Marshall University will be migrating all V: Drive storage to Microsoft OneDrive in the coming months. We will be creating V: Drive space for all new students for the 2019 spring term but will no longer provision V: Drive space for new users after February 2019. We are continuing through February to accommodate any faculty who have specific V: Drive needs outlined in their syllabi. We ask that all faculty update your syllabi to reflect the use of Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive account instead.
All Marshall University Faculty and Staff that use the V: Drive for storage should, as soon as possible, migrate all your data to your OneDrive account. Existing users will have access until Fall 2019, and it is recommended to have all contents moved from your V: Drive before the start of the Fall 2019 term. You can do so by going to portal.microsoftonline.com, logging in with your MUNet username and password, choose “work or school account”, and simply drag and drop files into OneDrive. Alternatively, you can install the OneDrive desktop app and drag and drop files into a folder in that location.
Some of the benefits of using OneDrive are:
More storage space – 1 Terabyte (vs. 5 GB on V: Drive)
Recovering deleted items in Office 365
Access from multiple devices
Office 365 Mobile app available so you can access from anywhere on the go
Collaboration / sharing with colleagues or family and friends
Integration with other Microsoft Office 365 Applications
Marshall University Information Technology has received the following from MatLab/MathWorks:
“MathWorks recently introduced “Updates” available between the normal twice-yearly releases of MATLAB and Simulink. Each of these Updates contains a cumulative set of bug and security fixes that you can apply to an existing installation. Starting in R2018b, users will receive notification on the MATLAB desktop when Updates are available.
The current release, R2018b, already contains these bug and security fixes. For previous releases, bug fix and security Updates for R2013b – R2018a are now available.Learn more and download bug fix and security Updates for these previous releases if you use them.
MathWorks provides information about bug and security issues of general interest through the Bug Report System on MathWorks.com. Issue descriptions, workarounds, and Updates are communicated there. To be notified automatically via email about new bugs, security issues, and Updates, create a watchlist to track issues of interest.
Faculty and staff are invited to join Libraries and Online Learning and the Division of Information Technology for the 2018 Drinko Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the 3rd floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center on the Huntington campus.
During the event, guests will be encouraged to take a tour of Drinko Library to learn more about IT and Library and Online Learning services including circulation, inter-library loans, the Writing Center, Instructional Design Center, ID Office, IT Service Desk, Marshall Digital Scholar and more.
The event will also showcase the location of all service areas in the building as well as information about additional services available from both departments and refreshments will be available.
Marshall University students, faculty and staff who require the Adobe Creative Cloud software as part of their academic program or job function now have new and expanded access to this software suite.
This licensing enhancement expands the use to not only select University-owned computers, but also allows installation on an additional device including a personally-owned computer. This new capability is called ‘named-user-licensing’ and will be accessible via single-sign-on with your MUNet account credentials.
The University is funding this initiative for specific academic programs and business units. Named-user licensing will allow students, faculty, and staff to install and run the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on up to two computers that they use, including their own personal computer, but is limited to one active computer at a time.
Eligible students include those enrolled in a major under the College of Arts and Media (CAM) and other select courses. Students enrolled in an eligible course outside of CAM may receive access for the duration of the approved course’s term. Check my eligibility.
If a student needs access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for a specific course, please ask your instructor to complete the online request form to Request Access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
If your use is not course-related, then you may want to consider purchasing a personal license through Adobe Creative Cloud with an educational discount. Users with active license assignments (personal and enterprise) may use the Adobe Creative Cloud applications in one of our technology labs and designated classrooms across campus.
Students, Faculty and Staff who need access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps for their academic or administrative work should complete the online request form to create their license assignment.
Please visit the following website www.marshall.edu/it/adobefor further information, to check your eligibility, and to request access.
Still have questions or having issues with installing or updating your Creative Cloud license? Please contact the IT Service Desk via chat, phone 304-696-3200, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person.
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller
Being able to protect, capture, and manage your vacation is very important. Lynda Campus provides you an easy way to do just that! Learn how to use technology to help keep you safe, get the most out of the mobile photography revolution, and boost your productivity by crafting a personalized approach to time management.
Marshall University Information Technology’s partnership with Lynda Campusprovides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to easily access in-depth training on these skills, as well as many others. Take advantage of this opportunity by checking out the related topics below:
Marshall University Information Technology provides access to Lynda Campus for ALL students, faculty and staff. This service provides the university, and the members of its community, with easy online access to in-depth training demos on a wide variety of topics underlining important technical and life skills.
