IT Announcement - 5/25/2017
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.
Blackboard, Office and Other Training Opportunities
We have several workshops scheduled in our training calendar. Please register today and bring a colleague! Or, if you would like to schedule a one-on-one workshop for Blackboard Learn, Office 2013 or Office 365, please submit an IDTRC One-on-One Training Request form.
SANS OUCH!-Security Newsletter
This month’s newsletter is about securing today’s online kids
Each year as the fiscal year comes to a close, the IT Department sees an increase in requests for quotes for technology and peripherals. In order to ensure your quote request is processed in a timely manner, we ask that you submit your request on the Pricing Request service request form located at http://www.ccsu.edu/it/forms.html. Using this form, you may request quotes for department-funded computers, software, iPads and other technology related items.
Eduroam Wireless Network
eduroam (educational roaming) is a secure, worldwide roaming wireless access service developed for, and used by, the international research and education community. This reciprocal global authentication system enables CCSU students, faculty, and staff to securely access the eduroam wireless network at more than 6,000 participating locations worldwide. Additionally, visitors from any participating eduroam institution are able to securely connect to the eduroam wireless network at CCSU campus locations using their own credentials. On Friday, May 26th we will begin broadcasting the eduroam wireless network on campus for use by visitors from participating institutions. You may connect to the eduroam wireless network while on campus for the purpose of setting it up for use when you visit participating institutions. After the initial set up, we recommend that you then connect back to the CCSU-BLUENET wireless network which is our secure network for faculty, staff, and students, allowing you more access to campus resources than you would get through the eduroam wireless. For more information and detailed instructions on how to complete the initial set up, review the Eduroam Wireless entry in our IT Service Catalog.
Windows 10 Information
The Information Technology Department has begun upgrading classroom computers to Windows 10!
If you still have applications that need to be installed in the classroom for the fall, please fill out the Software Installation Request for Classrooms/Labs form. Minimum lead time is three weeks so please get any requests in soon.
Also, we will begin upgrading faculty/staff computers to Windows 10 later this month. If you’d like to be an early adopter, please respond back to this message.
The IT Department has completed the implementation of Cylance. If your computer has not yet been automatically upgraded or you have a Mac, please contact the IT Help Desk for assistance. To read more about Cylance, visit https://www.cylance.com/.
Telecommunication Needs During Summer Months
As summer is a busy season for Telecommunications, please submit a service request using Information Technology’s Service Request portal for any of the following: new service, changes to existing service or service disconnects. Service Requests may be found on the Telecommunications website. Please note that there is no form for a telephone move. When the computer is moved, ask that the phone set be moved at the same time. To move a computer and phone, use the IT Service Request “Computer or IT Equipment Move/Return Request”. If a phone is being moved to another building, please notify the IT Help Desk by calling 611 or x21720 so that location information for E911 is updated. Any service request received after Friday, August 11 cannot be guaranteed to be completed before the semester begins.