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Online Student Orientation - Spring 2017

The College of Education and Education Technology along with IT Services is pleased to announce that the Spring 2017 Online Student Orientation will be held January 16 20, 2017.

Posted on 12/1/2016 12:42:09 PM

IUP Employees Present at Pennsylvania Banner User Group Conference

The 17th annual Pennsylvania Banner Group (PA Bug) conference was held November 20–22, 2016, in Grantville, Pa. More than 15 IUP employees attended the event, which drew several hundred attendees.

Posted on 11/28/2016 2:09:26 PM

Power Outage November 20 in Stright Data Center

The Stright Data Center will be without power on Sunday, November 20, from 5:30 to 11:00 a.m. for maintenance required for the Stright Data Center upgrade project. As such, all computing systems will be unavailable.

Posted on 11/14/2016 11:24:00 AM

IUP Featured in Campus Technology Magazine

Bill Balint, IUP's chief technology officer, was interviewed for the Campus Technology Magazine article "Outsourcing IT in Higher Ed: A Necessary Evil?"

Posted on 11/2/2016 4:24:40 PM

Announcing Fall 2016 D2L Workshop Schedule

Instructional Design Services announces the schedule for the fall 2016 D2L workshops.

Posted on 10/24/2016 12:00:17 PM

Announcing Drop-Add Daily E-mail Digest

The Drop/Add Daily E-mail Digest, created at the request of ACPAC, provides an e-mail notification to instructors when students drop or add their courses.

Posted on 9/6/2016 9:53:11 AM

Fall 2016 Online Student Orientation Workshop

Are you a first-time online learner, or new to online learning at IUP? This orientation is a free online workshop for students to prepare for the online learning experience. The course starts soon, so be sure to register soon.

Posted on 8/2/2016 11:26:46 AM

IUP Staff Members Present at Technology Conference

The 2016 Pennsylvania Banner User Group (PABUG) Technology Days Conference was held on May 31 and June 1 at Duquesne University. IUP cosponsored the event with California, Edinboro, and Slippery Rock in support of fellow cosponsor and host Duquesne.

Posted on 6/2/2016 3:54:49 PM

Pfeffer Invited to Participate in Annual ACUTA Conference

Telecommunications Manager Gerry Pfeffer will participate at the 2016 ACUTA Conference, April 24–27, discussing security and compliance as it relates to IUP's telecomm services and environment.

Posted on 4/11/2016 8:42:51 AM

West to Participate in KINBER 2016 Annual Conference

IUP Systems Analyst Kathy West has been selected to speak on her experience and participation at the fall 2015 Super Computing Conference as an awardee of the Women in IT Networking initiative.

Posted on 4/11/2016 8:41:36 AM

Grieggs and West to Present at KINBERCON 2016

IUP Executive Director of IT Security Paul Grieggs will be presenting, and systems analyst Kathy West will be serving on a panel discussion, at the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research 2016 annual conference in Philadelphia. 

Posted on 4/11/2016 8:22:45 AM

Balint Receives PaBUG 2015 Emeriti Award

Bill Balint, IUP chief information officer, was a 2015 Emeriti Award recipient at the annual Pennsylvania Banner User Group (PaBUG) conference recently held in Grantville, Pa.

Posted on 1/20/2016 3:22:09 PM

Education Technology Insights Features IUP

Education Technology Insights magazine published an article called "Embracing Cloud Computing for Redefining Education" in its November 2015 issue where IUP Chief Information Officer Bill Balint was featured.

Posted on 1/14/2016 3:39:26 PM

IT Services Phone System Testing

IT Services will conduct a phone system pilot beginning January 4, 2016, in which IT Services’ phones will utilize IUP’s Internet connection instead of a landline.

Posted on 12/17/2015 3:05:03 PM

After-Hours Test Drop-Off Location Change

The location of the after-hours test drop-off has now changed. The new location will be inside the vestibule of the IT Support Center located in Delaney Hall.

