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How to Connect to a Remote Lab Computer

Step 1. Download and Connect to Cisco AnyConnect VPN

You must first connect to the Cisco AnyConnect VPN network before you will be able to remote into  a lab computer. Click the link below if you do not already have the VPN client installed on your personal computer.

Setting Up a VPN Connection

Step 2. Install Microsoft Remote Desktop

Windows Users
The Remote Desktop Connection application is already installed on your computer. No other software is required.

MacOS users
Download and install Microsoft Remote Desktop client from the App Store. Then restart your computer.

Step 3. Connect to Lab Computer

Please note: We currently only have Windows computers available. Connection to the MacOS computers should be available soon. Go to Public Lab Software Inventory to see a list of available software.

    1. Go to the Remote Labs Page to select an available computer.
    2. Click the Connect button to the left of any available computer.
    3. A connect window will pop-up. Click the Download button.
    4. Open the file that was downloaded. You will be prompted with a security warning.
    5. When prompted to enter credentials, type gcadmin\ followed by your Goucher username in the User name field (For example, gcadmin\jadoe001). Mac users can just type their username. Then type in your Goucher password in the next field and then click Connect.
    6. You may be prompted with a security one like the ones below:
      Certificate Warning on MacOS
      Certificate Warning on WindowsClick Continue or Yes depending on which certificate warning your receive. Dismissing this message in this case is safe so you can connect to the computer.
    7. Once connected, the remote window will appear. Please be patient as it will take some time for you to log onto the computer and for the contents to load.
    8. Once you’re done with your remote session, Go to the Start menu and log out of the computer so it can become available for the next user.

     

    Tip for Mac Users: Once you are on the desktop of the lab computer, you may find that the screen is too large and you have to scroll around. Go to the menu at the top of the screen and go to Window –> Scaling to change that setting.

    If you experience any problems during connection, please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu for assistance.

Portfolium Resources

Portfolium FAQs

 


What is Portfolium?

Portfolium is a public space where students (and faculty!) can demonstrate the skills they have learned throughout their educational career! Learn more at https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/what-is-portfolium/a-digital-portfolio-platform.

 


How do I login to Portfolium?

Quick Answer

Easy! There are two ways to get to your account.

Option 1: If you’re already logged into Canvas, use the link inside one of your courses.

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Option 2: Set up your account and login through https://portfolium.com/login

Haven’t created your account yet? No problem!

Go to https://portfolium.com/join and use your Goucher email address to set up your own password. Your Portfolium account will remain your personal account after you graduate and is separate from all other Goucher accounts.

For more information, check out Portfolium’s help guide: https://help.portfolium.com

 


Where can I get help?

Visit the Protfolium Help Center anytime to get advice and answers to  your Portfolium questions!

Need one-on-one help? Not a problem! To get assistance ASAP, click the blue conversation bubble in the bottom right of the Portfolium web site page to start a live chat with Portfolium’s Help Desk.

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How can I make a Portfolium assignment in Canvas (faculty)?

To create a new Portfolium Assignment you must first create the assignment through Canvas and then follow-up the final configuration in Portfolium. The pdf below is a handy guide to help walk you through this process.

Creating a Portfolium Assignment through Canvas

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17903-917701153957


How do I grade an assignment in Portfolium (faculty)?

Instructors will be notified in both Canvas and in the Portfolium EDU Platform when students have submitted their assignments. Instructors must go to their Course and Open the Assignment to launch the assignment in the Portfolium  EDU platform to grade the assignment.

Grading a Portfolium Assignment

Check out our Portfolium video tutorial for more guided instructions!

For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17892-917701155409


Where can I submit my Portfolium Assignment (student)?

Quick Answer:

Login to Canvas > Go to your Canvas Course > Click on the “Assignments” tab > Select the specific Assignment that has been assigned > Click the “Load Portfolium Assignment in a new window” tab to be redirected to the Assignment Details page in Portfolium.

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For further details visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17776-917701155410

 

 


Can I add my Resume (and other stuff) to my Portfolium  (student)?

To edit your Profile section, you must first login to Portfolium. Once you are logged in you can add and edit your profile’s information such as Education, Volunteer Work, Accomplishments, and more!

