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Sharepoint Communications Site Training

Communications in partnership with ITS is offering a 40-minute Sharepoint Communications Site Training on Friday, May 6 from 10:30 a.m-11:10 a.m. Please join Claire Zhuang, the Web Communications Fellow, to learn about what a Sharepoint Communications Site is, how to request one, and a quick tutorial on how to use it. Training will be recorded and made available on the Web Governance Site afterwards. Join the training on Teams using this link. Questions? Email Claire at

Staff Transitions in Technology Services

Technology Services will be experiencing several changes in staff as we say goodbye to our long-serving Systems Administrator Damien Velasco who is leaving Lawrence after 23 years of service.   Damien’s last day will be February 9th.   Jay Dansand, Senior Web Developer/Systems Analyst, will be leaving Lawrence at the end of the month after 13 years (not counting his years as a student worker in Technology Services).   We wish both of them well in their future endeavors and we ask for patience as we work through this transition.

SharePoint Training

Learn how to use SharePoint and get your questions answered. Dana Rose-Schmalz of Technology Services is leading trainings in the next few weeks. Bring your questions.

Training Dates

*Edit* POSTPONED: November 17, 1:30 – 2:30 PM – Library 204

December 2, 10 – 11 AM – Zoom:

December 7, 2:00 – 3:00 PM – Zoom:

7/1/20 Phone System Upgrade

On Wednesday, July 1st, Technology Services will be performing some important phone system upgrades that will require service interruption to the campus phone system.

Beginning at 3:00PM on Wednesday, July 1st, we will be upgrading the campus phone system. During this time the campus phone system will be unavailable. This means you will not be able to make or receive calls using office or campus phones. Cellular phone service will not be effected by this service interruption.   We expect the phone system upgrade to be complete by 7:00PM. 

If you have questions or concerns please contact the Helpdesk at, 920-832-6570, or in person in room 201 of the Library.  Thank you for your patience as we work to keep our technology current.

Zoom Security Tips

Zoom has seen an incredible surge in use these last few week, and, in most areas, has really been able to shine. For example, Zoom currently hosts more than 10,000 concurrent meetings/classes at a time, which is thousands more than just a few weeks ago. Unfortunately,  Zoom has not fared as well in other areas, particularly on the security front. Zoom has worked to correct, mitigate and provide options to improve their system, and it remains, by a wide margin, the best web conference solution available.  

While Zoom continues to improve its system, you can help make your classes and meetings more secure by following these tips: 

If you run into any issues, the Helpdesk and Instructional Technology team are here to help.  Please contact us 920-832-6570 or at  with any questions or concerns. 

Moodle Recycle Bin: Recover Items Deleted By Accident

It is possible to recover activities and files inadvertently deleted from a Moodle course.

Faculty can recover deleted files and folders for up to seven (7) days in their Moodle courses. Once an instructor deletes an item, it will appear in the Recycle Bin. The Recycle Bin is located at the bottom of the Administration block.

Course Administration block with the Recycle Bin listed at the bottom of the list of links

The image above shows the Course Administration block with the Recycle Bin listed at the bottom of the list of links. Items are easily restored from the Recycle Bin. You can learn more about the Recycle Bin in this video (1:33).

Accessibility as Inclusiveness–A Cultural Competency Lecture

On Tuesday, September 24, Lawrence’s Instructional Designer Jedidiah Rex and Senior Web Developer/Systems Analyst Jay Dansand will open this year’s Cultural Competency Lecture Series with a talk focused on “Accessibility as Inclusiveness.”  Please join them at 11:15 in Mead Witter.

Together, they will explore what it means for Lawrence to be an inclusive community—and how we can create access and inclusion on campus for those with disabilities.  By shedding light on challenges faced by those with disabilities and sharing what they are doing in each of their contexts, the presenters will prompt the audience to invest in making Lawrence a more welcoming place. 

To learn more about the lecture series or to RSVP for the event, visit Diversity and Inclusion’s website.

This event is free and open to the public.

Wade Nelson is leaving Lawrence

After 14 years of working in various positions across campus – currently working in the mail room – Wade Nelson has decided to leave Lawrence to pursue other interests.  In his most recent position as our mail services courier, Wade was responsible for the daily delivery of our mail and packages to each department on campus. He connected with many of us every day regardless of weather in a friendly, dependable manner. We thank him for his help over the years and wish him all the best in his future pursuits.

Wade’s last day will be Monday, 3/18. If you see Wade please take a moment to wish him all the best.

Add Funds Online to Viking Gold

Faculty and Staff can now add funds to their Viking Gold balance via Voyager or by visiting!

This can be done anytime and the funds are available immediately. There is no service fee.

  1. From Voyager go to Employee Services – Manage Viking Gold Funds or just visit
  2. Click the Sign-in button and login with your Lawrence username and password
  3. Click Add Money from the Viking Gold box.
  4. Follow prompts to add funds via credit card.

Note: For your convenience, Viking gold can also be used at most vending machines on campus.