Category Archives: General News

Unlimited Storage in Box

Box, a Web-based file storage tool designed to facilitate collaboration, now offers unlimited storage for W&L faculty, staff and students. Storage on Box, which offers secure storage accessible by computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices, formerly was limited to 50 gigabytes per person.
Box makes it easy to store files privately […]

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Data Mining, More in Safari Books Online

Numerous titles on data mining are among the 2,053 texts added in the last several months to Safari Books Online, available free to all W&L faculty, staff and students.
New titles on data mining include:

Social Big Data Mining
Big Data, Data Mining, and Machine Learning: Value Creation for Business Leaders and Practitioners
Data […]

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WebAdvisor, Colleague Outage on Sunday

WebAdvisor and Colleague will be unavailable from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, during work to update the applications. Please plan accordingly, and contact the Information Desk (458-4357 or help@wlu.edu) with any questions.

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Advice Concerning Chrome Warnings

Users of the Google Chrome web browser may notice a security warning in the form of a red “X” in the address bar when accessing certain websites, including some at W&L. See below:

Information Technology Services is in the process of updating the certificates for its internal sites. In the meantime, these […]

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Fall Academy: Ready for Signups!

Dozens of workshops, orientation sessions, panel discussions, guest speakers and more are featured in Fall Academy Aug. 24-Sept. 4.  Registration is limited for some sessions, so sign up now:
http://go.wlu.edu/fallacademy
The sessions are for new and returning faculty and staff. A few examples:

Advanced Strategies for Humanities Grants
IQ Center Tour
Getting Your iDevice to […]

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Law Academy planned for Aug. 4-6

“Videoconferencing Options on Campus,” “Fundamentals of Sakai,” “Classroom Technology Orientation,” and “Introduction to Box” are among the sessions offered during Law Academy, scheduled for Aug 4-6 in Sydney Lewis Hall.
To view all sessions and to register, visit go.wlu.edu/lawacademy.  All staff and faculty are welcome to attend.
Additional professional development sessions for […]

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How to Keep Your Browser Safe

Internet browsers like Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome all use browser plug-ins to add specific capabilities – for instance, Adobe Flash Player and QuickTime Player. These plug-ins need to be kept up to date to prevent browser-based breaches or compromises. To check your browsers, visit the Qualys BrowserCheck site […]

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2016 Digital Storytelling Workshop – New Dates

A three-day digital storytelling workshop, originally scheduled for January 2016, has been rescheduled for Feb. 24-26, 2016. Academic Technologies will conduct the workshop jointly with the Center for Digital Storytelling (http://storycenter.org).
The workshop will focus on using iPads to create a three- to five-minute digital story. Participants will craft and record […]

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Google Chrome Security Warning

Users of the Google Chrome web browser may notice a security warning in the form of a red “X” in the address bar when accessing certain websites, including some at W&L (e.g. SharePoint). See below:

Information Technology Services is in the process of updating the certificates for SharePoint and other sites. […]

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Printing System Saves Trees, Money

Students have saved more than $1,000 a month, on average, as a result of a printing process implemented this academic year by ITS.
Students use a direct-print or web-upload method to send their documents to BizHub devices located throughout campus.  But PaperCut, the tool that has managed student printing since the beginning […]

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