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Office 365 Sites Training

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CaTS is offering training workshops for owners and users of Office 365
Sites. Sites are built using Microsoft SharePoint Online.

•       Owner sessions include instructions on how to create and maintain
         Office 365 Sites.
•       User sessions focus on accessing and working with data stored in Sites.

To register, visit:
http://www.wright.edu/information-technology/support-and-training/workshops.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.


 

Podium Shift

Monday, April 6, 2015

By Seth Bauguess


Next fall, sharp-eyed Wright State University students may notice a change at the head of the classroom: smaller, lighter tabletop podiums in place of the heavier, mismatched podiums that professors have lectured from for decades.

The project began back in 2012 when word from faculty began to surface that many of the older podiums were in disrepair and not as functional in classrooms settings that increasingly needed to be flexible.

“Our podiums were old, cumbersome and just didn’t match,” said Debbie Whisler, supervisor of classroom technology support. “We began gathering information for a solution.”

The Classroom Technology Support department within Computing and Telecommunications Services (CaTS) took the challenge and found an answer when Mateen Rizki, Ph.D., engineering professor and chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, suggested that engineering students working on their senior design projects might be able to help.

Engineering students investigated usability characteristics known as human factors and surveyed faculty for design input. Eighty designs were trimmed to five finalists. In the end, faculty members chose the design they felt would work best. They felt the design by engineering graduate Trent Williams ’14 was the best solution.

“This collaborative approach to solving university issues by engaging with different service departments as well as academic departments is something I hope continues across campus,” said Whisler.

So far 15 prototypes are being used, but the goal is to collect feedback from faculty and students before replacing all of the old podiums by the end of the Summer Semester.

Faculty, staff or students can share their feedback about the prototypes by emailing helpdesk@wright.edu.

Local woodworking company Cassidy Woodworks has been commissioned to build the podiums.

“This was such a satisfying project because we saw the benefits of getting students engaged in solving real-world problems, but at the same time we worked with faculty and staff to deliver a solution that works for them too,” said Whisler.

Office 365 Through WINGS Available

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Access to Office 365 email and calendar through WINGS single signon has
been restored.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
 

Office 365 WINGS Sign On Issues

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Currently, access to Office 365 email and calendar is not available
through WINGS single signon. CaTS is aware of the situation and is
working to resolve this issue.


If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
 

Phishing Scam Notice for 3/12/15

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Help Desk was notified of an email phishing scam today that targets
Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This scam, which may have a
subject line titled "Invitation: Attention: Hi Friend", asks you to send
your contact information to a French address. Multiple Wright State
addresses received the message.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do not provide your information in
an email or give out your username and password.

If you have any questions about these scams, or if you have already
clicked the link and entered your account information, please contact
the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or
toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

O365 Online Communities to Replace WINGS Group Studio

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Important Changes in WINGS Groups and O365 Online Communities

WINGS Group Studio will no longer be available after the new WINGS
Portal goes live in the near future. If you manage a WINGS group, begin
transitioning to one of our new online communities now.

There are three options for online communities with training and support
from CaTS.
·       Office 365 Sites
·       Office 365 Groups
·       MySites

https://www.wright.edu/information-technology/services/online-communities

CaTS will be offering online community workshops to teach you the
important differences between each community. Stay tuned for details.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.
 

Phishing Scam Notice

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that
targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This scam, which may
have a subject line titled "Enjoy the new moment", encourages you to
click on a link.

Please be aware that this is a scam. Do not click on the link provided
in the email or give out your username and password.

If you have any questions about these scams, or if you have already
clicked the link and entered your account information, please contact
the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or
toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

CaTS Server Maintenance 3/8/15

Friday, March 6, 2015

On Sunday March 8th from 3-6am there will be no access to the Wright 
State Web Site while maintenance is performed.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

Phishing Scam Notices

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Help Desk was recently notified of email phishing scams that target 
Wright State students, faculty, and staff. These scams, which may have a 
subject line titled "You have received a voice mail" or "Mailbox", are 
created to look like an email from Wright State University.

Please be aware that these are scams and not official emails from 
Microsoft, CaTS or Wright State. Do not click on the link provided in 
the emails or give out your username and password.

If you have any questions about these scams, or if you have already 
clicked the link and entered your account information, please contact 
the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or 
toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

CaTS Network Maintenance for 3/2/15

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Network maintenance is going to be done next Tuesday morning March 3rd
from 5:30am – 7:30am on the campus wireless network.  During this time
there will be no wireless connectivity on campus while the maintenance
is being performed.

If you have any questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937)
775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827

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