October is National Cybersecurity Month

October 5, 2018

Our online security continues to be very important as we do more online in our professional and personal lives. National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) helps educate people on everyday things that could help make our online data more secure.

Technology Initiative Project (TIP) Applications Due October 12

October 5, 2018

Annual funding is provided by Campus Technology Services to support academic technology initiatives that relate to instruction, student usage, improving student usage, and/or improving student learning through the use of technology.

Go for 2 and Phishing Tournament Contests

October 3, 2018

To celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, CTS is currently holding two contests, the Go for 2 Enrollment Drawing and the Phishing Tournament!

The Go for 2 Enrollment Drawing requires faculty, staff, and students to enable 2-Step Authentication for their LakerApps email accounts to be eligible.

Blackboard Scheduled Outage

October 2, 2018

Blackboard will be unavailable 10/3 from midnight - 7 a.m.  Our hosting provider will be analyzing system performance to address intermittent slow response times. Blackboard will be unavailable for logins during this timeframe.

Anyone with questions may contact the CTS Help Desk.

3 New Blackboard Features that improve Submissions, Attachments, and Accessible Content

September 28, 2018

On August 17, Blackboard was upgraded to a new version which has provided additional features useful for both students and faculty.

Submission Receipts

When a student submits an assignment, they are now presented with a confirmation number from the submission success page within Blackboard.  That number can be written down as proof of the assignment submission.

Login Issue using the Starfish Early Alert System

September 26, 2018

Starfish is an early alert system used to help monitor student academic success. Faculty and staff can monitor student progress and engage with them to help with any academic struggles they may be facing. Accessing Starfish is available through myOswego or Blackboard.

Blackboard and Degree Works Outages

September 17, 2018

Following are the times that Blackboard and Degree Works have experienced outages due to a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack against our SUNY Cloud provider.

Friday, 8/31:

  • 09-52 am - 11:28 am

Thursday, 9/6:

  • 12:26 am - 02:00 am
  • 05:00 am - 05:45 am
  • 06:30 am - 07:30 am
  • 08:15 am - 08:40 am

Tuesday, 9/11:

Upcoming Blackboard Outage

August 15, 2018

The SUNY Oswego Blackboard instance will receive two updates requiring Blackboard to be unavailable during the following times:

  • Thursday, August 16 from 3:00am - 7:00am

  • Friday, August 17 from midnight - 7am

Antivirus Applications for Home Computer Use

July 16, 2018

""As we change from Sophos to Cylance to protect our campus systems, you may be wondering what will happen to your home computer if you’ve been using