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FirstClass Email Service Going Offline September 15th, 2009

Message traffic to and from FirstClass will permanently cease on Sept 15.

After that time, all @miis.edu traffic will route directly to our Microsoft
Exchange email service. All current students and active employees have
Exchange accounts on this new service. If you see this message you are logged
into the FirstClass server. If you haven’t switched to the new service,


Instructions to make the conversion are located at

You must have your Banner ID# to activate your new Exchange account.
Banner is our new campus database system; ID#’s typically begin with two
leading zeros (00123456). This is the same number that employees and work-
study students use to access their time sheets and other information provided
on Bannerweb. Students can get their ID# from the Records Office, 831-647-4121; employees can get their Banner ID# from HR, 831-647-3520.

The Monterey Institute Help Desk, 831-647-6656, is available to answer any
questions regarding this conversion.

Help Desk
Information Technology Services

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.


This new resource is a campus information portal located on our Moodle site at elearning.miis.edu<http://www.elearning.miis.edu/>.  The revamped Moodle site now incorporates the master events calendar and a list of the most recent articles published on our new campus-wide blog aggregator, the Monterey Institute Focus.  The Focus, located at www.miisfocus.com<http://www.miisfocus.com/>, collects posts from a wide range of campus-based blogs into a single, comprehensive information resource that also feeds directly onto the Moodle home page.


In the near future, Ashley Arrocha will be providing instructions to student clubs on how to set up blogs and/or submit stories directly to the Monterey Institute Focus.


The portal accomplishes many of our key goals regarding funneling campus information into a single point of contact for campus community members that will continue to be enhanced and improved.



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