Tech News on Hawk Hill

How do I update my browser Home Page or Bookmarks?

Firefox Home Page: Click the menu button and choose Options. Select the General panel. In the Startup box under Home Page enter the address you would like. For example: nest.sju.edu Click OK to close the Options window. Firefox Bookmarks: 1.  Go to Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks That should open the library window. In the Library window,…

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How do I clear my Internet Browser’s Cache?

Firefox: Click the menu button and choose Preferences (this may also say Options in certain versions of Firefox). Select the Advanced panel. Click on the Network tab. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now. Close the Preferences window.  Once you reload the page, you will no longer have an error message. Chrome: Click…

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Christmas Break: IT Outages

Over the Christmas break, the Office of Information Technology will be taking the opportunity to perform some upgrades and maintenance.  Here are the outages you can expect: December 28, 6:00AM – 9:00AM: Banner INB, SSB, and DegreeWorks will be unavailable December 28, 7:00AM – 12:00PM: Cognos, Operational Data Store (ODS), and the Academic Dashboard will…

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Saying Good-bye to MySJU – January 7th

On November 18, with the redirect of MySJU, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) began the transition towards one University portal, The Nest. We first launched The Nest on March 17 and our goal with the parallel launch was to give you a chance to become acquainted with The Nest before completely removing access to…

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The Nest: Definitions and FAQs – Employee Version

1.) What is a portlet? Portlets are the small sections within pages.  A portlet usually contains several items that are fall under a particular topic. For example, Faculty Registration Tools or Employee Resources.   2.) What is a page? A page in The Nest is basically the tabs you see across the top when you…

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The Nest: Definitions and FAQs – Faculty version

1.) What is a portlet? Portlets are the small sections within pages.  A portlet usually contains several items that are fall under a particular topic. For example, Faculty Registration Tools or Employee Resources. 2.) What is a page? A page in The Nest is basically the tabs you see across the top when you log…

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The Nest: Definitions and FAQs – Student Version

1.) You keep saying portlet. What is a portlet? Portlets are the small sections within pages.  A portlet usually contains several items that fall under a particular topic. For example, Registration Tools or Financial Literacy.   2.) What is a page? Pages in The Nest are basically the tabs you see across the top when…

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MySJU is Retiring!

The Nest, SJU’s information portal, launched during the Spring 2014 semester as the replacement for our legacy portal, MySJU.  The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has continued to add functionality and improve The Nest based on feedback received from campus constituents so we may begin the process of phasing out MySJU as our primary portal.…

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Tips and Tricks for Travelers

Whether you’re headed on a vacation or studying abroad, there are some basic necessities to bring with you. But as any frequent traveler knows, there are also tricks, gadgets, and apps to make your experience 10x better: A universal power adapter should be the first thing you pack if you’re going out of the country.…

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The Nest: Useful Links & Tools Portlet

Under the Employee Page in The Nest, you will find an enhanced portlet called “Useful Links and Tools”.  This portlet is great news for users of the following tools: Banner INB INB is short for “Internet Native Banner” and refers to the back-end of Banner that is most widely used by administrative staff to manage…

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