Coronavirus Update

Classes will be held remotely for the remainder of the spring semester, and all official university events and student activities are suspended until further notice. While the Dayton and Lake campuses remain open, access to campus is restricted to personnel who have been identified as essential. Read more.

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Remote Security Practices

Friday, March 20, 2020

CaTS understands that many faculty and staff have been, or will be, working remotely during these difficult times. Ideally, all university business should be conducted on a university-owned computer. However, during the current crisis that isn't always possible or realistic. If you must use a personally-owned computer, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make certain you have up-to-date antivirus software installed on your computer
  • Keep your system up-to-date by installing operating system updates
  • NEVER save university data locally
  • If you routinely deal with sensitive data, use VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) rather than VPN

If you have questions about keeping yourself secure remotely, contact the CaTS Help Desk at helpdesk@wright.edu

CaTS Remote Support Information

Thursday, March 19, 2020

CaTS Help Desk Support

If you're able to log in to our Wright State systems, such as WINGS with your campus 'w' username and password, then you can chat with a CaTS Help Desk analyst via online chat for remote support.


Remote Support Offerings

The CaTS Help Desk will be moving towards a remote support model beginning Friday, March 20. CaTS will be utilizing ServiceNow, our online ticketing system for support options. 

Support options include:

  • ServiceNow incidents and requests
  • Remote chat with Help Desk technicians via the ServiceNow Support Portal (8 - 5 Monday - Friday, Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)
  • Email (helpdesk@wright.edu)
  • Leaving a voicemail at 937-775-4827 with as much information as possible, along with a contact number; you will be contacted by a Help Desk representative as quickly as possible during business hours (8 - 5 Monday - Friday, Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)

Important Note:

If you are having issues logging into or accessing any of your accounts, please send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu with your information and a good phone number. CaTS will then be in contact with you as soon as possible to help either change your password or determine what the issue is. 


Student Laptop Checkout

It is our priority for students to be able to access their courses online.

CaTS has a limited supply of PC laptops, which have previously been used in the Student Success Center classrooms, that are available for active students to check out for the remainder of the Spring Semester. These laptops are available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Laptop Specifications:

  • Windows 10 OS
  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader

CaTS will email you with the place and time that you can pick up your laptop. 


Free Internet Access for Students

Spectrum has announced that they are offering free broadband and wifi services for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students.

Requirements:

  • You must be a current student
  • You may not be an existing Spectrum customer
  • You must have Spectrum available in your area

To sign up for this service, call (844) 488-8395. You can read more about this offer via the following Dayton Daily News article: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/spectrum-offers-free-internet-during-coronavirus-school-closure/2c8PCTtV2dSNk1PYQ9U5yM/


Free Adobe Creative Cloud Applications

Adobe is offering free Adobe Creative Cloud applications to Wright State members through May 31, 2020. 

Some of these applications include:

  • Acrobat DC
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • XD
  • Lightroom
  • Premiere Pro
  • Premiere Rush
  • After Effects
  • Lightroom Classic
  • Dreamweaver
  • Character Animator
  • Audition

Accessing Free Adobe Applications

  1. Go to https://creativecloud.adobe.com, and sign in with your Wright State email
  2. Select 'Company or School Account'
  3. Select the program you would like to install from the list of available applications

Note: If you receive an error message saying you are ineligible to access these applications, please email helpdesk@wright.edu from your Wright State email. CaTS will contact you once you are able to install these programs. 

If you have already installed any of the applications, you may need to sign out and sign back in to access them. For more information, visit Sign In to Creative Cloud apps


Remote Access Support for Faculty and Staff

CaTS has been working to provide solutions for remote/work from home situations if needed. The following covers different systems for remote access and collaboration, as a reference for University members working off campus.

Collaboration on Non-Sensitive Business Documents Not Stored on Network Drives

https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/office-365-overview

  • SharePoint Sites: SharePoint Sites are online communities used to support university organizations, projects, and other Wright State related functions. You can share files, calendars, and other important non-sensitive information with any other members of the site.
  • OneDrive for Business: OneDrive for Business is a Microsoft online service that provides resources for file storage, collaboration, and communication within the Office 365 system.
  • Microsoft Teams: Teams brings together people, conversations, and content-along with the tools that teams need-so they can easily collaborate to achieve more.

Facilitation of Business Meetings

https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/cisco-webex-meeti...

  • Cisco Webex Meeting Center: Webex is an all in one web conferencing tool that allows you to be more productive and have engaging web meetings. Webex allows you to host and attend meetings with chats, note taking, polls, screen and file sharing, and audio/video.

