Fall Semester 2011 Reminders

Dear faculty,

Here are a few reminders about IT services for the Fall semester.

1) CIS Help Desk
The Help Desk is now located in the southeast corner of the Learning Studio on the ground floor of Sprague. Hours are 8am-5pm, including lunch hour. Call us at (909) 607 7777

1) Course mailing lists
You should have received an email message for each course mailing list that
you own. Please save this message as you will need the list password to
subscribe and unsubscribe people to the list. For any questions or help with
mailing lists, please contact the Help Desk or helpdesk@hmc.edu

2) Sakai Updates
Fall 2011 courses have been created and populated with students and faculty. We are happy to announce that we will be running imports from the student information system three times per day (rather than once a night!) to add students as they add courses, and will also inactivate students who drop courses.

You can find more Sakai tips and tricks at http://www.claremont.edu/doc/sakai/tips.html.

3) Course Mudd Shots
Course Mudd Shots have been updated for the fall semester. They are available at http://www.internal.hmc.edu/dir/courses/ The pages are restricted to the HMC network only, so if you are off-campus, please connect to the VPN first.

4) Learning Studio reservations available in VEMS
You can view and request reservations for the Fletcher Jones Classroom in the Learning Studio in VEMS. The advantage to using VEMS is that you can see right away whether the classroom is available. You can find VEMS at http://emsweb.claremont.edu/HMC/. You can also contact the Help Desk or F&M for lab reservations.

5) VPN (Virtual Private Network)
We would like to remind you about the availability of the VPN. The VPN software allows you to connect to the HMC network to use HMC-and Claremont-only resources when connecting to the Internet via an ISP. The VPN also encrypts network traffic, so if you are connecting to a unknown or potentially unsafe network, logging onto the VPN first will encrypt all traffic going through the potentially unsafe network.  Visit http://vpn.claremont.edu and select the GROUP as HMC-LDAP.  Log in with the same username and password you use to access Sakai (but without the @hmc at the end of your username)

Have a good semester!

– Calvin, and the CIS Help Desk

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