If you are the meeting host in Google Meet, you now have the option to mute all participants at once.
The meeting host is the only user in a meeting who can use the “mute all” feature. Once all participants are muted, the meeting host cannot unmute them. However, users will be able to unmute themselves as needed.
Note that at present, this feature is only available when using Meet from a browser on your computer. If the host is using the mobile Meet app, this feature will be added in the coming months.
In 2021, Microsoft will end support for its legacy browser, Internet Explorer 11. If you still use Internet Explorer, it’s time to switch.
LITS recommends the use of Google Chrome for desktop computers. Chrome works well with Google Enterprise for Education, including Gmail, Google Calendar, Drive, Meet, and other apps widely used by Allegheny College. Chrome is already installed on all college-owned computers.
Other browser options to consider are Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Both are available free for Windows and Mac computers. Mac computers also come equipped with the Safari browser.
If you have questions, please reach out to the InfoDesk via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (814-332-3768).
Allegheny College students and employees on campus can print to a number of printers found around campus. LITS recommends sending print jobs to the Release Printer whenever possible.
Students on campus can print from their personal devices to Release Printers at various locations on campus during each building’s open hours by setting up Mobility Print–available for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, Android, or ChromeOS.(You must be on campus to install or use Mobility Print.)
Employee computers on campus already have Release Printers installed, and should not need Mobility Print.
When printing to a Release Printer, your print job will be held by the print server for 24 hours. If the print job is not released within 24 hours, the print job will be deleted. Deleted print jobs will not use a student’s Print Points.
At about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, LITS was alerted of a Canvas outage affecting multiple institutions, including Allegheny College. We are investigating and will provide more information as it becomes available.
As of 5:07 p.m., Instructure reported:
A fix has been implemented and we are monitoring the results.
Please contact the InfoDesk at 814-332-3768 or by email at email@example.com if you continue to experience issues.
If the forwarded call goes unanswered, it will roll back to the voicemail of the original extension.
Those who choose to have their calls forwarded can change their outgoing voicemail greeting to indicate that they are out. LITS strongly recommends this solution. The voicemail greeting can include a suggested alternative number for those callers needing an immediate response.
An additional measure could be to provide the voicemail PIN to someone else in the department, so that someone can check the voicemail inbox. This can be done remotely, or at the phone whose voicemail you are checking. When you return to the office, remember to change the PIN.
With furlough and vacations, it is often useful for employees to have their incoming calls forwarded to another extension in their department, or to a different number altogether.
Press the Settings button (the “gear” icon on the lower left side of your phone keypad).
Use the silver wheel on the phone to navigate left to Call Forward.
Press Select. (If necessary, use the backspace button to erase any number in the box labeled Always.)
Enter the 4-digit extension, or 10-digit number off campus, that you want to have your calls forwarded to in the Always box. Be sure to prefix an “8” before the number if it is not an on-campus extension.
Before you save, use the wheel to navigate to the checkbox in the upper right corner of the display.
Press the center button of the wheel to put a check in the box.