Blog from August, 2013

Please visit the anti-phishing websites highlighted on our Training page.

 

 

PASSWORD ISSUES WITH VIKINGS EMAIL

The conversion to Office 365 is complete.  And with it comes a password issue:

Passwords must meet the following requirements:  We are in process of updating our password change routine to enforce these requirements before you submit.

If you do not follow these guidelines, your password will not be changed:

 

When you create a new password, use the following guidelines:

  • Use 8 to 16 characters.
  • Create a strong password that can’t be easily guessed or discovered. Office 365 requires at least 3 of the following:
    • Lowercase characters
    • Uppercase characters
    • Numbers (0-9)
    • Symbols, including: ! @ # $ % ^ & * - _ + = [ ] { } | \ : ‘ , . ? / ` ~ “ < > ( ) ;
  • Don’t use your user name (the part of your user ID to the left of the @ symbol).

 

http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/office365-enterprises/ff637578.aspx

Student Email Notification!

North Park University Student email accounts (Vikings) are currently hosted by Microsoft at Live.edu. Since this service will soon be retired, IT will be migrating student accounts to Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 includes some great Office features allowing users to:

  • Create sophisticated reports and presentations
  • Collaborate in real time with classmates
  • Share and edit documents from your phone, PC, or Mac

 

We expect your account to be upgraded by August 17th.

What does this mean for you?

After the upgrade you will have two separate accounts with the same user name and password that you use to access Live@edu.

  1. Office 365 account - This account gives you access to your school email. North Park University administers this account. This password will remain synchronized to your username@northpark.edu network account.
  2. Personal Microsoft Account - This personal account will give you access to all your existing SkyDrive content. Note that North Park University no longer administers this account. As a result, we cannot reset the password for you.

What should you expect?

  • Email - We will continue to use Microsoft Outlook Web App or Microsoft Outlook to view and send email. You should access your mail using https://my.northpark.edu and picking the student email link.  This link will direct you to either live.edu or Office 365 as appropriate.  You should not have to re-configure any personal mobile devices that you use to access you Vikings account.

What do you need to do?

Complete the following steps:

  1. If you are using Internet Explorer 6 or 7, upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer.
  2. If you use Outlook to read your email and you are using Microsoft Office 2003, upgrade to Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 to continue using Outlook.
  3. Access your email and calendar at https://my.northpark.edu
  4. Sign into SkyDrive at https://skydrive.live.com.

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT

For more information about the upgrade, see the Checklist for users.

If you have questions or need help, contact IT@northpark.edu.

 

Information Technology

North Park University

C21 has been recently upgraded to the latest Mac Operating System.  Check this page for a complete list of software installed: Public Machines/Labs installed Software / Programs / Apps  IT can make some accommodations for people needing a Windows platform.  If you have such a need, please open a Helpdesk ticket with the relevant information.  http://helpdesk.northpark.edu

AV Room Changes

There have been some changes this summer.  Here is an overview.

Our newest rooms are designed in a manner that are similar to what we will install in the new Johnson Center.

All rooms will have a dry erase board to help ease the transition to the use of interactive technology. Most rooms also have document camera and speakers.

Lecture Capture means microphones, camera, and recording device.  Will auto publish recording so students can view later on the web.

Carlson 13 (added lecture capture)

  • Laptop connection
  • Two projectors and screens
  • Confidence Monitor
  • Lecture capture will record what is presented on the screen, and video from the classroom camera.

Carlson 33 (major upgrade)

  • 70" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • 70" display only TV
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Lecture Capture will record two selectable inputs. 
  • Controlled via room PC, or guest laptop.

Carlson 43 (no change from last year)

  • 80" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Lecture Capture will record what is presented on the screen, and video from the classroom camera.
  • Controlled via a wall mounted touchpad.

Carlson 45 (major upgrade)

  • 70" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • 70" display only TV
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Lecture Capture will record two selectable inputs. 
  • Controlled via room PC, or guest laptop.

Carson Psych Lab (no change from last year)

  • 80" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Controlled via a wall mounted touchpad.

Carson Athletic Training Center  (add Lecture capture)

  • 80" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • 80" Display only TV
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Extra camera for up close use on exam table.
  • Controlled via a wall mounted touchpad.

Magnuson 6 (no change)

  • 80" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Controlled via a wall mounted touchpad.

Magnuson Dining Hall (all new)

  • Two 60" display only TV
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Various audio input/output options
  • Laptop Connection
  • Controlled via either laptop or wall mounted Ipad

Helwig 208 (A&B)

  • 80" Interactive TV with in room PC
  • Apple TV - Display via wireless from an Ipad.
  • Laptop Connection
  • Credenza to hold equipment inside, and laptop on top
  • Extra display only TV located at midpoint of room.
  • Controlled via a wall mounted touchpad.

Have you ever wondered what software is installed where on campus?  Check out this handy chart: Public Machines/Labs installed Software / Programs / Apps

Card Readers

We are implementing the final stages of installation for the new copiers today.

The Card Readers are on site and being installed on most of the new brand new Xerox machines.

Stay tuned for Wiki Instructions and additional training on this convenient feature!

 

Features will include auto-fill of the To/From fields with user information!

No more searching for your name in the Address Book!

 

Thanks!

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James Meyer

Technology Coordinator

Information Technology