Canvas Project Update – October

Dear Colleagues, In August, the Office of Information Technology announced that the university had selected Canvas as SJU’s new Learning Management System (LMS), following a faculty-lead review process that spanned several months.  Since that announcement, the Canvas project team has been hard at work preparing for what we believe is a significant advancement of our digital learning…

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NCSAM – Week 2: Cybersecurity in the Workplace is Everyone’s Business

As you found out last week, October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Each week during the month of October, we will present you with new tips on staying safe and secure online. This week’s theme is: Cybersecurity in the Workplace Is Everyone’s Business What does this mean? We have a shared responsibility to make…

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)! Each week we will have tips on how to stay safe and secure online. Week 1 #CyberAware Tips Lock down your login: Your usernames and passwords are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking, and social media. Strengthen online accounts and use strong authentication tools…

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Mac OS 10.13 – High Sierra

*This message is intended for employees and faculty members who have a Mac issued to them by Saint Joseph’s University. If you have a computer running Windows, this notice will not apply to you.* On Monday, September 25th, Apple will be releasing the new version of their operating system, OS 10.13, High Sierra. The Office…

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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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