Posted on 12/4/2015 1:09:20 PM

Rutledge, Barker, and Balint Give Presentations at Pennsylvania Banner User Group Conference

The 16th annual Pennsylvania Banner Group (PA Bug) conference was held November 22–24 in Grantville, Pa. More than 20 IUP employees, including Doug Rutledge, Eric Barker, and Bill Balint, attended the event, which drew more than 500 attendees.

Posted on 11/30/2015 2:34:45 PM

West, of IT Services, to Participate in SCinet and Attend Super Computing Conference

Kathy West, a member of IUP’s IT Services, was one of five women in information technology selected to participate in SCinet as part of a collaboration of Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS).

Posted on 11/4/2015 1:56:45 PM

Social Media Awareness

Social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, provide terrific ways to communicate with friends and family and to network professionally. However, careful consideration should be used when sharing information online.

Posted on 10/23/2015 1:05:48 PM

Tips for Dealing With Malicious Software and Malware

Malicious software or malware can harm your computer, and in some cases, puts your personal information at risk. Here is a brief guide to malware for the end user.

Posted on 10/16/2015 1:50:34 PM

Be an Internet Skeptic—Avoid Scams

The IT Support Center responds to hundreds of calls annually from campus community members who fall prey to scams that can compromise personal and financial information. Here are some of the scams we've seen this year and what you can do to avoid them.

Posted on 10/9/2015 12:52:25 PM

Attention: Required Maintenance Banner/URSA for July 6

IT Services must complete required maintenance on the Banner/URSA environments early Monday morning, July 6, 2015. Our plan is to have the system available prior to the start of business. The Banner Web Client and URSA-related links on MyIUP will be unavailable during this time. If you have any questions, pl

Posted on 7/1/2015 2:50:39 PM

D2L Upgrade: Saturday, May 9

The biannual Desire2Learn (D2L) upgrade is scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 12:01 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. During the upgrade period, D2L will not be available. D2L upgrades are scheduled to occur on the Saturdays of fall and spring Commencement. The D2L maintenance and upgrade schedule has

Posted on 4/13/2015 1:19:40 PM

Montgomery to Present on IUP’s Data Warehousing History at 2015 HEDW Annual Conference

IT Services Coordinator Jeff Montgomery has been selected to present at the 2015 Higher Education Data Warehouse (HEDW) annual conference. It is the first time IUP has been selected to present at this event. Montgomery will present on “Creating a Business Intelligence Program at a public university and sha

Posted on 4/6/2015 7:15:02 AM

Unscheduled Maintenance Window for Some Network File Sharing Resources

Posted on 3/26/2015 12:02:35 PM

Check your JunkMail Folder!

Posted on 3/26/2015 12:00:16 PM

Office 365 for Staff and Faculty

IUP staff and faculty are no longer required to visit the IT Support Center and fill out paperwork to receive a copy of Microsoft Office. You can now visit the IT Support Center software page to receive your free copy (Office 365 instructions) . Highlights of Office 365 vs Traditional Media: Licensed

Posted on 2/10/2015 9:34:37 AM

Common Scams

Posted on 2/3/2015 10:42:11 AM

2015 PASSHE Virtual Conference: Come Interface with Your Colleagues

The PASSHE Virtual Conference takes place weekdays, February 9-20, 2015. The conference features 60 one-hour synchronous sessions on topics highlighting the innovative and current hot-button issues in using technology in the classroom and in delivering distance education. Sessions will appeal to a variety of inter

Posted on 2/2/2015 9:22:59 AM

Legacy Streaming Media Service to be Replaced by itube

itube will replace the existing streaming media service, which will remain fully operational until May 15, 2015. All current users of the old streaming service will need to migrate any desired files to itube before the May 15, 2015, deadline. Conversion instructions are provided on our Streaming Media web

Posted on 1/23/2015 8:24:17 AM

Montgomery to Present at Data Warehousing Event

IT Services Coordinator Jeff Montgomery has been selected to present at the 2015 Higher Education Data Warehouse annual conference. It is the first time IUP has been selected to present at this event. Montgomery will present on “Creating a Business Intelligence Program at a Public University and Sharing t

