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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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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Blackboard Collaborare Ultra: January Update

Blackboard Collaborate is Saint Joseph’s University’s web conferencing system accessible through Blackboard Learn. Collaborate ultra is updated monthly to improve the teaching and learning experience. In this release we are excited to introduce persistent content. You can now enjoy the benefits of WebRTC using your Firefox® browser. This mean that all Firefox® users will experience…

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Tech Updates: Dropbox Hacked

Dropbox, a cloud storage company, has been hacked.  For full details, click here. For details on Information Security at SJU and safe practices, contact the TSC at 610-660-2920.

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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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