You will soon be seeing some minor changes in the online directory. Instead of a single name field, you will see separate fields for first and last name, and you will also be able to filter your search by type (faculty, student, etc.) The new version also allows you to browse a list by letter […]

As we look forward to a “soft” launch of the web site (visible only on campus) on September 1, you may be interested in knowing how you can customize and personalize the new site.  Here is a post from Middlebury’s web makeover blog that clarifies the options that will be available.  (As Middlebury develops these […]

There is a new location for the MIIS classifieds forums with increased functionality.  The MIIS classifieds is now located on the elearning (moodle) site. When you arrive at the elearning homepage, you’ll find a direct link to classifieds located under “community”.  There are four categories of items, please choose your category and add a new […]

Welcome back, Faculty! A brief update and refresher on preparing Moodle courses for the Fall semester. 1. Reminder: Moodle will be offline for Upgrade on August 17th and 18th 2. Course numbers are  under a new naming convention Example: IP 555 will now be IPOL 8555.  Please refer to this link to see how your […]

Come one, come all!! Students, faculty & staff cordially invited to a collaborative resource and information fair during orientation week.  Representatives from campus technology departments will be on hand to answer questions and help point you in the right direction. Tuesday, August 25th, 1-4pm in the Samson Center Courtyard.

Get Connected!

August 11, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Records, IT, and TLC Departments invite faculty and staff who directly support academic departments to attend one of four “Getting Connected” sessions for a detailed update on academic technology resources, tools, and processes including: Bannerweb, Exchange E-mail, and Moodle. All sessions will be held in B104, Morse Lecture Hall. Weds 8/19  10-11:30am Weds 8/19  2-3:30pm […]

Ten Percent

August 6, 2009 | 1 Comment

Some of you who subscribe to the MIIS Yammer updates may have noticed that many recent posts are tagged “#10percent.” Here’s why: This summer, a group of IT and TLC staff decided to take responsibility for their own professional development by adopting the “10 percent rule.” We made a commitment to each other: that we […]

…or, How to Help Keep Your Email Flowing Smoothly As many of you are aware, the conversion to Outlook has posed a lot of questions and concerns about how our email system functions. Exchange is an entirely different system from First Class, so we need to be better informed and aware of how our email […]

A software upgrade for the Institute course management system: Moodle, accessible online at is scheduled for mid-August. This upgrade will bring the site software up to date and help resolve authentication protocols with the Middlebury network as we continue to align systems with Exchange and Bannerweb. Our goal is to make this process as […]

Ever want to take that long URL from our website and make it something nice, short and simple?  Well…now you can!  Welcome to GO! (Clicking this link will take you to a Middlebury authentication page, where you should enter your exchange username and password, and then you will get to the main GO page.) Go […]

The following guidelines are adapted from Middlebury’s policy on the use of college email.  We think they make sense for us as well, and would like to ask that all members of the community to follow them. 1. Messages must relate directly to College business. Announcements of non-college events should be handled through other channels. […]

Find slides from today’s Running-One-MIIS presentation here.

When you go off campus for business trips, vacations and such, you may wish to set an auto reply on your Outlook (Exchange) email account so that persons sending you a message know you are away.   When you do this, please keep in mind the following rules of the road. 1.     Only activate auto replies […]

There are many different sources of information on the Monterey Institute campus today, and it can be challenging to find the information you are looking for in a timely manner. In response to this problem, we recently implemented a new solution that uses RSS feeds to channel information into a single central campus information resource. […]

Next week, Kristen Byers and Rob Horgan will be attending a two-day intensive workshop on social media and non-profits sponsored by the Non-profit Technology Network in San Francisco. TLC and Recruiting have generously provided the funding for this. The conference requires that two people from an organization attend: one broader marketing staff member and one […]

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