RSSITS Updates

Printer Replacement Project Underway

Printer Replacement Project Underway

March 6, 2014

Between March 6 and March 31, the Digital Print Center will be upgrading 47 printers across campus. A majority of the printer replacements will be scheduled during Spring Break. In addition to the printer replacement, the Equitrac client on faculty and staff computers will be upgraded. ITS will be assisting with the printer replacements and software […]

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Upgrade Scheduled for Campus TV System

Upgrade Scheduled for Campus TV System

March 5, 2014

ITS will be upgrading the campus cable television system this summer, providing the campus with 64 fully-digital television channels, many of which will be in high definition. Currently, ITS provides analog-only television service through an in-house system that receives TV content from DirecTV, Dish Network, and over-the-air channels and redistributes this content across campus via […]

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Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

Tech Grant Opportunities for Faculty

March 4, 2014

Don’t miss out on yet another great opportunity to apply for funding to support your ideas for technology innovation in the classroom. The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI), the Dean, Office of Faculty Development, and ITS have partnered to offer unique grant opportunities for faculty. The Instructional Technology Mini Grant is designed to defray the direct […]

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Electronic PO and Encumbrance System Available for Use

Electronic PO and Encumbrance System Available for Use

March 4, 2014

On June 1, 2013, the college implemented its first electronic purchase order and encumbrance system in Banner. The project was a collaborative effort between the Finance department and ITS, and Facilities, ITS, and the Natural and Applied Sciences division were the system’s first users. While these departments initially piloted the system, the intent was for […]

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Reflections from ELI

Reflections from ELI

March 4, 2014

Last month, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) hosted their annual meeting to share ideas and support for teaching and learning in colleges and universities across the country. ELI allows IT staff, faculty, and administrators to present and collaborate on the innovative work being done at their institutions—whether it be using Google Glass in a music […]

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ITS Welcomes New Additions

ITS Welcomes New Additions

February 3, 2014

We are proud to welcome two new members to the extended ITS family! Geoff Wild and his wife Andrea welcomed Micah Geoffrey Wild into their family on December 30, 2013. Micah weighed 7lbs 3 oz and was 18 inches long. Micah has an older sister, Aella, who is one and a half years old. Geoff […]

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BLAISE Alliance: Teaching & Technology Collaboration

BLAISE Alliance: Teaching & Technology Collaboration

February 3, 2014

St. Norbert College has joined forces with five other liberal arts institutions to form the BLAISE Alliance, a multi-institution collaboration with the goal of helping each other shape curriculum and pedagogies to reflect 21st century realities while remaining true to our traditional liberal arts identities and values. Other founding members are: Augustana College, Rock Island, IL […]

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Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

Spring 2014 Lunch & Learn Series

February 3, 2014

Spring semester is here, which means it’s time for another set of the ITS monthly Lunch & Learn roundtable luncheons. Each Lunch & Learn focuses on a different topic of interest, to increase awareness about ITS activities and broader technology issues in higher education. Attendees are also free to bring their own questions or topics […]

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Winter Break Projects

Winter Break Projects

December 8, 2013

Winter break is nearly upon us, and for ITS, that means we’re working on Winter projects! Winter break and the summer are always busy times for us, as we work to update systems and services while the rest of the campus slows down a bit. In addition to the wireless project and SNoodle upgrade announced […]

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New Wifi System Planned for Campus

New Wifi System Planned for Campus

December 6, 2013

ITS will be rolling out a new wireless network across campus, in order to provide students, faculty, and staff with a more robust wireless infrastructure that utilizes the newest wireless standards and significantly expands the system’s capacity to handle the growth in wireless devices on campus. The new wireless system was selected after an extensive […]

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ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

ITS Launches Virtual Workshops

December 4, 2013

You spoke and we listened! After talking to both the Faculty Development and Technology Advisory committees, we recognized that faculty want more technology training but are not always free during scheduled technology workshop times. As a result, ITS is launching a new series of “virtual” workshops to enable faculty to learn just-in-time tech skills, at […]

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SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

SNoodle Upgrade on December 26/27

December 3, 2013

The college’s learning management system, SNoodle, will be upgraded by our service provider Moodlerooms over the Winter break. The upgrade will begin at 10:00 p.m. on December 26 and finish by 5:00 a.m. on December 27. SNoodle will be unavailable during the upgrade window. After the upgrade is complete, SNoodle will be running Moodle version […]

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New Wireless in Mulva Library and CVC

New Wireless in Mulva Library and CVC

November 5, 2013

Over the summer, the Mulva Library and Cassandra Voss Center (CVC) received wireless upgrades to a new Cisco wireless infrastructure. These two buildings are the first on this new system, which we hope to be able to roll out campus-wide in the future. This wireless upgrade brought the Mulva Library from an older “b/g” wireless […]

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ITS Governance

ITS Governance

November 5, 2013

Last year, ITS took its first steps into technology governance by requesting a college-wide committee—the Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)—to provide input and recommendations on technology plans, projects, and priorities. This committee includes one representative from each division, both academic and administrative. This year, we’re broadening our advisory and governance structure to ensure that there are […]

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Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

Storage: What Comes After G: and M:?

November 5, 2013

In September, ITS announced that two campus storage solutions would be phased out this year: the G: drive for classes-related content and the M: drive for students. Why are we making this move? While these were great solutions for their time, there are now better storage options available that we should take advantage of. Storage, […]

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“Spatial” November Workshops

“Spatial” November Workshops

November 4, 2013

In celebration of Geography Awareness Week (Nov. 17 – 23) and GIS Day (Nov. 20) ITS is offering several workshops that will introduce participants to geospatial technologies and their applications both in and out of the classroom. A GIS (Geographic Information System) is a tool used to visualize data to help see patterns, relationships and […]

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Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Stay Safe Online – National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 6, 2013

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a month dedicated to helping you learn how to protect yourself in today’s “connected” world. And ITS is championing the cause, with useful tips and workshops to help you stay safe and secure online. In support of NCSAM, ITS is/has: Registered as a Cyber Security Champion with […]

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Salesforce.com Goes Live!

Salesforce.com Goes Live!

October 6, 2013

The college’s enterprise application ecosystem was recently extended to include a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system, salesforce.com. The implementation of salesforce.com — which was generously funded by an anonymous donor — took five months to complete, from initial requirements gathering in April to the official “go live” in September. CRM systems are designed to provide […]

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DLI Technology Grants

DLI Technology Grants

October 5, 2013

Do you have your eye on a new piece of software or tablet for use in the classroom? Thinking about redesigning your course to enhance student learning with technology-enabled pedagogies? Are you passionate about the role that technology can play in teaching, learning, and scholarship on the St. Norbert College campus? We have a grant […]

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New Technology-Enabled Classroom Opens in CVC

New Technology-Enabled Classroom Opens in CVC

October 4, 2013

With the opening of the Cassandra Voss Center (CVC) in mid-September, not only was a new building brought online, but a whole new type of technology-enabled classroom was added to the college’s portfolio of learning spaces. Dubbed an “active learning” classroom, the lower level of the CVC does not have a designated “front” — typically […]

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