Faculty & Staff Newsletter

June 15, 2021

Microsoft Teams Chat Retention

Submitted by Jeff Metzger

On Friday, June 18, BSMH IT will make a change to the chat and conversation retention time in Teams. Private chat messages between individuals or groups will be retained for only three days. Any chats older than three days will be automatically deleted by the system on an ongoing basis. Conversations in a team channel, however, will be retained for one year after which point they will be automatically deleted. Please feel free to contact me or my team with any questions.

Upcoming Panopto Downtime

Submitted by Jeff Metzger

On Saturday, June 26, the Panopto Cloud will be updated with new features and improvements. The updates require downtime of up to 4 hours starting at 9:00 p.m. on June 26. During the downtime, you will not be able to access videos on Panopto (including those embedded in Canvas pages) and you will receive an error if you try to upload a video from the recording client. Another reminder will be sent a few days before the downtime event, but please start spreading the word, especially to students who might be affected. Thank you!

Mercy Café Menu

Submitted by Steve Joyce

Mercy Café Menu

Staff Council Summer Park Meetup

Submitted by Melanie Vincent

Miss seeing your colleagues in person? Us, too! With the warmer months ahead and guidance on how to meet safely, Staff Council will be hosting a lunchtime park meetup at Wildwood. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly, more information will be communicated to those who RSVP.

WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (come when your schedule allows)
WHERE: Wildwood Park (specific location to be communicated)
RSVP Here:


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