Category: Important information

Beware of tax time phishing schemes!

It’s tax time. Beware of phishing schemes. Fake emails and websites impersonating legitimate organizations might: request personal information; have a sense of urgency; prompt link clicks; and appear to come from tax professionals, tax software companies, or mirror IRS communications. Protect yourself by not opening suspicious emails, deleting questionable messages immediately, using strong passwords, and making…Continue Reading Beware of tax time phishing schemes!

Scantron – Hours of Machine Availability

The scantron machine that was previously located in Addlestone Library 336 has been removed so that the space could be repurposed. We have been struggling to find another location that would accommodate the machine with appropriate security and user support. For the foreseeable future, the machine will be moved to the 5th floor of the…Continue Reading Scantron – Hours of Machine Availability

Antivirus Protection No Longer Provided for Personal Computers

The Division of Information Technology is transitioning to a new enterprise solution for antivirus protection, SentinelOne. Unfortunately, with this transition, antivirus protection provided by the College will no longer be available for personal computers, as SentinelOne does not accommodate home use. If you are currently using Kaspersky on your personally-owned device, it is recommended that…Continue Reading Antivirus Protection No Longer Provided for Personal Computers

Information Technology Hurricane Preparedness Guide

As we all keep an eye on Hurricane Florence, now is the time to prepare. – Update your CougarAlert emergency contact information in MyCharleston. – Update your Emergency Evacuation Plan information in MyCharleston. – Back up College-related files to OneDrive (faculty/staff) and Google Drive (students). – Protect your computer equipment. – Know which applications might…Continue Reading Information Technology Hurricane Preparedness Guide

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

To help promote the National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 25-31, 2014), IT would like to encourage you to carefully review the Information Technology Hurricane Preparedness Guides. College of Charleston faculty, staff and students should read the recommendations provided and take the necessary steps to help ensure that you are prepared to continue operations during and after a…Continue Reading National Hurricane Preparedness Week

Reminder: DE Application Deadline Today!

Applications are Due Tuesday, May 20th All faculty planning to develop and teach an online course for the first time must complete certain requirements established by Academic Affairs, including the completion of a Distance Education Readiness Course. The application deadline for the Fall 2014 course offered by Teaching, Learning, and Technology is rapidly approaching. So…Continue Reading Reminder: DE Application Deadline Today!

Heartbleed Bug Status at the College of Charleston

What is the Heartbleed Bug? On Monday April 7, 2014, security researchers discovered a flaw in one of the tools used to secure internet traffic. That tool, called OpenSSL, is responsible for providing security on the Internet. This vulnerability, named the Heartbleed bug, could allow attackers to steal usernames, passwords and other protected information from…Continue Reading Heartbleed Bug Status at the College of Charleston

Scheduled Maintenance

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATE: Sunday, February 9, 2014 OVERVIEW:  The following applications will have a service interruption (less than 1 hour but could be longer) sometime between 7:00am and 3:00pm on February 9th, 2014 for scheduled system maintenance: OAKS BDMS AXIOM POSM COUGAR CARD Echo360 Parking Services Raiser’s Edge Public Safety Resource 25…Continue Reading Scheduled Maintenance

IT Strategic Plan Development

The development of the 2015-2017 Information Technology (IT) Strategic Plan will bring together faculty, staff and student representatives from the entire College community to share needs, ideas, and expectations for technology both now and into the future.  It provides an opportunity for IT to better understand their users and for users to better understand the…Continue Reading IT Strategic Plan Development

Your Feedback Counts!

Complete the TechQual+ Survey IT invites you to participate in an anonymous, web-based survey regarding Information Technology at the College of Charleston.  Completing the survey will require approximately 10 minutes.  This survey is designed and administered by the TechQual+ service and research project .  Results will be collected and analyzed through the TechQual+ project. TechQual+…Continue Reading Your Feedback Counts!