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IT Announcement - 10/23/2015

 

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.

 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

Click here for a Security Awareness Tip of the day.

 

System Status/Outage Information 

When network/system issues occur, e-mail is sometimes not available or accessible to all in order for us to bring you information.  We'd like to take this opportunity to share with you our "System Status" Twitter feed which is part of the IT Service Catalog homepage at http://itservices.ccsu.edu.  If you have a Twitter account, you can follow us @CCSUIT.

 

Blackboard Learn Grade Center

A great way to communicate progress to your students is through the Blackboard Learn Grade Center.  Come to a workshop and we will show you how to use it.

 

New to Microsoft Office 2013?

We have multiple workshops available to learn the basics or to enhance your current skills on the Office family of products.  Please sign-up today to attend a workshop!

 

Microsoft Outlook 2016 Incompatibility Issue for Apple & Windows Computers

This version was recently released however, it is not compatible with the CCSU email servers.  Once we migrate to Microsoft’s hosted Exchange email service, this issue will be resolved.

 

Hosted Exchange Email Pilot

Plans are well underway to move faculty and staff email accounts to hosted email. We are ready to begin our pilot. More information regarding hosted email can be found here.

If you would like to be considered for the pilot, please complete this short survey.

 

Robert Vance Academic Center Classroom Technology Upgrades

Upgrades to the video switcher units in the teaching stations are continuing throughout the semester.  As a room is completed, faculty scheduled in that room will receive an email notifying them of the change.  Instructions for the use of the new switcher will be placed in each room.  A table top touch screen interface will be added and the ability to utilize digital HDMI portable devices will also now be available.  To review this technology you may visit rooms that have already been completed as of the date of this message.  These include RVAC 003, 006, 123, and 305.  To request individual training in a room, please contact the Media Center at mediacenter@ccsu.edu

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