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SJU Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2017 Champion

SJU has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2017. We will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness. Recognized every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital…

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Equifax Security Breach

On September 7th, Equifax announced a massive data breach that resulted in the loss of personally identifiable information for approximately 143 million customers. As one of the three major credit reporting agencies in the country, Equifax holds personal information for nearly half of all Americans, including: name, address, social security number, and birthdate. The unauthorized…

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Welcome Back, SJU Faculty!

Dear Colleagues, welcome back to Hawk Hill!  We hope you had an enjoyable summer. Over the summer, the Office of Information Technology was hard at work updating technology around campus.  As always, we’ve made some updates to classroom technology based on feedback from faculty. Classroom Updates We rolled out Windows 10 in the following classrooms…

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Welcome (Back) to Hawk Hill!

Dear New Hawks & Returning Hawks, Welcome (back) to Hawk Hill for the 2017-2018 school year! Move-in-weekend can be hectic so we want to help make your move-in experience go as smoothly as possible when it comes to getting your technology up and running. We’ve compiled the heavy-hitters that we deal with during move-in weekend…

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Zoom Web Conferencing Available

During the Summer of 2016, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) heard from faculty that our existing web conferencing tool was not meeting faculty and student needs.  In particular, the quality of online courses was adversely affected by the unreliability of the old web conferencing solution.  As a result, OIT began an extensive, faculty-led analysis…

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Canvas selected as new SJU Learning Management System

We are pleased to announce that Canvas from Instructure, Inc. has been selected as the University’s next learning management platform.  Canvas will replace Blackboard, which has been the University’s learning management platform since the late 1990s.  The signing of the Canvas agreement two weeks ago marked the culmination of a nine-month selection process which began…

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Student Survey Results

In April, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) sent a survey to all Undergraduate students asking for their feedback regarding the technology services that we provide.  We asked about everything from in-person support, to wireless access, to our learning management system, and classroom layout. Over the past few months, we have spent a lot of…

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SJU has Gone Google!

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce that all members of the SJU community (students, faculty, and staff) are now working on the same collaborative platform: Google’s G Suite!  On June 21st, 2017, we had our final group migration and moved 295 CAS faculty at that time. The actual migration phase of…

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IT Outage: Drexel Library – 7/28

On Friday, July 28th, from 7:00am – 10:00am, Network Services will be moving data jacks to new switch ports in the Drexel Library. What does this mean? During that outage window, users in the Drexel Library can expect rolling outages of 2-3 minutes as connections are moved to the new switch. If you have any…

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New Event and Room Reservation Solution

In an effort to optimize the University’s event and room reservation process, we are pleased to announce a new online scheduling system, Infosilem’s EnCampus Enterprise.   This new system will be rolled out to campus in June, 2017.   The University will move from a distributed approach for room reservations to a more efficient, integrated request model.…

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