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Website Updates? See the New Web Services Resources Webpage

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 A Message from Traci Bjella, Assistant Vice President, Marketing As part of our commitment to best serve our Valencia community, the Marketing team is proud to introduce a new section of the College website dedicated to Web Services. The Web Services webpage is your first stop for information about branding, CMS resources and the web services […]

Office of Information Technology Delivers Outstanding...

Thursday, July 2, 2020 A Message from Wendy Givoglu, Interim President, East and Winter Park Campuses The East Region Office of Information Technology (OIT) isn’t missing a beat during the pandemic. Due to COVID-19 and the transition to remote work, the OIT team has resolved more than 1,300 East Region tickets since the onset of […]

Zoom Updates and Tips

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Zoom has become synonymous with meetings due to the pandemic, and many of us have had to become expert “Zoomers” overnight. Like any technology, certain Zoom features and protocols have evolved and changed. To that end, we encourage employees to consider the following important items when using the application. – Meeting […]

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. […]