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April 2013 Archives

Google Drive/Docs Introduction [5/15/13] »

Date: May 15, 2013  |   Time: 1pm-4pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020   |   Register   | Create, share, and collaborate on the web with documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. Google Docs is a free web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive storage service. Documents can be created and edited onl . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Night (4/26/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Blackboard system beginning at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The maintenance window is scheduled until midnight but will likely be completed earlier. During this work Blackboard services will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

InDesign CS5.5 Introduction Hands-on Workshop [5/13/13] »

Date:  May 13, 2013   |   Time: 1pm-4pm   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | Adobe InDesign CS5.5 is a professional page layout application that helps you design, check for publishing errors, and circulate an expansive choice of documents in print, online, and to mobile devices.  You will explore the InDesign interface, . . .

Oak3 Restarting »

Lotus Notes email server Oak3 is currently restarting.  Users may connect to Aspen3 via the Notes client, VCU Mail Anywhere, or imap at aspen3.vcu.edu. . . .

REDCap Upgrade Scheduled For Wednesday Morning (4/24/13) »

REDCap will be upgraded to version 5 on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, beginning at 6 a.m. This work is expected to be completed by 8 a.m. During this upgrade the REDCap system will not be available. Training is available to cover the new features of REDCap 5. Click here to enroll. New Features in REDCap 5. x includes: New Interface  Project Templ . . .

Google Services Experiencing Connectivity Issues (4/17/13) »

Google is having issue this morning related to Gmail, Google Drive and their administrative control panel. This is causing intermittent connectivity issues when trying to access these services. Google has posted alerts on their Google Apps Dashboard and will be updating as they continue their investigating. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2 . . .

Student Email Service Interruption – Updated 10:20 am »

Access has returned for many students at this time and should be restored shortly for all accounts.  Please monitor http://www.google.com/appsstatus for updates. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Google Apps server issue is currently preventing login to the student myMail system.  Google is aware of t . . .

Canceled – Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (4/20/13) »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, April 20, 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 . . .

Lotus Notes Traveler Server Dogwood Unavailable »

Lotus Notes Traveler is currently unavailable to users connecting via their Android devices to the Dogwood server.  Users may continue to connect to their email via the Lotus Notes client software, VCU Mail Anywhere, or a variety of IMAP clients. . . .

Google Drive/Docs Introduction [4/26/13] »

Date: April 26, 2013  |   Time: 9am-11am   |   Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | Create, share, and collaborate on the web with documents, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, and forms. Google Docs is a free web-based office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive storage service. Documents can be created and edited onl . . .

Google Calendar – Hands-on Workshop [4/15/13] »

Date: April 15, 2013  |  Time:1pm-2:30pm  |  Location: Cabell 320 |  Register  | This workshop is designed for people who have migrated to Google appsforVCU and are interested in learning the more about the Google Calendar.  You will learn how to adjust setting, create calendar events,, schedule resources and rooms, share a calendar, setup . . .

IRS Tax Return Scams (4/11/13) »

Now we are at the end of the tax season, please be aware of scams pretending to be IRS that promises you free money, additional returns, or scams pretending to issue an audit. These scammers have emptied victims’ bank accounts and stolen identities. Always keep in mind to look for tell-tale signs in suspicious emails, such as the sender’s address, . . .

ImageNow Maintenance Scheduled For Saturday Morning (4/13/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the ImageNow system on Saturday morning, April 13, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. This work is expected to be completed no later than 11 a.m. ImageNow and WebNow will not be available during this scheduled maintenance window. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any qu . . .

Create & Maintain a Blog in WordPress [4/24/13] »

Date: April 24, 2013   |   Time: 1pm-3pm   |   Location: Cabell 320    |   Register   | A blog is an online journal listed in chronological order and posted on the Web for public viewing.  This workshop will show you how to get started setting up and maintaining a WordPress blog/site. Typically, blogs are updated regularly and provi . . .

gradeIT Test Scanning Seminar »

Date: April 25, 2013  |   Register   | The VCU helpIT Center will no longer be offering Scantron test grading services. The new gradeIT system will be the only test grading services provided with the start of 2013. Please come attend a quick hour long workshop which provides an overview of the details of the new gradeIT system, as well as a foru . . .

Google Mail Introduction After Migration [4/22/13] »

Date: April 22, 2013  |  Time: 9am-11am  |  Location: Sanger B-020  |  Register  | This Google Mail hands-on workshop is designed for people who have migrated to Google appsforVCU and are interested in learning the Google mail basics.  Google mail basics, including how to  adjust settings, compose email, apply and organize labels (folde . . .

Maintenance for Faculty Staff E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (4/6/13) – Canceled »

Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Faculty/Staff E-mail system Saturday, April 6, 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 . . .

Network Maintenance Scheduled For Sunday Night (4/7/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance on network equipment at VCUHS Main Hospital beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday night, April 7, 2013. This work is expected to be completed by 1 a.m. on Monday morning, April 8, 2013. During this time, customers should expect to experience network and VoIP telephone outages. This change has been coordinate . . .

WordPress Blog Maintenance Scheduled For Thursday Evening (4/4/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the WordPress blog system being ing at 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, April 4, 2013. All sites hosted on the WordPress system will be read-only for up to an hour during this work and the administrative dashboard will be unavailable for a short period of time. Published content should remain accessible b . . .

VCU Emails Sent To Comcast Addresses May Not Be Delivered (4/1/13) »

VCU Technology Services has received reports that Comcast is blocking emails sent from VCU accounts. This is likely due to VCU account(s) that have been compromised and used to send spam, or phishing, emails from the compromised accounts. Remember, it is always important to know the source of an email before clicking any links, or opening any attachment . . .

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