On Thursday, May 21, 2020, Information Systems will be pushing a number of updates to Zoom and Webex to better align with best practices, including requiring meeting passwords, eliminating toll-free numbers, and limiting ways to sign in to Zoom.
Requiring Meeting Passwords. Beginning Thursday, passwords will be required for all Webex and Zoom meetings. Webex already requires meeting passwords, however, this change will make participants who join by phone enter a password. Webex meetings scheduled prior to the addition of phone passwords are not affected.
If you have not set a meeting password for meetings you already have scheduled in Zoom,you will need to edit the meeting to ensure there is a password and update calendar invitations.
We want you to stay connected with friends and the University so you will have access to your student WFU Google Account and email address until after your in-person Commencement. Be sure to continue checking your Wake Forest email frequently as this will be your primary email for university updates, including details about Commencement.
To assist you in your transition to a Wake Forest alum, we created a 2020 Graduates webpage that provides step-by-step instructions and key dates for some very important tasks that must be completed by all graduates.
Members of our campus community have recently reported receiving phishing emails requesting a student or tutor available for private online tutoring sessions. Below is an example of an email received yesterday. Please note the incorrect grammar, which is a good indication of a phishing email.
Do not become a phishing victim:
Never provide your personal information in response to emails.
View your Wake Forest email in the Gmail web interface or Gmail app on your mobile device to leverage warning banners across suspicious messages.
Annually, the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires all colleges and universities to inform students of the possible consequences of copyright infringement as outlined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Read the information here.
We are proud to announce that Wake Forest has been named an Adobe Creative Campus. Providing the Adobe Creative Cloud suite to all students, faculty, and staff demonstrates our continued commitment to innovate as an institution and give our campus community the skills and tools they need to succeed in a multi-modal and digitally competitive world. Download the Adobe Creative Cloud at software.wfu.edu and you’ll have access to a comprehensive collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and more.
On Thursday, March 21, Information Systems hosted the 8th annual TechXploration! TechXploration provides members of our campus community a unique opportunity to share and see the many ways that technology is being incorporated into the classroom.
Each of the 30+ presentations were unique to a specific topic and incorporated posters, technology, videos, activities, and lots of engaging conversation! For 3 hours, approximately 200 faculty, students and staff interacted with one another, learning more about each other, both professionally and personally. Presenters and attendees engaged in animated conversations regarding the positive aspects and challenges encountered when using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and scholarship.