Aug 14 2012

An Important Note About Editing Access

important note

For those editing their sites using FrontPage or WordPress

  • On-Campus editing requires a wired connection
  • Off-Campus editing requires VPN connection.

When on-campus, you will need to have a wired connection to the campus network in order to login and edit your WordPress faculty Web. You will not be able to login to your WordPress faculty web, while on campus, using a CCRI wireless connection.
When off-campus, you will need to login to a VPN session before logging into your WordPress site.  Everything you need to know about VPN, plus the software download, is here: http://www.ccri.edu/it/network/vpn/

Check-out our new tutorial: “SSL VPN Client Installation Instructions“. (Mac version here.)

For further assistance, please call or e-mail the Help Desk: 401-825-1112 or helpdesk@ccri.edu

Please note: anyone using the OmniUpdate Content Management System to host their site does not have to take any of the above measures and may edit their site using any device –even their smartphone. [Learn more about OU Faculty Webs]

 

Please use your CCRI email address when posting comments on this or any other page in this site.  We will not respond to posts from individuals outside the CCRI community.

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Jan 18 2011

Welcome

WordPress LogoWelcome to the CCRI Faculty Web

The CCRI faculty Web is currently powered by a WordPress back-end. We are adopting the use of this web-based editing and publishing tool as an alternative to our previous (1998-2011) faculty Web publishing method which relies on FrontPage Server Extensions -a legacy technology which is no longer supported by Microsoft.

For faculty with existing Web sites

If you currently have a site on the ‘faculty.ccri.edu’ (FrontPage) domain, we encourage you to migrate your site to the new OmniUpdate faculty Web.  Please view this tutorial to get started.

For faculty who do not have a Web site

If you do not currently have a faculty Web site and would like to initiate one, please view this tutorial to get started.

An Important Note About Editing Access

For those using the WordPress or FrontPage sites

When on-campus, you will need to have a wired connection to the campus network in order to login and edit your WordPress faculty Web. You will not be able to login to your WordPress faculty web, while on campus, using a CCRI wireless connection.

When off-campus, you will need to login to a VPN session before logging into your WordPress site.  Everything you need to know about VPN, plus the software download, is here: http://www.ccri.edu/it/network/vpn-overview.html [View “SSL VPN Client Installation Instructions” tutorial]

OmniUpdateFor those using the OmniUpate content management system

  • You’ll need an Internet connection
  • You may edit your site without logging into a VPN session.
  • You may edit using any modern browser, but Chrome or Firefox are preferred.
  • You may edit your site on ANY device, including a smartphone.

 

Thank you for helping us develop these faculty web alternatives.

IT Web Services
http://www.ccri.edu/it/webservices/

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2011/01/18/welcome/

Nov 08 2014

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

The dangers of sharing personal information online.

By: Digital Media in the Classroom

hrA highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.”

The reality is that our mistakes from puberty are not “Googleable”. But our students’ mistakes are. “They’re on the record you see, ” Kevin continued, “so if they’re gonna do it (live online) anyway, I think it behooves us as educators to help our students shape and build a positive legacy.”

With that in mind, I have developed some important facts and opinions that our students should be completely aware of as they live in their digital world, creating digital footprints along the way.

[Learn more]

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/11/08/10-things-your-students-should-know-about-their-digital-footprints/

Jul 03 2014

Secure Your Email

From the Norton website.

Malicious code and fraudulent messages often circulate via email. Never open unsolicited attachments or hyperlinks, and always verify the source of any messages that ask you for sensitive information. [Learn more]

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/07/03/secure-your-email/

Jun 28 2014

Windows Live Writer

live-writerMake editing your Faculty web easier and faster

Adapted from ” 8 Desktop Blog Editors To Make Your Blogging Faster” by David Risley

Did you know that there are programs you can run on your computer to post to your faculty web? You don’t really HAVE to use the WordPress post interface.

Why use a blog editing program over the built-in WordPress editor?

There are several reasons, really.

  1. You don’t have to be online to work on blog posts. You can write posts and draft them locally, then draft/publish to your blog whenever you’re online. Please Note: You still need to login to a VPN session before publishing from off-campus.
  2. The interface is generally much easier to use.
  3. Usually you have some really nice formatting options available to you that you won’t have from the web interface.
  4. You have a local backup of your posts.
  5. You can manage multiple blogs from the same place.

Learn more about Windows Live Writer

Download Windows Essentials suite (includes Live Writer)

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/06/28/windows-live-writer/

Jun 13 2014

Most popular plugins

pluginsWordPress Plugins

Plugins can extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. In the directory you can find, download, rate, and comment on all the best plugins the WordPress community has to offer.

Plugins need to be tested and installed on the Network by IT Web Services before you can activate them on your site. Only plugins that have been endorsed by WordPress.org will be installed on the network. Please pass along your plugin requests to webservices@ccri.edu.

View the most popular plugins here.

View all plugins here.

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2014/06/13/most-popular-plugins/

Oct 16 2013

WordPress Faculty Web Update

WordPress UpdateThe IT department is upgrading the WordPress Faculty Web to version 3.6.1 on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

This upgrade only effects faculty who use WordPress to update their sites. This should be a seamless transition but, should you experience any problems please notify the IT Service Desk by emailing helpdesk@ccri.edu or by calling 825-1112.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://facultywp.ccri.edu/blog/2013/10/16/wordpress-faculty-web-update-3-6-1/

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