Accessing Sensitive Data and Websites From Off Campus

http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/virtual-desktop-infrastructure-vdi

  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI Desktops): VDIs require two-factor authentication, and are most appropriately used for individuals who routinely access sensitive data such as Social Security Numbers, health care information (HIPAA), bank account information, etc. Network storage drives (H, K, and R drives) can easily be accessed via the virtual environment.
    VDIs are not recommended for distance instruction

Accessing Non-Sensitive Documents on Network Storage Drives

https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/security/access-your-network-files-from-your-home-computer

  • Wright State Virtual Private Network (VPN): All faculty and staff have access to VPN, allowing them to access the network storage drives (H, K, and R drives). There’s no need to request special access to use VPN, however you will need to install the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, and login with your campus ‘w’ username and password.

Equipment for Online Courses

The following equipment is available for checkout through the CaTS Help Desk to help aid in online course facilitation:

  • Windows/Mac OS Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Webcams

Your personal computer can also be used in conjunction with any Help Desk equipment you have checked out. If you have any questions about other equipment available for checkout from the CaTS Help Desk, please contact us at 937-775-4827, or helpdesk@wright.edu


Call Forwarding Information From Campus Phones

*Call forwarding cannot be turned off remotely*

Unified Messaging (Voicemail to Email)

Unified messaging is the ability to have voicemail sent to your email as an audio file. When someone leaves a voicemail at your campus extension, unified messaging will capture the audio and send the file to your campus email address.There is no charge for this service; you can request unified messaging by clicking on the button below.

Important Note: You can NOT have both unified messaging and call forwarding both set up; you will need to determine the best way to receive phone calls and voicemails between this and the following options.

Forwarding Options

There are two styles of call forwarding:

  • Direct Forwarding - When someone calls your campus phone, the call goes straight to the forwarded number. You will NOT hear your desk phone ring. 
  • Forward Don't Answer - When someone calls you, you will have approximately 4 - 5 rings to answer the call before it goes to the forwarded number.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to Voicemail

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. You must forward your desk phone to voicemail in order for your callers to leave a voicemail message.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset.
     
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to an Outside Line

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. Any forwarding to a long distance line will be on a temporary basis only and will be cancelled after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is a long distance number, enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset. 
     
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is long distance enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Accessing Voicemail

From Off Campus: 

  • Option 1 - Dial 937-775-1010. When voicemail answers, enter your mailbox number/extension). When you start to hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 
  • Option 2 - Dial 937-775-#### (your mailbox number/extension). When you hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 

From Your Desk: 

  • Option 1 - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter your passcode.
  • Option 2 - From someone else's desk - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter *, enter your mailbox number, enter * again, and enter your passcode. 

Remote Security Practices

CaTS understands that many faculty and staff have been, or will be, working remotely during these difficult times. Ideally, all university business should be conducted on a university-owned computer. However, during the current crisis that isn't always possible or realistic. If you must use a personally-owned computer, please keep the following in mind:

  • Make certain you have up-to-date antivirus software installed on your computer
  • Keep your system up-to-date by installing operating system updates
  • NEVER save university data locally
  • If you routinely deal with sensitive data, use VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) rather than VPN

Help Desk Hours of Operation

Our current, up to date hours of operation can be found at https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/about/hours.


Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at helpdesk@wright.edu. We appreciate your patience at this time and remain committed to providing support to all University members. 

Mircosoft Teams Support

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Due to the increased number of Microsoft Teams recently set up for different Wright State departments, CaTS has created a public Team available to all University members called 'CaTS Get Teams Help' to offer support for Microsoft Teams.

This Team allows you to ask a question about a Microsoft Team, as well as search through previous questions and answers that have already been asked as a reference.

Please note that this is not a substitute for contacting the CaTS Help Desk for general IT support. This Team has been set up specifically to ask questions or report issues related to Microsoft Teams.

Accessing 'CaTS Get Teams Help'

  1. Log in to outlook.wright.edu with your campus 'w' username and password
  2. Click on the grid icon in the top left corner of your inbox, and click on the Teams icon
  3. Note: If you do not see the icon for Teams, click on the 'All Office 365 apps' at the bottom of the apps list
  4. On the right side of the Teams page, click on 'Join or create Team' and type 'CaTS Get Teams Help'
  5. Click the 'CaTS Get Teams Help' block
  6. Join the Team and get your questions answered!

If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at helpdesk@wright.edu

Update on CaTS Support for Employees

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The CaTS Help Desk and other CaTS It support services will be moving to a remote support model beginning Friday, March 20. CaTS will be utilizing ServiceNow, our online ticketing system.

