New Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) allows students to use software outside of Eaton Lab

This fall, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) has launched the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), a program that allows students to remotely access software that was previously only available in Eaton Lab.  Christine Fitzgerald, manager of service marketing and communication for TTS, said that the VDI can be accessed by going to From there, students can choose to […]

Tufts begins replacing Trunk and TUSK with Canvas across all campuses

Tufts has begun a three-year transition this fall to Canvas, a new learning management system (LMS) that will replace Trunk and Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK).  The new system has already been implemented at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of the Museum of Fine […]

It takes a community to build Community Day

Countless tables lined the quad, representing various community groups, charities and organizations from Tufts and its surrounding cities. On the outskirts of the maze of tables, various activities for children like face painting, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and even a mini game of quidditch, facilitated by members of the Tufts Quidditch team engaged young children and […]

Tufts buys Prysm boards to offer increased class technological integration

Tufts purchased two Prysm Visual Workplaces earlier this semester on a trial basis, according to Christine Fitzgerald, service marketing and communications manager at Tufts Technology Services. The Prysm Visual Workplace is a touchscreen system that allows users to edit, create and share documents, according to an evaluation by Wainhouse Research, a third-party research organization. In addition, the board […]

Tufts Technology Services looks to publicize, clarify preferred name-change process online

Tufts announced that students on all campuses can change their name in various online Tufts systems, such as Student Information System (SIS) and Trunk, according to a Jumbo Digest email sent out Feb. 26. Students can change their preferred name for most online systems through SIS, which also updates class rosters, according to the Tufts Technology Services […]

Decorative plaster damage in Eaton Hall causes temporary room closures

A piece of decorative plaster molding above the suspended ceilings in Eaton Hall fell through the ceiling onto the floor over the weekend before Valentine’s Day, according to Senior Facilities Director Steve Nasson. As a result, four classrooms in Eaton Hall with the decorative molding were closed for repairs, according to Nasson, but they have now been reopened. “Above […]

Tufts Student Services releases new mobile app

Tufts Student Services released the Tufts Mobile app earlier this fall in collaboration with Tufts Technology Services (TTS) and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. The app was created in order to better provide students with resources on their mobile devices. Tufts Mobile’s current features include a showcase of dining hall menus, a university shuttle tracker, a university calendar, a laundry machine monitoring system […]

Tufts Technology Services updates campus wifi, printing services

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) has begun implementing changes to campus wifi and printing, as well as to its facilities in Eaton Hall, according to TTS Director of Client Support Services Kyle Pope. Some of these updates were completed during the summer, while others will continue to be put into place throughout the fall.  Pope said that […]

Tufts Technology Services to prepare for wifi refresh over spring break

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) will prepare for a full wifi refresh over the summer by implementing network switch replacements throughout the upcoming spring break on the Medford/Somerville campus. The preliminary work will start Monday, March 21 and continue through Friday, March 25, according to a campus-wide email sent last week by TTS Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Theresa Regan. The […]

Tufts Wi-Fi struggles to keep up with student demands

On Sept. 20, students on Medford/Somerville campus experienced large-scale wireless network inefficiency. In response, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is inviting the community to give input and more direct feedback.  According to TTS Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Theresa Regan, the problem lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. However, Regan noted that it is possible that students could have […]