CaTS Blog

Pilot System Maintenance

Friday, February 12, 2016

CaTS and the CTL will be conducting system maintenance for Pilot on Sunday, February 14, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and May 5, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and lasting most of the day. Pilot will be unavailable during these times.

There is no expected impact on your access or use of other Wright State systems. If you do experience any issues, however, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827.

Phishing Scam Notice for 2/8/16

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This email, which may have a subject line similar to “Order 155369 (Price Enquiry)” contains an attached Word document which should not be downloaded or opened.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do not open the document attached in the email or give out any personal information.

If you have any questions about this scam, or if you have already clicked the link and gave out personal information, please contact the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

Being Savvy Online

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Learn about the dangers of online gaming, scams and hoaxes, and online sharing, and how to protect your personal information and devices with this video from Atomic Learning:

Remember that the CaTS Help Desk is available for any further questions at, or (937) 775-4827. Also, check out our Security page for more information. 

System Maintenance for 1/18/16

Friday, January 15, 2016

CaTS will be conducting system maintenance on Monday, January 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There is no expected impact on your access or use of Wright State systems. If you do experience any issues, however, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827. 

Set Up Email On Your Phone!

Friday, January 15, 2016

You can access your Wright State email on your phone! For instructions on how to setup your mobile device or smartphone to access Office 365, visit


Access Issues with WSU Services

Monday, January 4, 2016

At this time, a number of Wright State services, including Banner Admin, WINGS Express, and Pilot, are experiencing intermittent access issues.

CaTS is working on resolving these issues as soon as possible. For questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or email

Avoiding Plagiarism

Friday, January 1, 2016

Plagiarism is an easily avoidable mistake that can have huge consequences if not caught in time, which can make for a bad semester. Watch this Atomic Learning video to learn more about how to avoid it before it happens:

You can also check out videos for MLA and APA formatting to help you properly cite sources. You can also visit the Writing Center in 122 Student Success Center, or email them at for any questions. 

WINGS Update for 12/23/15

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

On December 21, an update was made to the WINGS Portal.

  • Users can now close items in the ‘My Alerts’ section
  • ‘Feedback’ has moved to the title bar
  • A ‘WrightBuy’ link is now available under ‘Administrative Services’

Let us know what you think about WINGS by submitting feedback through the form above. If you have any questions, please call the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or email

Classic WINGS to be Shutdown

Monday, December 7, 2015

On December 8, Classic WINGS will be retired and no longer available to the Wright State community.

Course and Group Studio will no longer be available.

  • Please download any data you need from your courses/groups prior to December 8.
  • If you need data from Classic WINGS portal after December 8, please contact the CaTS Help Desk.

CaTS has also made more updates to the new WINGS portal:

  • Access to Workflow will no longer require re-entering your username and password if you are already logged into WINGS (effective after December 8).

For more information about WINGS, visit

If you have any questions, please call the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or email

Learn About Phishing Scams

Thursday, December 3, 2015

CaTS has noticed an increase in the number of phishing attempts targeting Wright State faculty, staff and students.

What are phishing scams?

  • Phishing scams are emails designed to trick you into sending an unknown third party your account information or other personal or financial information.
  • These emails may look like they’re coming from Wright State, CaTS, your bank or credit card issuer, or any other institution you do business with.

How can you avoid phishing scams?

  • Remember that CaTS, WSU, and other reputable businesses WILL NEVER ask you for any personal information, such as your username and password, via email.
  • Never respond to a suspicious email or click links in those emails.
  • Don’t give out your personal information to anyone via email.
  • Don’t download attachments from an email unless you trust the sender.

If you receive an email and are unsure if the message is a scam, feel free to contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827. We can help you determine whether the email you received is real or not.