Remote support options include:

  • ServiceNow problem reporting and requests
  • Remote chat with Help Desk technicians via the ServiceNow Support Portal (available 8 - 5 Monday - Friday, and Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)
  • Email (helpdesk@wright.edu)

You can visit the ServiceNow Support Portal at https://servicenow.wright.edu/sp to submit any problems, requests, or start a chat. The chat feature will be available during business hours. 

Other Important Notes

  • If you are having issues logging into or accessing any of your accounts, please send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu with your information and a good phone number. CaTS will then be in contact with you as soon as possible to help either change your password or determine what the issue is.
  • Please provide your contact information including a good phone number in any communication you send to the Help Desk using the support options above. If needed, CaTS will be in contact with you as soon as possible to help address your issue or request.

CaTS is committed to ensuring our faculty and staff's continued ability to work remotely during these difficult times. Equipment is still available for checkout for employees to check out and pick up at the University. If you need a piece of equipment, please email helpdesk@wright.edu with your request and CaTS will work with you to coordinate the pick up of that equipment. 

Questions?

More information about remote support, as well as other important resources for faculty and staff can be found at https://wright.edu/remote-help.

 

Update on CaTS Support for Students

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The CaTS Help Desk and other CaTS IT support services will be moving to a remote support model beginning Friday, March 20. CaTS will be utilizing ServiceNow, our online ticketing system.

Remote support options include:

  • ServiceNow problem reporting and requests
  • Remote chat with help Desk technicians via the ServiceNow Support Portal (available 8 - 5 Monday - Friday, and Noon - 6 Saturday and Sunday)
  • Email (helpdesk@wright.edu)

You can visit the ServiceNow Support Portal at https://servicenow.wright.edu/sp to submit any problems, requests, or start a chat. The chat feature will be available during business hours.

Other Important Notes

  • If you are having issues logging into or accessing any of your accounts, please send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu with your information and a good phone number. CaTS will then be in contact with you as soon as possible to help either change your password or determine what the issue is.
  • Please provide your contact information including a good phone number in any communication you send to the Help Desk using the support options above. If needed, CaTS will be in contact with you as soon as possible to help address your issue or request. 

CaTS is committed to ensuring our students are able to continue to attend their classes remotely during these difficult times. Laptop checkout is still available for students to check out and pick up at the University. If you need a laptop, please visit https://bit.ly/2xeJeHB to submit your request and CaTS will work with you to coordinate the pick-up of that equipment.

Questions?

More information about remote support, as well as other important resources for students can be found at https://wright.edu/remote-help.

If you have any questions, the CaTS Help Desk is open for phone support at 937-775-4827 until 5 p.m. today, and ongoing email support at helpdesk@wright.edu during business hours. 

Important Update Regarding Changes to WINGS Express Authentication

Friday, March 13, 2020

As announced on Monday, March 9, CaTS had planned on moving to a single campus username and password, and no longer using the UID and PIN for authentication. This was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday, March 17, however at this time the consolidation process has been postponed until a later date.

CaTS will continue to keep the campus community updated on when this change will take effect.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at 937-775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu.

Installing the VMware Horizon Client

Friday, March 13, 2020

If you have a non-persistent (Linked Clone) VDI, remember to save your documents to the network shared drive or OneDrive for Business as any data saved on the linked clone will be deleted at logoff.

Installing the VMware Horizon Client for Windows

  1. Go to vdi.wright.edu.
  2. Select the ‘Install VMware Horizon Client’ button.
  3. Click ‘Go to Downloads’ next to VMware Horizon Client for Windows.
  4. On the ‘Download VMware Horizon Client for Windows’ page, click the ‘Download’ button in the bottom right corner.
  5. Once the download is complete, open the application.
  6. Click ‘Run’.
  7. Follow the prompt to install the client.
  8. Click ‘Finish’ .
  9. Open the VMware Horizon Client from your Start menu.
  10. Click ‘New Server’. The server name is vdi.wright.edu.
  11. Login with you campus ‘w’ username and password.
  12. You will receive a push notification from Duo; click ‘Approve’.
  13. The home screen will open displaying all of your available applications. Double-click an application to open it.

