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

University recommends Twitter users change their password

Via Business Insider:

Twitter is advising all its 330 million users to change their password after a glitch left them exposed in the company’s internal systems.

Twitter discovered the glitch and did not find any “breach or misuse by anyone,” the company said in a blog post.

The bug left passwords in an internal log “unmasked,” meaning that instead of showing up as an encrypted set of random set of letters and numbers, the password itself was displayed in plain text.

Even though the company says it has no reason to believe anyone obtained any sensitive information, it is telling users to change their password “out of an abundance of caution.”

4/25/2018 – New security features and an updated look to Google Mail

As part of our continuing efforts to make improvements in Wake Forest University’s data security, Information Systems has enabled Google’s new anti-phishing features in your WFU Google Mail.

Google also announced the rollout of a new look and feel for Google Mail users. Read more here.

In the coming days you will be able to opt-in to using the redesigned look and feel.

4/5/2018 – Data Breach for MyFitnessPal accounts

You may have seen information in the news about a data breach affecting Under Armour’s MyFitnessPal accounts. Under Armour released this statement to account owners.

As a reminder, it’s best practice to change your account passwords often and refrain from using the same or similar logins and passwords for multiple services.

If you have questions concerning this message, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Workday Training Opportunities for Faculty and Staff

Workday at WakeWake Forest will launch Workday as the University’s financial and Human Resources system on July 2Instructor-led offerings begin May 14, with several opportunities to attend each course. Additionally, on-demand material will be available May 7.

Visit the Workday section of the PDC website to register for training opportunities.

Check out 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.

Welcome Class of 2022!

Important information regarding 2018 purchasing!

  • New laptop options will be available for purchase June 1, 2018.
  • 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.