Lab and Classroom Computer Updates

Jan 23, 2017 | Classrooms

Several locations on campus received new equipment that was installed over winter break.  
They are the following:

  • (25) new PC desktops for the Penfield Lobby area (first floor)
  • (3) new Mac and PC desktops for the Multimedia Rooms in Penfield 208 and 210
  • (45) new PCs for classroom podiums for the majority of classrooms in Shineman, Park, and the Metro Center

In addition, the following spaces receiver newer used equipment that was installed over winter break:

Extended Help Desk Hours

Jan 20, 2017 | Helpdesk

Since the semester is fast approaching, the Help Desk will be holding extended hours for the following days:

Saturday, 1/21: 12 pm – 4 pm
Sunday, 1/22: 12pm – 7 pm

Give us a call at 315.312.3456, email us at help@oswego.edu, or stop by our office at 26 Lanigan Hall for assistance.

Large-Scale Cybersecurity Attack Affects the U.S.

Oct 21, 2016 | Uncategorized

Earlier today, there was a large-scale cybersecurity attack is affecting most of the United States. This attack affects some of the most popular Internet websites, including, but not limited to Twitter, Spotify, Netflix, Amazon, Xbox Live, and the Playstation Network.

If you're having trouble connecting to certain websites or online services, keep trying periodically throughout the night.

For more information on this cybersecurity attack, refer to this LA Times news article.  

Adobe License Changes

Sep 28, 2016 | Uncategorized

Last year, CTS was able to purchase an Adobe Creative Cloud license for the campus that allowed us to install the Master Suite products on SUNY-owned equipment.  This is a subscription service that expires on 9/29.  Due to the subscription ending, we are now able to join the SUNY Adobe contract at a significant cost savings to the campus.  

There are a few changes related to this that you should be aware of:

High Volume of Devices Connecting to Residential Wireless

Aug 29, 2016 | Networking

We are experiencing a high volume of devices trying to connect to the residential network, specifically in Seneca, Onondaga, and Johnson.  If you have devices that are not being used, such as wireless printers, gaming devices and content streaming devices, please disconnect them from the residential wifi as to free up the network for others while we work on fixing the issue. Thank you for your patience!

Changes to Mahar 210 and Mahar 211 Classroom Computer Labs

Aug 26, 2016 | Uncategorized

Mahar 210 is a computer lab with approximately 25 PCs and Mahar 211 is a lab with approximately 25 Macs.  During the class year, these labs have been used during the day for classes and then open for general access from 6pm-10pm Monday through Thursday.  They will continue to be used for classes during the day and, new this fall semester, they will also be used for classes in the evening.  This change was made based on the need for additional labs for classes being taught later in the day as well as low usage of both labs during the general access time period.

Get Office 365 for Free

Aug 26, 2016 | Software

As part of our enrollment in the Microsoft Campus Agreement, all SUNY Oswego registered students, faculty and staff are eligible to get Office 365 for FREE.  

What is Office 365?

Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud version of Office Professional Plus.  Essentially, you login to a website to use certain applications, such as Word and Excel, directly through a web browser.  You can also download and install the applications locally to your machine.  

What’s included?

Setup Panopto Today for Your Fall Classes

Aug 23, 2016 | Lecture Capture

Many faculty at SUNY Oswego have discovered how easy it is to setup and use Panopto to record lectures and additional video content for their students to view in Blackboard in one simple system. Just follow these 3 easy steps: