My Ramapo /Luminis IV Upgrade Information
My Ramapo/Luminis will be unavailable from Wednesday, August 12 at 11:30 p.m. until Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m..
For Luminis calendar users, please print out your current calendar prior to the outage.
Users that synchronize their calendars with MS Outlook or a handheld device will need a new synchronization tool installed on their desktop computer. To have your synchronization software upgraded for use with the new Luminis calendar, please contact the help desk at x7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. You should synchronize your data prior to the outage.
The calendar interface has changed some, although most of the functionality is similar. Some things have moved, some have been renamed, and some functionality has been added. Here are some of the changes in the calendar:
Subscribe to calendar has moved, and is now under "Manage calendars" in the calendar pull down menu. This is where you can subscribe to calendars such as academic calendar, the faculty calendar, or another user's calendar.
Calendar sets are now called calendar groups. These have also moved and are located under "manage calendar" > "new calendar group" in the calendar pull down menu. Calendar groups allow you to group multiple calendars into one combined view.
Calendar sharing permissions are now located under "manage calendar" > "edit properties" in the calendar pull down menu. This allows you to share ownership of calendars, as well as edit specific sharing permissions from viewing to editing. Other options you can set here include updating calendar name, description, availability and setting calendar time zones.
Calendar tasks settings are more detailed now. Once the task is added, go to "edit" actions to change these settings. Tasks can be private (blocked) from subscribe to personal calendar, or can be public. You can also categorize tasks (type), as well as track the progress level of completion.
Calendar events can now be private or public. This setting is selected under "privacy" when creating the new event details. Events can also be categorized by type.
Events and tasks can be sorted by type.
Repeating events are now called "recurring" events.
The calendar now has its own address book.
Groups and Courses
Groups and courses in Luminis IV have some minor changes as follows.
There is now increased capacity for file size limits that can be uploaded to courses and groups:
Now there are new channels that you can add to your layout to alert you to activity in courses and groups without having to navigate to the courses and groups. The My Calendar channel has more features. To add channels, go to the "content/layout" link. New and modified channels include:
For enhanced security, access to Web Self-Service through Luminis will require re-authentication.
Sending Targeted Announcements
If you are a user with administrative rights to send targeted announcements (determined by College policy), you will be receiving information on changes to this area.
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