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IT Announcement - 12/22/2016

 

 

Sunday Maintenance Reminder

Every Sunday from 12:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. 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!  - Monthly Security Awareness Newsletter

Courtesy of www.sans.org

Click here to view this month’s newsletter. This edition has a good article on disposing of your mobile devices securely.

 

Blackboard Learn Transition Q&A Session

We will be holding a 3rd Open Session on Wednesday, January 4 at 11am. The location will be in the Philbrick room which is located  in the drum of the Student Center. 

 

Office 365 – FREE for Employees

Just a reminder, as an employee you are eligible for the full version of Microsoft Office free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more available for offline and online use.

The two titles that are not included in this free offering are Project and Visio.  However, these are available for purchase through the Microsoft Home Use Program (HUP).  

For more information, visit http://www.ccsu.edu/office365.

 

Mobile Device Loaner Program

The IT Department has a variety of mobile devices available for short-term loan. Available mobile devices include:

  • Windows or Mac Laptops – you may request to borrow a Windows or Mac laptop for a period of up to 5 weeks. Software such as Camtasia, WebEx, SPSS, or Adobe Creative Suite can be installed by request. Requests should be submitted at least two days in advance.
  • iPads – you may request to borrow an iPad Air for a period of up to 3 weeks. Requests should be submitted at least two days in advance.
  • Classpack – you may request to borrow a Classpack of Google Chromebooks and/or iPads for use in your classroom for a period of up to 1 week. We have 16 Chromebooks and 10 iPads available, and they are delivered to your classroom in a cart. Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance.

To submit your request, click on one of the links above and complete the online form. You will be prompted to log in with your BlueNet account and depending on your location, you may need to prefix your BlueNet account with ccsu_comp_srv\ (for example: ccsu_comp_srv\doej).

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