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September 2012 Archives

VCU Wireless Networks Maintenance Scheduled For Monday Morning (10/1/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the VCU wireless networks beginning at 4 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2012. This work is expected to be completed by 7 a.m. VCU SafeNet, VCU Guest, and VCU wireless networks will not be available during periods of this work. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any q . . .

REDCap Introduction Workshop [10/9/12] »

Date: October 9, 2012    |     Time: 1pm-3:30pm     |     Location: Sanger B1-020  |   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 collecting and managing data for operation . . .

Excel 2010 Introduction Workshop [10/3/12] »

Date: October 3, 2012       |       Time: 6pm-9pm       |       Location: Cabell 320     |   Register    | This course covers the basics of using Excel 2010 in the office and teaching environments. Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data. Collected data displays graphical . . .

Aspen2 Restarting »

Email server Aspen2 is currently restarting. Users may connect to Oak2 via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere. or to oak2.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

Aspen3 and Oak3 Restarting »

Email servers ASPEN3 and OAK3 are currently restarting. They will be available soon. . . .

Putting it all Together in Blackboard Collaborate: Web Conferencing [Webinar] [10/2/12] »

Date: September 26, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-3pm  |   Location: Online Webinar   |  Register   | Great Blackboard Collaborate sessions don't happen. Beyond having a relevant topic and presenter skills, there are a number of factors that affect the end result. Whether participants are creating, producing or presenting, this workshop will prov . . .

Aspen Restarting »

Email server Aspen is currently restarting.  Users may connect to their alternate server, Oak, via the Notes client, VCU Mail Anywhere or imap to oak.vcu.edu. . . .

SAS Reporting Workshop [10/4/12] »

Date: October 4, 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: Prerequis . . .

[UPDATE] Network Connectivity Issue Reported (9/25/12) »

[UPDATE] Network Services staff have identified what was causing connectivity issues and have restored service at this time. If you continue to experience network connectivity issues, please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) for assistance. ____________________________________________________________ VCU Technology Services . . .

WebVPN error message (9/24/2012 – 1:55 PM) »

A certificate problem is causing an error message when logging in to WebVPN. If you have already downloaded the VPN client, you will not see this error, but if not, you will see: We are working to resolve the issue. . . .

Aspen4 Restarting »

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

Aspen4 Restarting »

Email server Aspen4 is currently restarting. Users may connect to Oak4 via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere. or to oak4.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

Excel 2010 Introduction [9/27/12] »

Date: September 27, 2012       |       Time: 9am-12pm       |       Location: Sanger B1-020      |   Register    | This course covers the basics of using Excel 2010 in the office and teaching environments. Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data. Collected data displays gr . . .

Aspen Restarting »

Email server Aspen is currently restarting. Users may connect to Oak via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere. or to oak.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

SAS: File Management [9/27/12] »

Date: September 27, 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 . . .

REDCap Maintenance Scheduled For Wednesday Morning (9/26/12) »

Maintenance for the REDCap system has been scheduled for Wednesday morning, September 26, 2012, beginning at 6 a.m. System availability may be affected during this work. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Beyond the Basics of Blackboard Collaborate: Web Conferencing [Webinar] [9/26/12] »

Date: September 26, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-3pm  |   Location: Online Webinar   |  Register   | In this interactive workshop, participants build upon the Moderator foundation skills acquired in the Essentials workshop.  Participants will learn to use the Whiteboard, Application Sharing, Web Tour and Breakout Rooms to make the sessions more . . .

[Update 6:40 p.m. – Sept. 25] Sophos Antivirus Threat Detection Issue (9/19/12) »

[Update 6:40 p.m. - September 25] Our team has received from Sophos and tested an automated tool for resolving the Sophos Anti-virus false alert issue. We have posted the link to the file (FixSophosFP.exe) and instructions on the askIT Knowledge Base Sophos Anti-virus page. Please read the instructions before running this program. If you are unsure abo . . .

SPSS Level 2 Workshop [10/2/12] »

Date: October 2, 2012       |       Time: 8:30am-12pm       |       Location: Sanger B1-020     |    Register    | IBM SPSS Statistics software is used for statistical analysis and reporting.  This is a continuation of the SPSS Level 1 class.  Learn  how to produce summary statistics for categorical and scale variabl . . .

eServices and Banner Forms Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Evening (9/21/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on the system that supports the eServices and Banner Forms services beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, September 21, 2012. During this work these systems will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Hands-on Workshop – Monroe Park Campus »

Date: Oct 8, 2012  |  Time: 10am-12pm  |  Location: Cabell 320 |  Register  | The Google Mail and Calendar hands-on workshop will cover the basics, including how to login to appsforVCU, adjust settings, compose email, apply and organize labels (folders), setup vacation response, search email, create filters (rules) for emails, create a cal . . .

