Students Needed!

The TSC is looking for students interested in serving on a Student Technology Advisory Group.  The goal of this group is to better serve the student community’s technology needs. If you are interested in serving on this group, please email us at tscstaff@sju.edu..

Thank you!

IT Update: Wireless Issues on Campus

At this time, there is an intermittent, known issue with the sjuwireless network in some campus locations. This issue can cause a total loss of wireless connectivity when occurring. If you experience a loss in wireless connectivity in the following locations, please contact the TSC at x2920:

Villiger Hall
Mandeville
Drexel Library
Learning Commons
Alumni House
39 Berwick
Bronstein Garage
Campus Commons
Chapel
City 175
City 183
City 215
City 219
Duperreault Hall
ELS
Fine Arts East
Fine Arts West
Gabriel Hall
Merion Hall
O’Pake Recreation Center
Pennbrook
Quinn Hall
ROTC
Upress 195
Upress 225

Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue.

Find my iPad/iPhone/Mac

When getting a new Apple device, there is an important safety feature that users should activate: iCloud. If you use the iCloud and the supported applications (Find My iPhone) on your device, you can easily find them if they are stolen or lost.  This link provides instructions on setting up this tool on your iPhone, iPad and Mac computer.  Users simply install the apps and sign into www.icloud.com in order to see the location of all of their devices on a map.

http://www.apple.com/icloud/features/find-my-iphone.html

Additionally, the TSC would like to stress the importance of LOCKING your devices in order to protect sensitive data.  To set a passcode lock on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings – General – Passcode Lock and click “Turn Passcode On”.   If someone attempts to unlock your device with the incorrect Passcode, the device will disable temporarily.  You also have the option of automatically erasing all content after ten incorrect attempts.  Please be aware that once your phone is erased it will need to be restored from a backup.

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It is important to not put sensitive information on anything portable unless that item is properly secured. If you have any questions about the security features available on your iPhone or iPad, how to back up the devices, or running updates please contact the TSC!

IT Outage: Voicemail System – 4/10/13 10pm-11pm

The campus voicemail system will be unavailable on Wednesday, April 10th, from 10pm-11pm for maintenance. During this time, menus, automated call routing, and voice mailboxes will be unavailable. Customers will not be able to leave or retrieve messages during this time.

For community safety, calls to the main university number (610-660-1000), as well as Public Safety and Security (610-660-1111) will continue to be directed as normal.

If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the TSC.

IT Outage: Planned for the Week of March 24th

During the week of March 25th, OIT has the following upgrades and outages planned:

March 24th 5am-9am – Our Central Authentication System (CAS) will be upgraded. CAS allows students to seamlessly access Gmail, Google Apps and Blackboard once logging into MySJU. These tools can still be accessed through the following links:
Blackboard – blackboard9.sju.edu
Gmail and Google Apps – google.com/a/sju.edu

March 29th 6am-10am – Wireless may be inaccessible in the following locations for periods of 15 minutes:
Alumni
Berwick
Bronstein Garage
Campus Commons
Chapel
City 175
City 183
City 215
City 219
Duper
ELS
Fine Arts East
Fine Arts West
Gabriel
Merion
Opake
Pennbrook
Quinn
ROTC
Upress 195
Upress 225
Starbucks

March 29th 7am-9am – Zimbra (zmail.sju.edu) will be unavailable during this time for upgrades.  During this time, users will be unable to send and receive email or access their Zimbra calendar or address book.

If you have any questions about these outages, please contact the TSC.

IT Outage: Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing

Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing sessions and recordings will be unavailable this weekend while that feature is updated.  The outage will be from Saturday at 10PM until Sunday at 4PM EST.

During this time, Blackboard will remain available.

Please contact the TSC with any questions or concerns.

For up-to-date outage information, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sjutsc!

