Registration is OPEN for IT Skills Enhancement Training!

The IT department is happy to announce the opening of registration for the Winter Quarter IT Skills Enhancement Training. Workshops will begin in February and will include a repeat of 2 training sessions from Fall quarter (for those who missed them) plus SharePoint 101! it skills enhancement promo

Below are the topic descriptions including the registration links.  We hope you will join the fun of learning together while expanding your skills!

SET #1: Office 365 Overview  

This is a high-level review of the Office 365 tools that are available to all Green River Employees.  We’ll examine what tools you can leverage today and go over some of the exciting new programs that will be coming to GRC in the near future. This workshop will be offered in HL116 on the following days and times:

Tuesday, February 5th:   Noon to 1PM

Thursday, February 7th:  2PM to 3PM

Click here to register for SET #1:  Overview of Office 365

SET #2:  Getting the most from:  Remote Access, Shared Drives, Password Reset and more!

Use “Remote Access” while you’re not on campus.  Always save your information to the “shared drives”.  You can reset your passwords with the “Password Management System”.  IT references these tools all the time, but do you really know what they mean?  Join us for our second session where we’ll go over the IT tools that are in use at GRC today.  This session will incorporate hands on computer training to help build your ability to use these tools properly and with confidence in your day-to-day world.

This workshop will be offered in SH 350 on the following days and  times:

Tuesday, February 12th :             Noon to 1PM

Thursday, February 14th :            2PM to 3PM

Click here to register for IT SET #2:  Remote Access, Shared Drives, Password Reset and More!

SET #3:  SharePoint 101

SharePoint is Microsoft’s multi-function tool for collaboration, data sharing, web site hosting, and document storage. Today, SharePoint does all of this and is increasingly becoming the foundation for Office 365 collaboration. Join us for an overview of SharePoint. Together we will review SharePoint websites, web parts, permissions, and go over how SharePoint plays with other Office 365 tools.  We are excited, and hope you are too!

This workshop will be offered in HL 116 the following days and times:

Tuesday, February 19th:   Noon to 1PM

Thursday, February 21st:  2PM to 3PM

Tuesday, February 26th:   Noon to 1PM

Thursday, February 28th: 2PM to 3PM

Click here to register for IT SET #3:  SharePoint 101

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The Morgan Challenge: Protecting Your PC & Hacked!

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Protecting Your Personal Computer
  2. Hacked!

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Insider Threats and Wifi Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Insider Threats
  2. Wifi Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 4 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 4: Welding Tech Faculty Dare Others!

Not only did Welding Tech Faculty complete the Morgan Challenge, they now dare others to complete as well! Way to go Welding Tech Faculty!

Are YOU ready to complete the challenge as well?

Are YOU ready to complete the challenge as well?

Week 4: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Crystal Bolt!

Congratulations to Crystal Bolt!

Congratulations to Scott Schreiber, Casper Fox, and Ben Orr!

Congratulations to Scott Schreiber, Casper Fox, and Ben Orr!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Data Security and Data Retention

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Data Security
  2. Data Retention

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Social Networks and Working Remotely

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Social Networks
  2. Working Remotely

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 3 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 3: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual completed the entire training series! Job well done!

Congratulations to Leilani Hoglund on completing the entire series!

Congratulations to Leilani Hoglund on completing the entire series!

Week 3: Contest Winners

Congratulations to Jean Sheadel!

Congratulations to Jean Sheadel!

Congratulations to Seth Grossman!

Congratulations to Seth Grossman!

Congratulations to Rhonda Daulton!

Congratulations to Rhonda Daulton!

Congratulations to Miki Wells!

Congratulations to Miki Wells!

Congratulations to Marji Mackenzie!

Congratulations to Marji Mackenzie!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Social Engineering and Data Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Social Engineering
  2. Data Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 2 Winners

As the entire world now knows, Green River College recently witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 2: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual was the first faculty member to complete the entire training series! Job well done!

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Congratulations to John Falconer on completing the entire series!

Week 2: Contest Winners

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Congratulations to Susan Evans!

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Congratulations to Manila Mercurio!

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Congratulations to Keith Clay!

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Congratulations to Jean Carlson!

Winners-KarlHoffman

Congratulations to Karl Hoffman!