Just pick and choose which modules you’d like to add to your profile. You can even upload a resume you’d like to share,  as well as edit and attach work samples into your portfolio to show off some of your great work!

For more details visit:

 


How do I make a collaborative project?

Want to highlight the collaboration done in a project? No problem!

Teammates in Portfolium are the collaborators, friends, and classmates that you’ve worked with on a project. Just tag them in you entry to show who you’ve collaborated with (Note: the tag entry you make will show up in your teammate’s  Portfolium as well).

To tag your teammate(s) in your entry,  just add the name(s) of your teammate(s) in the Teammates section near the bottom of page when in Project Editor mode (Note: the teammates you tag must be a member of Portfolium).

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For further details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/projects/tagged-teammates


 

What’s the best way to find information on Portfolium?

We’re glad you asked! Maybe you’re looking for a specific person, a job, or even a specific skill inside someone’s portfolio. To help you out, we made this really short video with tips on how to find what you’re looking for.

For further details, visit: https://portfolium.com/discover


How do I find someone else’s portfolio?

Portfolium accounts are easy to find using the search area at the top of the screen. If you’re already logged in, you’ll find it at the top left. You can also bypass the login screen by going directly to http://portfolium.com/discover.

Portfolium Search Bar

For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17760-914801149805


What’s so special about skills, as opposed to tags? Hint: One is a filter inside a portfolio

Skills are a great way for viewers to filter specific skills used in projects that you have submitted to your portfolio. The “Search Your Skills” tool is useful when you want to quickly navigate to an entry in you portfolio that you have tagged with a specific skill.

For example, you’d like to show a professor an example of your “Writing” and “Teamwork” skills. Just go to your Profile > navigate to the “Skills” section> and click on  your specific skill to filter your work.

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For more, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17844-914801148317

Tags (Hashtags), can be added by students to help describe entries they’ve made in their portfolio. It’s also a great way to associate a project with topics on Portfolium.

For more details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17877-914801149587

 


Is there a way to share my Portfolium profile to outside users?

Quick Answer: Yes! Once you’ve register to Portfolium, you will be given an auto-generated personal URL of your Portfolium profile (Note: Your Portfolium profile and entries must be set to public in order to make your profile link accessible).

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For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17822-914801149807

 

 


What is the difference between my Portfolium profile and portfolio (student)?

Think of your Portfolium profile as an introduction to you; it’s a place where you can show your past and current work experience, course work, activities, accomplishments and more. It’s all about what makes you unique!

Your Portfolium portfolio is place where you can showcase all of the great work you’ve completed over you educational career. Think of it as a place where you can provide digital proof of your skills, experiences, and achievements over time. You can include documents, videos, graphics and more!

For more details, visit: https://help.portfolium.com/portfolium/profile/profile-section 


 

Why aren’t my students listed after I’ve created my Portfolium assignment (faculty)?

Quick Answer: Student names will begin to appear in the assignment status page once they have opened that assignment. After that point, you will begin to see those students’ names associated with their assignments and their assignment status (“unsubmitted”/”submitted”) in the assignment status page.

For more details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17892-917701155409

 


How can I adjust an assignment’s visibility?

By default, assignments made are set to “Private” until they are submitted. When an assignment is submitted, the assignment becomes public. Instructors have the capacity to change the default privacy settings into one of the following options:

  • Promote the student work submission – Assignment stays private after submission but can be changed by the student
  • Keep the student work private after submission – Assignments stay private forever but student can access a private link
  • Student work is sensitive and can not be shared – Assignments stay private forever 

To change the privacy settings of an assignment:

  1. Click on the “Advanced Options” located at the bottom of the assignment page when in edit mode.

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2. Select the Assignment Visibility option desired for the assignment

3.  Click “Create Assignment” to save.

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How can I change my project’s visibility setting?

Adjust the privacy options of your entries by using the settings cog in the upper-right hand corner in your entry detail’s page.

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You can adjust your entries to have one of the four visibility options:

  • Public – Anyone on or off Portfolium
  • Portfolium Members – Anyone on Portfolium
  • Connections – Your connections on Portfolium
  • Private – Only you

 

For further details, visit: https://community.canvaslms.com/docs/DOC-17851-914801149593

 

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Installing JMP

JMP is a suite of computer programs for statistical analysis developed by SAS. JMP is available for faculty, staff, and students. If you are required to use this program for a class, you are able to install the software on your personal computer. Goucher offers two ways to access JMP:

Use JMP on Horizon

JMP on Horizon allows you to use the program without having to install it on your computer. You just need to install a small client in order to access the Horizon server. For instructions, visit the Horizon myApps page.

