Information Technology Department


IT Announcement - 4/30/2015

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.

Network Outage, Sunday May 17

On Sunday, May 17 the Information Technology Department will be extending the scheduled maintenance window to 2pm to accommodate important network updates. During this time, all systems (e-mail, Banner, wireless, etc.) will be intermittently unavailable.

Blackboard Learn Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo

Are you looking to clean-up and add some spice to your Blackboard Learn courses for the upcoming semesters?  You’re in luck as the Instructional Design and Technology Resource Center is having a Cinco De Mayo Blackboard Learn Fiesta!  Come get a refresher on course clean-up strategies and experience an exciting tool to help build video content. View the Cinco De Mayo Blackboard Learn Fiesta flyer for more details and several sessions to choose from.

 We also have Blackboard Learn preparation tips to ready your course for upcoming semesters.  Some of these topics will be discussed at the Cinco De Mayo Blackboard Learn Fiesta event. Online Learning

The Information Technology Department has several licenses for available for use for a set period of time.  Lynda is a leading online learning company offering a variety of self-paced tutorials for all experience levels to learn a new software or technology skill.  Some software offerings include Adobe products such as Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver, or Microsoft Office 2013.  Ever wonder what a hashtag is and how you tweet using one?  Lynda offers several tutorials on Twitter.  Curious how you can incorporate gamification into your course?  Lynda’s got that too!

If you would like to peruse Lynda’s offerings, please visit  If you would like to request a license, please contact the IDTRC at

 Would you like a Lynda account but don’t have time to sit at your home computer?  Lynda has an iPad app for learning on the go.

 iPad Lending Pool

Would you like to experiment with an iPad but are not sure you want to buy one?  The Instructional Design and Technology Resource Center has an iPad lending pool for your use.  You can borrow an iPad to experiment and learn new apps. 

 If you would like to reserve an iPad or would like more information, please contact the IDTRC at