Posted on 1/12/2015 2:30:04 PM

itube to Replace Legacy Streaming Media Service

itube will replace the existing streaming media service, which will remain fully operational until May 15, 2015. All current users of the old streaming service will need to migrate any desired files to itube before the May 15, 2015, deadline. Conversion instructions are provided on our Streaming Media web pag

Posted on 12/15/2014 3:07:32 PM

Cyber Security Awareness Competition Deadline

Posted on 11/12/2014 4:35:36 PM

Enjoy a Free Webinar in Celebration of National Distance Learning Week

In celebration of National Distance Learning Week (November 10–14, 2014), the United States Distance Learning Association is sponsoring a series of free webinars. Topics include instructional design, videoconferencing, course quality, and student assessment and retention. For a complete list of webinar topics and de

Posted on 11/6/2014 3:32:07 PM

Now Available: IUP’s iblog Blogging Service

IT Services is pleased to announce a new blogging service. iblog, as it is being branded, is open to all IUP faculty, staff, and students with active network accounts, with additional services available for classes, organizations, and departments. iblog uses the CampusPress (WordPress) platform and replaces IUP’s Mo

Posted on 10/31/2014 1:05:50 PM

Stay Safe When Social Networking

Social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, provide terrific ways to communicate with friends and family and to network professionally. However, careful consideration should be used when sharing information online. What you share can be damaging to your reputation, prevent you from getting a job, and

Posted on 10/24/2014 1:37:25 PM

Win $100; Build Cyber Security Awareness

Posted on 10/16/2014 2:42:58 PM

End-User Guide to Malicious Software

Malicious software or malware can harm your computer, and in some cases, puts your personal information at risk. The ins and outs of malware can get technical. The following is a brief guide to malware for the end user. Malware includes programs, such as viruses, spyware, and adware:  Viruses , just like human

Posted on 10/14/2014 11:01:45 AM

Register Now for IUP D2L Day

Posted on 10/13/2014 3:32:31 PM

IT Services Employees to Present at 2014 Pennsylvania Banner User Group Conference

IT Services employees will participate in four presentations at the 15th annual Pennsylvania Banner User Group (PABUG) Conference, November 24–25, 2014. Lance Williams, systems analyst, will present “IUP Banner Document Management Implementation Overview.” Doug Rutledge, systems analyst, will present “IUP Mobi

Posted on 10/10/2014 7:18:05 AM

IT Services to Be Represented at Internet2 Technology Exchange

The Internet2 Technology Exchange, a prestigious technical event for the global research and education community, will include representatives from IUP IT Services for the first time when it convenes October 26–30, 2014. Paul Grieggs, executive director of IT Security, has been invited to present IUP’s federated ide

Posted on 10/10/2014 7:16:26 AM

Be an Internet Skeptic: Avoid Scams

The IT Support Center responds to hundreds of calls annually from campus community members who fall prey to scams that can compromise personal and financial information. Here are some of the scams we've seen this year and what you can do to avoid them. Scams include the following: E-mails containing fak

Posted on 10/3/2014 2:25:31 PM

Participate in IT Support Center’s Cyber Security Awareness Contest

Posted on 10/2/2014 11:44:19 AM

Celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Join the IT Support Center as we celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) all through October! This national initiative is an effort to ensure that every American has the resources needed to stay safe online. Stay tuned to IUP Daily for weekly updates and tips regarding online security.

