Microsoft Outlook has been installed on everyone’s desktop on campus – this is an alternate way for you to access your email, and is completely optional. You may continue to use the web to access your email if that is your choice, and you can switch back and forth with no problem if desired.
If you are intrigued by Outlook but you aren’t sure it will fit your needs, feel free to try it. Every email sent and received, as well as every calendar entry, will be available in Gmail and Outlook at the same time. No need for conversions or to make a definite decision on which one you want to use. You can change your mind at any time without any messages being lost.
Why would you want to switch? There are a few things that you will gain:
Here are several different ways to get started depending on what works best for you.
IT Services has applied a password-protected screen saver to all Active Directory workstations. The inactivity period has been set to the maximum allowed time set by state policy of 30 minutes.
Please be sure to log out of the workstations when you leave, especially in public labs and areas where workstations are typically shared. This may prove challenging in student computer labs; be sure to remind students to log out before they leave. If you don’t log out, the next person who uses the computer could have access to your files and email.
IT Services may have to decrease the inactivity period before the password-protected screen saver activates if we get reports of unattended workstations. Keeping our computing environment safe is everyone’s responsibility.
Below is an excerpt of the North Carolina Statewide Information Security Manual. For those who would like to read it, here’s the link to the full document:
020103 Securing Unattended Work Stations
Purpose: To prevent unauthorized system access.
Workstations shall be safeguarded from unauthorized access — especially when left unattended. Each agency shall be responsible for configuring all workstations to require a password-protected screen saver after a maximum of thirty (30) minutes of inactivity. Users shall not disable the password-protected configuration specifications established by their agency. Users shall lock their workstations when leaving them unattended.
The Active Directory conversion is on schedule and should be completed by start of Fall 2013 classes.Â Â What changes can you expect within the student computer labs?
Q:Â WhatÂ operating systemÂ and software will be on the computers?
A:Â All lab computers will have Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome browsers.Â Specific software needs for your class will also be available if compatible with Windows 7.
Q:Â How will I know if my software is compatible with Windows7?
A:Â Check out the Compatibility list in this blog or visit Microsoft’s Windows 7 Compatibility Center websiteÂ http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx
Q:Â Will students have to login to the computer?
A:Â Yes,Â both students and employees will useÂ their myCFCC account to login.Â Â There are instructions at the login screen aboutÂ the ‘passwordhelp’ account if you forget your username or password.
Q:Â What if I invite a guest speaker?Â Â How can IÂ help them get logged intoÂ CFCC ownedÂ computers or wireless?Â WhatÂ if theyÂ bring their own laptop?
A:Â Fill out the Room Request Form found on the intranet.Â Â The room schedulers have the ability to reserve the room for your guest as well as provide temporary login accounts.Â Â These accounts will grant access to theÂ classroom computersÂ as well as SurfCFCC wireless internet (WiFi), depending on your needs.
Q:Â Will my current class’ network shared drive still be available?
A:Â No.Â The preferred method to share files with your class is make use of your already existingÂ BlackBoard class.Â Every Curriculum class automatically gets a BlackBoard class with yourÂ students already populated.Â Using BlackBoard will allow the students to work on assignments from any computer with internetÂ access.Â Â Â For more information and assistance with BlackBoard, please visitÂ our Instructional Technologists in the Library.
Q:Â Â When will my lab getÂ converted?
A:Â Currently onlyÂ four computer labs have been converted to Active Directory NB233,Â NB106, A316 and S501.Â Â IT will convert up to 27 labs prior to the start of Spring 2013.Â Â The rest of the labs will be converted during Summer 2013.Â All labs will be convertedÂ prior to Fall 2013 Classes.
NOTE: Please follow these instructions to restore your missing mail before October 1st. After that the backup will no longer be available.
In order to follow these instructions, you must be on campus and using the desktop client for GroupWise (not the web access/myCFCC client).
When you look at your GroupWise email, you will see that there is a gap starting on August 11th. The email between the 11th and the 18th is available on your backup, and you can restore it to your mail if you wish by following the instructions below. If you have trouble or feel uncomfortable with this process, feel free to contact Donna Grier at x7138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the backup opens, it will look just like your normal email message list.Â Â You can see and read your messages there and decide what to restore.Â Â Â Â There will be some email in your backup that is already in your mailbox â€“ itâ€™s ok if you restore that, youâ€™ll just end up with two copies.
To restore email â€“ select the message(s) you would like to restore and either right-click and select Restore, or use the Actions menu to select Restore.Â (Yes, you can just choose to select all the messages and restore everything if you wish. An easy way to select all messages is to go to the Edit menu and click â€œSelect Allâ€.)
NOTE: Donâ€™t forget to go into Sent Items or other folders if you wish to restore those emails.
If you have any trouble, please contact the helpdesk at HELP (4357).
Use Internet Explorer. Chrome does not work for printer loads.
Here are the instructions for how to transfer your files to the U drive for safe-keeping.