Aspen Restarting »

  Email server Aspen is currently restarting. Users may connect to Oak via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere. or to oak.vcu.edu via IMAP clients. . . .

Blackboard Collaborate Essentials: Web Conferencing [Webinar] [9/24/12] »

Date: September 24, 2012   |   Time: 1pm-3pm  |   Location: Online Webinar   |  Register   | Participants in this workshop will get a solid foundation, enabling them to successfully deliver live, interactive Blackboard Collaborate web conferencing sessions. Participants will learn how to effectively manage the session communication tools, dis . . .

Access 2010 Introduction [9/24/12] »

Date: September 24, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, or reports. This beginning class will introduce you to the Access environment and relational database terminology. You will explore and learn how to create database . . .

Aspen3 Restarting »

Email server Aspen3 is restarting.  Users may connect automatically to Oak3 via the client software or VCU Mail Anywhere, or via oak3.vcu.edu with imap clients. . . .

Aspen Restarting »

Email server Aspen is currently restarting.  Users may connect automatically to Oak via the client software or VCU Mail Anywhere or via IMAP to oak.vcu.edu. . . .

SAS: Data Management Workshop [9/20/12] »

Date: September 20, 2012     |     Time: 1pm-4:30pm     |     Location: Sanger Hall B1-020    |   Register   | SAS software is used for statistical analysis and reporting. SAS Data Management introduces the process of programming the SAS Data Step.  Learn how to create and redefine variables; use SAS dates, SAS functions, IF- . . .

REDCap Intermediate Workshop [9/19/12] »

Date: September 19, 2012   |   Time: 2pm-4pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020  |  Register  | The Intermediate 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, scheduling, exp . . .

Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (9/15/12) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, September 15, 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 . . .

Word 2010 Introduction Workshop [9/19/12] »

Date: September 19, 2012   |   Time: 9am-11:30am   |     Location:  Sanger B1-020   |   Register   | Word 2010 is the latest version of Microsoft`s word processing program. This 2010 application has changed greatly from Word 2003, but not as many changes occurred between Word 2007 and 2010 as the 2007 version introduced the "Ribbon."  . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Afternoon (9/14/12) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Blackboard system beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 14th, 2012. During this work the system will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Workshops – MCV Campus [9/12/12] »

Date: Sept. 12, 2012  |  Time: 2pm-4pm  |  Location: West Hospital, G-113  |  Register  | During the transition from Lotus Notes to apps<b>for</b>VCU, Technology Services will be offering several types of Google Mail/Calendar training throughout the fall semester.  Training will come in the form of a seminar or hands-on works . . .

SPSS Level 1 Workshop [9/18/12] »

Date: September 18, 2012    |    Time: 8:30am-12pm    |    Location: Sanger B1-020     |    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 . . .

SAS Overview Workshop [9/13/12] »

Date: September 13, 2012      |      Time: 1pm-4:30pm      |      Location: Sanger B1-020     |    Register    | SAS software is used for statistical analysis and reporting.  This class introduces programming in SAS Version 9.3.  Learn how to navigate the SAS Windows interface, a create SAS data step, name SAS tables . . .

REDCap Introduction Workshop [9/5/12] »

Date: September 5, 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 collecting and managing data for operational . . .

Google Mail/Calendar Training – Monroe Park Campus »

Date: Sept. 20, 2012  |  Time: 1pm-3pm  |  Location: Cabell 320  |  Register  | Date: Sept 20, 2012   |   Time: 3:15pm-5:15pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | Date: Sept. 26, 2012  |  Time: 9am-11am  |  Location: Cabell 320  |  Register  | Date: Sept. 27, 2012  |  Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm  |  Locat . . .

“Good News” VCU News Forum Email Scam (9/2/12) »

Many in the VCU community are receiving messages purported to be from  the "VCU News Forum" with a Subject line of "Good News". This is decidedly not good news. This message is an email, or phishing, scam looking to capture community member's eID and password information. This message is fake. Do not respond and please delete the message. Please con . . .

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