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IT Announcement - 12/03/2015

 

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.

 

Cached Exchange Mode – Thursday, December 3

As Information Technology prepares to move all faculty and staff mailboxes to Office 365 Hosted Email, we need to enable “Cached Exchange Mode” in Outlook on all Windows-based campus computers.  We will be enabling this setting overnight tonight, December 3. This will provide offline access to your mailbox. For detailed instructions on how to modify your Cached Exchange Mode settings, click here.

 

Blackboard Learn Web Address

Over the summer, the Blackboard Learn web address was changed and a redirect was placed on the old web address. As of Friday, December 4 the old web address will no longer work or redirect. All the links on CCSU web pages have been updated. If you have the old Blackboard Learn web address marked as a Favorite on your computer, please make sure it is updated to http://ct-ccsu.blackboard.com

 

Getting Ready for Winter and Spring

  • Prepping your course:  We have put together a Blackboard Learn “Prepping your Course” information sheet and are offering workshops.
  • Course Merges:Please keep in mind that course merges (combining of Blackboard Learn sections) should be requested before the semester begins.  Please submit your merge request for Winter and Spring terms as soon as possible.

 

Weatherproofing Your Course

Do the potential for cancellations or delays present a challenge for you?  Have no fear, Blackboard is here!  It can be used to post lectures, assignments or have a discussion during inclement weather.  Come to a session to learn how to accomplish these tasks and take advantage of snow days! 

 

Register for a workshop today!

 

Would you rather have class during weather events? You can use WebEx to host synchronous online classes.  We offer training for WebEx too!  Please email the IDTRC@ccsu.edu to schedule a training session.

 

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!

 

Office 365 Hosted Email Migration

Plans are well underway to move faculty and staff email accounts to hosted email. The intention is to have all mailboxes converted before the start of the 2016 spring semester.   More information regarding hosted email and how to sign up can be found here.

 

 

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