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February 2012 Archives

ASPEN2 Restarting »

Email server Aspen2 is currently restarting.  Users will be automatically redirected to their alternate server, Oak2, via the Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere, or by connecting to oak2.vcu.edu via imap clients. . . .

ASPEN4 Restarting »

Email server Aspen4 is currently restarting.  Users will be automatically redirected to their alternate server, Oak4, via the Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere, or by connecting to oak4.vcu.edu via imap clients. . . .

Maintenance For Faculty Staff E-mail System Is Scheduled For Saturday (3/3/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, March 3, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via your . . .

Adobe Acrobat X Introduction Workshop [3/9/12] »

Date: March 9, 2012   |   Time: 9am-11:30pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   |    Adobe Acrobat provides tools to create an electronic document while maintaining the original design and look of the original document. This course will provide you with the necessary skills for creating and working with Portable Document For . . .

Introduction to R Programming Workshop [3/8/12] »

Date: March 8 & 22, 2012 (2-days)   |   Time: 9am-4pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |  Register  |    This two-day workshop on use of R open source software is a no cost alternative to SPSS, SAS and JMP.  R is used for statistical analysis and reporting.  It is available for the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. The class will b . . .

eServices & Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday (3/3/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the system that supports eServices and Banner Forms beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2012. During this work these services will be unavailable all day on Saturday. Normal access to eServices and Banner Forms should be restored on Sunday, March 4, 2012. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (8 . . .

ASPEN3 Restarting »

Email server Aspen3 is currently restarting.  Users will be automatically redirected to their alternate server, Oak3, via the Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere, or by connecting to oak3.vcu.edu via imap clients. . . .

REDCap Intro – Online Survey Tool Workshop [3/6/12] »

Date: March 6, 2012      |       Time: 1pm-3:30pm       |       Location: Cabell 320     |    Register    |       REDCap is a secure, web-based application designed to support web-based data capture, including surveys. Although it was originally designed for research studies, REDCap can also be used for collec . . .

Flash CS5.5 Simple Animation and Interactive Web Pages Workshop [3/5/12] »

Date: March 5, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   |      Vector based graphics and animation allow the creation of dramatic Web pages or presentations. Learn about Flash`s vector drawing tools and timeline as you create animations such as frame-by-frame, motion tweens, shape tweens, guide layer, a . . .

Word 2010 Tracking Changes Workshop [3/1/12] »

Date: March 1, 2012     |     Time: 1pm-2pm     |     Location: Cabell 320      |     Register     |     Track Changes is a way for Microsoft Word to keep track of the changes you make to a document. You can then choose to accept or reject those changes. For example: If someone creates a document and emails it to a coll . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled for Friday Night (2/24/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on the Blackboard system beginning at 8 p.m. this Friday night. During this work the Blackboard system, including web and mobile application access, will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

SPSS Level 1 Workshop [2/23/12] »

Date: February 23, 2012    |    Time: 1pm-4:30pm    |    Location: Cabell 320     |    Register    |      BM SPSS Statistics software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. This SPSS Level 1 class introduces you to the basics, which includes navigation, open and save SPSS tables, run analyses, read data, define variable . . .

ASPEN2 Restarting »

Email server Aspen2 is currently restarting.  Users will be automatically redirected to their alternate server, Oak2, via the Notes client software and VCU Mail Anywere, or by connecting to their alternate imap server, oak2.vcu.edu. . . .

PowerPoint 2010 Introduction Workshop [2/27/12] »

Date:  February 27, 2012    |    Time: 9am-12pm    |    Location: Cabell 320     |    Register    | PowerPoint is a popular and very powerful presentation program. This course will familiarize you with the easy-to-use interface and will allow you to create a simple PowerPoint 2010 slide presentation.      More informatio . . .

Aspen3 Restarting »

Email server Aspen3 is currently restarting.  Users may automatically connect to their alternate server, Oak3, via the Lotus Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere, or via an IMAP connection to oak3.vcu.edu. . . .

Aspen4 Restarting »

Email server Aspen4 is currently restarting.  Users may automatically connect to their alternate server, Oak4, via the Lotus Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere, or via an IMAP connection to oak4.vcu.edu. . . .

