Using the Blackboard Mobile App

October 26, 2017

The free Blackboard app allows students to use their mobile devices to stay connected to Blackboard Learn, and is available for iOS, Android, and Windows devices.  It has many services and features students will find very useful.

Blackboard mobile app menu featuring activity stream, courses, and test scores.

New Ransomware Threat – Update your Windows Systems!

May 12, 2017

A new email phishing threat is circulating that could install ransomware on unpatched Windows systems.  Ransomware encrypts documents and files on your system and network file shares, rendering them unusable until a ransom is paid to the attacker.  Infected email attachments are delivering this malware, and once a victim’s system is compromised, the infection can spread rapidly to other workstations.  This new ransomware has already shut down

Google Begins Updating Their Gmail Login Page

April 13, 2017

Beginning on April 10th, Google started updating the look of their Gmail login page.

Significant Changes to INB Banner on the Horizon

April 12, 2017

There are significant changes coming to INB Banner in the next few months due to Oracle's plans to de-support Oracle Forms. Ellucian is replacing each INB Banner form with a Banner 9 Administrative Page ( aka Transformed Form ).

Microsoft to Issue Patch Today (4/11) for Banking Malware

April 11, 2017

A new twist on an old threat tactic could allow hackers to compromise your computer and steal your information. As with similar campaigns, infected Microsoft Office documents are sent as attachments in spam emails. However, no interaction is required on the part of the victim this time around. When the document is opened, the vulnerability spreads, making it a nastier technique.

Windows 10 Being Piloted in Select Labs, Classrooms, and Offices

March 17, 2017

CTS is excited to announce the official arrival of Windows 10 to the campus.  By way of a pilot project, we have rolled out Windows 10 to specific labs and advanced technology classroom computers as well as to some faculty and staff machines to be tested for compatibility with campus technical services.  This was done over spring break.  

Qualtrics Survey Software Now Available For Campus Use

March 1, 2017

Qualtrics is software that lets you create surveys for research, customer service, employee insights, etc.  Qualtrics is accessed from the Web so there is no actual software to install on your device.  With a web browser, you can access your surveys and data from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Microsoft Office 2016 Available for Installation

February 9, 2017

Microsoft Office 2016 replaces both Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows and Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac OS. Faculty and staff who would like to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2016 on their SUNY-owned computer may do so provided system requirements are met.

Updates Over Winter Break Increase Network Capacity

February 6, 2017

A responsive, reliable and scalable digital network is a core requirement for the campus to reach our strategic goals. To deliver the five impacts the campus is focusing on require ensuring that faculty, staff, and students have access to the technical resources required to thrive. The series of network improvements CTS did over the holidays improves all three of these attributes and positions the campus for the next cycle of technology.