Posted on 9/30/2014 9:00:25 AM

Profile Pictures for D2L or Moodle Coming October 1

Beginning October 1, 2014, faculty and students will be able to upload a photo of themselves into their profiles in D2L and Moodle. Faculty have requested this capability in order to create a greater sense of community within courses.  Note: Uploading photos is strictly voluntary, so faculty member

Posted on 9/29/2014 8:47:22 AM

Save the Date: IUP to Host D2L Day

Posted on 9/17/2014 2:21:43 PM

IT Services Announces Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule

IUP IT Services is pleased to announce its Fall 2014 Workshop Schedule. This semester’s schedule features workshops for D2L, Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing, and the itube streaming media service. Additionally, our Brown Bag and Webinar series highlight various topics related to the use of technology in the

Posted on 9/12/2014 10:33:20 AM

Fall 2014 Qualtrics Update

Posted on 8/21/2014 9:12:35 AM

Moodle 2.6 Upgrade Scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2014

With the fall semester rapidly approaching, faculty, staff, and students will want to be aware of the following transition-related items. The Moodle environment will be unavailable between 4:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 14, while we upgrade from Moodle v2.4 to Moodle v2.6.  After 7:30 a.m.,

Posted on 8/11/2014 7:57:33 AM

Desire2Learn and Brightspace

Posted on 8/7/2014 10:12:44 AM

Wireless Certificate Update

On July 23, 2014, IUP will transition to a new wireless security certificate. The previous certificate is set to expire and must be renewed. The transition to the new certificate will impact some wireless devices on the network. You will need to do the following on your device when you bring it to campus after July

Posted on 7/21/2014 12:30:00 PM

Dadson and Toy to Present on Mobile Devices and BYOD

Posted on 7/7/2014 8:33:44 AM

Microsoft Office 2013 Becomes Standard for Fall 2014

Just a friendly reminder that the Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee (ACPAC) made a recommendation in its February meeting to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 in the public labs and standard multimedia classrooms beginning in fall 2014. As such, the four public labs—the Library, Leonard, Eberly, and Stri

Posted on 6/12/2014 1:53:18 PM

Microsoft Office 2013 Becomes Standard in Fall 2014

Just a friendly reminder that the Academic Computing Policy Advisory Committee (ACPAC) made a recommendation in its February meeting to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 in the public labs and standard multimedia classrooms beginning in Fall 2014. As such, the four public labs—Library, Leonard, Eberly, and Stright—

Posted on 6/3/2014 2:25:44 PM

I and N IUP Network Drives Decommissioned May 12, 2014

The “I” and “N” drives on the IUP Network will be decommissioned on May 12, 2014. However, the “I” drive will remain in a read-only configuration through the conclusion of Summer II. The primary reasons for this action are the notable decline in the usage of these drives due to the emergence of alternati

Posted on 4/29/2014 10:34:52 AM

IT Services Again Featured by Campus Technology

Posted on 4/21/2014 10:26:20 AM

D2L Upgrade: May 10, 2014

The biannual Desire2Learn (D2L) upgrade is scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 10, 2014, from 12:01 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. During the upgrade period, D2L will not be available.  D2L upgrades are scheduled to occur on the Saturdays of Fall and Spring Commencement. The D2L maintenance and upgrade schedule ha

Posted on 4/18/2014 3:23:57 PM

Internet Explorer Upgrade April 19, 2014

IT Services is happy to announce an Internet Explorer browser upgrade on standard ITS domain computers to version 10. This update will take place during the daily maintenance period, which runs from 3:00–6:00 a.m., and will begin on April 19 . This update does not require any user interaction. Internet Explorer 10 i

Posted on 4/15/2014 6:57:08 AM

Fall 2014 Online Student Orientation

Are you a first-time online learner, or new to online learning at IUP? The IT Support Center offers a free online workshop for students to prepare for the online learning experience.  The Fall 2014 Online Student Orientation (OSO) will be offered August 18–22. During this five-day interactive online workshop, s

Posted on 4/11/2014 8:48:05 AM

Balint to Discuss Building a Campus-Wide Cybersecurity Awareness Program

IUP Chief Information Officer Bill Balint has been selected by Campus Technology magazine to present “Building a Campus-Wide Cybersecurity Awareness Program Without Breaking the Bank” at the 2014 CT Forum in Long Beach, California, on April 9, 2014. Balint joins College of Education and Educational Technology Ass

Posted on 3/31/2014 4:19:12 PM

Passwords, Passwords, Who Has a Password?

