IT News

CIS Service Reminders for Fall 2021

August 23, 2021, by Elizabeth

Welcome back! We’re happy to see many of you in person again as we return to campus. We’re sure you have many questions, especially about technology in the classrooms and audio amplification so please read below and feel free to send us an email at the Help Desk if you have more questions or concerns.  […]

Welcome Courtney Espiritu!

July 8, 2021, by Joseph Vaughan

I am happy to announce that Courtney Espiritu has joined CIS as our User Support Services Manager.  Courtney joined us from Scripps College, where she was Residential Networking/User Support Specialist and brings extensive experience from Apple and UPS.  Courtney will oversee CIS User Support Services, which provides personal computing support, A/V in classrooms and for […]

CIS Service Reminders for Spring 2021

January 22, 2021, by Elizabeth

Read below for more information about: Spring 2021 course sites in Sakai Course Mudd Shots Course mailing lists in Google Groups Gradescope and Gradescope-Sakai integration Zoom and Zoom-Sakai integration Screencastify, a screen recording platform that integrates with Google Drive Winter workshop recordings Help Desk contact information Spring 2021 Sakai course sites were created and have […]

Fall 2020 update from the CIO

September 28, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Hello everyone, Well, here we are in Fall 2020.  Everyone is facing new challenges and living through tough times.  The Mudd community is showing its strength and compassion in numerous ways, and I find it inspiring. This is the update from CIS for the Fall Semester.  There is much to tell you, so I have […]

Microsoft Office 365 for Students and Faculty

September 17, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

With our transition to RapidIdentity, we have enabled Office 365 accounts for faculty and students, in addition to staff. This will allow faculty and students to take full advantage of our Office 365 licensing, including the Office 365 App Suite and services like OneDrive (file storage) and Microsoft Teams (collaboration and video conferencing).  Starting with […]

Cybersecurity Resources

September 15, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

We would like to share information about security resources that CIS is preparing this month and for October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is now in its 17th year. We have new web pages with Information Security resources on the HMC CIS web page.  Please check them out and send us feedback. We will send a […]

HMC Resources for Teaching and Working Remotely

March 20, 2020, by Elizabeth

ARCS has been busy testing and documenting tools and processes for helping you get your courses online as quickly as possible. We’ve already made quite a few additions to the HMC Resources for Teaching and Working Online Google Doc so be sure to check back there for more information on Google Meet Live Streaming, auto-captioning […]

IAM @ HMC and IAM @ TCC too.

March 2, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

IAM, in this case, is an abbreviation for “Identity and Access Management”,  the processes around creating, maintaining and deleting accounts for people, as well as managing passwords and security questions. In 2019, TCCS, on behalf of the colleges, signed a contract for an IAM system that all of the Colleges will use.  Because HMC has […]

New CIS Director

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we completed an extensive search for a Director, Infrastructure and Systems.  I am delighted to let you know that our own Robert Kingston was selected as the top candidate and I am delighted to report that he accepted our offer. Robert has been with CIS since 2013, when he started […]

Staffing Changes in CIS

January 29, 2020, by Joseph Vaughan

Just before the winter break, we made some staffing changes I wanted you to know about. Dr. Aashita Kesarwani, whom many of you know, received a promotion to Scientific Computing and Data Science Specialist.  Aashita has been knocking the ball out of the park in her position, offering workshops on machine learning that are in high […]