Tech News on Hawk Hill

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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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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SJU Mobile is Here!

Each academic year, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) works closely with the University Student Senate in order to understand the technology needs of our students.  We rely on all of you to bring forth technology concerns or innovations that you want to see implemented. During the 2016 academic year, you made us aware of…

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Windows 10 – Official SJU Release

For the past six years, SJU’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has been installing Windows 7 on all new PCs.   Since Windows 10 was released in 2015, OIT has been hard at work testing and evaluating the operating system.  At this time, we are prepared to deploy Windows 10 on employee computers. Beginning on March…

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Collaborate Ultra Update – 9/10

Blackboard Collaborate is Saint Joseph’s University’s web conferencing system accessible through Blackboard Learn(https://learn.sju.edu). Collaborate ultra is updated monthly to improve the teaching and learning experience. In this release we are excited to introduce persistent content! Persistent Content: After creating a session, moderators can open it any time and load the files they want to share.…

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Welcome Back to the Nest Fellow Hawks

Welcome back to campus for the start of the new school year! As you begin to settle back into campus life (or enjoy it for the first time!) and start to accept that you will not have your mom’s homemade cooking again until Fall Break, here is some information for you to read to get your…

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Move-in Weekend

Welcome back to Hawk Hill for the 2016-2017 school year! As you prepare to settle back onto campus there are a few technology things you should know to make your move in run smoothly. Move-in-Weekend is hectic so come prepared. If you need help with wireless or adding Office 365, or need to know how…

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Summer 2016 – Collaborate Updates

A new Java-free version of Blackboard Collaborate is available Now.  Classified as the “Ultra Experience,” this release of Bb Collaborate uses the web browser as the delivery format for virtual classrooms, meetings, and other engagement opportunities.   Bb Collaborate Ultra provides:  A clutter-free, intuitive interface Crisp audio & hi-definition video Dynamic adjustments according to bandwidth…

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