Categories: key survey, keysurvey, LIS Staff Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, qualtrics, software, survey
As of July 2015, Middlebury has adopted Qualtrics as its on-line survey platform for faculty, students and staff.
Qualtrics is currently considered the industry-leading provider of online survey software.
It is already being used by members of Middlebury as well as in other educational institutions for administrative, academic and research purposes. For example, Amherst, Bowdoin, Colby, Hamilton, Pomona, and Wesleyan are among peer institutions that offer site wide access to Qualtrics.
It offers powerful features, such as 90 different question types, the ability to add multimedia to surveys and panel management that set it apart from KeySurvey, our current software.
Finally, the switch resulted in significant savings for the College.
Our previous survey platform, KeySurvey, will be available until the end of September and users are strongly encouraged to export their surveys and data before September 30th.
To create a Qualtrics account and learn how to transition from KeySurvey to Qualtrics, go to http://mediawiki.middlebury.edu/wiki/LIS/Qualtrics or contact Bill Koulopoulos (email@example.com).
Categories: Helpdesk Alerts, ITS, LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, middpoints, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
A year ago the Internet saw a rash of malware known as ransomware. This malicious form of cyber attack is known for infecting a computer and encrypting a drive. The victim is then unable to recover their data until paying a ransom to the attacker. Middlebury, like many other institutions was not immune to this form of attack.
A week ago the FBI announced a new variant on a common form of these attacks known as CryptoWall. This form of ransomware is known to have four methods of infecting a computer.
- Phishing: the attacker may lure a victim into downloading an infected attachment through a phishing campaign and thereby compromising the drive on their system.
- Phishing: the attacker lures the victim into clicking on a link to a malicious web site where the victim unknowingly downloads the malicious software onto their system and compromises their drive.
- Infected ad: the attacker posts and infected ad on a website which a user might click thereby causing the download of malicious software.
- Compromised website: the attacker compromises a website so when a user visits the website they unknowingly download malicious software and compromise their system.
According to the FBI, by far the most common method of attack is phishing, particularly with attachments in the message.
What you can do to protect yourself:
- Never open attachments or click links in emails that you do not recognize or trust.
- Know what a phishing attack is and how to spot one. visit http://go.middlebury.edu/phish or http://phishing.org
- If you think you have fallen for a phish change your password. then call x2200
- If you believe you system is compromised, unplug it from the power and the network. Shut it down immediately. Do not worry about saving your work. then call x2200.
- Backup your data routinely. If you save your data to Middfiles or your home directory it will be backed up automatically.
- Never disable your antivirus software.
- Send any suspect emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Only download software from known vendor sites.
- Don’t click on ads in web sites. Visit vendor websites directly.
Categories: Helpdesk Alert, Helpdesk Alerts, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
From Remote-Learner, our Moodle Host:
http://moodle.middlebury.edu has been scheduled for Production Upgrade at 01:00 EDT on 5-JUN-2015.
Your site may be unavailable for up to 120 minutes while this action occurs.
Categories: libspotlight, LIS Staff Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
You can search library databases from off campus! Just start at the library site: http://go.middlebury.edu/lib. JSTOR, ebooks, audiobooks, Summon and all of our online journals, magazines and newspapers are there for you…no matter where you are!
When you’re off campus, links that are on library web pages (for example, Research Guides, Summon and the Journals list) will ask you to log in with Midd credentials. It’s as easy as that!
Seniors: Ask a librarian about alumni access to library databases!
Enjoy the summer!
Categories: borrowing, circulation, Circulation Services, exam hours, hours, hours of service, library, library hours, Library News, libspotlight, LIS Staff Interest, lisblog, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, recess hours
The Davis Family Library will offer extended hours starting Sunday, May 3rd. We will open at 9 am that day and be open 24 hours through Friday, May 8th, when we will close at the regular 11 pm. Saturday, May 9th will be regular hours, 9 am – 11 pm. 24/7 will resume on Sunday starting at 9 am and the library will close at 8 pm on Tuesday, May 19th.
Armstrong Library maintain regular hours, with extended hours on Friday and Saturday, May 15th and 16th.
Full hours can be found at go/hours.
Categories: library, Library Spotlight, libspotlight, middpoints, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, scholarship, software
Write Your Thesis with Scrivener
Wednesday, April 29th
Are you working on a large writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable “chunks,” and brings your research and writing together into a single conceptual workspace.
The library will offer a Scrivener workshop on April 29th at 4:30p.m. Participants will learn how to create a new writing project, how to import existing work, and how to outline, research, and write with Scrivener’s unique features. This workshop is aimed at thesis writers but is open to all members of the College community. For more information on Scrivener and to sign up for the workshop, visit go.middlebury.edu/scrivener.
Categories: For Students
If you are a Midd student hired to work for Middlebury this summer, a Summer Student Employment and Housing Agreement must be submitted to SEO by April 17th (even if you do not need on campus housing).
Please visit the Student Employment Office Web page to view this summer’s procedures and policies. You can access all necessary forms on this page.
For answers to your questions regarding summer student employment please reference the email sent on Friday, April 3, titled “Answers to Your On Campus Summer Employment Questions”.
Please contact the Student Employment Office with any additional questions at email@example.com or X5377.
Categories: ITS, library, LIS Staff Interest, Middlebury Community Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
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.
Remote-Learner Technical Support
Categories: Helpdesk Alert, LIS Staff Interest, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints
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.
Categories: borrowing, circulation, Circulation Services, hours, hours of service, library, library hours, Library News, libspotlight, LIS Staff Interest, lisblog, Middlebury Community Interest, middpoints, Post for MiddNotes, Post for MiddPoints, recess hours
The libraries will have reduced hours for the Spring recess starting Friday, March 20th. Regular hours will resume Monday, March 30th. A full listing of the hours can be found here, or at go/hours.
Please note the libraries will be closed on Thursday, March 26th for in-service.