IT News

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DegreeWorks: Evaluation Made Simple

William & Mary is changing the way students and advisors map out plans for coursework with a new software called DegreeWorks.

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New IT System Improves Parent Outreach

A streamlined system for collecting and updating parent contact information has improved the outreach efforts of the Student Affairs Office.

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Colonial MOOC Poses Tech Challenges

W&M IT is providing guidance for the Massive Open Online Course planned for launch by W&M and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

A Day in Your Life (With W&M IT)

Whether or not you realize it, IT works to keep things running smoothly every day in the lives of W&M students.

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Admission Applications Go Digital

Thanks to support from W&M IT, the Undergraduate Admission Office will now read and share student applications digitally.

Touchdown, IT!

IT works behind the scenes at any broadcasted home athletic event. Take a look at what we do for a home football game.

Welcome to the e-learning lab

A number of experimental course initiatives and departmental projects using technology and tools instructionally are underway across the university.

New Buildings Come Online

A member of our Networking team shows us the IT work in the campus' newest buildings.

Use the Clues

Like a detective, you must find clues to keep your Inbox safe from phishing.

2013 IT Service Awards

Eleven IT staff members were honored for long-standing service to the College

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Get Connected with IT

Student Communications Intern, Lauren Bayse tells students how they can take advantage of all IT has to offer.

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Spring Break 2013: IT Goes to Ecuador

Five freshmen of Kappa Sigma fraternity embarked on an alternative Spring Break trip and took a piece of W&M IT with them.

Balancing the Network

One piece of equipment carries the network on its shoulders.

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2013 Creative Adaptation awards announced

Four entries chosen that improve the quality of education at the university while reducing costs or generating revenue that can be reinvested.

Catching a Phish

Suspicious emails in your Outlook Inbox over the break? Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the holiday phishing attack and advice on how to keep phishing at bay.

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Nancy Pavelich

Most offices on campus have a love-hate relationship with Banner. This month's Toasted by Admission award winner helps to tip the balance more towards love.

Faculty learning to create blended e-learning courses

Faculty members from across W&M are exploring blended learning this summer so that next year they can teach their own blended courses, which will combine traditional in-class instruction with technology-aided learning outside of the classroom.

Appreciation for IT Staff

Fourteen IT staff members were recognized for service at this year's Employee Appreciation Day lunch, including Myron Hall who has served the College for 40 years.

Going to Ghana

W&M laptops will help students in rural Ghana go to college.

…Due to Maintenance

What's all this maintenance about anyway? Unix Engineer, Dan Ewart, explains.

2011 Tech Review

As the year comes to a close, we take a look at the stats from the big projects of 2011: Exchange, VoIP phones, and the Network Upgrade.

Security Without Borders

The 2011 VA SCAN Conference, hosted by William & Mary IT, addressed the challenges of securing mobile devices on college campuses.

New Phones for the College

The William & Mary campus is getting a new phone system. The new ShoreTel phones use state-of-the-art VoIP technology to expand communication services and enhance functionality.

Tribe pulls together to face Hurricane Irene

Though the hurricane threatened to do its worst, its approach didn’t stop the William & Mary community from pulling together and offering assistance to one another in advance of the storm.

For Networks, Redundancy Is the Key

The Information Technology department is on the verge of completing a major network upgrade, making the W&M campus network and Internet connection redundant. Yes, that's right – redundant.

The Exchange Project

The Exchange Project, the mass overhaul of the faculty and staff email/calendar system, is now finished. Here are some final thoughts.

Employee Appreciation Day

It’s been a great week for the IT staff, if we do say so ourselves. And since it is Employee Appreciation Day at the College we’d like to single out a few folks.