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Laptops Now Available for Students for Summer Term

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Great news for Valencia students who may not have access to a laptop. Valencia College’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has acquired 1,000 new laptops to loan to students through Friday, July 31 who are registered for the summer semester and have expressed technology needs. The brand-new, in-the-box, Acer Travelmate Celeron 1.1 GHz […]

OIT Tips for Improving Internet Connectivity

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Many of us quickly switched from working in an office environment to working from home. Some of us are even enjoying this change. However, our newfound work environments are not without pitfalls, particularly when it comes to technology, and connectivity and internet speed issues have popped up in certain areas. To […]

Interdisciplinary Collaboration Showcased With Kevin The ...

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses In the fall 2019 semester, Professor of Humanities Dan Dutkofski was walking past Professor of Computer Programming and Analysis Dave Brunick’s office and noticed Kevin, a telepresence robot standing proudly near the door. At that moment, a plan was set in motion to have Dave speak […]

How to Avoid Getting Zoombombed

By now, many of us have used Zoom to meet and collaborate with our teams in our new work-from-home environment. But have you heard of Zoombombing? Zoombombing made its appearance in our virtual world almost as quickly as Zoom itself. It’s not too different from hacking, but with a touch of SPAM, as it usually […]

Get Ready to Zoom

A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer Great news! Valencia College now has a contract with Zoom, an easy cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars across mobile devices, desktops and telephones. This is an alternative option to using Skype for Business for video and audio conferencing. Zoom will be available […]

Additional OIT Support for Working Remotely

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 – 11:20 a.m. A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer On Sunday, March 15, 2020, I shared with you tips from the Office of Information Technology (OIT) on how to prepare to work remotely. I’ve included below some additional tips that you may find useful as you transition to working from home. Direct […]

Using Microsoft Teams to Enhance Teamwork: Scheduling ...

A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer With the recent developments with COVID-19, Valencia College employees are encouraged to evaluate meetings to determine if outcomes can be reached via an online format including Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business. Over the past several months, through a series of articles, we’ve introduced to you Microsoft Teams. […]

OIT Support for Valencia Employees Working Remotely

Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 9:40 p.m. A Message from Patti Smith, Chief Information Officer The Office of Information Technology (OIT) team has been working with partners across the College to anticipate your technological support needs as many of our employees prepare to work remotely. If you will be setting up a remote workstation, please follow […]

Wi-Fi and Cellular Service Improvement Happening on East ...

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses I am happy to share some important news with you regarding essential work coming to East Campus in the next few weeks. In collaboration with Office of Information technology (OIT) and vendor partners, Presidio, our teams will be working to assess the campus […]

Classroom Technology Updates Happening on East Campus

A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses In an effort to continue upgrading East Campus classroom technology, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) began updating the technology in some of the East Campus classrooms over the 2019 winter break. Enhancements will provide a solid foundation to support the learning activities […]