Install JMP on your computer

Check that your computer meets the requirements before installing. Requirements can be found at the JMP’s Requirement page.

How to Install JMP 14 on a Mac

How to Install JMP 14 on Windows

How to install JMP on Windows

Update JMP License on your computer

If you already have JMP installed on your computer, you will need to manually update the license file every year. You should receive a message when you launch JMP once the license has expired. Follow the instructions below on how to update the license.

How to Update JMP 14 License on a Mac

How to Update JMP 14 License on Windows

Need assistance? Contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu.

Canvas Studio Resources

Canvas Studio – Main Resource Links

Canvas Studio in the Classroom:

Adding Videos To Your Canvas Studio Library: Recording Or Uploading

Making Canvas Studio  Videos Available To Others

Using Canvas Studio Video Quizzes

Managing Captions And Comments

Grading Or Analyzing Canvas Studio Interactions

Horizon MyApps

What is Horizon MyApps?

Horizon MyApps is a site that allows Goucher users to run specialty software from their own computer through the Horizon Client application. The specialty software is actually running on a Goucher server although it appears to be running from your own computer.

Examples of student software:

  • SPSS
  • MATLAB
  • JMP
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

Examples of faculty/staff software (dependent on department):

  • Image Now
  • PowerFAIDS
  • PowerCampus
  • Raiser’s Edge
  • MS Office 2013 for Windows

NOTE: If you are on a Mac, some programs you can only access through Horizon (examples include PowerCampus and Raisers Edge).

How do I run Horizon MyApps?

Before you begin…

  • On-campus users must be connected to GoucherWifi (not the GoucherGuest wifi signal)
  • Off-campus users must make a VPN connection to the Goucher network.

From your PC or Mac computer:

  1. Open a browser on your computer and go to https://myapps.goucher.edu.
  2. Download and install the “VMWare Horizon Client” on your computer.
  3. After downloading and installing the Horizon client, you are presented with this screen (below). Enter myapps.goucher.edu to continue.

4 .Login with your Goucher username and password.

You only have to configure the Horizon Client Server on your computer once. The next time you launch this software, just double-click the MyApps.Goucher.Edu icon and enter your Goucher username and password to continue.

Saving and Accessing your Files

Students

For students doing work on the Horizon programs, you will need to access and save your work files through Darwin. The following linked article details the entire process:

Darwin and Horizon (Students)

Faculty/Staff

When working on Horizon, Faculty/Staff must save their files to the hard drive on their own computers. During the initial Horizon setup process, you may have been prompted to allow access to local and removable storage. If you selected it then, you can skip this section. Otherwise, below are instructions on how to set that up:

For Mac Users:

  1. Click VMware Horizon Client menu (make sure the Horizon application is currently selected, and it will appear in the top left corner)
  2. Select Preferences
  3. Click the Sharing tab
  4. Click the plus (+) sign
  5. Browse for the folder you would like to make available, then click “Add”.
  6. The new location will then appear in the Folder list. Close Preferences when done.

Then once you try to open a file on any of the Horizon programs, look for [selected folder] on [computername] from the Look-In list.

For PC Users: 

  1. Click the gear icon in the top right corner of the window
  2. Select Sharing
  3. Click ADD
  4. Browse for the folder you would like to make available and click OK

When you save a file, the location you added above will appear as [selected folder] on [computername] in the folder list.

Can I run Horizon MyApps from my phone or tablet?

Yes! A “VMWARE Horizon Client” app is available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Is there anything I can do if I have technical problems?

If your computer freezes or you have other problems, try the following:

  1. From the VMWare Horizon Client window (not inside one of the software programs), click the gear icon in the upper right and select RESET.
  2. Uninstall the VMWare Horizon Client and reinstall it.
  3. For Sharing issues:
    • On Mac: Go to System Preferences. Under “Sharing” select “allow access to [username].”
    • On PC: Go to the gear in the top right corner of the window. Under “Sharing” select “allow access to [username].”

