CTS Recommendations for Electronics Use During Scheduled Power Testing - 11/26

Nov 19, 2014 | service disruptions

An announcement from the Facilities Department alerted the campus of electrical testing for buildings north of route 104 occurring on Nov. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 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.

Tyrone Johnson-Neuland Named to Assistant Director, Instructional Support Position

Nov 14, 2014 | Personnel

Tyrone Johnson-Neuland has been named to the post of Assistant Director, Instructional Support at Oswego State. This position was formerly held by David McQuin, who retired in September, 2014.

Ty has worked for Oswego State since 1993. He started as a telephone technician, and moved to his role as Assistant Director, Telecommunications in January, 2004 and later added networking to his portfolio. He has also served as an adjunct professor in the Art department teaching Integrated Electronic Imagery between 2000-2010.

Google Classroom is Now in Session

Oct 24, 2014 | Classrooms LakerApps

On August 12, 2014, Google released the “Classroom” app to their Google Apps for Education customers.  Google has positioned the application into the Core Apps of our LakerApps suite of products, giving the application the protection of the SUNY Google contract.

While Classroom is available for the campus to use, it will be an unsupported application. The support for online learning remains with the ANGEL and soon Blackboard Learn environments.  The campus is welcome to use Classroom knowing the support will be limited to what Google has available.

Faculty - Have you tried Panopto yet?

Oct 08, 2014 | Uncategorized

If you have not heard, SUNY Oswego currently has a lecture capture system in place across campus, and the number of classrooms that have it available in are expanding each semester. Using software from Panopto, faculty are able to easily record their lectures in the classroom for not only their students to review at a later time, but also for their personal record and archive.

Network Connectivity Issues Resolved

Oct 01, 2014 | Networking

On Monday and Tuesday, the Help Desk has received reports of intermittent network connectivity issues while accessing internet services, websites and/or video. Upon investigation, an issue with one of our Internet providers was discovered. We have worked with our provider and believe that the issue is now resolved. We will continue to monitor the situation closely for the next few days.

Thank you for your patience while we worked to stabilize network connectivity.

Campus Prepares for ANGEL to Blackboard Learn migration

Sep 24, 2014 | Uncategorized

SUNY Oswego will be migrating from the ANGEL Learning Management System (LMS) to Blackboard Learn.  Both systems can be used to teach fully online courses and to enhance hybrid and face-to-face classes.  The campus will be completely migrated to Blackboard Learn by the Fall 2015 semester.

iOS 8 Release

Sep 16, 2014 | Networking service disruptions Wireless

Apple will be releasing iOS 8 Wednesday, September 17. We expect there will be a large number of campus users that will be downloading the software update to their Apple devices.  As a result, all campus users might experience some sluggishness on the network.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Help Desk at x3456, help@oswego.edu or 26 Lanigan Hall.

Wifi Improvements to Residential Network

Aug 25, 2014 | Networking Software Wireless

This fall semester introduces a few network changes for the students living in the residence halls.

New Wifi System

A new wifi system has been installed that should make connecting to the residential network easier.  Instead of having to download the previous Cisco NAC agent, users will be able to use their web browser to connect.   You'll now see two residential wireless network connections.  The first time you use the new system, you'll need to connect to "Oswego-Guest-RES" to register your device.  It will look like the following: