Information Technology

Do Not Use Internet Explorer Web Browser - Serious Security Vulnerability

Stop using the Internet Explorer web browser. Internet Explorer currently has a serious security vulnerability called IE Zero Day that allows attackers to install malware on your computer without your permission. That malware could be used to steal your personal data, track your online behavior, or gain control of the computer.

Vidbolt - Annotate Video on the Fly and Share Annotations Publicly or Privately

 Vidbolt is a new platform that allows users to easily annotate Youtube video and share comments either publicly or with a specific community.

Learn more from the Chronicle of Higher Education's review about how this can be a useful tool for teaching and learning.

Annotate Video on the Fly: A Review of Vidbolt

New 24/7 ID Card Access to SMUDD CCT, Merrill Sciences 209 and Keefe Science Library

Some of our public computing spaces are now accessible 24/7 with ID card access:

  • Center for Creative Technology Seeley Mudd
  • Room 209 Merrill Sciences
  • Keefe Science Library Merrill Sciences

Our computer lab machine availability information is now available on Amherst Mobile at m.amherst.edu. Save a link to m.amherst.edu on your smart phone or other mobile device to quickly check for computer availability.

Need a computer? Check public computer availablility using m.amherst.edu

Our computer lab machine availability information is now available on Amherst Mobile at m.amherst.edu.

Save a link to m.amherst.edu on your smart phone or other mobile device to quickly check for computer availablity, laundry machine availblity, dining menus and lots of other useful information. 

Windows XP End of Life

Now that Microsoft no longer provides security patches for Windows XP, it is important that Windows XP users do two things:

  • Exercise extreme caution surfing the web
  • Make plans to upgrade

If you are still running Windows XP, you should restrict any web browsing to known good sites, avoid using Internet Explorer, and, when reading email, refrain from opening any email containing an attachment unless you were expecting such an email from the sender.

Seniors/Recent Grads: Apply for the Amherst College Information Technology Fellowship

The Information Technology department seeks a current Amherst College senior or recent Amherst graduate for the position of Information Technology Fellow. This is a one-year position which may be renewed for a second year. The Fellow reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and will be responsible for facilitating special projects and general operations of the department. The fellowship offers an excellent opportunity to learn about managing an IT organization.  

New Events Calendar Info Session 10am March 24 Webster 102

The College website now has a new Events Calendar. With this new Events Calendar, there are significant changes to all calendars on the website with new design and features available. There is a new College website navigation menu also. 

Here’s the new Events Calendar: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/calendar/events.

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