CaTS Blog

System Maintenance 4/10/16

Thursday, April 7, 2016

CaTS will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, April 10, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time access to all Banner-related services will be unavailable, including the following:

  • WINGS Express
  • Banner Admin
  • Wright1 Card Services
  • TouchNet
  • TK20
  • Parking Services
  • WrightBuy
  • Xtender
  • DARS

If you have any questions concerning this maintenance, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or send an email to helpdesk@wright.edu.

Demo the New Distance Learning Prototype Classroom

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

125 Oelman Hall has been remodeled to become an interactive distance learning classroom. This room will allow for synchronous classes, providing for two-way communication and student interaction. 

Live Demonstration

To see a live demonstration of this room, stop by and see us in 125 Oelman during the following times:

  • Monday 4/11: 8:30 – 10:00
  • Friday 4/15: 1:30 – 3:00
  • Wednesday 4/20: 9:00 – 10:30


Lake Campus faculty members are invited to join these demonstrations remotely using the portable version during the following times:

  • Monday 4/11: 8:30 – 10:00 in 181 Dwyer Hall
  • Friday 4/15: 1:30 – 3:00 in 150 Dwyer Hall
  • Wednesday 4/20: 9:00 – 10:30 in 224 Dwyer Hall 

Equipment Used In This Room

  • Cisco SX80 Codec - the control device for room interactions
  • Cisco SX10 Codec (portable version of the SX80)
  • 3 cameras 
  • Multiple microphone pods placed in the ceiling

 

How It Works

When an instructor walks into the room, the first step is using an iPad-like device to choose which room they want to connect to. Once the instructor begins talking, the SX80 uses a camera to follow the instructor around the room using facial recognition. Two additional cameras can also work in tandem to zoom in on audience members as they are talking.

 

Portable Option

Using the SX10 Codec portable version, you can turn any room into a receive site for the full functioning setup described above. Interaction is still available (audio and video) using a single camera and microphone solution.

 

Possible Future Enhancements

A benefit of using this system is the ability to easily upgrade software, which will allow for future features to be easily introduced. For example, new software can allow the instructor to use the SX80 to “predefine” where the whiteboards are in their room by setting one of the cameras to show the whiteboard. If the instructor who is being tracked by a camera approaches the whiteboard and starts to write on it, the cameras can immediately zoom in on the whiteboard. When the instructor moves away from the board, the cameras resume following them.

 

Phishing Scam Notice 4/4/16

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Help Desk was recently notified of an email phishing scam that targets Wright State students. This email appears to come from a company called ‘Saprotbag’ soliciting student  employment at $300/week. It prompts students to complete an application and once hired, they receive a check in the mail and are told to deposit the check and wire funds back to the company. 

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

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

Wright1 Card System Now Available

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The Wright1 Card outage has been resolved and the system is now available. For additional questions, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827 or email helpdesk@wright.edu.

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, follow these steps.

  1. Go to outlook.wright.edu
  2. Enter your campus username and password
  3. Click on the gear icon in the upper right-hand corner of your email screen
  4. Click on Mail under Your app settings.
  5. On the left, under the Accounts submenu, click on Forwarding.
  6. Select the radio button for Start Forwarding.
  7. Type in the email address you want to forward your mail to.
  8. Click Save.
  9. To stop forwarding, follow steps 1-5 above then select the Stop Forwarding radio button, followed by the Save button.

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.

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