Thursday, May 25, 2017

IT Attends Microsoft Event in KC

Two of our staff, Brian Osbourn and Tyler Gastineau were invited to attend the Microsoft event in Kansas city. To hear from the Kansas City Royals and the city of Lenexa on how they utilized the Surface devices. They learned about the best practices, pros and cons and plans for the future. They also had the chance to see the new Surface and Surface Laptop.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Cyber Trip Advisor - stay safe when you travel!

Good luck to all our Hornets during finals week - you can do it!!

Did you know that 90% of travel bookers use their smartphones to conduct research and navigate new cities? Before you take off into your well-deserved summer vacation, don't forget to check out our Cyber Trip Advisor and learn what you can do to keep your important information protected on the go.

See you in August!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Congratulations, IT Service Awards Winners!

This year, three of our IT employees: Greg Larson, Cheryl Alvarado and Armella Mitchell were recognized for 20 years of service. They were joined by over 50 ESU employees, recognized at an event on April 10, 2017.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Extra Congratulations: Anna Catterson for being recognized as the Outstanding Unclassified Professional Employee of the Year!!


Check out the new IT Security website!

The IT Security team is excited to announce the launch of the new Information Security website: https://sky2.emporia.edu/itsecurity

Explore topics such as password security and phishing scams and stay up-to-date with upcoming events! Visit the bookshelf for helpful tip sheets on topics such as travel, weddings and tax season!

Hornet Nation Wireless expands to Butcher and Earl Center

The Butcher Education Center and Earl Center were both added to the list of buildings on campus with the new Hornet Nation wireless.

To see the ever-growing list, go to sky.emporia.edu/wireless

Summer Maintenance

The spring semester may have a few weeks to go, but we wanted to share a few of the new things coming this summer!

Windows 10 in the Classroom
We will schedule our annual summer maintenance of the technology-enhanced classroom PC's with department contacts in May, however, there is one notable change you'll find once we've completed each room--the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 10.  With three major updates to Windows 10 released, we're comfortable with moving our standard install to the latest operating system.  While there are general "look and feel" changes, Windows 10 mostly works like Windows 7.  Classroom computers will need to be logged in using the "smart" account as it will be configured to work with all classroom equipment.  Anyone who would like Windows 10 installed on their office computer, please contact the IT Help Desk.  There is no charge for the upgrade.

ClassFlow replaces ActiveInspire
The vendor that provides ActiveInspire, the software used on the large format interactive Promethean boards, is moving to a new solution called ClassFlow.  While this is new information to us, we believe all of the current Promethean boards will support ClassFlow and plan to install it during the summer maintenance cycle.  We are evaluating the rooms that have short throw projectors + white boards to verify compatibility.  Learning Technologies will be providing training and support on ClassFlow this fall.

SPSS v24
The latest version of SPSS, v24, was made available last fall.  Download it from TechSite or you may contact the IT Help Desk and we will assist you with installing it.  The previous version, v18 (or earlier), is no longer supported and will be discontinued on July 1st, 2017.  SPSS v24 will be installed in any labs, classrooms and SkyLabs that are currently using a previous version.  For users who need to use software off-campus, SPSS is available on all general use SkyLab servers.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

i3 Grant Recipients




CONGRATULATIONS!






Thank you to everyone that submitted their proposal for the i3 Grant, 2017.

The recipients for 2017 are as follows:
  • Diane Nutbrown - Chemistry
    Remote Problem Solving and Structure Drawing with Wireless Writing Tablet
  • Ken Murfay – Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
    Teaching with GoPro Cameras
  • Joyce Zhou - Marketing
    Virtual Reality in Marketing
  • Tom Mahoney - Math
    Inspiring the Innovative Creation of Videos Using iMovie to Ignite Learning in the Classroom
  • Yeol Huh – Instructional Design & Technology
    Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Become Creators Using 360 Virtual Reality (VR) Camera
  • John Barnett – Political Science
    Aquaculture Project
  • Kat O’Meara - EMLJ
    Innovating the Multilingual and Rhetoric Classroom
  • Roberta Eichenberg - Art
    Expanding 3D Printing Technologies for Art Students
  • Melissa Reed - Education
    Using Arduino in the Classroom
  • Lori Mann, Nancy Smith, Todd Roberts – Elementary Education
    Integrating Visual Notetaking into University Classes with the iPad Pro