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IT Announcement - 4/02/2015

Sunday Maintenance Reminder

Every Sunday from 12am until 12pm all Systems (e-mail, Banner, wireless, etc.) will be intermittently unavailable while important maintenance and updates are performed.

Weekly Maintenance – Reminder            

Please log off your computer when leaving for the day every Thursday, but do not power it off.  This will allow updates to be sent down to your computer on Friday after 12:00am.  If you turn your computer off and leave it off overnight on Thursday, shortly after turning it back on, your computer will restart in order to install and apply any updates. If you leave your computer logged in Thursday night into Friday, you may lose any unsaved data you were working on when the computer restarts.

OUCH!  Securing the Human Newsletter

This month’s edition has some very useful tips on creating strong passwords called  “passphrases.”

Blackboard Learn

With the end of the semester quickly approaching, now is the time to prep your courses for both semester’s end and for the beginning of the next.  We have put together a Blackboard Learn “Prepping your Course” information sheet and are offering workshops to show you how to perform these steps. 

Workshops

Register today to attend workshops on Bb Learn or MS Office 2013. We offer a variety of topics.

Online/Self-Paced Training

You can also peruse the online, self-paced tutorials for both Blackboard Learn and MS Office 2013 in the Organizations@ccsu tab in Blackboard Learn.  If you do not see a training session that meets your needs, please email idtrc@ccsu.edu to schedule an individual training session.

Microsoft Office 2013 on Campus

If you would like to have Office 2013 for Windows installed on your office computer, please follow these steps:

1. Click on the Windows Start button in the bottom left of the screen.

2. On the line that appears, Search Programs and files, type the word Software.

3. At the top of the list, you will see the words Software Center, click on that to launch the Software Center.

4. Check the box to the left of “Microsoft Office 2013 32 bit”.

5. Click the [INSTALL] button in the bottom right corner of the Software Center screen to start the install.

New Employee BlueNet Account Request System

We are pleased to introduce our New Employee BlueNet Account Request System. In lieu of submitting a paper BlueNet Account request form, supervisors (or their delegates) may log in to this online system to request a BlueNet account for a new employee. Using the New Employee BlueNet Account Request System speeds up the account creation process. Within 15 minutes of submitting a BlueNet account request for a new employee online, the designated supervisor will receive an email to confirm account creation and to provide further instructions for the employee to activate their account. The New Employee BlueNet Account Request System can also be accessed under the Access and Request Forms section of the IT web site.  Here are detailed instructions on how to use the New Employee BlueNet Account Request System.

BlueNet Account requests for vendors or unpaid employees continue to require a paper form; this form can be found under the Access and Request Forms section of the IT web site.  

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