Did you know that your network password expires every 180 days? Did you know that you can check the age of your network password in MyIUP? It is important to know this information, as this password is used for MyIUP, connecting to IUP network resources, Moodle, and D2L. To check the age of your network pas

Posted on 3/26/2014 8:55:02 AM

Power Outage Scheduled for March 18, 2014

As announced by Facilities Management, there will be a planned power outage the morning of March 18, 2014. The outage, as indicated, will take place between 4:00 and 6:00 a.m. , prior to the start of the work day.  If your office is in one of the buildings in the list below, please follow our guide to take proper p

Posted on 3/14/2014 3:24:06 PM

PASSHE Virtual Conference Archives Available

Were you unable to participate in the 2014 PASSHE Virtual Conference? Archived sessions are now available for viewing at your convenience on the PASSHE Virtual Conference website . Choose from sessions on a variety of topics, including accessibility, course design, videoconferencing, and teaching and learning.

Posted on 3/11/2014 1:59:34 PM

FAQ for Enhanced PC User Privilege Procedure

IT Services is pleased to announce the creation of a new Enhanced PC User Privilege Procedure (FAQ) that will be in effect on April 1, 2014. This procedure standardizes the process, authority, and responsibility for enhanced account privileges with university-owned desktop and laptop computers assigned to an ind

Posted on 3/3/2014 9:01:13 AM

Enhanced PC User Privilege Procedure (FAQ)

IT Services is pleased to announce the creation of a new Enhanced PC User Privilege Procedure (FAQ) that will be in effect on April 1, 2014. This procedure standardizes the process, authority, and responsibility for enhanced account privileges with university-owned desktop and laptop computers assigned to an individ

Posted on 2/26/2014 4:03:20 PM

IT Services Spring Workshop Schedule

IT Services is pleased to announce our workshop offerings for Spring 2014, which include our D2L individual and Boot Camp workshops as well as our Brown Bags and Webinar. The Boot Camp contains all five of our Desire2Learn workshops (Content and Navigation (Introduction), Quizzes, Grades, Dropbox, and Discussio

Posted on 2/24/2014 9:29:05 AM

iaccounts: Check out the New Password Reset Service Available Now

Posted on 2/12/2014 9:41:22 AM

Follow the IT Support Center Twitter Feed

A little birdie told us the IT Support Center now has a twitter feed! Search for us @IUPITSupport and follow us. Our tweets will offer rapid response and notifications to students, staff, and faculty about campus technology and events. If you have any questions, please contact us via ihelp . The IUP

Posted on 2/12/2014 9:15:11 AM

itube: New Service Offers Simplified Video Streaming

IT Services is pleased to announce the itube streaming video service . The service enables IUP faculty and staff to share video content within the IUP user community, as well as externally. Desire2Learn and Moodle integrations make uploading, embedding, and viewing video seamless and simple. Faculty

Posted on 2/12/2014 9:12:54 AM

Interface with Your Colleagues During PASSHE Virtual Conference

Participating in the PASSHE Virtual Conference doesn’t mean you can’t interact with your colleagues. The IUP IT Support Center will host open space for administrators, faculty, staff, and students interested in taking part in the conference. Simply drop by the IT Support Center to take part. The PASSHE

Posted on 2/4/2014 11:25:28 AM

Windows XP End of Life

Posted on 1/23/2014 3:18:50 PM

Register Now for the PASSHE Virtual Conference

Registration for the 2014 PASSHE Virtual Conference is now open. The conference takes place February 10–21 and is completely free for PASSHE faculty and staff. All you need is a Web connection and to complete the conference registration . A complete conference schedule is available on the PASSHE Virt

Posted on 1/23/2014 11:03:20 AM

New Service Offers Simplified Video Streaming

IT Services is pleased to announce the itube streaming video service . The service enables IUP faculty and staff to share video content within the IUP user community, as well as externally. Desire2Learn and Moodle integrations make uploading, embedding, and viewing video seamless and simple. Faculty and staf

Posted on 1/17/2014 2:55:23 PM

A Little Bird Told Us...

