• Drones on Campus

    Flying a drone on campus for recreation or academic purposes is possible as long as the basic safety rules are followed. If you wish to fly for any reason other than recreation or academics you must first obtain a Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA (often referred to as a Part 107 certification). Any student who wishes to fly a drone on campus MUST meet with David Tatem (make an appointment, or email at david.tatem@trincoll.edu) to go over the rules and expectations. Campus Safety will be notified whenever a student has been approved to fly on campus. Before you fly Register your drone with the FAA if it weighs more…

  • WordPress upgrades

    On Wednesday August 18th all WordPress sites, plugins and themes on commons.trincoll.edu will be updated to the latest versions. There may be short periods where sites are unavailable but the disruption should be minimal. If you notice any problems with your sites after the update please contact david.tatem@trincoll.edu.

  • Bookings

    Microsoft Bookings is a calendar and appointment application that seamlessly integrates with the Outlook calendar. It makes it easy for people to make an appointment with you via a simple web interface and add those appointments to your Outlook calendar. It is part of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. Getting StartedSetting up Services (types of appointments)Limiting Dates of AvailabilityBooking Page (publishing the scheduler) Getting Started To get started login to your Office 365 portal at http://portal.office.com. Once logged in you can just search for Bookings or click the icon on the top left and then click all apps. The first step in getting started is to enter a business name,…

  • Windows Virtual Desktop

    You can now access many lab applications on your own computer or mobile device using our Windows Virtual Desktop. Applications available include ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, Chemdraw, Eviews, SPSS, and STATA. It also includes the desktop versions of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Contents: Getting started Connecting to OneDrive Tips for using the Mac Client Tips for using the Windows client Getting Started The Windows Virtual Desktop can be accessed from just about any device including Windows, Mac, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices. There are 2 ways to access it: Using a web browser by going to http://wvd.trincoll.edu Using the client application- RECOMMENDED We strongly recommend you access it using the desktop…

  • Making Zoom Work for You

    In this post I want to take it a step further and talk about how to make the most of your synchronous time with your students in zoom. If you are new to Zoom and looking for zoom basics, guidance on creating meetings, navigating the interface, using Zoom with Moodle, or securing your room from Zoombombers we have other posts for those. Contents: Establishing norms and expectations for discussionsUsing the Chat featureStudent video – on or off?Managing multiple windows and what your students seePolling and Breakout RoomsMore resources Establishing norms for online discussions: One of the most important things you can do right at the start of the semester is…