CaTS Blog

Wright1 Card System Outage

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

At this time the Wright1 Card system is unavailable. All services utilizing the Wright1 Card are affected by this outage.

CaTS has identified the issue and is working diligently to resolve the problem. We will notify the university once service has been restored. For questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or email helpdesk@wright.edu.

Checking Your Wright State Email

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How to Check Your WSU Email

WSU email is the primary means of communication for many of the departments on campus.  It is recommended that you check your WSU email daily, to avoid missing any important messages.

  1. Visit wings.wright.edu (or visit www.wright.edu and click the WINGS icon in the upper-right hand corner of the page)
  2. Enter in your Campus User Name (eg. w###abc- the letter w, 3 numbers, and your 3 initials)
  3. Enter in your Password
    1. Your campus username and password can be found on your letter from Admissions
    2. If you do not have your campus username and password, call CaTS (Wright State's IT services department) at (937) 775-4827
  4. Note: If this is your first time logging into WINGS, you will be prompted to change your Password for security purposes
  5. Once in WINGS, click on the ‘Office365/Email’ icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page

 

Checking Your 'Clutter' Folder

Your Wright State email will sometimes filter out email it thinks is 'junk mail'; check your Clutter folder to make sure you're not missing anything important!

  1. Open your email following the steps above
  2. On the left-hand side of your email, select the 'Clutter' folder below 'Inbox' 

Turning Off Your 'Clutter' Folder

If you wish to turn Clutter off, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your email following the steps above
  2. Click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of your email screen
    1. Select “Options”
    2. Select "Clutter" under 'Automatic Processing'
    3. Deselect "Separate items identified as clutter"
    4. Select "Save"
  3. To turn Clutter back on, follow steps a and b, then select "Separate items identified as clutter" and click "Save"

 

How to Forward your WSU Email to External Email Accounts

If you have an external email account that you would like your WSU email account forwarded

  1. Visit wings.wright.edu (or visit www.wright.edu and click the WINGS icon in the upper-right hand corner of the page)
  2. Enter in your campus username and password
  3. Click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of your email screen
    1. Select “Options” under 'Mail Settings'
    2. Select “Forwarding”
    3. Click on “Start Forwarding” and enter the email address that you would like to forward your mail to
    4. Select "Save"
  4. To stop forwarding, follow steps a and b , then select “Stop Forwarding” and click “Save”

Phishing Scam Notice 3/25/16

Friday, March 25, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This email appears to come from Wright State, and may have the subject line "staff members at Wright State Importnant Alerts."

The email instructs you to click a link in order to read an important alert about Wright State staff. Be aware that this is a scam. Do not click the link or reply to the email.

If you have any questions about this scam, or if you have already clicked the link or replied to the email, please contact the CaTS Help Desk immediately for further assistance. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or toll free at 1-888-775-4827.

Career Readiness

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

As the time for career fairs and graduation approaches, brush up on skills you need to land the internship or job with Atomic Learning videos. Learn about  Interview Techniques and Interview Preparation as well as Creating a Resume and Skills Needed For the Workforce.  On campus, you can also check out programs from Wright State's Career Services as well as the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the College of Liberal Art's CLASS program

Phishing Scam Notice 3/22/16

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This email has a subject line similar to ‘Urgent: F799287 Palace Software/HPE ’, and contains two attached documents called ‘Palace Software_inv_tracker’ and ‘Palace Software_tracker’. These attachments contain malware and should NOT be downloaded or opened.

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

If you have any questions about this scam, or if you have already opened or downloaded the attachments, please contact the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827, or email helpdesk@wright.edu

Phishing Scam Notice 3/17/16

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State faculty and staff. These emails are sent to HR or finance departments in an attempt to gather  employee’s personal information. They may contain specific subject lines such as "Hello Matt" or "Request For All Employees' W2s, Friday 4th March, 2016."

Please be aware that these emails are a scam; do not download any attachments, click on any links, or respond with any personal information to the email.

If you have any questions about this scam, or if you have already clicked any links or given out personal information, please contact the CaTS Help Desk immediately. You can reach us at (937) 775-4827.

Phishing Scam Notice 3/9/16

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students, faculty, and staff. This email, which appears to come from ‘Mohammed Idris’ with a subject line similar to ‘DOC-Z21193008’, 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.

REDCap Support

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

REDCap, which stands for Research Electronic Database Capture, is a secure web application used for building and managing online surveys and databases. It is specifically geared towards capturing data for research studies; these systems offer easy data manipulation with full audit trails and reporting, and an automated export mechanism to common statistical packages (Excel, SPSS, SAS, Stata, R/S-Plus).   

Wright State faculty, staff, and residents are automatically approved as Project Owners; students can be Secondary Owners. To request REDCap access, email REDCap@wright.edu

For more information about REDCap, visit their official site at http://www.project-redcap.org/ . To view FAQs specific to Wright State, visit http://wsri.wright.edu/redcap-info/faq.

Phishing Scam Notice

Friday, March 4, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students. The email contains a message like the one shown below:

---BEGIN SCAM EXAMPLE---
Good day Dear Student ,
I found your information from your school  directory wright edu . I would like inform you about part time personal assistant job is available .Weekly payment of $350.38 cent . Reply back with our personal email address and valid phone number for more details . Thank you .
Mr  Jon .
---END SCAM EXAMPLE---

Please be aware that this is a scam. Should you receive this message do not reply to it and delete immediately. For questions about this or other phishing scams, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu.

System Maintenance-2/28/16

Friday, February 26, 2016

CaTS will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, February 28, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. During this time access to the WINGS Express system will be unavailable.

For questions about this maintenance, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu.

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