work Session 10:30am-Noon Davis 105
Mon, 3/26 Segue Migration Work Session 3:30-5:00 pm Davis 105
Tue, 3/27 Segue Migration Work Session 10:30am-Noon Davis 105
Tue, 3/27 Segue Migration Work Session 3:30-5:00 pm Davis 105
Wed, 3/28 Segue Migration Work Session 10:30am-Noon Davis 105
Wed, 3/28 Segue Migration Work Session 3:30-5:00 pm Davis 105
Thu, 3/29 Segue Migration Work Session 10:30am-Noon BiHall 161
Thu, 3/29 Segue Migration Work Session 3:30-5:00 pm BiHall 161

Remember that you can take a look at our workshop schedule and course descriptions anytime by typing go/lisworkshops in your Web browser’s address field.