Information Technology Services (ITS) is offering a new workshop with recent hires in mind called “ITS & You: Technology Services Overview.” We’ll introduce services and resources provided by ITS to all Middlebury College employees, including: email, file storage, account security, online learning, and how to obtain computing help. The workshop format will be a presentation with questions entertained along the way, followed by an optional half hour for hands-on assistance with specific questions.
Visit http://go/techworkshops/ to view the schedule and sign up using our online form. Although geared toward new or recent hires, everyone is welcome to attend – you might surprise yourself with an “aha” moment or two.
Please join us for a special ITS Tech Partners meeting. Rick James, our wireless network administrator, will provide a behind the scenes tour of Middlebury’s wireless network. He’ll start with some basic information about how wireless networking works and how it is different than wired networking. He’ll then describe Middlebury’s wireless architecture and how it has evolved over the last several years, including the recent extension to our Monterey, CA campus so that now wireless at MIDD and MIIS operate as one logical wireless network. Rick will demonstrate how we use some of our monitoring tools to plan our wireless network deployment through a building, how we troubleshoot issues, measure performance and capacity. Additionally, Rick recently analyzed a student survey of our wireless services, he’ll share the results and seek your input on constructing a similar survey for faculty and staff.
If you ever wonder how wifi works and Middlebury future plans for wireless, be sure to attend this ITS Tech Partners meeting. All are welcome, please share with others you think might be interested.
When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Where: Library 145 and Zoom: https://middlebury.zoom.us/j/9445370958
Visit http://go/techworkshops to view upcoming technology workshop offerings and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills and work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site.
It’s not too late to join us for a workshop (in English!) before Language Schools begin. Visit go/lisworkshops to view the last of our advertised open sessions. Youll find a Drupal introduction that covers basic web site maintenance skills, as well as another opportunity to learn how to access and use Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills, including photography finesse.
Students… Interested in skills you can use in Life Beyond Midd? lynda.com has everything you need! Just click any of these course links, log on with your Middlebury username and password and you’re on your way. Work through an entire course or view just the movie segments you need — it’s up to you.
Our current workshop schedule is now available. Visit go/lisworkshops to view offerings for February and March and sign up for topics of interest. You’ll find Drupal introductions that cover basic web site maintenance skills, as well as work sessions where you can get help with specific questions about how to improve your departmental web site. We are also offering several opportunities to learn how to access and use — Middlebury’s fabulous online learning resource that uses short videos to help you acquire new business and technology skills.
The Education & Training team started the new year by welcoming four new members: Jamie Carroll (HelpDesk/Service Requests), Jeff Lahaie (Central Systems & Network Services), Ian McBride (Web Development) and Cindy Peet (Enterprise Reporting). Brenda Ellis (Research & Instruction), our valued link to student information literacy efforts and more, continues to bring her expertise to the group and Pij Slater (HelpDesk/Service Requests) carries on as leader of the merry band, along with sponsor, Mary Backus.
We offer a round of thanks to the following outgoing members for their efforts in the group since its inception in 2010: Mack Roark, Andy Wentink and Kim Ehritt (College Advancement).