Information Systems and Services

    How to run a virus scan with Microsoft Forefront

    • Posted on by Nancy Sullivan
    • To run a manual virus scan on your computer, go to your “Start” menu (you may need to click on ‘All Programs’), find the listing for Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection, and click on it to start the program.

      When the program starts, you should see four tabs across the top. Click on the “Home” tab if it is not already selected.

      On the right hand side of the screen, you should see “Scan Options.” Select Quick scan, full scan (takes longer), or Custom Scan (to scan a specific drive or folder), and then click on the “Scan now” button to begin the scan.

    Production Studio Update

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Colleagues:

      I wanted to give you a quick update on our progress toward completion of Berea’s new Production Studio.  See the pictures below!  We maintained steady momentum throughout the summer due to the diligence and teamwork of faculty and staff involved in this project.  (more…)

    Educational Technology Update

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Colleagues:

      I am writing to share some good news.  With the assistance and support of the AC; we are taking an important step this fall to strengthen faculty advocacy for teaching and learning at Berea.  This includes hiring a Director for Educational Technology and the establishment of a new Educational Technology unit on campus.  This transition is a natural extension of Scenario D’s emphasis on Engaged and Transformative Learning and a direct response to numerous faculty discussions in the past year that included members of our Group of 30 along with those involved in last summer’s collective research on the scholarship of teaching/learning and high-impact educational practices.  The new unit will consolidate three full-time staff with expertise in social media, virtual environments, digital media, cloud resources and constructivist pedagogy. (more…)

    Summer 2011 Initiatives

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Colleagues:

      Our summer is shaping up to be a busy one as we have several key initiatives underway to enhance teaching and learning at Berea. High priority projects include completion of our new Digital Film Production Studio, full rollout of new campus video streaming services, expansion of our deployment of new classroom technologies, and media upgrades in the Alumni Center to promote student collaboration, learning, and communication. We will also hold a department retreat in May to complete the realignment of our IS&S operations to more closely reflect Scenario D’s emphasis on engaged and transformative learning. Attached is the budget breakdown for the Digital Film Production Studio. I am sharing this with you to give you a better understanding of the nature and scope of this effort. The $165,000 budget will be funded from three primary sources including contributions by our Academic Division, one-time sales of surplus technology, and I.T. capital reserves. (more…)

    Berea On-Demand

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Colleagues:

      Berea On-Demand is a new video streaming service that will go live in Fall 2011 in conjunction with the new Digital Film Production Studio.  This system will allow us to stream live content or on-demand content developed in the studio to support teaching and learning as well as cocurricular activities.  (more…)

    U.S. News – Best Colleges 2011

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Group of 30:

      I thought you might enjoy reading the US News article listing the top 15 “Most Wired College Campuses”.  Berea College is ranked 7.  In the past few years we have made gains on many fronts.  We protected our EDGE laptop program during budget realignments, deployed a robust virtual server/SAN infrastructure, added new technology labs and facilities to support teaching and learning and expanded wireless coverage across campus.  With support from our senior officers, we have funding in place to move aggressively in the months ahead to deploy VOIP and upgrade classroom media technology across campus.  Bill and I finished negotiations last week for internet service to the campus and a new contract was signed with Windstream that will double the bandwidth to our campus from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps at a cost that will be less than our current contract.  In addition, our new “BC – On Demand” video streaming service will be unveiled shortly as a feature of our new Digital Film Production Studio now under construction. (more…)

    Work Begins on Digital Film Production Studio

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • Colleagues:

      Work began this morning to convert the old phone center in Bruce Trades to our new Digital Film Production Studio.  All interior walls, ceiling, and light fixtures are now being removed to prepare the space for the new facility.  The temporary studio in Draper 311 is up and running to support instructional needs during spring semester.  The permanent studio will support HD digital video creation using virtual sets and a green screen with separate production space, control room, and sound booth.  The studio is designed to support our media studies curriculum, student generated digital content creation, lecture capture and much more.  High-end graphics and video editing work can be performed in our new Applied Technology Labs set up last summer in the Library and Tech building.  When video products are produced in the facility, our new VBrick video streaming system will house the content and make it available for “on-demand” viewing across campus. (more…)

    Seven Things That Might Interest You Regarding Technology at Berea

    • Posted on by John Lympany
    • 1. Berea Target’s Fall Semester to Complete Transition to Moodle

      A total of 120 faculty have made the transition to Moodle and are managing 150 classes this fall semester on the new open source courseware product.  In addition, 112 faculty completed an hour long training session on Moodle to gain familiarity with the new system.  At the end of fall semester, Blackboard will no longer be supported on campus.  Anthony Basham is working with the remaining 18 faculty that are using Blackboard this semester to facilitate the transition.  Moodle is accessible through the myBerea portal and students accessing the portal automatically have single sign-on access to Moodle.  This feature will be deployed soon for the faculty portal as well.  Since Moodle is open source software, the College will save $15,000 annually.  Beginning in spring semester, those savings will be used for faculty support and development in the integration of technology in the teaching and learning process. (more…)

    Study Team Research on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Berea

    2010 AIKCU Technology Symposium, Presentation on the Future of Technology

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