Shineman "Shines" with Technology

September 9, 2013

CTS spent much of the summer preparing for the opening of SUNY Oswego's newest building, the Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation.  The $118 million, 233,000 square foot building is home to the College’s sciences departments including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Earth Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics.

App-lying Mobile Technology in the Classroom - iPad Pilot

September 9, 2013

The beginning of the semester brings an exciting new effort for the use of iPads in the classroom.  The Provost's office, CELT, and CTS are jointly sponsoring a pilot that will allow faculty accepted into the program to experiment with how the devices can be used for teaching, learning and other innovative uses.

Upcoming Changes to myOswego

September 9, 2013

Look for some login changes coming to myOswego and its associated applications in the next few weeks.

Wi-Fi Overhaul Being Planned

September 9, 2013

Last spring, CTS worked with our Campus Technology Advisory Board to survey the campus on their satisfaction with the services we provide to the campus.  The results of that survey indicated that the campus wi-fi needs to be more reliable and easier to use. Since then, a re-design of wi-fi has become one of our highest priorities.

Expand Your Knowledge and Become More Productive with our Technical Workshops

September 9, 2013

Technical workshops will start the week of September 9 and continue through the beginning of November.  Various hands-on workshops are available in the categories of CTS Projects and Services, General Computer Use and Maintenance, Web Conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate, Microsoft Office, LakerApps, and Multimedia.

Online Web Conferencing with Blackboard Collaborate

September 9, 2013

On May 17, the Elluminate Live online synchronous collaboration tool was upgraded to Blackboard Collaborate.  Blackboard purchased the company along with a competing product called Wimba in 2010.  Blackboard used the best of both products to create Collaborate and is their future direction for online conferencing.

Wi-Fi Installs Completed for Residence Halls

September 9, 2013

Over the last two years, CTS has been aggressively equipping residence halls with wi-fi. This summer ended that project with the completion of Onondaga Hall.  Over 200 access points were installed throughout the ten-floor building. All residence halls now have wi-fi coverage in individual rooms as well as public gathering spots such as lounges.

Don't Get Hooked by a Phishing Scam

September 9, 2013

Please do not reply to any email asking for your username, password, date of birth, social security number, credit card numbers or other sensitive data. These are an attempt to steal your identity, otherwise known as a phishing scam.
 

iPhone Spring Cleaning

September 5, 2013

With the release of the new iPhone 5S just around the corner, you may be stowing away for the latest & greatest offering from Apple. However, those who are content with their current iPhone model may want to take steps to keep it fast and ready for the new iOS 7 (Apple's latest Operating System for the phone).

Mobile Office Apps

August 7, 2013

We’re often asked about Office apps on the iOS and Android mobile operating systems. While an official Microsoft Office app does exist for most mobile systems, it requires an active Office 365 subscription. For those users who don’t have that subscription (probably you, if you’re reading this), there are several great alternatives.