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  • Qualtrics

    Attention GC Students, Faculty & Staff,

    IT is proud to announce that the Qualtrics online survey tool is now available to all Graduate Center faculty, staff, and students.
    Qualtrics is a powerful, web-based platform that allows users to create surveys, collect and store data, collaborate with colleagues, and produce reports from anywhere in the world.
    Key Features include:
    -Easy to use interface, featuring a wizard to help build surveys
    -Collaboration tools to create a survey or share data
    -Mail distribution tools (invite tracking, reminder emails)
    -Statistical analysis and data visualization tools
    -Data export functions (including Excel or SPSS)
    -Survey template libraries
    -24/7 online support 

    Starting today, you can access Qualtrics directly by clicking on the hyperlink or navigate to the GC Portal and use your Graduate Center Network ID and Password to authenticate.
    For more information on how to use Qualtrics, users can consult the following web site for tips and tutorials:
    If you have any questions, please email

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  • Faculty and Staff upgrade to Microsoft Office 2019

    IT will upgrade all staff and faculty computers during the Winter recess to the latest Microsoft Office 2019 Suite. This is taking place after a successful migration of all Public (student) computers during this past summer. The upgrades will take place overnight with no impact on end-users. Your files and installed programs will remain as they are. We will also have designated technicians on each floor the morning following your upgrade to assist users with any unforeseen issues.

    Our anticipated schedule (subject to adjustments) for the upgrade is the following:

    Floor                 Date
    C, X, Y & Z        1/6/20
    First                  1/8/20
    Second             1/13/20
    Third                 1/15/20
    Fourth               1/20/20
    Fifth                  1/21/20
    Sixth                 1/22/20
    Seventh            1/23/20
    Eighth               1/24/20
    Ninth                1/27/20

    Please keep in mind that if you use any software package that is crucial to your work but is not used campus-wide or you've installed yourself, you need to check with the developer to make sure that it is compatible with Office 2019. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule your upgrade sooner, please contact IT Services at

    Thank you in advance for your understanding and support.

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  • Lifesize Record/Share/Stream

    Starting February 1, 2020, the current Lifesize video streaming service will only be available in the following Public Venues:

    -The Proshansky Auditorium
    -The Segal Theatre
    -The Recital Hall
    -The Skylight Room, and
    -The Science Center (pending equipment upgrade) 

    Media Services will continue to receive requests for mobile units deployed to the classrooms/thesis rooms, and conference rooms for events taking place before February 1.
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  • Spearphishing Emails

     Dear Students,

    A notice was just received from CUNY CIS confirming that the FBI has identified successful spearphishing campaigns directed at college and university students, especially during periods when financial aid funds are disbursed in large volumes. In general, the spearphishing emails request students’ login credentials for the University’s internal intranet. The cyber criminals then capture students’ login credentials, and after gaining access, change the students’ direct deposit destination to bank accounts within the threat actor’s control.

    If you believe you are a victim of an online scam or malware campaign, please report it to IT Services and consider the following actions:

    -          Advise your financial institution immediately of any account information that may have been compromised.

    -          Watch for unexplained charges to your account

    -          Immediately change any passwords that you might have revealed.

    -          If you used the same password for multiple websites make sure to change it for each account, and do not use that same password in the future


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