You’re miserable, tired, and edgy — perfect for journalism.

This has been a long time coming.  My apologies, for two things.

First, for the length in the time between posting articles.

And second, because this is only piece of literary art that you get to read from me today.

IT department switches campus to canvas

By Sydney Sheltz

The Information Technology department at Bethel College will be switching learning management systems from Jenzabar to Canvas.  It is important to note that the MyBethel site will not be going away.

This change mostly affects staff members.  The only change that students will see is in the My Courses tab on the MyBethel site. 

There are two ways for students to access their grades electronically.  One way is via the My Courses tab on the MyBethel website.  Another way is to go to the Student tab on the MyBethel site and clicking on the Student Information tab on the left menu.  From there, a student can access their academic record. 

According to Director of Administrative Computing Harold Rodgers, “Students will still be able to access their grades the way they do now but it will look a little different.”

The IT department is also considering other changes to the layout for the MyBethel site without replacing the site itself. 

In addition to the changes in the learning management system, students will no long be able to access the H-drive. 

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, the campus email was changed to the Microsoft Office365.  Although there were other factors that influenced this decision, the Microsoft Office365 service also includes a file hosting service called OneDrive that allows students to upload and sync files to cloud storage.  In this way, students can access files from any computer or personal device. 

According to Information Systems Manager Todd Lemons, “One of the reasons we switched to Microsoft Office365 so we could have access to OneDrive.  The advantage is that you can upload files to OneDrive and access them on any computer and even personal devices like I-pads or phones.  With the H-drive, you have to be on a campus computer.”

In order to save any documents saved on the student H drive, documents can be uploaded to One Drive or saved externally.  More information will be released closer to the date when the changes will be implemented. 

At that later date, the IT department hopes to have the H drive removed from student access and the learning management system will be switched to Campus. 

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If you will regret doing what you want by the morning, sleep in late.

I’m mellow and I’m inspired.

Crap, what a moody post this is going to be.

Tonight, I’m nearing the end of my tutoring shift and I have no other homework to work on.  At least, I’m tired after an hour and half of orgo and I have no appointments and based on the fact that there’s only two people in the Learning Commons right now not including myself, I’m pretty sure I won’t have a walk-in in the next 20 minutes.

I resorted to sifting though blogposts like I’m Anna Wintour and the online pages are spreads for the next Vogue.  (Note that I just compared myself to Anna Wintour.  If that doesn’t describe my attitude perfectly, nothing will.)

Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky (I’ve mentioned her a lot recently, haven’t I?) said she might quit blogging for awhile just because she wants to.  And yes, to clarify, I am holding back metaphorical tears.

Keiko of KeikoLynn said that she’s going to revise her list of resolutions for the year just because she wants to.

When was the last time I did something just because I wanted to?

Technically, it was this afternoon when I finished the lab report that’s not due till Thursday and rewarded myself with an episode of Criminal Minds and a handful of gummy bears.

But let’s be honest, that doesn’t have an life-changing effects for me. When was the last time that I did something cool just because I wanted to?

At this point, the next post has the potential to be just as sullen and melodramatic as this one — or incredibly inspiring and as unexpected as the inch of snow we got today.

There’s always that second fashion blog I’ve been dying to try…