Classroom Furniture Demo – We Want Your Feedback!

Beginning Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 29, the Learning Spaces Committee is hosting a demonstration of classroom furniture in Worrell 0173. The room will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Representatives from Hayden Design will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. to answer your questions.

The Learning Spaces Committee would like to identify three to four design packages to establish standard classroom design options so your feedback is critical. Please complete the feedback form at the demonstration and/or feel free to contact Brent Babb, Assistant Director of IT Infrastructure, with questions and feedback at babbbs@wfu.edu.

DeaconSpace unavailable 6am-noon on June 16

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. through noon, DeaconSpace, the online space scheduling software, will be unavailable.

If you have trouble with DeaconSpace immediately after the upgrade, we recommend that you logout of Google by clicking on this link, closing your web browser, and finally opening DeaconSpace again.

Summer promotions are here!

Check out the following deals, and read more about 2018 WakeWare Summer Promotions:

  • Apple – $100 off all models until June 30, 2018
  • Dell – $100 Rebate on laptops purchased between 5/1/2018 and 10/15/2018

Please be advised – vendors may offer new promotions throughout the summer, so if taking advantage of these potential future promotions is important to you, we recommend waiting until later in the summer to purchase.

Introducing Statuspage on is.wfu.edu

Information Systems is pleased to announce the addition of Statuspage to the IS website.

Whether it’s a server issue, bug in production, or scheduled maintenance, downtime may happen. Statuspage provides a way to get in front of incident communication so IS can focus on fixing the problem at hand.

Statuspage is displayed in the top menu of the IS website and is available at status.is.wfu.edu.

Simply click on the icon to view a detailed description of an incident. Additionally, our campus community can choose to opt into real-time outage and scheduled maintenance alerts via a simple sign up.

WakeWare purchasing is now live!

2018 models are now available through the WakeWare program! Compare your options and purchase by August 1 to ensure your laptop ships and arrives before classes begin. We recommend picking up your laptop at the WFU Bookstore on campus if purchased after August 1, 2018.

Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer.

Although purchasing is now available, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Technology Grant recipients have been notified at their WFU email address – please reach out to the WakeWare Program Manager with questions.

Welcome Class of 2022! WakeWare opens June 1

WakeWare, our student laptop purchasing program, opens June 1!

Receiving WFU financial aid? You may be eligible for a Technology Grant – please wait to hear from the WakeWare Program Manager about application for a Technology Grant and other purchasing details (late May).

Apple and Dell are known to announce new products and promotions mid-summer.

Although purchasing is available June 1, 2018, we encourage you to wait until July to order your laptop if taking advantage of these promotions is important to you.

Commencement 2018 – Information for Guests

Parents, families, friends, and guests – welcome to Wake Forest University for the Spring 2018 Commencement Weekend. Information Systems would like to provide some helpful information for your visit to campus.

Get tips on connecting to Wi-Fi, getting IT support, accessing the live webcast, and more:

https://is.wfu.edu/commencement-2018

Commencement 2018 – Information for Guests

Parents, families, friends, and guests – welcome to Wake Forest University for the Spring 2018 Commencement Weekend. Information Systems would like to provide some helpful information:

Wireless

Guests may join the open WFUguest network anywhere on campus without using a password. Wireless coverage is available outdoors on both Hearn and Manchester Plazas. In the event that Commencement is moved to the LJVM Coliseum, no wireless network is available.

IT Support

Technical support is available on graduation day from 9:30am-5pm at the Service Desk, located in the ZSR Library. Have a question? Feel free to give us a call at (336) 758-4357.

Purchasing or Returning the ThinkPad

Monday, May 21, 2018, is the deadline for a student to return or purchase their ThinkPad laptop. If a student chooses to return the ThinkPad, follow the steps on this page – then bring the ThinkPad and power adapter to the Service Desk (located in the ZSR Library).

If a student chooses to purchase the ThinkPad, follow the steps here and make a payment through our secure system.

Software, such as the Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office, must be downloaded by the end of day on May 21, 2018.

Live Webcast

A live webcast of Commencement 2018 is available to stream here. The webcast is also broadcast over the campus cable TV network on channel 80-1.

For guests who have difficulty tolerating outdoor temperatures, a live feed of the Commencement ceremony will be available in Pugh Auditorium, located on the second floor of Benson University Center. Commencement ceremony tickets are required for admission to Pugh and space is limited.

Introducing Google Hangouts Meet

Information Systems has enabled Google Hangouts Meet for all WFU users!

Hangouts Meet is a solution from Google for online video meetings and chat with up to 25 people at a time. Hangouts Meet replaces Hangouts video calls.

Newly created calendar events with a video meeting link will contain a Meet video meeting link instead of a classic Hangouts video link. Existing calendar events will be unchanged and continue to use classic Hangouts through August 13, 2018. Hangouts Meet meetings also include a U.S. dial-in phone number.

More information about getting started using Meet can be found here.

Workday online courses now available @ PDC Online!

Visit the Learning section of the Workday website for additional information, including a chart outlining courses to consider, based on ways you will interact with the system.

  • WD 101: Workday Essentials for Faculty and Exempt Staff
  • WD 102: Workday Essentials for Non-Exempt Staff
  • WD 103: Workday Essentials for Managers
  • WD 104: Workday Essentials for Student Workers
  • FIN 101: Workday Finance Essentials