Zoom recently announced that starting July 19th, all meetings will be required to have either a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled. For any Zoom meetings that do not have a Passcode or Waiting Room enabled by this date, Zoom will enable a Waiting Room for you.
An extensive FAQ document regarding this change is available on Zoom’s Support page to provide more information.
Reports of a phishing attempt were brought to the attention of LITS by several in the community. The message claimed to be coming from a college employee.
This is a good reminder to the Allegheny community to be cautious when receiving unexpected emails.
If you get a message you think is phishing/spam you should:
Not click on links in the message
Follow up by other means.
Report it as spam/phishing in Gmail
Please do not hesitate to contact the InfoDesk at firstname.lastname@example.org to report phishing attempts or obtain more information.
LITS always encourages safe account practices and would encourage you to visit the LITS website to change your password if you ever feel that your account credentials have been compromised. In addition, two-factor authentication is an added layer of protection against this possibility.
A new feature was announced earlier this month which allows you to now create and edit Calendar events directly from Gmail and Docs!
Events can be created or edited from the quick-access side panel, without having to go to the full Calendar page in your browser, making it easier to work with multiple G Suite products in the same window.
Announced last month from the G Suite Updates Blog, a new quick settings menu focused on customization has been added to Gmail.
Clicking on Settings in Gmail will now display the quick settings menu. From the quick settings menu, you can adjust settings which include inbox density, theme, inbox type, and more. (The full settings menu is still available, and no new settings were added.)
LITS has recently upgraded how members of the Allegheny College community access resources on the LITS website. The old system, EZ Proxy, will soon be completely retired and replaced by the new system, OpenAthens. On June 30th, EZ Proxy bookmarks and links will cease to work, and we will complete the transition to the new OpenAthens system.
If you currently have any bookmarked EZ Proxy links, please navigate to the resources through the LITS website and re-bookmark the links using OpenAthens.
We hope to make this transition as smooth as possible. If there is any assistance that we can provide, please don’t hesitate to let us know by calling the InfoDesk at x3768, or email us at email@example.com.
On Monday, June 1st, the authentication method used for signing in to access library resources is scheduled to be upgraded. When signing in, you will be prompted to connect with your Allegheny Google account.
If you experience any difficulty accessing library resources due to this change, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.