First Set of Classes Now Teaching with Blackboard Learn

Feb 02, 2015 | ANGEL Classrooms Lecture Capture Software Training Workshops

In the fall, we announced the planning surrounding the campus migration from the ANGEL learning management system to Blackboard Learn. The campus will be completely migrated to Blackboard Learn by the Fall 2015 semester.

The first cohort of faculty participating in the migration are now teaching with Blackboard Learn this spring semester. There are approximately 50 faculty teaching 130 courses with 3400 students in a mixture of fully online, hybrid and face-to-face offerings.

CTS Rolls Out New VPN Client

Jan 29, 2015 | Uncategorized

In an attempt to improve access to services from off-campus, CTS is rolling out a new Virtual Private Network (VPN) application available to all faculty and staff.

The VPN allows you to securely connect to the SUNY Oswego network to access resources that normally you would be unable to reach while off campus. The new, web-based VPN makes it possible to connect to the following services while you’re away from campus:

Pharos Upgrade

Jan 26, 2015 | Printing

In an attempt to improve the efficiency of printing on campus, Campus Technology Services has recently upgraded the Pharos Uniprint system to the latest version. Pharos allows you to print from your personal computers to general access computer lab and some departmental lab printers on campus.

Computer Labs Updated Over Winter Break

Jan 24, 2015 | Hardware Labs

Over the winter break, CTS replaced computers in a few locations.

The Mahar 210 PC (Windows) lab machines were replaced with brand new Dell Optiplex 7010 computers.  This lab had some of our oldest machines on campus.  You should see some performance improvements logging in and then using software that requires more processing than a standard web browser application.  It has the same number of machines as before, twenty-five including the instructor machine.  This room is used during the day as a teaching classroom and then becomes an open access lab starting at 6pm.

Sunday Upgrades (1/11/15)

Jan 09, 2015 | Uncategorized

CTS will be updating our UNIX servers and Banner installation this Sunday, January 11th in order to maintain the latest security and application features.

From 7:30AM – 9:30AM, the following services will be unavailable:

  • myOswego
  • Banner / Internet Native Banner

From 7:00AM – 10:00AM, the following services may be unavailable:

  • The SUNY Oswego web site
  • Editing of personal web pages that are not hosted via LakerApps
  • FTP access to Rocky

CTS Recommendations for Electronics Use During Scheduled Power Testing – 1/5

Dec 30, 2014 | service disruptions Wireless

An announcement from the Facilities Department alerted the campus of electrical testing for buildings north of route 104 occurring on Jan. 5 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A reposting of that announcement is at the end of this article.

The announcement mentioned some electrical “blips” that may occur during the testing timeframe. CTS would like to make the following recommendations for electronic use during this testing period to help minimize equipment failure and minimize loss of productivity.

CTAB Ratifies 2014-15 TIP Grant Awards

Dec 19, 2014 | Uncategorized

The 2014-15 Technology Initiative Project (TIP) grant awards were ratified at the Friday, December 12 Campus Technology Advisory board meeting. Ten requests of sixteen received were selected for some level of funding. A total of $75,000 is available to be awarded and the selection committee received fifteen requests totaling $173,000.

Campus Network Upgrades

Dec 12, 2014 | Uncategorized

Campus Technology Services will be performing several minor updates to the campus network starting on 12/15 and continue through 12/23. Each update will take place in the early morning and should conclude by 8 am to ensure the restoration of internet services before normal business hours.

Below is a list of the upgrade schedule. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at x3456 or help@oswego.edu.