Winners-AnnaleeDunn

Congratulations to Annalee Dunn!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Browsing & Mobile Device Security

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and complete the following videos:

  1. Browsing
  2. Mobile Device Security

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Email Messaging & Passwords

This Week’s Videos

This week we move to the next two videos in our contest:  Simply click below and view the following videos:

  1. Email & Messaging
  2. Passwords

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

New to the Morgan Challenge?

In case you haven’t heard, our very own Camella Morgan (Executive Director of Information Technology) is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

The Morgan Challenge: Week 1 Winners

As the entire world now knows, last week witnessed the official launch of “The Morgan 100 Grand Challenge.” Many folks across campus easily completed the task of watching two short videos regarding information technology. Below are our first round of winners across campus. Don’t forget – we are now in an entirely new week and everyone’s got a new chance to win!

Week 1: Grand Prize Winner!

The following individual was the first person on campus to complete the entire training series. Job well done!

Congratulations to Jenny Park on completing the entire series!

Congratulations to Jenny Park on completing the entire series!

Week 1: Contest Winners

Congratulations to David Larsen!

Congratulations to David Larsen!

Congratulations to Wyatt Schill!

Congratulations to Wyatt Schill!

Congratulations to Niki Nelson!

Congratulations to Niki Nelson!

Congratulations to Frances Lindland!

Congratulations to Frances Lindland!

Congratulations to George Frasier!

Congratulations to George Frasier!

Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge and follow the entire series as it progresses.

The Morgan Challenge: Win 100 Grand!

The rumors are true! Camella Morgan is giving away 100 Grand (chocolate bars) to the first 10 people to complete the challenge below!

Take the Morgan Challenge - Win 100 Grand!

Simply click below and view the following videos:

  • Introduction
  • You Are the Target

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

All faculty and staff at Green River College are eligible. If asked, simply plug in your campus credentials (username and password) to get started. Completion is auto-magically tracked and winners will be personally notified. Game on!

Work That Matters: Jennifer Morgan

The following article showcases a Green River College employee, the meaningful work they perform, and (more importantly) the meaning behind that work.

Jennifer Morgan

IT System Administrator
18 Years at Green River College

Employee-JenniferMorganWorking Towards College’s Mission and Values

As a Systems Administrator in the IT Department, I’m responsible for the setup and maintenance of many of the computing systems that students and employees use every day.  IT plays an important part in support of the campus community and has a role in nearly every aspect of college services.  Think about how different your job would be without email or the many software applications that you use… or the internet!  We strive to deliver technology that enables our staff and faculty to better serve our students and that enables our students to be successful.

Work That Matters

Working in higher education, I love the fact that I get to be a part of something bigger, something that impacts so many people. It’s incredibly rewarding to know that I play a part in enriching the lives of others and that I’m contributing to the education of future generations.

Specific to IT, I really enjoy the challenge. Technology is constantly evolving; there’s always something new to learn and there’s never a chance to get bored. It’s also gratifying to be able to help others strengthen their understanding of technology. It not only helps them it their roles here, but in their personal lives as well. To that end, we have implemented a new tool to help educate users on computer/internet security.

https://sso.securingthehuman.org/greenriver

Check it out and watch for details on the “Morgan Challenge” (named for our fearless leader, Camella Morgan) in the HR newsletter.

Measurement of Success

“Success” is such a nebulous term. It means something different to everyone. For me, there are two components. The first is meeting concrete goals, accomplishing a specific milestone or achievement. The second is to leave everything that you touch a little better off than it was before you were a part of it. Whether it’s contributing to a large-scale project like ctcLink or a major service implementation… or just something small that makes someone’s day a little brighter or easier, it’s the sum of all actions that leads to success.

Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners!

After much consideration (from a total of three entries across campus) the Information Technology Department was declared the official winner of our 2014 Pumpkin Carving Contest!

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The HR Department (really, our three strongest staff members) carried a variety of juice, coffee, doughnuts, and bagels to the winning team’s staff meeting on December 15th.

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When asked what tips they wish to offer up to next year’s contestants, the IT Department refused to comment, citing “Intellectual Property.” Clearly, this is a team not to be taken lightly in preparation for next year’s contest. Game on!

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