Tag: Computing and information technology

Reminder: Connect your device to Eduroam

In the past, those using wireless devices (iPads, smart phones, laptops, etc.) connected to a wireless network UWGB Wireless.  You will now need to connect your device to the wireless network Eduroam. When prompted for your username, be sure to use your complete email address, with the @uwgb.edu and campus password.  Detailed instructions for connecting your various devices can be found here: https://uknowit.uwgb.edu/page.php?id=24381. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Help Desk, helpdesk@uwgb.edu, 465-2309.

Workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’

Pat Theyerl is again offering a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop this week Thursday, March 19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl (theyerlp@uwgb.edu) if you’re interested in attending. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles, or at https://uknowit.uwgb.edu/page.php?id=42643 This workshop is scheduled in Lab E, IS 1129.

Friday workshop: ‘OneDrive for Business’ 

Trainer Pat Theyerl of CIT is again offering a hands-on “OneDrive for Business” workshop this week Friday (Feb. 27) from 1 to 2 p.m. Attendees will learn how to use Office 365, create folders, upload files, and share those files with people on and off campus. (OneDrive for Business and SharePoint will eventually replace GBShare.) Email Pat Theyerl if you’re interested in attending at theyerlp@uwgb.edu. OneDrive for Business documentation is available from numerous Help Desk KB articles. This workshop will take place in IS 1004.

Online Educational Videos – Workshop Planned

UW-Green Bay’s Technical Trainer, Pat Theyerl, is eager to share a variety of Lynda.com video tutorials with the faculty, staff and students of UW-Green Bay.

Here are just a couple of hundreds of topics covered: Career Development: Developing an ‘Elevator Pitch’; Principles of Animation (Squash and Stretch); Photography: Proper use of Backlight; Photoshop: Photo Correction; SPSS: Recoding Variables; Music Production: Gating Audio; Communication: Negotiating Your Needs; Leadership: Developing Political Acumen; Project Management: Defining Goals & Objectives; Digital Publishing: iBook, eBook & EPUBs; MAC OS: Yosemite; iPad: OneDrive & MS Office Apps.

Click the link to learn more about Lynda.com, or attend an upcoming workshop to get hands-on experience searching courses, creating bookmarks and playlists and sharing a playlist with others. The workshop runs from 3-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5. Email Theyerl at theyerlp@uwgb.edu if you are interested in attending.

For sale: LCD monitors at low prices

CIT has an excess of LCD monitors in inventory that are being offered for sale to campus computers and departments as an inexpensive way to obtain a two-monitor setup, or as an external monitor for a laptop. Used HP 19” monitors are $45 (most have no warranty); new HP 24” monitors are $235 (3-year warranty); and new HP 20” monitors are $150 (3-year warranty). The price includes the cables for Windows computers, Mac computers will have to purchase an additional cable ($10-$30). The Help Desk will handle the monitor purchases, and staff request that you email (instead of phone) the request to helpdesk@uwgb.edu with the following information: contact name; contact phone; contact email; type of monitor requested (first come, first served); GB number of machine receiving second monitor (to ensure correct adapter is brought); and funding code. The Help Desk will deliver the monitors as schedules allow.

Webcam? Here’s your chance to order

Computing and Information Technology has Logitech c270 webcams with built-in microphones for sale to campus users for the price of $28 each. The CIT Helpdesk will handle the webcam purchases, but they request that you email (instead of phone) the order to them at helpdesk@uwgb.edu with the following information to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis:
— Contact name
— Contact Phone
— Contact Email
— Quantity required
— Funding code

Near-perfect pace wins CIT’s Blihar a turkey

The Green Bay Running Club holds an annual run the weekend before Thanksgiving, the Turkey Predictor Run, in which competitors predict the exact time they’ll require to complete a three-mile course and then, without benefit of any watches or electronic devices, see who comes closest. In a field of nearly 50 runners, UW-Green Bay’s own Bob Blihar, an applications developer with Computing and Information Technology, had the third-best prediction, missing by only 8 seconds. The top five finishers — ranging from a perfect match to 16 seconds off — all received free turkeys. (Congratulations, Bob… and absolutely no excuses for being late to your next meeting — “I guess I was running late” just won’t fly.)
 

Warning on bogus email ‘warnings’

UW-Green Bay’s IT security officer and network manager David Kieper recently distributed an advisory warning campuswide about the recent spate of potentially dangerous email messages (spam, of course) advising users that their email storage is over capacity or their accounts are expiring. Kieper’s message is worth repeating here, for benefit of out off-campus Log readers. He notes that these often contain links that take you to a web site where you are asked to enter your name, network account, network password, and/or birthdate. These messages are bogus phishing emails intended to lure you to a website operated by cyber criminals with the intent to steal your personal information. Red flags in these email messages:

• The sender’s email address is not an expected University email address.
• Messages from individuals or with attachments you are not expecting – these messages may ask you to log in to get a file or resource
• Messages that ask you to complete a task, often times with the threat of loss of some service
• A web link cleverly crafted to look like something we should trust

The University will never request your account or password for any routine account or email maintenance or to ensure your “account is active,” the CIT advisory said. If you ever receive such a request, you never click on any link in the message or reply to it — just delete the message.

More from Fox 11: Kieper talks security following Michaels breach

UW-Green Bay Deputy Chief Information Officer David Kieper has received numerous media inquiries as of late, as information security issues continue to make local and national news. On Friday (April 18), he spoke with Fox 11’s Gabrielle Mays about the recent security breach at Michaels craft stores. “The hackers, the bad guys, managed to get some software on the inside of the company, on the point of sale terminals, which are essentially just computers,” Kieper said, adding that better technology is needed. “The U.S. really needs to move to what we call pin and chip type cards. So what happens is that when that card is used, all the data’s encrypted so it’s never available for the criminals to intercept it.” Still, such a change would be expensive, Kieper added. “A card like that is $5 to $10 to issue,” he said, “whereas a little plastic card like we use now is probably 25 cents.” Full story.

CIT’s Pynaker in the running for national lawn/garden contest

Monika Pynaker, network system administrator for CIT, is currently near or in the lead of the Troy-Bilt lawn and garden equipment company’s “Think Spring” contest. Contestants supply copy and images to make their own animated video. Pynaker’s entry, “Diggin’ It,” described her family’s construction of a backyard pond. The top vote-getter wins an array of prizes from Troy-Bilt.
You can see her video at https://howitsdone.troybilt.com/stories/1768-diggin-it
The voting is through the company’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/troybilt/app_645901462122337