Fall semester reminders for faculty

Dear Faculty,

Welcome back! I hope you had a great summer break. Just some reminders for the fall semester.

– CIS labs now available in VEMS

– Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment

– Audiovisual services and support

– New account requests for non-HMC students

– Shared folders on Charlie

– Course Mudd Shots

– Course mailing lists

– VPN (Virtual Private Network)

– Help Desk

Please read and SAVE this information for your reference.

CIS labs now available in VEMS

You can now view and request reservations for the 3 CIS labs in VEMS. The advantage to using VEMS is that you can see right away whether the lab is available. You can find VEMS at http://emsweb.claremont.edu/HMC/. We will continue to accept reservation requests from email sent to help-desk@hmc.edu as well.

Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment

Fall 2008 courses have been created and populated with students and faculty. Sakai’s address is https://sakai.claremont.edu/. If you’ve never used your LDAP password you can stop by the CIS Help Desk and Raymond, Chris or I can reset it for you so that you can login. We will be running imports from CARS/CX every night to add students as they add courses, and will also inactivate students who drop courses. Please remember to use the Auditor role when adding participants who are not on the official course roster in CX. Also, if you are teaching multiple sections of the same course and would prefer a combined Sakai site rather than separate section sites, please send email to help-desk@hmc.edu and we can create a combined site for you.

Audiovisual services

I’m sure many of you are tired of being reminded about this, but please remember to use the A/V request Web form at http://www.hmc.edu/about/administrativeoffices/cis1/audiovisualoffice1.html to request an audiovisual setup. Please send your request at least 24 hours, and preferably 48 hours, in advance. You may want to take a look at the A/V policy at http://www.hmc.edu/about/administrativeoffices/cis1/policies/av-policy.html.

There will be a staff member available during the lunch hour to handle audiovisual emergencies. So please call 7-7777 during the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm if you need help with an audiovisual setup.

Also please don’t forget to TURN OFF the video projectors when you are done using them. The projectors can overheat when left on and the bulbs are VERY expensive to replace. Thanks!

New account requests for non-HMC students

If you have non-HMC students in your class and you want them to use the CIS labs, they will need a Charlie account. If they need to use the Macintosh lab they will also need an LDAP/Odin account. The Web form is available at http://www.hmc.edu/about/administrativeoffices/cis1/portal_facstaff.html.

Please use the Web form when requesting accounts for any non-HMC students in your classes. We do NOT accept requests from the students themselves.

Shared folders on Charlie

Now that we have Sakai we hope that more of you will consider using Sakai instead of shared folders on Charlie for your courses and research. ;-) But if you do have a shared folder and need to change who has access to the folder please use our web form at http://www.hmc.edu/about/administrativeoffices/cis1/forms/sharereq.html.

Course Mudd Shots

Course Mudd Shots have been updated for the fall semester. They are available at http://www.internal.hmc.edu/dir/courses/.

Course mailing lists

You should have received an email message for each course mailing list that you own. Please be sure to read it carefully. Please save this message as you will need the list password to subscribe and unsubscribe people to the list. You can direct any questions about mailing lists to listmaster@hmc.edu.

VPN (Virtual Private Network)

As more faculty travel with laptops and move from using the HMC modem pool to DSL at home, 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. It also allows you to send email without having to change your outgoing mail server settings. You can check out the VPN CD from the Help Desk.

Help Desk

Finally, if you have any questions or problems please call the Help Desk at extension 7-7777 or send email to help-desk@hmc.edu.

Have a good semester,

— Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hodas
Group Leader, User Support Group Elizabeth_Hodas@hmc.edu
Harvey Mudd College 909-607-4583

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