ITS Updates

A new school year brings new updates from ITS, including wireless tech, Blackboard updates, and more!

New Wireless Technology for Students, Faculty, and Staff Update

Starting mid-May, we began the migration of the new Cisco wireless technology.  We have posted a general schedule for the building on our website. In addition to also posting signs and handouts in key locations.

Users connecting to wireless in the buildings or specific locations that have migrated will see the network information below:

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

Important Note: It is strongly recommended that all users connecting to the new wireless network register their devices in order to receive proper permissions and network functionality. This is done by following the steps when connecting to PACE-OPEN.

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

Blackboard Collaborate Notice for Student and Faculty Mac Users

Recent security changes released by Apple may prevent Web conferencing customers from launching Blackboard Collaborate sessions and recordings. Customers using OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 will be affected.  The security changes no longer allow for users to auto-launch JNLP files. The Blackboard Collaborate Support Team has released several workarounds for these users on the Blackboard Collaborate Support site. If you need additional assistance, please contact Beth Gordon Klingner ( or Samantha Egan (