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VeriCite pilot continues for 2016-17


This is a guest post from the Learning Management System Team:

The Information Technology Executive Committee  has approved an extended pilot of VeriCite for the 2016-2017 academic year. VeriCite is a cloud-based service that helps to verify the originality of student work. It also can help to facilitate proper citation techniques and paraphrasing skills when used as a tool to enhance instruction through student reflection.

The Sakai Learning Management System Team has received multiple requests from faculty for this type of service. We have decided to pilot VeriCite because it was designed to easily integrate into Sakai. If faculty choose to participate in this pilot, students submit their paper through the assignment tool within their Sakai course. VeriCite automatically generates an “originality report” to the student and faculty.

How to Participate in the VeriCite pilot: The pilot is open to any Wake Forest faculty teaching a course in the Sakai learning management system utilizing the assignment tool during the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester. Please go to the following URL ( to register for the workshop Building a Student Culture of Academic Integrity: The Role of Anti-Plagiarism Software.

Workshops are scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25. To learn more about the pilot visit If you have any questions regarding this pilot please email

Sakai workshops available to faculty

This is a guest post from the Learning Management System Team:

Wake Forest’s Learning Management System Team will be hosting a variety of Sakai related workshops to kick off the 2016-2017 academic year. This includes a general introduction to Sakai for faculty who are new to the system or would like a refresher.

A new offering,”Technology Confidence Camp: Sakai,” is a low-enrollment workshop and is suitable for those faculty who would like to build their technology confidence.

Sakai’s Lesson Builder, popular among faculty transitioning to a flipped classroom, is used to create structured units of learning containing multiple pages and subpages for arrangement and delivery of content organized by lesson. Additional tools within Lessons: polls, student-generated content with rubric grading and peer review, gradable comments, and embedded videos.

Please register for Sakai workshops on the PDC website (

Information Systems announces new guest WiFi service

Information Systems sent this email to students, faculty and staff on Aug. 17:

Information Systems is pleased to announce the launch of a new guest WiFi service. The new service called WFUguest is comparable to what is commonly available at hotels, airports, coffee shops, colleges and universities. It is designed to make access to the Internet for campus visitors easily accessible through a simple self-service process. Campus visitors will now no longer need to obtain special credentials from the Service Desk (Bridge). The WFUguest network isolates guest wireless traffic from our secure campus wireless network. Students, faculty and staff will continue to use the secure campus wireless, WFUwireless.

What do I need to do/know?

On Monday, Aug. 22, between 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Information Systems will:

  • add WFUguest
  • rename WFUvisitor to WFUmydevices
  • Campus guests may select WFUguest from the list of available networks, open a browser, and accept an Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to gain network access
  • Any existing visitor accounts sponsored prior to this change and all devices registered through the mydevices portal will continue to work but the users will need to point those devices to the new WFUmydevices network name that is replacing WFUvisitor

To learn more about our campus wireless networks, visit our web page.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact the Information Systems Service Desk at or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

July 2016 staff milestones

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Information Systems update: major overhaul of software@wfu

Information Systems distributed this message to students, faculty and staff on July 11:

Information Systems is pleased to announce a major overhaul of software @ WFU to improve the availability and usability of software to the WFU community. In addition to a new look and feel, the updated site offers on-demand, self-service access to available Information Systems-managed campus software for use in the classroom or office. We are also excited about the expanded software offerings, including the addition of Adobe Creative Cloud for faculty, staff and students.

If you have questions concerning this message or need assistance with software @ WFU, please contact us at or 336-758-4357 (HELP).

Information Systems Service Desk

May 2016 comings and goings

See a list of employees joining and leaving the University in May 2016:

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April 2016 comings and goings

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Technology at WFU | 2015-2016 Year in Review

Message from Mur Muchane, Associate Vice President for Information Technology & CIO

The end of the academic year seems like an appropriate time to pause and reflect. On behalf of my Information Systems (IS) colleagues, I am pleased to share the 2015-2016 Technology at Wake Forest University Year in Review. We hope that you will not only look at the content but also click on the links in this interactive report for a broad view of the many ways IS partnered and collaborated with the campus community this past year, as well as the on-going technology strategic planning effort.

We invite you to view the interactive PDF report here using the Tizra digital publishing platform.

*Note: Please click the above link and use the gray arrow on the directed page to the right of the screen to scroll through all content. The document may also be printed using the fifth icon to the left on the directed page.

Update: campus wireless system restored today

This message was distributed by voice mail on the afternoon of Monday, May 23, to faculty and staff:

As of 3:15 p.m. today, May 23, the wireless computing network is available in all academic and administrative buildings. In addition, the wireless network has been restored in  Piccolo, Palmer and Taylor Residence Halls. All other residence halls wireless connectivity should be restored by 6:00 p.m.

Important message regarding wireless service Monday on campus

This is a special announcement on Monday, May 23, from Information Systems:

As of 9:15 a.m. Monday, May 23, the wireless network is not available.  Information Systems staff are working with Cisco engineers on a resolution.  Currently there is no estimated time of resolution.  The wired network is not affected by this problem.  You may need to turn off the wireless connection on your computer before connecting to the wired network.