Intercom

intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.


login.ithaca.edu ➤

roundup

E-mail
Roundup

Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

Technology

Information Technology has been deploying outdoor Access Points (APs) in select locations on campus to provide connectivity to online resources while taking in the sites, weather permitting of course.

Read more . . . (69 words)

At the end of March, Qualtrics will begin rolling out changes meant to improve user experience.

Below are more details provided in an email from Qualtrics:

Read more . . . (1957 words)

VoiceThread has improved their Assignment feature that allows an instructor to grade student work and pass a grade to the learning management system (Sakai or Canvas). On June 30, 2021 all VoiceThread users will use the new Assignments feature. VoiceThread will be hosting four, free, one-hour workshops to support faculty at all levels of experience with the tool including a dedicated workshop on the new Assignments feature. Read on to learn more about the Assignments feature and upcoming workshops. 

Read more . . . (315 words)

At the end of March, Qualtrics will begin rolling out changes meant to improve user experience.

Below are more details provided in an email from Qualtrics:

Read more . . . (1959 words)

Just a reminder that beginning March 31, 2021, Classic Reports will be replaced by Advanced Reports in Qualtrics.  Qualtrics is IC's online survey research tool.  More information about Qualtrics is available on the IC Survey Research Center website.

Read more . . . (254 words)

Beginning March 31, 2021, Classic Reports will be replaced by Advanced Reports in Qualtrics.  Qualtrics is IC's online survey research tool.  More information about Qualtrics is available on the IC Survey Research Center website.

Read more . . . (254 words)

The latest version of Microsoft Office, Office 365 ProPlus, will be installed on college-owned devices (on and off campus) beginning January 6, 2021.

Office 365 ProPlus has been available as a self-service update and has come with technology-renewed computers since January 2020. Bringing remaining college-owned computers to the latest version will ensure a consistent experience across devices and the latest security and feature updates to all machines. If you have not already performed a self-service upgrade and would like to do so before January 6, 2021, please see this IT knowledge base article for details.

Read more . . . (430 words)

VoiceThread is an interactive multimedia discussion tool that allows instructors and students to asynchronously engage with each other using media, voice, video, or text. If you are considering using it in your courses please check out the upcoming webinars offered by VoiceThread.

Read more . . . (248 words)

Apple released macOS Big Sur (version 11) recently. Because this operating system is so new and it has the potential for unexpected problems or software incompatibility, IT is blocking the install of Big Sur on College-owned computers for now. Please note that the blocking mechanism is less intuitive than we would like, as it appears as if it is downloading the upgrade, but will not allow the installation.

Read more . . . (70 words)

Information Technology is pleased to announce the latest version of Microsoft Office, Office 365 ProPlus, will be installed on college-owned devices (on and off campus) beginning January 6, 2021.

Office 365 ProPlus has been available as a self-service update and has come with technology-renewed computers since January 2020. Bringing remaining college-owned computers to the latest version will ensure a consistent experience across devices and the latest security and feature updates to all machines. If you have not already performed a self-service upgrade and would like to do so before January 6, 2021, please see this IT knowledge base article for details.

Read more . . . (430 words)

If you are graduating this December, there are changes to your Microsoft Office 365 account, including OneDrive, that you need to be aware of. You will no longer have access to the full Microsoft Office 365 subscription through Ithaca College after January 15, 2021.

Read more . . . (327 words)

In preparation for the return to campus in the spring, Information Technology staff are planning to visit offices across campus to power up computers. We will not be visiting active areas/departments, such as Public Safety, Facilities, and Dining. 

Read more . . . (121 words)

As of 12/1/20, Ithaca College students, faculty, and staff began receiving an email from Cortana, cortana@microsoft.com, with the subject Your Daily Briefing. This message is not phishing and was enabled by Microsoft on December 1, 2020. Information Technology was not aware of this in advance, but encourage individuals to learn more about this feature and leave this enabled or opt-out as desired.

Read more . . . (109 words)

 December 3rd @12:10-1:00pm 

As we enter the holiday season, you may be rushing to come up with gifts or create personal presents for your loved ones. Have no fear, we’re here to help!

Read more . . . (67 words)

Are you interested in making a podcast, but don’t know where to start? At this workshop hosted by IT’s Center for Creative Technology, you will learn how to use Soundtrap, an online digital audio workstation that makes recording, editing, collaborating and interviewing guests a breeze in the virtual environment.

Read more . . . (64 words)

The Microsoft Teams web app will no longer be functional within Internet Explorer 11 after November 30, 2020. After that, users will be notified to use the Teams desktop app or access the web app from Microsoft Edge or another modern browser.

Read more . . . (41 words)

In preparation for the return to campus in the spring, Information Technology staff are planning to visit offices across campus to power up computers. Since many machines have been unused since last March, powering them up now will apply all of the patches and updates to the Operating System and Microsoft products that have been released since then.

Read more . . . (121 words)

Starting Friday morning, November 13th, you may notice a minor change to the Microsoft login page used for access to Office 365 and a few other applications. Once Microsoft knows that you're logging into an Ithaca College service, the Microsoft logo will be replaced with the Ithaca College logo.

Read more . . . (70 words)

Please be suspicious of email or text messages from Ithaca College faculty or staff unless they come from an @ithaca.edu email address or a known phone number. Caller ID and email may display the person’s name even if it’s not them, so you must verify the phone number or email address. Also, if anyone ever emails or texts and asks you to purchase gift cards and send the codes, they're not who they say they are.

Read more . . . (18 words)

computing updates

recent stories

News and Notices

Lectures and Presentations

Arts and Performances

Learning Opportunities

Kudos

News for Faculty

News for Staff

News for Students

Student Organizations

HR News

Comings and Goings

Technology