A little birdie told us the IT Support Center now has a twitter feed! Search for us @IUPITSupport and follow us. Our tweets will offer rapid response and notifications to students, staff, and faculty about campus technology and events. If you have any questions, please contact us via ihelp .

Posted on 1/17/2014 8:10:16 AM

Does Your Online Course Measure Up?

Posted on 11/12/2013 12:55:13 PM

Are You at Risk? Test Your Cyber Security Knowledge!

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the IT Support Center invites you test your cyber security risk.  Take the Cyber Security Self-Assessment to see if you are a cyber security superstar, or if there are some online behaviors that you might need to improve.  After taking the assessment, download

Posted on 10/28/2013 8:08:34 AM

Cyber Security Contest Submissions Due This Week

Students planning to make submissions to the IT Support Center's Cyber Security Awareness Month Creative Project Contest are reminded that the deadline is this Thursday, October 31, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.  The IT Support Center is sponsoring the contest in observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

Posted on 10/28/2013 7:54:27 AM

Reminder: IT Support Center Cyber Security Contest

In observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the IT Support Center is sponsoring a Cyber Security Awareness Creative Project Contest. IUP students are encouraged to generate creative projects that could be used to build awareness of safe online behaviors and awareness of cyber security threats. This p

Posted on 10/17/2013 12:52:54 PM

Recognize Spam and Phishing E-mail

Posted on 10/17/2013 9:20:44 AM

How Strong is Your Password?

Posted on 10/7/2013 7:14:37 AM

Cyber Security Tip

From Facebook to eBay, we can do just about anything one could imagine online. Signing up takes seconds, and all it requires is a valid e-mail address! We often ignore the important role that our e-mail account plays in the online world. In today’s world, e-mail is our virtual identity and key to accessing online s

Posted on 10/4/2013 10:42:37 AM

Update: Moodle Transition

Beginning in February, IT Services began notifying faculty to identify their transition plans for the upcoming discontinuation of Moodle 1.9. Currently, there has been almost 100 percent participation from faculty. IT Support Center staff have already begun converting courses per faculty requests. Course conversi

Posted on 4/30/2013 7:54:24 AM

IUP Recognized by National Cyber Security Alliance

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is one of seven universities in Pennsylvania and 118 in the nation recognized by the National Cyber Security Alliance for its work in connection with National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2012.

Posted on 10/25/2012 8:50:29 AM

Weekly Tip #4 for National Cyber Security Awareness Month: Acceptable Use Policy

Are you familiar with the university’s IT Acceptable Use Policy ? This policy is a framework to ensure that IT resources are used in an appropriate fashion, supporting the university’s mission and institutional goals. It also outlines the responsibilities of users of IT resources, along with prohibited uses of thos

Posted on 10/19/2012 8:46:20 AM

Luminis Portal Demonstrations on April 5 and 6

Representatives from ellucian (the vendor that provides IUP’s Banner/URSA environment) will be on campus on Thursday, April 5, and Friday, April 6, 2012, to demonstrate the potential of the Luminis portal that has been purchased by IUP. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend either session. Each session

Posted on 3/29/2012 7:54:11 AM

Never Give Your Passwords to Anyone

As a new academic year begins, you are reminded to NEVER share your passwords with anyone. Follow these tips to keep your passwords safe: If you receive an e-mail message asking for your username and password, do not respond! No one at IUP will ever ask for this information in an e-mail message. Be sus

Posted on 8/25/2011 8:38:41 AM

IT Support Center Hours Extended for Final Exam Processing

The IT Support Center will have extended hours for final exam pick-up and drop-off: Tuesday, May 3, through Friday, May 6 7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 7 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Posted on 4/29/2011 6:20:05 PM

SunGard Higher Education to Demonstrate Product Offerings at IUP

ellucian—the supplier of IUP’s Banner computing system—will be at the Crimson Events Center on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, to demonstrate product offerings not currently utilized by IUP. Members of the IUP community are welcome to attend, and feedback will be appreciated. See  SunGard Higher Education Demonst

Posted on 10/12/2009 3:09:09 PM

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