Archive for May, 2014

Technology Helpline – Summer Hours

Saturday, May 31st: Closed Sunday, June 1st: Closed Starting June 2nd –  Summer Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:45pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed   helpline@gustavus.edu 507-933-6111 Website and Live Chat: http://gustavus.edu/gts News and Information: http://twitter.com/gtshelpline  

Technology Helpline – Finals Week Hours

Thursday, May 22nd: 8:00am – 11:00pm (Reading Day) Friday, May 23rd: 8:00am – 4:45pm Saturday, May 24th: 12:00pm – 4:45pm Sunday, May 25th: 3:00pm – 11:00pm Monday, May 26th: 8:00am – 11:00pm Tuesday, May 27th: 8:00am – 4:45pm (Last Day of Finals) Wednesday, May 28th: 8:00am – 4:45pm Thursday, May 29th: 8:00am – 4:45pm Friday, May 30th: 8:00am – 4:45pm

Internet Maintenance – May 17th

Gustavus Technology Services will be performing maintenance on critical systems Saturday, May 17th at 4 AM.  Internet access, email, the Gustavus website, and all other network resources will be unavailable for approximately one hour. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Helpline, or any Technology Services staff member.   Technology ServicesOlin […]

Real First Names on Profiles and Search Results

We have some very creative minds on campus, but this creativity has recently caused some confusion for faculty and staff when using the people search (online Gribly). A search for students would often result in a haphazard mix of real first names, genuine nicknames (e.g. Bill for William, Jenny for Jennifer), and a sprinkling of […]

Planned Internet Maintenance – May 15th

One of the internet service providers for Gustavus will be performing maintenance this week, between 2AM and 5AM on Thursday, May 15th.  We expect internet access (to and from off campus locations) to be unavailable during this time.  Gustavus pages and local resources will continue to be available from on campus.If you have any questions […]

Seniors: Technology after Gustavus

  Seniors, Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! Please take a few minutes to complete the quick technology to-do list for graduating seniors.  Quick to-do list Create new email account (Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook.com, etc.) if you do not already have one. Update your alternate email address Gustavus has on file.  This will help you reset your Gustavus account […]

Microsoft Security Advisory for Internet Explorer

Microsoft has released a critical security patch for Internet Explorer. We recommend running Windows Update as soon as possible to ensure your computer is protected from this exploit. If you have any questions about running Windows Update, please contact the Technology Helpline 933-6111 or helpline@gustavus.edu. https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-021

Flipped Learning Skepticism: Can Students Really Learn on Their Own?

A recent post by Robert Talbert in The Chronicle’s “Casting Out Nines” blog addresses opponents concerns that all students can’t learn “on their own” or aren’t able to “self-regulate” their own learning. Read the entire post here. Robert Talbert is a mathematician and educator with interests in cryptology, computer science, and STEM education. I am affiliated […]