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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.


New Help Desk Article for Network Accounts

May 30th, 2012 by jimm wetherbee in E-Resources

A new Knowledge Base article has been published on Wingate’s Help Desk which describes the various network accounts and passwords used.  Information includes

  • Campus Network Account
    • Wingate Wi-Fi
    • Campus Computers
    • Moodle
    • Library Databases
    • OrgSync
  • WingateApps
    • E-mail
    • Documents
    • Calendar
    • Groups
    • Websites
    • Personal Portals
  • myGate
    • myGate
    • WinLINK

Moodle Hints

September 10th, 2011 by jimm wetherbee in E-Resources

Moodle has changed since Spring of 2011.  Now the password for Moodle is linked to your Campus Network Account (the account you would use to log onto Wingate WiFi, the Campus Computers, and the Library databases). Also new is you must first first establish your Moodle account.  Learn more about how, by looking at these hints.


Moodle Q & A

November 9th, 2006 by jimm wetherbee in Reference

Q. What is Moodle?
A. Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS) that allows students and professors a single web portal through which to communicate and exchange assignments.
Q. How do I get to the Moodle site?
A. You may either go directly to Moodle from http://mygate.wingate.edu/wwwlearn/ or click on MyGate (Moodle) from the Student services section in the Current Students page of the Wingate University Website.
Q. OK, I’m in Moodle but I can’t select any courses, now what?
A. You actually have to register. You can do this by clicking on the “log-in” hyperlink in the upper right-hand corner of the window. From there click on the New Account link and fill out the new account form. Be sure that you include your Wingate University e-mail address — it is the only one Moodle will accept. When you are done, click on “Create My New Account.” Moodle will confirm that you really want an account by e-mailing a confirmation notice. The notice should be in your inbox by the time you open your e-mail client. Click on the confirmation link and you are in.
Q. I didn’t get a confirmation message, what do I do?
A. Call Jimm Wetherbee at ext. 8092 or e-mail him at jimm@wingate.edu and he will confirm your account manually. Please have your student ID number ready.
Q. I don’t know my student e-mail address. How can I confirm my Moodle registration?
A. Please see Jimm Wetherbee in the Library and bring your student ID card. He will let you know what your e-mail address and password are. You will need the e-mail address for more than just Moodle, so you might as well get that information sooner rather than later.
Q.How do I take the Computer Proficiency Exam?
A. Once you are logged on to Moodle, select Wingate 101 from the Course List. Choose the Computer Proficiency Exam section, not your Wingate 101 professor.
Q. How do I print the last page of the Exam?
A. There is no print button on the last page. You can, however, right-click on the exam and choose Print.
Q. Why do I have to create a Moodle Account? Should I get one automati-cally?
A.Right now Moodle accounts are not integrated into any other computer system on campus. We hope that by Spring, Moodle accounts will be tied to student e-mail accounts.