New streaming server-Ensemble

Our new streaming server is in the implementation stage and staff are busy setting up and training on administration of the new Ensemble Video  server.  The Ensemble Video staff have also been busy working on a deeper integration with Desire2Learn that will be implemented with our upgrade to D2L 10.3 on May 22nd, 2014.  Many of you will soon be receiving an e-mail about your current files, as we begin the process of identifying what we will migrate to Ensemble and what files will need to be captioned if they are shared publicly. Migration of files will take place during the summer.  We are excited about the possibilities this new server will provide, the easy user interface, and the integration with Desire2Learn.  Other key features of Ensemble will include; mobile device support, HD (High Definition) content delivery, privacy settings, sharing options, and integration with a captioning service to provide ADA compliant content.   End-user training will be developed and provided to you in the fall 2014 semester.  We look forward to helping you explore the new opportunities that Ensemble Video will offer to the campus and will be working diligently to make a smooth transition to the new streaming server. Look here for more announcements on the Ensemble Video implementation and migration schedule.

Welcome LuAnn Reece to Online Education Support

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Please help me welcome LuAnn Reece to Washburn as a new employee in Online Education Support. LuAnn will fill the Online Education Support Specialist II position.  Her primary responsibilities will be support of faculty, students, and staff in the use of Desire2Learn and Respondus; as well as assisting Marc Routsong, Online Education Support Coordinator; in [...]

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Free elearning conference tomorrow (3-25-14)

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning at Ohio State University invites anyone to attend their annual conference through a live stream tomorrow Tuesday, March 25th.  Their conference theme this year is Create-demonstrating how technology makes creating more collaborative.  No registration required and no fees to attend!  Learn about everything from Creating a Motivating and [...]

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Evaluating Plagiarism software

Is plagiarism an issue for you in your classes?  Would you like to have assistance in identifying plagiarism and educating your students about plagiarism?  The Faculty IT Advisory Council is beginning to evaluate the need for plagiarism software at Washburn.  At the last FITAC meeting on March 13th, a representative from Turnitin demonstrated their product for [...]

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Mediated Classroom support

Remember to contact ITS support at extension 3000 or support@washburn.edu for any questions or concerns about Mediated Classroom equipment. Classrooms continue to be funded for improvements.  Before the spring 2014 semester began, new projectors were installed and improvements made into the following classrooms: Carnegie 300, Carnegie 306, Garvey 218, Garvey 220, Morgan 16, Morgan 381, Petro 221, Petro [...]

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Email Tips – Creating a Contact Group

On the Navigation bar, click People. Under My Contacts (on the left), pick where you want to add the contact group. Click Home > New Contact Group. On the Contact Group window, in the Name box, type a name for the group. Click Add Members. Find and double-click each member until they are all listed [...]

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Email Tips – Junk Email

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There is a new junk email (also known as spam) filter with Office 365. You will find all your filtered mail in a folder called “Junk Email”. The following steps are how you can help Outlook 2013 learn which messages should not be marked as junk: Select the Junk Email folder Look through the messages [...]

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New semester, new scams

We’ve investigated of a couple of aggressive new scams already this spring, and given that we’re going into tax season – a favorite time of year for scammers – we’re bound to see many more.  I wanted to provide some information on what seems to be popular this year. E-mails and calls where the person [...]

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Office 365 Spam Filtering and E-Mail Routing Changes

ITS has removed e-mail routing through the old Washburn mail system.  E-mails to @washburn.edu addresses are now being delivered directly to Microsoft Office 365. For the most part, this change will not be noticeable to you.  Key changes: E-mail spam filtering is no longer being done via the Barracuda Spam firewalls E-mails will no longer arrive with [...]

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CrytpoLocker Trojan Warning

Many businesses and even State of Kansas Agencies have been targeted by a new form of ransomware – software that takes away access to your files and demands payment to return access.  This software has been spread mostly by very official-looking and targeted e-mails.  These e-mails may be very difficult to differentiate from real e-mails.  [...]

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