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Classroom Furniture Demo – We Want Your Feedback!

Announcements | Jun 18, 2018 at 7:00 am

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.

Introducing Statuspage on is.wfu.edu

Announcements | Jun 11, 2018 at 3:56 pm

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!

Announcements | Jun 01, 2018 at 7:30 am

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

Announcements | May 23, 2018 at 9:48 am

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.

Introducing Google Hangouts Meet

Announcements | May 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

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.

University recommends Twitter users change their password

Alerts | May 07, 2018 at 9:42 am

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.”