Information Technology & Innovation

IMPORTANT: Blackboard Downtime – Thursday, Thanksgiving morning 2am-4am

IMPORTANT: Blackboard Downtime – Thursday, Thanksgiving morning 2am-4am —————————————————————————————————————————   There will be a two-hour server downtime for Blackboard Learn, November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day) from 2am-4am to upgrade the Blackboard back end database. This will improve performance and load times …


Technology Resource Center (Campus Center 125) 

This new, multi-functional innovative technology lab will be opening soon in Campus Center 125. Included in the space will be Oculus Rift Virtual Reality (VR) Systems with VR scanners and cameras, eight general purpose PC computers with color printing, a …


TelePresence Classrooms 

Two Cisco TelePresence Classrooms have been implemented in WH 306 and Honor’s House. Video teleconference technology allows participants to interact and collaborate with students and colleagues around the world. Cisco TelePresence is more advanced than traditional video teleconference solutions because …


Podcasting – Over 7,000 downloads….117 episodes….4 shows and counting…We do Podcasts!

Over 7,000 downloads….117 episodes….4 shows and counting…We do Podcasts. To put it simply, podcasting is a type of radio show which allows access to a broad range of information through downloads on portable devices. Podcasts are easy to create: a …


Data Network Upgrade and Voice Project Completed 

To keep up with the ever-growing demand for and reliance upon network connected devices, our IT department has completed the upgrade of our Cisco data network, providing for a secure and scalable network that supports both the educational and social …


IT&I Infrastructure – Server team update

Over the past several years, our IT&I Infrastructure server team has begun making the shift to a “cloud computing services” model (IaaS) so that we can provide a secure, reliable and resilient server and storage environment that supports many of …


IT Security upgrades and improvements

Providing and maintaining a safe and secure Network – both wired and wireless, is a critical and daunting task.  Nearly all IT systems – servers that run our software and applications, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and yes – even the …


Banner Modernization and Standardization & Website re-design Projects

Work continues on the modernization of our Banner system which includes the implementation of a new Mobile app that will allow us to connect and communicate with our students where and whenever they want via their smartphones – and with …


Tech Tip – Video meetings via WebEx

Back in July of 2017, IT&I announced the addition of the Cisco WebEx web conference application through wcsu.webex.com. This new site has replaced ConnSCU.webex.com and is now our supported web conference solution. Note – Vidyo is no longer supported by the …


Student developers make great strides in IT&I

For the past two-plus years, our Information Technology & Innovation (IT&I) Web Services team, aided by our student developers have been working diligently on the re-design and upgrade of our university website. This includes the use of WordPress as the …


Announcing a new and improved Telecommunication Service Request process!

IT&I is pleased to announce our new TSR (Telecommunication Service Request) process for faculty and staff. If you require telephone support for adding a new service or the disconnection, change or a move of an existing Cisco telephone, simply fill …


Our student information system (Banner) is now in the Ellucian Cloud!

As part of the Banner Modernization and Standardization project initiated by the CSCU Board of Regents and the System office, WCSU completed an important first step in realizing our shared goal of providing a state of the art and modern …


Technology initiative for WCSU Police Department project

In today’s world, technological mobility challenges are present in all areas of our lives and police departments are no exception. Perhaps more so than at any other time, our WCSU police department relies on technology advances to help them keep …