REDCap Advanced Workshop [2/22/12] »

Date: February 22, 2012   |   Time: 2pm-4:30pm   |   Location: Cabell 320    |   Register   |     The Advanced REDCap course will provide users with a thorough understanding of REDCap and its features. Participants will be able to utilize REDCaps most powerful features, including cross event calculated fields, user rights, scheduli . . .

Maintenance For Faculty Staff E-mail System Is Scheduled For Saturday (2/18/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, February 18, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through VCU Mail Anywhere, or via y . . .

SAS Reporting Workshop [2/21/12] »

Date: February 21, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-4:30pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020   |   Register   |   SAS software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. SAS Reporting introduces commands and techniques to customize your SAS output using titles, formats, labels and the Output Delivery System (ODS).   More Information: Prereq . . .

Dreamweaver CS5.5/CS5 Intro Workshop [2/20/12] »

Date: February 20, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   |    Dreamweaver is a Web authoring tool used to create Web pages. This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of Dreamweaver. The course will cover adding and formatting text, working with images, creating hyperlinks, and web page la . . .

[Update] Monroe Park Locations Affected By Network Connectivity Disruption (2/10/12) »

[Update 5:03 p.m.] Most network connections have been restored.  Some VCUCard  connections in the  Shaffer Court Dining Center area area still affected. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. __________________________________________________________ We are receiving reports that a number of locations on . . .

Word 2010 Intermediate Workshop [2/16/2012] »

Date: February 16, 2012  |  Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Sanger Hall B1-020  |  Register   |    This course will review the use of the revised "Ribbon" and helpful topics on using Word 2010-beyond the basics. Word features on document management and formatting will be reviewed. Users who know the basics of Word 2007 will be able to bu . . .

WebCMS Publications Running Slow (2/6/12) »

Due to an unexpected server change this morning, publications from WebCMS are running slowly today. Please give extra time for publication. Because of the quantity of publication jobs in the queue, new publication jobs may take several hours to process. This status will be updated as the queue clears out. . . .

SAS File Management Workshop [2/14/12] »

Date: February 14, 2012  |  Time: 1pm-4:30pm  |  Location: Sanger Hall B1-020  |  Register  |    SAS is used for statistical analysis and reporting.  The SAS File Management workshop will introduce you to reading data into SAS and working with multiple SAS tables.  Learn how to read raw data using List  and Column Input, drop and keep . . .

Google Mail Introduction After Migration Hands-on Workshop – Monroe Park Campus »

Date: February 18, 2012  |  Time: 9am-11am  |  Location: Cabell 320 |  Register  | The Google Mail hands-on workshop will cover the basics, including how to adjust settings, compose email, apply and organize labels (folders), setup vacation response, search email, create filters (rules) for emails, and manage contacts. More information: . . .

Web Server Maintenance Scheduled For Wednesday (2/8/12) & Monday (2/13/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled two maintenance periods for several web servers that will impact their availability on either Wednesday, February 8, 2012 or Monday, February 13, 2012, beginning at 5:30 a.m. This work is scheduled to be completed by 7:30 a.m. on both days. We expect that the services mentioned below actually will be down for an hou . . .

Oak3 Restarting »

Email server Oak3 is currently restarting.  Users may automatically connect to their alternate server, Aspen3, via the Lotus Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere, or via an IMAP connection to aspen3.vcu.edu. . . .

[Update For 2/27/12] VCU Target of New Phishing Attack »

Update 2/27/12: Members of the VCU community are being targeted by yet another new email phishing scam message.  The message received (See image below. ) indicates that the recipient has a secure message in their webmail account. Remember, VCU does not refer to our email services as webmail. If the link in the above message is clicked, the perso . . .

Outbound Mail for IMAP Users »

Email Services is working to resolve an issue related to a phishing attack on cedar.vcu.edu at this time.  IMAP users may access their email to send outbound via the Lotus Notes client software or VCU Mail Anywhere. . . .

eServices & Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Evening (2/3/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the system that supports the eServices and Banner Forms services beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, February 3, 2012. This work is expected to be completed by 7 p.m. During this maintenance window the eServices and Banner Forms services be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-22 . . .

Change – Maintenance For Faculty Staff E-mail System Is Scheduled For Sunday (2/5/12) »

This is a schedule change:  Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Sunday, February 5, between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. During this maintenance window, access to e-mail may be unavailable on your primary server. Access to your e-mail via your alternate server should be available automatically when accessing through V . . .

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