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Upgrade your tech skills! Join the CAT!

If you’re passionate about computers and working with others, come join the CAT! In addition to being a fully-fledged IT organization, the CAT is also a hub for student learning, collaboration, and discovery. It is run by experts in the field who pass on their knowledge and experience to student volunteers in an apprentice-style training program [...]

2020-09-25T17:05:33+00:00September 21st, 2020|

Remote Access to MCECS Computer Labs

Currently, on site access to MCECS Computer labs is disabled as FAB/EB access is restricted during the Summer term. Windows Computer Labs We have made our Windows computer labs remotely accessible using our Remote Lab interface. Normally, these single user Windows 10 systems are only available on site but, because there is no contention between [...]

2020-08-26T11:40:37+00:00August 26th, 2020|

MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program

If you are finding yourself without an adequate computer to do your classwork in Fall 2020 (when all classes are being taught remotely), take a look at the MCECS Chromebook Loaner Program. Faculty members who use Chromebooks for classroom instruction have generously made their collections available for loan during this term. Get more details on [...]

2020-09-23T18:16:32+00:00April 2nd, 2020|

Spring 2020 – Changes to MCECS IT Services

As the University switches to remote teaching for the duration of Spring 2020, we have made a number of changes to enhance your access to remote computing. Due to the fast moving situation, many of these changes were rushed into production. Based on how our services handle the load, we may be making adjustments as [...]

2020-09-04T12:59:04+00:00March 30th, 2020|

CAT facilities status through the break, and start of Spring term 2020

(Updated 3/27/2020) Physical access to all Maseeh College computer labs has been disabled. We are in the process of setting up a mechanism for accessing these labs remotely, especially the Windows computers (single user systems) which have never been remotely accessible before. All remotely accessible systems in MCECS will be available as usual. The CAT [...]

2020-03-29T11:50:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|

Changes to lab printing charges for MCECS users

Starting in Summer Term 2019, the subsidized print quota and rates for buying additional capacity are changing for printers in MCECS student labs. This is driven by a need to reduce paper/media consumption and better reflect our actual costs for providing the service. The new rates are: BW single sided - $0.08 BW double sided [...]

2020-04-15T16:42:27+00:00June 24th, 2019|

Changes to Windows Updates on CAT supported systems

Starting on May 15th, 2019, the behavior of Microsoft supplied Windows Updates will change on all CAT supported Windows systems. During “patch week”, updates will be released on Wednesday evening. From that time and throughout Thursday, desktop users may see this popup. To run the update at your convenience, visit the Software Center, go to [...]

2019-05-10T17:50:52+00:00May 10th, 2019|

Linux Labs now using Kerberos Authentication

On December 27th, 2018, we switched CAT managed Linux workstations in our major computer labs to use an authentication/encryption system called Kerberos when accessing your files. This change is designed to significantly enhance the security of our file servers as they interact with these workstations. While most general users of these systems should not notice [...]

2018-12-28T02:46:28+00:00December 28th, 2018|

Select Departmental Office printers now available via Web Print

Primary departmental office printers are now available through Web Print. Web Print is a web-based interface for submitting files for printing. It can be a useful service for people with Tier 3 computers who are having trouble getting printing setup to MCECS printers (or don’t want to bother). You can learn more about how to [...]

2018-12-19T01:06:53+00:00December 18th, 2018|

Details on how to deal with changes to User Web Pages

If all you have are static HTML pages, we do not expect you to have any problems with the transition. On the other hand, if you have any of the following, you may need to make some modifications. [If you missed our original announcement about user web pages changes, read that post first. ] There [...]

2017-12-13T09:35:09+00:00December 13th, 2017|