During the summer of 2018, the college technology services group launched several new initiatives.
We began using BrightSpace in Fall 2018, but most faculty and students are still learning the system. You have been enrolled in a BrightSpace course called BrightSpace Instructor Basics that is packed with advice for getting started. The IDAT Team is also conducting workshops and individual consultations. Visit their MyMeredith page for more information.
The College Portal, MyMeredith, was introduced in Fall 2018 as well. We are continuing to learn its capacities. You can use the Portal as your homepage for all things Meredith. It includes links to BrighSpace, Self Service, and many of the information resources you will need.
This is a college initiative rather than a technology services initiative. We are committed to providing all electronic documents in an accessible format. Advice on how to create accessible documents can be found in another BrightSpace course, Universal Design and Accessibility for Digital Courses. A good first stop within the course is the NCDAE Goals Cheat Sheets for Creating Accessible Content. There is a cheat sheet for ensuring, for example, that Word documents are accessible.
NEVER SHARE YOUR PASSWORDS. Meredith will never ask you for your passwords via email. Technology Services staff may need a password to service your computer, but they will only ask for that password in person.
If you bring your own computer to campus:
If you don't have a laptop but need one for pedagogical purposes, talk with your dean
Learn more about the software available on campus
Audio visual equipment is supported by Media Services in the library (919-760-8444)
Who to call?
Since Technology Services and Media Services both provide some technology support, it can be confusing to decide who to call. Check out this handy guide to find the help you need.