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Dropbox Enhancements – New Desktop App and G Suite Functionality

Announcements | Jul 01, 2019 at 3:35 pm

Attention Dropbox users! Now, you can create, access, and share cloud content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and Microsoft Office files within Dropbox. 

 The “new” Dropbox gives users the ability to take advantage of Dropbox storage and utilize the Google editor and interface within Dropbox. Enhancements include the ability for users to:

  • Create, access, and share cloud content like Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides and Microsoft Office files within Dropbox. 
  • Open .docx, .xlsx, or .pptx files from Dropbox in Docs, Sheets, or Slides, and save them back to Dropbox in their original format.

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WFU Telephone Change to VoIP

Announcements | Jun 25, 2019 at 9:44 am

The campus telephone service carrier has changed to AT&T. This change was the last major task of the ongoing conversion from, and retirement of, the Nortel phone system to voice over IP, providing improved telephone services across campus, higher call sound quality, and an improved user experience.

What has changed:

  • Your phone number listing on your telephone’s display now includes a “+1” as well as your complete 10-digit number, rather than your 4-digit extension. 
  • You can redial the last number called using the “Redial” softkey.
  • You can call from the “Recent Call List” without dialing the number.

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Security Enhancement: Gmail Confidential Mode Enabled

Announcements | Jun 11, 2019 at 8:55 am

Gmail confidential mode is now available in WFU Gmail! This feature helps protect sensitive content in your emails by allowing users to set expiration dates, revoking access to messages, and disabling options for recipients to forward, copy, print and download emails/attachments, and more! You can learn more about Gmail confidential mode in Google’s help center.

Commencement 2019 – Information for Guests

Announcements | May 17, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Parents, families, friends, and guests – welcome to Wake Forest University for the Spring 2019 Commencement Weekend. Information Systems would like to provide some helpful information:


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.

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Attention May 2019 Graduates!

Announcements | May 01, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Please review the May 2019 Graduate web page for important details and deadlines about how to:

  • Manage your Wake Forest account, email, and data
  • Activate your alumni account
  • Return or purchase the Thinkpad (if applicable) before May 20, 2019, at 4 p.m.

If you have questions concerning any of this information, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at or by calling 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Again, best wishes for success as you join the ranks of Wake Forest alumni!

Sakai or Canvas? Invitation to Vendor Demonstrations

Announcements | Mar 07, 2019 at 4:01 pm

The LMS Review Steering Committee invites all faculty, staff, and students to join us as we engage with vendors demonstrating what the Sakai and Canvas platforms can do for our community. The steering committee plans to recommend campus-wide adoption of one of these two systems by the end of the academic year, and feedback from those who attend these sessions will be an essential driver of that recommendation.

We have asked the vendors to demonstrate a variety of features, tailored to specific cohorts on campus. If your time is limited, we encourage you to make it to the first hour of the “Introduction to the Platform”

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IS Year in Review

Announcements | Jan 31, 2019 at 10:25 am

The most recent Information Systems Year in Review is now available! We invite you to click on this link to read about several of the many successes the campus community achieved in the past year. We also recently added an Academic Technologies page. Please take a look and learn more about the digital transformation underway at Wake Forest.

Apply for a 2019 T-CART Grant!

Announcements | Jan 10, 2019 at 11:23 am

Information Systems and the Office of the Provost are excited to announce the 2019 T-CART Grant Program. This program provides funding for Faculty summer projects to explore new and existing technologies with the potential to enhance teaching, scholarly, and creative work. T-CART includes two grants: the annual Summer Technology Exploration Program (STEP) grants, and the inaugural year of Summer WakerMaker Faculty Fellow grants for the new WakerSpace.

Both grant applications are due February 15, 2019. Please visit the T-CART grant website for more information and to submit an application!