April 29, 2019
What's Happening in Information Technology - April 2019
- The Windows 10 Upgrade project that was started in January is close to being completed. All student lab computers have been upgraded in both Toledo and Youngstown locations and we are in the final stages of performing upgrades to the remaining faculty and staff PC’s in Youngstown. Plans are being finalized for a visit to Youngstown where 13 devices remain to be completed. Below is a chart showing the total number of devices completed to date and those remaining.
- Mercy College has signed a contract to implement a product called DocuSign. This is an electronic document signage and tracking solution for all forms that students are required to sign off on. This system eliminates the manual paper forms and all documents are stored and tracked in a PDF format. Document routing can also be tracked and you also know the status of all forms.
- Maxient Software has also been purchased for the Student Affairs Division. Maxient is a fully web-based solution for managing the processes and records related to student behavior. This includes traditional conduct/discipline, behavioral intervention/threat assessment, housing-initiated incidents, academic integrity, Title IX, and as a component of early alert efforts.
- The RAVE alert system has undergone a validation process to make sure all user records are coded with a corresponding facility code to allow for alerts to be targeted to their correct location. We found a system glitch occurred that removed the location information. If you do not receive a RAVE alert, please contact the Information Technology Team at 419-251-9898 and we will make the correction. Look for some upcoming testing in May.
Mercy Café Menu
Submitted by Steve Joyce
Mercy Café Menu
Designating Books for Courses
Submitted by Deborah Johnson
As you choose the textbooks for your fall courses, please contact the library staff to see if we have any of your "suggested" or "recommended" books.
Copyright law encourages the designation of a textbook that students will purchase for their college classes; but supplemental readings can be put on reserve in the Library or posted within the CANVAS course shell. If you are asking students to read less than 10% of a book - other than the main textbook for the course - contact the library staff to see if our Library has a copy or can purchase a copy. This could save students from having to buy multiple books for one class.
Items Sent to Students via Inside Mercy College
Mercy Café Menu - see above
Used Textbook Buyback
submitted by Beverly Miller
Mercy College and Matthews Medical Books have partnered to offer all students the opportunity to sell their used textbooks. You can bring your textbooks to the Toledo campus on May 1 or sell them online April 29 through May 17.
Campus Climate Survey Open Through April 30
submitted by Leslie Erwin
Don't forget to take a few minutes to complete the Campus Climate Survey and send an email with verification of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win a gift card! And don't forget to tell us what campus you are from - Toledo, Youngstown or Online.
The survey is available at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/1819private.
Thank you for your participation!
Send a message to Dr. Wajert using this link.
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