ITS Updates

  

ePortfolio Contest for Students
Who doesn’t want $100 these days? The ePortfolio Spring Contest is now open to all undergraduate and graduate students! Log in to https://eportfolio.pace.edu to read the contest requirements and submit with the click of a button. The deadline is Wednesday, April 17. Need help sprucing up your ePortfolio? Contact an eTern at eportfolio@pace.edu.

New Wireless Technology
ITS has completed the installation process of new Cisco wireless technology at the Law School Campus in White Plains. Starting in mid-May, we will be migrating classroom locations in both the NY and Westchester campuses. This will be done in phases. If you are interested in checking out the new technology, go to any of the following locations which now include the new wireless network technology:

  • Law School (WP)
  • 140 William St. (NYC)
  • CSO office areas (NYC-2nd floor 1 Pace Plaza)
  • CRC lab (PLV-2nd floor Willcox Hall)
  • West Hall (BRC)

If you are connecting to wireless in the buildings or specific locations list above, you will see the network information below:

  • Pace_Connect will now be called PACE-OPEN
  • Pace_Secure will now be called PACE-WIRELESS

For additional updates, information, and/or rollout schedules for the new services, please visit the following site: Configuring Wireless.

Postini Service Changes for Faculty, Staff, and Students
This past March we migrated our services from Postini to Exchange Online Protection (EOP) which affected all users.  Quarantine summaries will now be coming from the following sender: quarantine@messaging.microsoft.com.  The new email anti-spam and virus filtering service is much more aggressive where it blocks spam before even reaching your quarantine mailbox so you may see a decrease in the quantity of messages in your daily summaries.

For more details on this transition, visit the following sites: SPAM Control: Postini Transitioning to Exchange Online Protection and SPAM Control: Exchange Online Protection (EOP) FAQs. For information on how to deal with spam, refer to the following page: Spam Alerts.

iPad User Group Meetings for Faculty and Students
The remaining Spring meetings scheduled for April and May are as follows:

  • Monday, April 15 at 12:20 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1 at 11:15 a.m.–12:10 p.m.

All meetings will be held in Miller 16 (PLV) and Civic E319 (NYC). You can view the minutes from each meeting on the iPad blog. To be placed on the mailing list, contact Sam Egan at segan@pace.edu.

Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference for Faculty and Staff: Friday, April 26
Please click here to register for Pace’s first Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, April 26 on the New York City Campus. This one-day free conference will bring together experienced faculty and staff from Pace as well as nearby institutions to engage in presentations with Blackboard experts on online/blended teaching, instructional design, mobile learning, analytics, and many other exciting topics. Please contact Beth Gordon Klingner at bklingner@pace.edu for more information.

IT Project Review Board for Faculty and Staff
ITS has created a project review board to evaluate new project requests. This is to ensure proper resources are available and projects meet minimum criteria. For more information visit Project Management Office Operations Guide.

iStrategy Training for Faculty Chairs
Attend workshops to find out how the iStrategy data warehouse can help you learn more about the students in your respective departments. For additional details, please refer to the following site: iStrategy Training.  Training dates are as follows:

  • NYC: Friday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in Civic 25 E101

Training Sessions for IMO Representatives
The IMO meetings scheduled for March are as follows:

  • NYC:
    • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., 1 Pace Plaza (NYC), W202 CRC–PC Room A
    • Windows 8: Thursday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m., 1 Pace Plaza (NYC), W202 CRC–PC Room A
  • PLV:
    • Windows 8: Thursday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Willcox Hall (PLV), 2nd Floor CRC–Alcove
    • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m., Willcox Hall (PLV), 2nd Floor CRC–Alcove

To register, e-mail Vito Palmeri at vpalmeri@pace.edu.

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