Canvas: February Training Published

Dear Colleagues, The Canvas Project Team has now published our Canvas training schedule for the month of February.Based on attendance and positive feedback from our Early Adopters, we will host training entirely online, using Zoom, for the month of February. With the Spring II term beginning on March 5th, the February training is targeted for faculty who will be teaching in Canvas at that time. We highly recommend that online faculty who…

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News from the Project Manager – January

As the Spring semester begins to move forward, there has been a significant amount of progress made around the Canvas project.  Our group of early adopters is now teaching their Spring courses in Canvas.  Throughout the semester, the Canvas Project Team will be gathering feedback to help fine tune our full launch of Canvas for…

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SJU Perspective on Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

The purpose of this communication is to describe the vulnerabilities, “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, which have been widely reported by the media for the past week, let you know what the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is doing to address the problem, and explain how you can mitigate associated risks on your SJU and personally-owned computers.…

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Welcome to Canvas – Spring 2018

For students enrolled in courses led by our Early Adopters, their Canvas experience begins now! Welcome to the 2018 Spring semester on Hawk Hill! We have some exciting news to share with you.  One (or more) of your spring courses will be taught in SJU’s new Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Your instructor is part…

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Security Matters: January, 2018 – Privacy is Our Shared Responsibility

Everyone in the SJU community is responsible for the protection of our customers’ privacy and their personal information. However, you don’t need to understand the nuances of every privacy regulation currently affecting higher education to tackle data privacy issues on campus. Whether you are working on a data breach response plan, updating institutional policies, collaborating…

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IT Outages – Christmas Break

During the Christmas holiday, the Office of Information Technology will be performing upgrades to several systems.  Full details are below. Blackboard Learn On Sunday, December 24th, beginning at 6:00am, Blackboard Learn (learn.sju.edu) will be unavailable while an update is applied to the system. Work will be completed by 11:00am. Network Upgrades On Tuesday, December 26th,…

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Canvas Project Update – December

  Dear Colleagues, In August, the Office of Information Technology shared that SJU had selected Canvas to be our new Learning Management System (LMS), thereby replacing Blackboard which has been in use at the university for nearly 20 years. Much has been accomplished in the past three months and we are pleased to provide an…

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IT Outage: Machforms (11/12)

On Sunday, November 12th, from 6:00am – 8:00am, Mach Forms will be unavailable while OIT performs maintenance to this system. Any forms that are embedded in web pages will fail to load properly during the maintenance window. If you have any questions, please contact the TSC at x2920.

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News from the Project Manager – November

**We will be posting short monthly updates around the SJU transition from Blackboard Learn to Canvas.  This is the first update in that series.**   The significance of the Learning Management System (LMS) cannot be underestimated.  It is the primary technology platform in support of teaching and learning, and the most widely used application here…

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