Earlier today, there was a large-scale cybersecurity attack is affecting most of the United States. This attack affects some of the most popular Internet websites, including, but not limited to Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Xbox Live, and the Playstation Network.
If you’re having trouble connecting to certain websites or online services, keep trying periodically throughout the night.
Last year, CTS was able to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud license for the campus that allowed us to install the Master Suite products on SUNY-owned equipment. This is a subscription service that expires on 9/29. Due to the subscription ending, we are now able to join the SUNY Adobe contract at a significant cost savings to the campus.
There are a few changes related to this that you should be aware of:
The SUNY Adobe contract requires that a new serial number be used. The existing license ends 9/29. If you have had an Adobe product installed over the past year, you may receive an expiration notice upon launching an Adobe application. If this is the case, please follow these instructions:
On a PC, please go to your start menu and choose “LANDESK Management”>“Portal Manager”. A window such as the following will open up. Check the “Adobe License Updater” and click on the “Launch” icon in the gray bar near the top of the listing of applications. This will update your software with the new serial number.
On a Mac, please call the Help Desk so staff can remotely fix the serial number on your device.
The SUNY Adobe contract continues the Home Use Program. This program allows faculty and staff to purchase the Creative Cloud for approximately $10 to be installed on a personal device. Previously, the Home Use Program allowed the installation on (2) machines. This has changed to (1) personal device.
The SUNY Adobe contract has a restriction on the number of licenses. Due to this, we will be scaling back the number of computer labs it is available in to the following locations:
Penfield Lab, Penfield 24 Hour Room, and Penfield Lobby,
Marano Campus Center 207,
the residence hall labs in Oneida, Hart, Waterbury, and Scales,
the departmental labs in Graphics, Communication Studies, and Technology.
If you would like to have Adobe installed in a particular lab not on this list, please contact the Help Desk.
If you have any questions regarding the new Adobe contract changes, please feel free to contact the Help Desk at 315.312.3456 or email@example.com during normal business hours.
Since October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Campus Technology Services will be holding our first ever Phishing Tournament.
The rules are simple – whenever your SUNY Oswego email account receives a phishing email, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Contest Entry”. For every unique phishing email you send to us, you will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card.
The tournament will run from October 1st through the 30th. The drawings will take place on Halloween.
For more information, check out https://www.oswego.edu/cts/phishing.
Contact the CTS Help Desk if you have any questions at 315.312.3456 or email email@example.com. Good luck!
We are experiencing a high volume of devices trying to connect to the residential network, specifically in Seneca, Onondaga, and Johnson. If you have devices that are not being used, such as wireless printers, gaming devices and content streaming devices, please disconnect them from the residential wifi as to free up the network for others while we work on fixing the issue. Thank you for your patience!
Mahar 210 is a computer lab with approximately 25 PCs and Mahar 211 is a lab with approximately 25 Macs. During the class year, these labs have been used during the day for classes and then open for general access from 6pm-10pm Monday through Thursday. They will continue to be used for classes during the day and, new this fall semester, they will also be used for classes in the evening. This change was made based on the need for additional labs for classes being taught later in the day as well as low usage of both labs during the general access time period. The change will be effective Monday, August 29.
As part of our enrollment in the Microsoft Campus Agreement, all SUNY Oswego registered students, faculty and staff are eligible to get Office 365 for FREE.
What is Office 365? Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud version of Office Professional Plus. Essentially, you login to a website to use certain applications, such as Word and Excel, directly through a web browser. You can also download and install the applications locally to your machine.
Use of Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneNote Online which allows you to use any of these applications through a web browser.
Installation of Office ProPlus on up to 5 personal, compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets.
Current version for PCs is Office 2013, current version for Macs is Office 2016
Suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher, OneNote, Lync, and Outlook.
1TB of online storage through Microsoft OneDrive for each user. Create new files from OneDrive using the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint Online programs. Files can be shared with other users that have accounts in 365.
Many faculty at SUNY Oswego have discovered how easy it is to setup and use Panopto to record lectures and additional video content for their students to view in Blackboard in one simple system. Just follow these 3 easy steps:
Step 3 – When in your classroom, open and login to the Panopto software on the podium computer, make sure your correct class folder is selected to publish to, and hit record. When done hit stop and upload. All done!
If you would like to learn more about the service and read faculty testimonials, please visit https://www.oswego.edu/cts/panopto-lecture-capture. If you have any questions please email Dan Laird at firstname.lastname@example.org.