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Get Ready for Oracle HCM — Action Required

Get Ready for Oracle HCM -- Action Required slater@middleb… Wed, 04/29/2020 - 00:00 Chris Norris

Everyone needs to be enrolled in the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium’s (GMHEC) Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in order to access our new Human Resources services on Oracle, which includes time entry.  Oracle accounts are provided by GMHEC rather than Middlebury and they require a separate MFA setup.  Even if you are already enrolled in Middlebury’s MFA, you still need to enroll separately in GMHEC’s MFA.

Remember, Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) helps protect your data and is a required safeguard for GMHEC services.  Please take action to enroll in GMHEC MFA today!  Enrollment usually takes just a few minutes and we have plenty of support if you need help. 

HOW TO ENROLL IN GMHEC’s MFA

For enrollment instructions, visit http://go.middlebury.edu/gmhecmfaguide/.

Need help?  Contact the Helpdesk, Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 8 pm ET / 5:30 am - 5 pm PT

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Skill Building with LinkedIn Learning

Skill Building with LinkedIn Learning slater@middleb… Tue, 04/28/2020 - 00:00 Cynthia "Pij" Slater
LinkedIn Learning Horizontal Blue Logo

There's never been a better time to explore LinkedIn Learning's offerings and add some new skills to your work, school, or personal "toolkit."  LinkedIn Learning (formerly known as lynda.com) is a video-based online instruction resource available to all academic year faculty, staff, and students, both here and at Monterey.  You can watch short, 2 to 3-minute movies or work through an entire course -- with over fifteen thousand courses there is something for everyone!  Here are just a few timely options to whet your interest:

Once you've signed in with your full Middlebury email address and password you'll be ready to begin. 

For more details about how to use LinkedIn Learning, visit http://go.middlebury.edu/LILinfo.

 

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Zoom Security Update

Zoom Security Update slater@middleb… Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:14 Chris Norris

Zoom has just released a new software update which adds a Security option to the Zoom meeting controls bar of the in-meeting experience. See below for a screenshot example. This new feature allows meeting hosts to easily manage the security of their Zoom meetings, including the ability to quickly lock a Zoom meeting, enable the waiting room feature, and a number of other helpful options to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure.

Zoom toolbar with new security controls
(Credit: Zoom )

Security is very important to ITS and Middlebury. ITS continues to evaluate Zoom’s security posture and we have published an evolving list of guidelines and tips for safe use, as well as explanations of Zoom’s security options here: http://go.middlebury.edu/zoominfo.

Similarly, the FBI released guidance on March 30, 2020, which reflects that, with the appropriate security options enabled, Zoom can be used securely. ITS continues to monitor for updates to the FBI’s guidance on using Zoom and we will advise of any significant change to Middlebury’s use of Zoom.

Please familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom safely and securely, and should you have any questions about using Zoom at Middlebury, please reach out the ITS Helpdesk for guidance at mailto:helpdesk@middlebury.edu.

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Middlebury Wireless Certificate Change on Thursday, 4/2/20

Middlebury Wireless Certificate Change on Thursday, 4/2/20 slater@middleb… Wed, 04/01/2020 - 14:30 Jamie Carroll Paul Dicovitsky

Tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 2, Middlebury ITS will update security certificates used on our campus Wi-Fi networks. As a result of the change, when you next connect to Wi-Fi on campus, you will likely be prompted to accept a new certificate for “cpauth.middlebury.edu” (issued by “InCommon RSA Server CA”, or “USERTrust RSA Certification Authority”). Please accept this certificate when prompted.

Certificates are required to secure our Wi-Fi networks and they have to be refreshed regularly. Our Wi-Fi certificates were last renewed three years ago. Thank you for understanding as we work to secure and maintain our IT infrastructure. 

Please submit a ticket, email helpdesk@middlebury.edu or call (802) 443-2200 for assistance. We are open weekdays 8:30 am - 8:00 pm ET for the remainder of the spring semester.

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