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Self-enrollment for IC's Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) initiative is now available for all faculty, staff and students who would like to take advantage of the extra security that it provides for protecting your email, calendar, and other data within Microsoft Office 365.

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Fall 2018 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent out to all guardians and area coordinators and should be completed by 5:00 PM Thursday, July 19th.

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Fall 2018 Technology Renewal questionnaire notifications have been sent out to all guardians and area coordinators and should be completed by 5:00 PM Thursday, July 19th.

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Duo is now available for self-enrollment for all staff, students and faculty who would like to begin using it. More information and instructions for enrolling are available at www.ithaca.edu/duo. Multi-factor authentication greatly enhances the security of your Office 365 account, including your email, calendar, and your files on OneDrive for Business.

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We would like to share the College's FY19 standard computer models and configurations supported through the Technology Renewal Program. Please note - Apple port changes listed below.

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Effective June 1st, 2018 the Technology Renewal Program will move from a 3-year to 4-year lease cycle for all new and replacement standard computers (desktops and laptops).

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We would like to share the recommended docking stations and Apple adapters that are compatible with the standard computer configurations supported through the Technology Renewal Program. 

*Note* - Docking stations are not included in the Technology Renewal Program and must be purchased separately by departments.

 

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The Mac operating system currently supports applications that are both "32-bit" and "64-bit". Starting with macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, applications that are 32-bit will produce a one-time alert when opened. The alert means that the application will eventually no longer run in its current version on your Mac.

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Apple has issued a battery replacement program for their 13” MacBook Pro laptops manufactured from October 2016 through October 2017. We have reviewed all College owned 13” MacBook Pro serial numbers purchased, during this period, and none of the laptops are part of this Apple program. Please share the below link to Apple’s battery replacement notification with anyone owning a 13” MacBook Pro laptop. 

 

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Welcome to the May edition of our IT@IC update. We bring you highlights of efforts that we are working on related to the IT services for the campus community.

MAY 2018 CONTENTS

  • Information Security Update for the Campus Community
  • Updates from the Teaching and Learning with Technology team
    • Welcome new team members
    • Our joint work with TELE
    • Exploring Immersive Media and Learning
    • New faculty development series “Apps & Appetizers”
    • Summer renovations and innovations
    • The mission and focus of TLT
  •  The Last Bit - Best wishes to our 43 graduating IT student employees

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The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.  We are offering a series of learning opportunities in  April and May.  

You can help us understand your knowledge and interest in AR/VR/360 by filling out this Immersive Technologies at IC: 2-Minute Survey.

All sessions are in the Faculty Learning Space in Job 103.

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We would like to share the College's FY19 standard computer models and configurations supported through the Technology Renewal Program. Please note - Apple port changes listed below.

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  The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) group collaborated to offer a hands-on experience, VoiceThread: Beginning to Engage, for Ithaca College (IC) faculty.

VoiceThread is an asynchronous online tool that allows you and your students to engage with a variety of media and integrates with Sakai. The use of VoiceThread is free with an IC login. Many faculty on campus are already using it as part of their course design with promising results.

Please join us as you plan for increasing student engagement in your upcoming courses. We are offering one more session this semester.


April 26-May 3
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Microsoft's Safe Links feature, which we've been using since December to help protect against malicious web links in phishing messages from external senders, is now available for messages from internal senders. This will be enabled on Thursday, April 19th.

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The Microsoft Office Home Use Program, which allowed faculty and staff to purchase MS Office for about $10 for their personal computer, is no longer available under the college's Microsoft license agreement.

However, Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is available to all current faculty, staff and students for free. See our knowledge base article for details.

Information Technology Service Desk
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607-274-1000

The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.  We are offering a series of learning opportunities in  April and May.

You can help us understand your knowledge and interest in AR/VR/360 by filling out this Immersive Technologies at IC: 2-Minute Survey.

All sessions are in the Faculty Learning Space in Job 103

 

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Information Technology upgraded the college’s academic SPSS network license to version 25 last fall and version 24 was extended to this Spring. Version 24 is being shut off at 5:00 PM, March 30, meaning if you do not have version 25, SPSS will no longer be available to you. To request an upgrade to version 25, please fill out and submit the online Order/Renewal Form. Be sure to include the computer asset tag and platform (Windows or Mac) as requested on the form. The subscription charge is $85 for FY 17-18.

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The Center for Faculty Excellence (CFE) and the Teaching and Learning Technology (TLT) group collaborated to offer a hands-on experience, VoiceThread: Beginning to Engage, for Ithaca College (IC) faculty.

VoiceThread is an asynchronous online tool that allows you and your students to engage with a variety of media and integrates with Sakai. The use of VoiceThread is free with an IC login. Many faculty on campus are already using it as part of their course design with promising results.

Please join us as you plan for increasing student engagement in your upcoming courses. We offer two sessions:

March 29-April 5
April 26-May 3
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The Teaching and Learning with Technology (IT) team is exploring augmented reality, virtual reality and 360 video with a part time visiting guest expert, Becky Lane, Ph.D.   

Come visit her at IT's AR/VR table at the College Showcase at Ed Tech Day on March 22nd between 9 am – 3 pm.  You'll have a chance to try out some VR gear!

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It’s now easier than ever to report fraudulent (or suspected) “phishing” email messages to Information Technology. You may have noticed the new “Report as Phishing” button in Outlook for Windows/macOS, or Outlook on the web. It appears at the top left of the email message window.

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