Installing the VMware Horizon Client for Macs

  1. Go to vdi.wright.edu.
  2. Select the ‘Install VMware Horizon Client’ button.
  3. Click ‘Go to Downloads’ next to VMware Horizon Client for Mac.
  4. On the ‘Download VMware Horizon Client for Mac’ page, click the ‘Download’ button in the bottom right corner.
  5. Once the download is complete, open the application.
  6. Click ‘Agree’ to the License Agreement.
  7. Drag the ‘VMware Horizon Client’ icon to the ‘Applications’ folder. The client will install in that folder.
  8. Open the VMware Horizon Client from your Applications folder.
  9. Click ‘Open’.
  10. Click ‘Continue’.
  11. Click ‘New Server’.
  12. Enter the server name vdi.wright.edu.
  13. Enter your campus username and password.
  14. You will receive a push notification from Duo; click ‘Approve’.
  15. The home screen will open displaying all of your available applications. Double-click an application to open it.

Call Forwarding Information From Campus Phones

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Unified Messaging (Voicemail to Email)

Unified messaging is the ability to have voicemail sent to your email as an audio file. When someone leaves a voicemail at your campus extension, unified messaging will capture the audio and send the file to your campus email address.There is no charge for this service; you can request unified messaging by clicking on the button below.

Important Note: You can NOT have both unified messaging and call forwarding both set up; you will need to determine the best way to receive phone calls and voicemails between this and the following options.

Forwarding Options

*Call forwarding cannot be turned off remotely*

There are two styles of call forwarding:

  • Direct Forwarding - When someone calls your campus phone, the call goes straight to the forwarded number. You will NOT hear your desk phone ring. 
  • Forward Don't Answer - When someone calls you, you will have approximately 4 - 5 rings to answer the call before it goes to the forwarded number.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to Voicemail

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. You must forward your desk phone to voicemail in order for your callers to leave a voicemail message.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset.
     
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 1010, hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Forwarding Your Desk Phone to an Outside Line

Please cancel all forwarding before attempting to forward your desk phone. Any forwarding to a long distance line will be on a temporary basis only and will be cancelled after the Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

  • Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *5, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is a long distance number, enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Direct Forward - Pick up the handset, enter *6, hang up the handset. 
     
  • Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *7, enter 9, area code, outside line number (if it is long distance enter 9, 1, area code, outside line number), hang up the handset.
  • Cancel Forward Don't Answer - Pick up the handset, enter *8, hang up the handset.

Accessing Voicemail

From Off Campus: 

  • Option 1 - Dial 937-775-1010. When voicemail answers, enter your mailbox number/extension). When you start to hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 
  • Option 2 - Dial 937-775-#### (your mailbox number/extension). When you hear your voicemail greeting, enter *, followed by your passcode. 

From Your Desk: 

  • Option 1 - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter your passcode.
  • Option 2 - From someone else's desk - Dial the main voicemail number 1010, enter *, enter your mailbox number, enter * again, and enter your passcode. 

Old Wright State Mobile App Soon to be Disabled

Monday, March 9, 2020

This change has been postponed until a later date to be determined. 

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, the original Wright State mobile app will be disabled and will no longer be accessible. The app is being disabled due to a new, upgraded Wright State mobile app by Ellucian GO now being available.

In January, CaTS announced the new mobile app was available to Wright State members. The Ellucian GO app is free for iPhones through the App Store, or for Androids through the Google Play Store. Once you have downloaded the Ellucian GO app, search for 'Wright State University' and click on the menu icon in the top left hand corner to get started.

Download the new mobile app here:

Features of the new app include:

  • Email
  • Pilot
  • Grades
  • Courses
  • Academic Support
  • Student Account
  • Directory and Maps
  • The Guardian
  • Events Calendar
  • Social Media

For more information about the new mobile app, visit wright.edu/wrightstateapp. If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or helpdesk@wright.edu.

Changes to WINGS Express Authentication

Monday, March 9, 2020

This change has been postponed until a later date still to be determined. 

On Tuesday, March 17, the University is consolidating account credentials down to a single campus username and password, and will no longer use the UID and PIN for authentication.

What Actions Do I Take Now?
As long as you know your campus 'w' username and password, you do not need to take any action. If you don't know your campus credentials, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 to recover them.

What Differences Will I Notice?
The primary difference you will notice is that you will no longer use your UID and PIN when logging in to WINGS Express. You will now be able to access WINGS Express by logging into WINGS and clicking the WINGS Express icon in the top righthand corner, or directly at wingsexpress.wright.edu and using your campus username and password to log in.

Other Important Information Regarding This Change
You will still have a UID assigned to you as a member of Wright State. If you are a current faculty, staff, or student and already know your UID, it will remain the same after this change. New faculty, staff, and students will still be assigned a UID, but there will no longer be a PIN associated with the UID.

You are still encouraged to know your UID, as you may be asked for it as a personal identifier when contacting departments on campus, ordering official transcripts, etc.

Questions?
If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu. Please note that CaTS is unable to provide any account information via email.

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