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Yammer Learning Opportunities

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 9 July 2019 | 8:10 am

[Faculty and Staff] It’s Yammer time! Mark your calendars for our July learning opportunities focused on Yammer. Yammer is a social networking platform used campus-wide that allows for instant streamlined discussion, communication around topics of interest, and gathering feedback from colleagues. With multiple options for engagement, Yammer fosters connections within departments, divisions, and beyond. RSVP by emailing to save your seat.

Yammer Learning Opportunities


Teams Training Resources Available

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 2 July 2019 | 3:26 pm

Did you miss our Teams trainings last month? No worries, learning resources are still available to you! Visit our training site ( for a Microsoft Teams Quick Start Guide that will help you learn the basics. You can also contact our training coordinator ( to schedule a Teams training for your office or department, check out our training outline to see what information is covered.

Teams Training


Upcoming OAKS Login Changes

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 27 June 2019 | 12:17 pm

In collaboration with our OAKS vendor, Desire2Learn(D2L), the authentication method for logging into OAKS will be updated the afternoon of July 5, 2019.  OAKS authentication will now be managed by our Microsoft Azure/Office365 environment. This change is being made in a continuing effort to bring authentication continuity across College systems and to improve our security profile.


[Faculty and Staff] Reminder that you can request that multi-factor authentication (MFA) be enabled for your account now, instead of waiting until you are reached later this summer. MFA adds a vital layer of security needed to protect your information and enhances the security of systems at the College from ever increasing instances of phishing attempts and password hacks.

Request MFA here –


NEW Teams Trainings Available

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 20 June 2019 | 2:08 pm

[Training] New classes added due to popular demand! Learn both the basic and advanced functions of Microsoft Teams in our upcoming trainings.

Intro to Teams June 24 1-2 p.m. Bell 519
Advanced Teams June 24 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bell 519
Webinar Wednesday: Advanced Teams June 26 9-10 a.m. RSVP to for link.

The Division of Information Technology has started to push the Windows 10 installation to all College-owned desktop and laptop computers that were not upgraded prior to June 1, 2019. The upgrades are scheduled to occur in waves over the next several weeks and will automatically happen overnight.

If you experience any issues after the Windows 10 push to your computer, please submit a ticket or contact the IT Helpdesk by email, chat, or phone 843.953.3375.


Microsoft Teams Trainings Offered

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 4 June 2019 | 10:23 am

Learn the basics of Microsoft Teams, an Office 365 application, and find out how it can help improve collaboration and communication within your office or department at the College of Charleston.

Introduction to Teams June 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bell 519 (space is limited)

Webinar Wednesday June 12, 9:00-10:00 a.m., RSVP for link

Introduction to Teams June 13, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Stern 205

Tech Talk Tuesday June 18, Watch at

Webinar Wednesday June 26, 9:00-10:00 a.m., RSVP for link

Contact to sign up for any of these learning opportunities.


Upgrade to Windows 10 Before June 1 Deadline

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 23 May 2019 | 10:31 am

[Faculty and Staff] Is your computer still running the Windows 7 operating system? Use Software Center to upgrade College-owned desktop and laptop computers to Windows 10 before June 1, 2019. Visit for instructions and tips.

After June 1, Information Technology will begin remotely pushing the Windows 10 installation to all computers that have not made the upgrade.

Contact the IT Helpdesk with questions by email, chat, or phone 843.953.3375.

Upgrade to Windows 10


The Scantron Alternative Project Team is pleased to announce the selection of Akindi as an alternative to our current bubble sheet scanning system.

Akindi offers everything our current system offers plus much more. With Akindi, you

  • can print and scan your bubble sheets from any multifunction printer/scanner.
  • have the results sent directly from most printers to Akindi for scoring.
  • have the scores submitted automatically to OAKS’ grade book.
  • check the validity of your questions and assessments with comprehensive reports.

In addition, you can create multiple versions of a test, set points at the question level, create multiselect questions as well as bonus question and even assign partial credit. Watch the Getting Started Video to learn more.

We will be launching this product for CofC use in July so watch your email for more information!


Tech Talk Tuesday: Windows 10 Upgrade Tips

By drinkuthkh
Posted on 14 May 2019 | 2:09 pm

[Tech Talk Tuesday] Teena Ham, IT Training Coordinator and guest Amanda Moses, Helpdesk First Line Support Coordinator discuss the importance of upgrading all College-owned Windows 7 computers to Windows 10 before June 1, 2019, using Software Center. Amanda provides tips to help the upgrade run smoothly. WATCH video here:


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