TechXploration 2018

Please join us today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., in Benson 401, to learn how your colleagues are using technology across campus. Presentations will be in poster session format, so join us for any portion of the event.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by TechXploration to view and experience the look and feel of the different computing options for 2018!

Register to win a GoPro Hero6. Refreshments provided.

Additionally, join us at 2 p.m. in 410 Benson as we welcome guests from the Learning Technology Consortium, a national collaborative with common interests and challenges in learning and teaching with technology. There will be a panel and open discussion on “Learning Space Design: From Process to Pedagogy”. Leading experts from across the country will be looking at how their institutions are assessing room selection, learning outcomes, and everything in between.

Snow Day Extension – Google 2-Step Deadline is TODAY

Final Deadline today

Students, TODAY is the deadline to set up 2-Step Verification on your WFU Google Account.

Set up 2Step Verification TODAY or get LOCKED OUT of your WFU Gmail Account, Google Drive, WIN, Sakai, and more!

 

3/08/18 – Campus telephone maintenance between 8PM and 11PM

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., Information Systems will perform emergency maintenance on the campus telephone system.

What you need to know:

  • For approximately 15 minutes, starting at 8:00 p.m.:

    • All University telephone services will be unavailable.

    • No voicemail may be left or retrieved for campus phone extensions.

    • Voicemail will NOT queue for later delivery.

    • No existing voicemail messages will be lost.

  • After the 15 minute outage, there may be brief interruptions in telephone and voicemail services while maintenance continues until 11:00 p.m.

  • To contact the University Police Department during this maintenance timeframe, call 336-759-0443 from a cell phone or off-campus phone.

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

 

Workday Go-Live – July 2, 2018!

Check out “The Journey to Workday,” featuring The Deacon!

Changes Coming to Wake Downtown Wireless

Information Systems is making changes to the configuration of our wireless network to provide a seamless user experience for the entire Wake Forest community across the Reynolda Campus, Wake Downtown, Wake Washington, and Wake Charlotte.

Beginning Tuesday, March 6, 2018, faculty, staff and students at Wake Downtown/Innovation Quarter will see WFUWireless in their list of wireless networks in addition to WakeDowntown, which will be phased out at the end of the academic year. Users should select WFUwireless and authenticate using their WFU username and password.

New antivirus/malware software

Beginning Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Information Systems will upgrade the antivirus software on Wake Forest University issued computers to Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) through the campus network. This upgrade replaces Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection (SCEP) and provides a higher level of protection from viruses and malware. This will protect Wake Forest University issued Windows and/or Apple computers.

The automated installation process will vary based on your computer model.

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Time is running out!

Students, set up Google 2-Step Verification by March 12, 2018, to avoid being locked out of your WFU account.

A drawing for cool technology prizes will be held for all students who set up Google 2-Step Verification before the deadline!

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TechXploration – March 21, 2018

Mark your calendar now! TechXploration 2018 will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. in room 401 of the Benson University Center. This event brings together faculty and staff who want to share their experiences with current technology efforts underway. TechXploration allows faculty, staff and students to see how technologies are being leveraged in teaching, learning, research, engagement and creative endeavors at Wake Forest University.

Have you discovered a use of technology that helps with teaching, learning, or scholarship that you would like to share with your colleagues? Or do you have a student working with a particular technology that you would like to see at TechXploration? If so, please contact Pat Idol and Ginny Mikkola, the TechXploration organizers, at techxploration@wfu.edu by Wednesday, February 28th, to secure a spot.

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The IRS will NOT request personal information by email – EVER

You are the first line of defense for protecting your personal information from phishing email attacks. It is tax season and it is important to remember that the IRS, banks or other institutions will never ask for personal information via email. If you receive notification that you are a victim of identity theft, learn more at the IRS website.

If you are unsure about the content or validity of an email, don’t respond to it and forward the email to the Information Systems Security Team at infosec@wfu.edu for further analysis.

If you have fallen for a phishing email, complete the next steps immediately:

  • Change your WFU Google email password to a new password. Never reuse old passwords.
  • Implement Google 2-Step Verification to protect your WFU Google email and data. Consult the following video or contact the Information Systems Service Desk at help@wfu.edu or 336-758-4357 (HELP) for assistance.
  • Learn more on how to identify phishing emails by viewing the video ‘Avoiding phishing scams’ here.
  • Be wary of all links in emails. If in doubt, contact the sender to validate the request.
  • Malware is often delivered as an email attachment. Most common safe attachments are .doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx.  Don’t open attachments that end with .ws, .zip, .docm, .exe, .js, scr

University-Wide Initiative: Google 2-Step Verification Deadline Approaching

Students! The following is a reminder about the University-wide initiative to better protect Wake Forest University user accounts and reduce the risk for security breaches. The University-wide initiative requires all students to set-up Google 2-Step Verification for their university accounts by March 12, 2018. Read the email sent to campus on September 13, 2017.

Many of you have already set up Google 2-Step Verification. We thank you! A drawing for cool technology prizes will be held for all students who set up Google 2-Step Verification before the deadline! If you have not done so, here is what you need to know:

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