TSC & Media Services Spring Break Hours

During the week of Spring Break, the TSC hours are as follows:

Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 – CLOSED
Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8 – 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday, March 9 – CLOSED
Sunday, March 10 – 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Media Services:

Saturday, March 2 – Sunday, March 3 – CLOSED
Monday, March 4 – Friday, March 8 – 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday, March 9 – Sunday, March 10 – CLOSED

You can always  reach us for support at 610-660-2920 or techhelp@sju.edu.

Have a wonderful, relaxing Spring Break!

Google Apps for Education

In August, we transitioned student email to Gmail and the response has been great.  We are excited to announce that during Spring Break, we will be releasing Google Apps for Education to our students.

When you return to SJU on March 11th, you can now look forward to Google Drive, Google Sites, and Google Talk.

  • Google Drive is a free service that once installed on your PC, allows you store all your files including documents, photos, videos and Google Docs online and access them anywhere. Google Drive is now the home of Google Docs.
  • Google Sites enables users to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. With Google Sites, people can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube, etc.), and can also add new free-form content.
  • Google Talk is an instant messaging service that provides both text and voice communication.

Stay tuned for more information about Google Apps!

Planned Outage: Network Services in Barbelin

Network Services will be unavailable on the ground and 1st floors of Barbelin on Friday, February 15th, from 7am-8am while we upgrade equipment.  Services effected include: Email, Internet, Blackboard, Banner, file and print sharing, etc.

Please contact the TSC with any questions or concerns.

Banner INB Upgrade and required Java Update

On Sunday, we upgraded Banner INB. This upgrade will require an update to Java on your computer.  See below for instructions for upgrading Java on your PC or Mac.

To access the upgraded version of Banner INB, please go to MySJU – School Services – Banner System – Banner Production (New)

If you have any questions regarding the upgrade of Banner or Java, please contact the TSC.

— Install Java 6 update 37 on your PC

To access the L drive: Go to Start – Run – type in \\sju_fs2\banner and hit Enter

Copy L:\INB\ Java6_37update.exe to your Desktop

Double click Java6_37update.exe

Allow the script to finish running.

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** CHECK WEB BROWSER VERSION **

Recommendation: Use Internet Explorer 7 or 8

Fully supported web browsers for PROD INB are Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox 3.6

Fully supported web browsers for PPNX INB are Internet Explorer 7, 8 and 9, Firefox 3.6

Banner 8 INB is not supported on Chrome

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— Connect to Banner on New Servers

PROD INB

MySJU / Log in to MySJU / School Services / Banner System / Banner Production (New)

PPNX INB

MySJU / Log in to MySJU / School Services / Banner System / Banner Pre-Production

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— 3 Java Security Warning Windows Pop Up When Access Banner INB

There will be 3 Java Security Warning Windows pop up first access Banner INB on a PC.

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Please check box “Always trust content from this publisher” on all 3 pop up windows as below so next time when you access same Banner INB on same PC, you will not get these windows again.

Banner INB will now work for Internet Explorer 7 or 8

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** Firefox Users **

If you have problem connecting to Banner INB on new servers, click “Tools” tab and then click “Add-ons”. Make sure that “Java™ Platform SE 6 U37 6.0.370.6” shows “Disable”.

You might also need to click “Get Add-ons”, then click  and click “Check for Upgrades”.

Windows 7 :

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Windows XP

 

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Mac  

— Install Java 7.13 on your Mac

Go to java.com and click Free Java Download.  You will be instructed on the following to “Agree and Start Free Download” the Recommended Version 7 Update 13

** CHECK WEB BROWSER VERSION**

The current browser versions are Firefox 18 and Safari 6.  These are the fully supported browsers for Banner 8 INB on a Mac

— Connect to Banner on New Servers

PROD INB

MySJU / Log in to MySJU / School Services / Banner System / Banner Production (New)

PPNX INB

MySJU / Log in to MySJU / School Services / Banner System / Banner Pre-Production

— 2 Java Security Warning Windows Pop Up When Access Banner INB

There will be 2 Java Security Warning Windows when you access Banner INB on your Mac

Please click “I accept the risk and want to run this application”

 

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Click “No” when prompted to Block potentially unsafe components

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