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Workshop Series: Spring 2015

January 5th, 2015 by Amee Odom in Announcements, Databases, E-Resources, Reference

Spring 2015 EKS Library and Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) Workshop Series

Monday, January 12th at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions on Fetch!, GoogleApps, and Moodle

Join us for an afternoon of concurrent, 30 minute sessions on Fetch! (the Library’s Discovery Service), GoogleApps, and Moodle.  Choose any or all to attend based on your research/pedagogical interests.

Feel free to come and go to accommodate your afternoon advising appointments.

Fetch!

Sessions with Amee Odom at 1:00, 2:00 , and 3:00 p.m. in the EKS Library Reference Computer Commons

Amee Odom is the Director of the Library.  Questions, contact her at ameeodom@wingate.edu or 8096.

Through the EKS Library’s discovery search service, you can optimize your research process.  Conduct a search of the Library’s entire collection via a single, powerful search platform which will query databases, eBooks, the Library’s online catalog, and a wide range of digital resources.  Selected features and tools include:

  • SmartLinks to full text , Persistent links, and Citation formats
  • Discovery search history strings and Save/Share searches
  • Personalized and Shared folders
  • RSS feeds and Email alerts and Highly-refined relevancy ranking

GoogleApps

Sessions with Amee Odom at 1:00, 2:00 , and 3:00 p.m. in the EKS Library Computer Lab

Isaac Meadows is the Reference & Instruction Librarian.  Questions, contact him at i.meadows@wingate.edu or 8099.

Have you and Google Apps been properly introduced?  Come get to know the Google Apps a bit better with:

  • Reasons to promote the use of Google productivity tools by your students.
  • Ways to add interactivity and collaboration to classroom assignments.
  • Options for Data collection available through Google Forms.
  • Tools to manage your files via Google Drive.
  • Add-ons and Labs that may meet your unique needs.

Moodle Drop-In Question and Answer

Sessions with Mitch Cottenoir at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. in the CTL – Bring your Laptop!

Mitch Cottenoir is the Director of the CTL.  Questions, contact him at m.cottenoir@wingate.edu or 8978.

Would you like to:

  • let students know when others post to a forum?
  • let students know when you have added grades to the gradebook?
  • add a calendar to your course page?
  • know how to back up your course?

Get answers to these questions and others you have before the semester starts.


Accounts and Passwords

September 4th, 2012 by jimm wetherbee in E-Resources

Introduction

Here is a brief overview of the network account at Wingate.  From here you should be able to find what account provides access to which service.  We will look at the three accounts which control access to most services at Wingate.  These would be Campus Network, WingateApps, and myGate.

Campus Network

This account controls the following services:

  • Logging onto Campus Computers
  • Wingate WiFi
  • Moodle (University edition only)
  • OrgSync
  • Reporting IT issues to the Help Desk
  • Printing when you do not have your Wingate ID handy

This account is initially created with a temporary password.  You cannot use the account until you have set the password.  Setting the password can be done from either a computer on the Wingate Campus or from the Help Desk.  The Help Desk will ask for the following information

  • Domain: ACAD for most people , PHARM for Pharmacy and PA students and faculty
  • Username: the usename issued (NOTE: it is the part that comes before the @ sign in the e-mail address)
  • Old Password: The temporary password
  • New Password: Something you create
  • Confirm Password: Retype the new password

This password is good for 180 days.  After that the password expires and you will have to change it again.

WingateApps

WigateApps is basically the educational version of GoogleApps and includes the following:

  • E-mail
  • Calendar
  • GoogleDocs (Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation)
  • GoogleDrive (storage for GoogleDocs and other files)
  • Groups
  • Sites (create your own websites)

Again, you cannot use WingateApps until you have changed the password.  In this case, however, it is a simple matter of Google requiring that you change it when you first log in, rather than going to Help Desk.

myGate

This service has two linked parts, the myGate portal and WinLINK self service. Unfortunately, although it should, myGate does not always make you change your password.  To change your password after you log-in, go to My Profile > Account Information > Passwords. If you do not change your password the first time you log-in you may not be able to do so later.

Lost Passwords

WinLINK and myGate

Resetting your account password depends on which account needs to be reset.  For WinLINK and myGate, you would need to go to the Forgot My Password page.  You will then be sent a temporary password to your Wingate e-mail account.  This time WinLINK will make you change the password.  If the Forgot My Password page is not working, you can have an administrator reset the password for you.  The Help Desk has a form for this purpose.

Campus Network and WingateApps

Neither WingateApps nor the Campus Network have a way to automatically reset a password.  Instead, there is a form available at the Help Desk that allows administrators to issue temporary passwords.  Remember must change the campus network account you must change the password before using  services such as Moodle and OrgSync.

Other Accounts

There are some accounts that are not connected to IT operations at all.  These account are in no way connected with the ones above. Some of these include:

  • The Bookstore
  • CareerGate
  • Turnitin

The bookstore has its own password recovery tool.  Questions about CareerGate should be directed toward Career Services.  Account issues with Turnitin need to be handled between students and their professors.