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IT Weekly Announcement - January 29, 2014

 

Current & Scheduled Outages/System Updates  

   

Sunday Maintenance – Reminder

 

Every Sunday, between 12:00am – 12:00pm, all systems will be intermittently unavailable while important maintenance and updates are performed.

 

Employee Separation Reminder

When an employee separates from your department, it is important to notify the appropriate departments in order to have account access disabled. To facilitate notifications, please email hrseparations@ccsu.edu to notify both Human Resources and Business Services.

 

 

Other Announcements

 

Banner/Linux Upgrade:  Friday, January 30 

From Friday, January 30 at 5pm through Saturday, January 31 at 9pm, all access to Banner systems will be unavailable.  This includes WebCentral Banner-Web Services, Internet Native Banner (INB), as well as all third party applications and reporting tools that access the Banner production database. The CentralPipeline for Faculty/Staff and CentralPipeline for Student web pages will be available during the upgrade for access to Blackboard Learn, Outlook Web Mail, Accounts Management and other online systems.  Please be aware there will be intermittent access to Accounts Management during this time while the Banner system and servers are upgraded.

 

Blackboard Learn Extended Maintenance Window: Friday, 1/30
On Friday, January 30 between the hours of 12am and 6am there will be infrastructure maintenance performed on our Blackboard Learn server.  The normal maintenance window is 2:00 am – 6:00 am on Fridays.  This is a 2 hour extension of that window.

Classroom Technology Training including Smartboards
We are offering training on the Multimedia Teaching Stations in Social Sciences Hall (SSH). These are open sessions, no need to pre-register:

Date

Time

Location

Monday, January 26

3:00-4:00pm

SSH123

Tuesday, January 27

3:05-4:05pm

SSH124

Friday, January 30

1:00-2:00pm

SSH123

 

Network Maintenance: 2/8 and 2/15
We will be installing new firewalls on Sunday February 8 and 15 during our normal maintenance window.  Firewalls are an integral part of our network. During this 4 hour window, please expect intermittent access to all IT resources. 

 

Microsoft Office 365 for Faculty & Staff – Pilot

Information Technology is working with Microsoft to offer the Office 365 suite for home use free of charge. The new Office 365 offering will allow you to install the full version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more) on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!).  This benefit will replace our current Home Use Program, which only allows for two installations of http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608001278755800145&w=310&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0Office for home use and costs $9.95. If you would like to be part of this pilot, click here to register.

 

Microsoft Office 2013 Training – Register Today!

To register for Microsoft Office training, click here. If a date does not suit your needs, please email idtrc@ccsu.edu to schedule a one-on-one.

 

Blackboard Learn Training
To register for Blackboard Learn training, click here. If you need Bb Learn training but are short on time, please consider viewing our Bb Learn training tutorials.  The training tutorials are located in the CCSU cid:image002.jpg@01CEF81D.994D40C0Blackboard Learn Training course located on the Organizations@ccsu tab once you log-in to Bb Learn.  All new and existing faculty have been enrolled in this course.


Blackboard Learn Enrollments Changes
On February 9, CCSU will move to real-time integration between Banner and Blackboard Learn.  This is an improvement and means as soon as a student enrolls or drops a course in Banner, it should appear in Blackboard Learn.  Faculty assignments in courses will be real-time as well.  Please be aware that the transition to real-time integration will start on February 6 and we expect to have it fully operational by February 9.

 

Decommissioning of the Old Print Server-Friday 1/30

We have successfully migrated all printers to the new print server, \\printers. On Friday, January 30, we will be decommissioning the old print server (\\printsrv1). If you believe that you are still connecting to the old print server, please contact the IT Help Desk for assitance with connecting to the new server.

 

New Macintosh Operating System – Yosemite
Apple recently released a free Mac operating system update called Yosemite. Please do not upgrade your CCSU-owned Mac to the new operating system at this time.  Information Technology needs to conduct testing to ensure this operating system is compatible with our network and systems.  If you upgrade to the new operating system  on your own and have issues, our only solution at this point will be to reimage your computer back to the currently supported version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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