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October 2013 Archives

Maintenance for Lotus Notes E-mail System is Scheduled for Saturday (11/2/13) »

 Scheduled maintenance will be performed on the Lotus Notes E-mail system Saturday, November 2, 2013, 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 . . .

Video Format and Conversion [11/7/13] [Cancelled] »

Date: November 7, 2013   |   Time: 1pm-4pm   |     Location:  Cabell 320   |   Register   | Whether it be embedding video into PowerPoint, or uploading to YouTube, or authoring to DVD, or just archiving for future use, video format requirements will vary. This course reviews the basics of digital video formats, their specifications, an . . .

Aspen4 Restarting »

Faculty Staff Lotus Notes Email Server Aspen4 is currently restarting.  Users may connect to their alternate server, Oak4, via the Notes client or VCU Mail Anywhere or via oak4.vcu.edu with IMAP clients. . . .

Network Connectivity Issue Might Affect Some Connecting To Internet (10/22/13) »

VCU is experiencing DNS addressing issues that allows computer and mobile devices on the VCU network to reach websites outside of VCU on the Internet. While this is not a widespread issue at this time, some customers might experience intermittent connectivity to the Internet from on campus. If someone experiences an issue reaching a website outside of . . .

Cedar currently unavailable »

Collaboration Services is working to bring Cedar back on-line.  Users may send mail via VCU Mail Anywhere or the Lotus Notes client or using Lotus Notes Traveler on their smartphone or tablet. . . .

Publisher 2010 Introduction Workshop [11/6/2013] »

Date:  November 6, 2013    |    Time: 9am-11pm    |    Location: Cabell 320     |    Register   | Microsoft Publisher is a desktop publishing application from Microsoft. This introductory course is designed to provide users with an overview of Microsoft Publisher 2010 for Windows. Users will learn how to create multi-page do . . .

UPDATE – Email Delivery Delays »

A network issue has been identified and email queues are clearing.  We are continuing to monitor this issue. ________________________________________________________________ Collaboration Services is working to resolve some reported email delivery delays at this time.  IMAP users attempting to send outbound via cedar.vcu.edu should send email vi . . .

REDCap Intermediate [10/30/13] »

Date: October 30, 2013   |   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, export . . .

Cybersecurity Fair Is Tuesday & Wednesday: Win a Raspberry Pi(Not the baked kind) »

Do you know how to keep your computer safe? Malware, what is that? Learn that Social Engineering is not a new dating service. What is safe to share on social media? These topics and more will be covered at the 2013 Cybersecurity Fair. This event is open to all to attend from beginners to IT Pros. Prizes will be raffled and refreshments available. Octobe . . .

Access 2010 Intermediate [10/29/2013] »

Date: October 29, 2013  |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020   |   Register   | Access is a relational database that allows users to create queries, forms, or reports. This is a second level class that will help you acquire skills necessary to create queries, forms, and reports in an Access database. More information: . . .

Oak3 Restarting »

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

Excel 2010 Intermediate [10/22/13] »

Date: October 22, 2013   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020  |   Register Excel is a spreadsheet program that is able to calculate and analyze numerical data.  This hands-on workshop will show you how to edit and format worksheets, freeze rows/columns, protect cells, add VLOOKUP function and if statements and more. Mo . . .

eServices, Banner Forms, & ODS Maintenance Scheduled For This Weekend (10/18-20/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the database system that supports eServices and Banner Forms INB beginning at 12 noon on Friday, October 18, 2013. This work is expected to be completed by 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. During this time eServices and Banner Forms INB will be unavailable. Additionally, the Operational Data . . .

VCU Information Security Office Warns Of CryptoLocker Virus (10/14/13) »

by Robert Toback, VCU Information Security Office Overview Recently, the VCU Information Security Office has been made aware of a ransomware virus called ‘CryptoLocker’ that is currently infecting Windows computers. What does this virus do? When this virus infects a system, it immediately encrypts the users data, and the data on any networ . . .

Blackboard Maintenance Scheduled For Friday Evening (10/11/13) »

VCU Technology Services has scheduled maintenance for the Blackboard system beginning at 4 p.m. Friday evening, October 11, 2013. This work is expected to be completed by midnight. During this maintenance window the Blackboard service will be unavailable. Please contact the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227, helpIT@vcu.edu) with any questions. . . .

Google Sync Issue May Affect iOS Devices Receiving Email/Calendar Updates (10/10/13) »

Google has notified VCU Technology Services that there is a problem with Google Sync on Apple iOS devices set up using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync settings. This allows someone to view their VCU email in the Apple Mail app and their calendar in Apple's Calendar app. The problem may present with an "unable to connect to server" message or some oth . . .

REDCap Intermediate [10/9/13] »

Date: October 8, 2013   |   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, exporti . . .

Adobe Security Breach »

Adobe Systems recently reported a breach of their network which may have exposed personal data of their customers. VCU Technology Services encourage those in the VCU community who are Adobe customers to change their Adobe passwords and their passwords in other systems if they reuse their passwords, never a good practice, with other services. Adobe post . . .

REDCap Introduction [10/7/13] »

Date: October 7, 2013    |     Time: 1pm-4pm     |     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 operational . . .

learnIT@Lunch – The Power of Google Drive/Docs [10/16/13] »

Date: October 16, 2013  | Time: 12pm-1pm  | Location: Student Commons - Forum Room  | Register | Technology Services invites VCU faculty, staff and students to attend LearnIT@Lunch on The Power of Google Drive/Docs.  Google Drive is Google`s version of cloud storage, designed to help you keep files organized, stored, updated and accessible f . . .

PowerPoint 2010 Introduction [10/14/13] »

Date:  October 14, 2013    |    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 information:  R . . .

REDCap Hands-on Workshops »

Date:  Oct, Nov & Dec  |   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 support purposes. Learn how to create and design of data collect . . .

Access 2010 Introduction [10/15/13] »

Date: October 15, 2012   |   Time: 9am-12pm   |   Location: Sanger B1-020    |   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 databa . . .

Oak3 Restarting »

Oak3 is currently restarting.  Lotus Notes users on Oak3 may connect automatically to Aspen3 via VCU Mail Anywhere of the Notes client software, or via aspen3.vcu.edu in IMAP clients. . . .

HTML5 and CSS3 Beginners (Mobile Devices) – Part 2 »

Date: October 11, 2013   |  Time:  9am-12pm   |    Location: Cabell 320   |   Register   | This Responsive Web Design training course provides practical techniques for creating flexible, responsive web sites using viewports, scalable graphics, and media queries. Understand how to navigate the maze of mobile devices and deliver conten . . .

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