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1st Annual CTS Phishing Tournament

logoSince 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 phishing@oswego.edu 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 help@oswego.edu. Good luck!

Changes to Mahar 210 and Mahar 211 Classroom Computer Labs

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.    

Setup Panopto Today for Your Fall Classes

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 1 – Verify your class is in a room that has Panopto available by checking our Advanced Technology Classroom page for Lecture Capture equipped classrooms. If it doesn’t, contact the CTS Help Desk to see if it can be outfitted with the appropriate hardware.

Step 2 – Install Panopto in your Blackboard Course.

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 daniel.laird@oswego.edu.

Registration Open for CTS Fall Workshops

Be sure to check out all the workshops CTS will be giving in the fall. Classes include:

  • LakerApps
  • Google Forms
  • Detecting and Reporting Phishing Scams
  • MIcrosoft Office 2016
  • Blackboard Collaborate
  • Mail Merge
  • … and many more!

To see the full lineup, go to our CTS Workshop Registration page.

Extended Help Desk Hours

open late neonSince the semester is fast approaching, the Help Desk will be holding extended hours for the following days:

Thursday, 8/25: 8 am – 7 pm
Friday, 8/26: 8 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 8/27: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sunday, 8/28: 12pm – 7 pm

Give us a call at 315.312.3456, email us at help@oswego.edu, or stop by our office at 26 Lanigan Hall for assistance.

New Sign-ON Page for SUNY Services

Effective August 10, the login page used to login to SUNY services such as time and attendance and finance and budgeting will receive a new look.  Previously the page looked like the following:

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The new look shown below includes features for remembering your campus selection for future login sessions.  In addition, it is mobile friendly.

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If you have any questions using the new login page, please contact the Help Desk at 315.312.3456 or help@oswego.edu.

 

Penfield Library Computer Lab Renovation, 5/31 – 6/14

The Penfield Library computer lab in room 100A will be under renovation starting May 31 and finishing by June 14.   During this time, the lab will be closed.  Penfield 24 hour room and Penfield Lobby computers will be available for use.  Laptops can also be signed out from the Circulation desk.

This is a photo of the current configuration of the computer lab:

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The renovations will replace the center tables with new rectangular ones that will have more surface space to work on projects and assignments.  The design change is attributed to feedback CTS received through a Library student focus group that evaluated various Library services, including the use of the lab.  

Additional renovations include new carpet, a fresh coat of paint, and new chairs for the center tables.  At a later time, the tables and chairs that line the perimeter of the lab will also be replaced.

We hope the renovations will create a more visually appealing and functional place to work.

MCC 207 Computer Lab Closed 4/13 for Upgrades

The general access lab in Marano Campus Center (MCC) room 207 will be closed Wednesday, April 13 from 8am-5pm while new computers are installed.  During this time, the computer lab in MCC room 206 (across the hall from 207) will be available for general access use.  Penfield Library will also be available.
All thirty-one Dell Optiplex 990 PCs in room 207 will be replaced with brand new Dell Optiplex 7020 computers.  They will have faster processors and additional memory to help create a better user experience.  New keyboards and mice will also be installed.

Sign Up for a CTS Workshop Today

CTS will be offering technical workshops this spring covering a range of
topics listed below. Workshops start next week and are freely available
to faculty, staff and students.  More information and registration is
available at:

https://www.oswego.edu/cts/workshop-registration

Topics:

–LakerApps Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Submission Forms

–Introductory and Advanced Offerings of MS Office

–General Computer Use and Maintenance

–Blackboard Collaborate

We hope to see you at one of our offerings!

Adobe Creative Cloud Home Usage for Faculty and Staff

Included with our campus agreement with Adobe, we are able to offer the entire Adobe Creative Cloud software collection for the low price of $9.75 per year. That’s right, you get an entire year of the software the professionals use in order to make all sorts of creative projects, from print media creation, audio and video editing, digital illustration, photo editing and so much more. This is an annual subscription fee that will need to be renewed after a year of service.

To see the full list of available software through this offer, visit our Adobe Creative Cloud Software web page. 

To take advantage of this offer and place an order, go to the website of our 3rd party software provider web site, https://oswego.onthehub.com. For instructions on how to set this up, check out the related knowledgebase article.

If you would like to have Adobe software installed on your SUNY owned computer at work, you can use LANDesk to install the packages if you have a PC, or contact the CTS Help Desk if you have a Mac to schedule an install. If you have any questions, please call the Help Desk at x3456 or help@oswego.edu.