Additional Layer of Authentication for Campus Services

March 10, 2022

Passwords are no longer considered to be the most secure way to protect digital data and services. Instead, many organizations are adding a second layer of security in addition to a password. Often this layer involves using something that a user physically has such as a smartphone or hardware token. An example of this is online banking where you can have a code sent to your cell phone. This is called multi-factor authentication (MFA) and it is coming to SUNY Oswego.

Password plus proof of 2nd authentication gives you access to service with more security

Campus Compatibility with Apple's new macOS Monterey

March 10, 2022

Apple released macOS Monterey (macOS 12), its newest operating system on Oct. 25, 2021. At the time, Campus Technology Services (CTS) urged the campus not to upgrade until they were able to test network and campus software compatibility.

Upon the completion of CTS' testing and evaluation, faculty and staff may now choose to upgrade to Monterey. Before doing so, please be aware of the following:

Email Scam Circulating on Campus

February 3, 2022

Some SUNY Oswego students have received an email scam containing a vaguely described job offer. The email is from either ‘Samula Patti’ or ‘Cassandra Spencer’ with the subject of “→ EXPERIENCE CAREER AT SUNY OSWEGO←.” The email appears to be a check fraud/wire transfer scam, where fraudulent checks are sent via courier or mail to the victims. Do not respond to these emails. Instead, ignore and delete them.

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Campus Minitab Licensing Changes

January 4, 2022

CTS has been actively working with our SUNY hosting provider regarding changes to the Minitab licensing model. The license will switch from a license code model to a named user model where you will authenticate using your SUNY Oswego email address and password to gain access to the product. This change is scheduled to take place on Jan. 1.

Winter Break-out 5-day Accessibility Challenge!

December 21, 2021

Have you heard about the SUNY Oswego 5-day Accessibility Challenge? As we continue to spend an increasing amount of time in online and virtual environments, understanding digital accessibility is more critical than ever. This winter, the Laker community is coming together to make the digital content our campus shares more accessible for everyone.

Zoom Recordings from Spring and Summer 2021 to be Removed 1/17/22

December 15, 2021

On Jan. 17 at 8 a.m., Campus Technology Services (CTS) will remove Zoom recordings from the spring 2021 and summer 2021 semesters to free up file storage.

Panopto Scheduled Maintenance

December 7, 2021

Campus Technology Services will be performing scheduled maintenance on Panopto on Monday, December 13th from 8am to 11am and again on Thursday, December 16th from 8am to 10am. No one will be able to log in to Panopto to record or view videos during that time period.

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Telecommuting Technology Support

December 1, 2021

The campus recently announced the Winter Break Savings Initiative where telecommuting during the Dec. 20 - Jan. 9 timeframe is highly encouraged for employees. Campus Technology Services (CTS) will continue to offer technology support during this time frame.

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Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) Computer Replacement

November 15, 2021

This message is to officially announce the call for Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) computer replacement. Please note this year’s submissions will help determine the need, which will then be evaluated during the winter break timeframe. Given the increase in remote working, teaching, and learning, submissions that are selected for a new computer will be offered laptop selections.

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CTS Testing Compatibility with Apple's new Monterey Operating System

October 19, 2021

Apple will be releasing its new operating system macOS Monterey version 12 on Monday, Oct. 25.  CTS is currently testing the new release for compatibility with our wireless and wired networks as well as specific campus software.