If neither of these steps corrects your problem, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@goucher.edu for further assistance.

Darwin and Horizon (for Students)

For Goucher students that are doing work on programs accessed through Horizon (SPSS, MatLab, etc.), your work files will need to be stored and accessed on your user folder on Darwin (the network storage drive for students). Below are instructions for how to use Darwin and Horizon based on your computer’s operating system:

Darwin Instructions (Mac)

Darwin Instructions (Windows)

Adding your Office 365 email account to your mobile device

This page provides instructions on how to set up your Office 365 email account on your mobile device, whether it be a tablet or smartphone running Android or iOS.  The settings and instructions have been tested to the fullest extent possible. From feedback and support postings on the vendor/manufacturer’s websites we recognize that these settings may not function properly under all circumstances.

Not sure if you have an Office 365 email account or not?
If your email address ends in ‘@goucher.edu’ (Ex: John.Doe@goucher.edu), you most likely have your email account on Office 365.
If you have an @mail.goucher.edu email account, follow this article instead: Adding your mail.goucher.edu email account to a mobile device

Microsoft Outlook Mobile App

 

 

 

For both iOS and Android, there is a Microsoft Outlook app in both App Stores that we highly recommend using to set up your email on your mobile device. The setup process is very easy, and the app automatically integrates your calendar and email all into one application, as well as allow you to add other email accounts if you wish.

Step 1: Download the Microsoft Outlook App from your App Store and run it. It will prompt you to log in. The format to type in is as follows:

(your username)@goucher.edu (Ex: jodoe001@goucher.edu)

Step 2: On the next screen, type in your Goucher account password.

Step 3: After login is completed, it will ask if you want to add another account; you can either choose to or skip and go straight to your inbox.

     iOS Mail App

For Android, we do not recommend anything other than the Outlook app because of how different phone manufacturers set up their mail applications.
For iOS we still highly recommend the Outlook app, but the stock Mail app is still an option if you wish to set it up there. Here is the process for setting up your Goucher email account (as of iOS 11):

Step 1: Open the Settings app, and scroll down until you see “Accounts and Passwords”. Choose that, and click the “Add Account” button. The mailbox type is “Exchange”.

Step 2: In the email field, type your full email address. The description field can be set to whatever you want (“Goucher”, for instance). Click “Next” in the top corner.

Step 3: In the email field, type your full email address. The description field can be set to whatever you want (“Goucher”, for instance). Click “Next” in the top corner.

Step 4: A pop-up will come up asking if you want to “Configure Manually” or “Sign In”. Choose “Configure Manually”.

Step 5: A new field will show for your password; type in your Goucher account password, then click “Next”.

Step 6: A new group of settings will appear. The below screenshot shows the correct information to put in the fields. Once you are finished, click “Next”.

(Email: Your full email address)(Server: outlook.office365.com)(Domain: goucher.edu)(Username: [Your username]@goucher.edu)(Password: Your Goucher account password)

Step 7: The final screen will ask what items you want to import with  your account. Mail is required, but you can also choose the other items if you wish. Click “Save” to confirm the account is added.

Step 8: Open your Mail app, and your Goucher email account should now appear. Note: You may need to press and swipe from the top down to refresh the view.

Adding your mail.goucher.edu email account to a mobile device

Undergraduate students that enrolled prior to Fall 2018 have their email accounts on mail.goucher.edu. As mail.goucher.edu is on Gmail, we recommend using the Gmail app to add your email account to your mobile devices (phone/tablet). These instructions apply to both iOS and Android.

If you do not already have the Gmail app installed:

Open the App Store for your device, download the Gmail app, and open the app. There will be a Sign In button that takes you to the Gmail login page.

If you already have the Gmail app installed:

Follow Gmail’s instructions for adding another account, located here. You will choose “Google” as the type of account.

Signing In

You will eventually be taken to a sign-on page for Gmail. The address you type in for your account is: (your Goucher username)@mail.goucher.edu (see below screenshot):

You will be re-directed to the Goucher Student E-mail Log-in. Type in your Goucher username and password. Remember to check the Remember Me box so you do not have to login again.

If everything is set up correctly, you should be taken back to the Gmail app and your account will be added.