Members of the Marshall community utilize technology on a day-to-day basis and Lynda Campus provides easy ways to improve technology skills including how to safeguard your computer, keep your digital data secure, properly managing your passwords, protect your online privacy, and to help you prevent viruses and security breaches across your devices. Learning, understanding and executing these technology skills will benefit and protect you and the university as a whole.
To access these videos and more, visit Lynda.marshall.edu and sign in using your MUNet Account username and password. Access is available both on and off-campus. Lynda.com is also available in the app store for smart devices.
Benefits to using lynda.com include:
Unlimited access to courses on a wide variety of technologies and disciplines Up-to-date content to keep skills current and learn new skills New courses added each week Tutorials taught by recognized industry experts Access to instructors’ exercise files to follow along as you learn Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts Beginner to advanced courses Option to watch complete courses or bite-size videos as you need them
Marshall University will be conducting a test of the MU Alert emergency messaging system on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 10 a.m.. This is an opt-in service available to MU community members. Subscribers are asked to be sure they receive a message by noon on Wednesday, and if necessary update their contact information via the myMU interface. If the information is correct and no message was received, please email email@example.com with details on which method (text, email, and/or voice) did not work and the details for each pertinent method. Please sign up or update your information prior to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd to be included on the test.
Marshall University’s Information Technology Department’s continued partnership with Eduroam, a WiFi authentication service, allows Marshall students, faculty and staff to access wireless networks from other participating institutions while they are off-campus. Eduroam is available at more than 12,000 locations worldwide, including more than 450 colleges and universities. In addition, it provides high speed roaming to over 69 countries. If you are a student, faculty or staff member who will be traveling over winter break, keep this available service in mind and log into Eduroam at a participating campus near you and have access to a secure WiFi network.
Students, faculty, and staff can use their Marshall University email address and password to access the network. Just as members of Marshall’s community can take advantage of this opportunity while away from campus, individuals visiting Marshall University from a partner Eduroam institution can access WiFi connection without requesting “MU guest “credentials.
The faculty and staff are invited to join Libraries and Online Learning and the Division of Information Technology for a progressive open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Drinko Library and Information Center on the Huntington campus.
During the event, guests will be encouraged to travel around Drinko Library to learn more about IT and library services including circulation, inter-library loans, the Writing Center, Instructional Design Center, ID Office, IT Service Desk, Marshall Digital Scholar and more!
“We are hoping our new format will help faculty become acquainted with both our new and existing services in an informal and inviting way,” said Dr. Monica Brooks, associate vice president of libraries and online learning. “It’s also an opportunity for them to meet the faculty and staff to ask questions and learn more about the research and curriculum support networks the libraries and online learning have at our disposal.”
Information Technology staff members will be in attendance to assist with questions about IT infrastructure and services.
“The Division of Information Technology is happy to welcome faculty to our part of the campus,” said Jody Perry, executive director of technology services. “There will be members of our IT Infrastructure team as well as our IT Services team on hand throughout the open house to answer any IT-related questions, give presentations on myMU and MUMobile, and lead hourly tours of the data center.”
“The data center is where the magic happens. The 1800-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is equipped with 87 physical servers, 502 virtual servers and more than 270 terabytes of storage. It’s what controls e-mail, Banner, myMU and all other IT services. Visitors will be given an overview of the security and monitoring in place, as well as a chance to see the VMware virtual environment and Big Green Cluster up close,” Perry said.
The event will also showcase the new co-location of the Campus ID office and IT Service Desk as well as information about additional changes to IT services.
“We are also excited to share the changes we’ve made to better serve the university,” Perry, said. “The IT Service Desk and the Campus ID Office have moved into their new locations on the first floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center and we have completed several ‘Behind the Scenes’ updates in and around campus that affect the entire university community.”
Marco will be available for photos from 4 to 5 p.m.
The computers for all new faculty have been ordered and are beginning to arrive on campus. For those new members of the faculty in tenure track positions who are already on campus, we’ll begin deployment to you Thursday July 27th . The IT Service Desk will be reaching out to you to schedule the setup of your new computer. Since you’re new to the university, we may not have your preferred contact method in our system and would encourage you to contact the service desk to schedule a convenient time for installation.
You can contact the Service Desk any of the following ways: