May 2012 Newsflash
Final Exam Schedules
Finals are here! Find out where and when your finals are through two available methods:
Whether you are on the run or online, easily view your Final Exam date, location, and time! GOOD LUCK on finals!
ePortfolio Contest Winners
We are proud to announce that Carly Steet, Ashley Dandridge, Kiersten Albrecht, Michelle Liew, and Jennifer Ross are this season’s ePortfolio contest winners! With so many magnificent entrants it was difficult to choose just one winner from each campus… so we chose three from Pleasantville and two from New York City! Our winners received gift cards and an ePortfolio Certificate of Excellence. To learn more about our winners, check out the ePortfolio blog and look for their pages on ePortfolio!
ITS has been working diligently over the course of the past few months on creating a Strategic Technology Planfor the department. This plan can now be viewed online through the CIO Updates channel within the Staff and Faculty tabs in your MyPace Portal account. The plan outlines our philosophy, mission, and long-term goals over the next few years. In addition, as information security becomes increasingly more critical and necessary, the department has initiated an Information Security Advisory Committee that has representatives from various areas. This committee has drafted an Information Security Plan that will be distributed and implemented across the campuses to ensure Pace University is doing our best to keep our assets and data secure. Keep an eye for more information to follow!
Lync Dial In Conference Coming Soon
ITS is thrilled to announce a new service for all Pace staff and faculty as part of Pace's Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment! Microsoft Lync has provided instant messaging, presence, and audio/video/web conferencing from your Windows or Mac computer. This new service now includes the capability of joining a conference from any on-campus (dial **8) or off-campus phone (call 914-597-8500)! External callers will not need to call the operators in order to be transferred into a meeting that is set up using Microsoft Lync like you do with internal conference calls (**6) that are currently set up through Pace's Alcatel Phone system. In addition, this feature does not require payment for usage like the Genesys Conferencing system. We will be deploying the service in stages over the course of the next few weeks.
Sign Up for the PaceAlert Emergency Notification System
Please remember to enroll in or update your PaceAlert information to make sure you get the latest emergency notifications either through your e-mail or phone! To sign up, please go to: http://alert.pace.edu. For more information or questions on the PaceAlert Emergency Notification System, please click on the following link: PaceAlert FAQ.
Pace University Mobile Page
ITS offers an easy-to-use mobile web page for final exams, room assignments, and bus schedules that can be accessed on mobile devices that have internet capability. To access the Bus Schedule, Room Assignments, and/or Final Exam Schedulemobile web page from your phone, please go to http://m.pace.edu. Please Note: This utility is a work in progress which is subject to upgrades as we receive user feedback and additional data.
Guest Wireless Account for Pace Visitors
ITS offers a self-service system for Pace Students, faculty, and staff to generate wireless/wired network guest accounts for individuals who are visiting Pace University for a limited time. A Pace sponsor can either request a new account, or make changes to accounts that have already been requested. For more information click here or from Account Serviceson the ITS Homepage, select Guest Accounts/Request an Account(standard guest accounts expire after 7 days). Please note: Faculty and staff can also use the self-service system to create multiple/bulk guest accounts as well as obtain additional IT services (i.e. Blackboard, e-mail, Banner, etc.). Also, for security purposes, users must close out of all open browsers to complete the sign out process.
Blackboard Mobile Learn App
If you haven’t heard BlackBoard Mobile Learn App is here for the following devices on all cellular carriers such as the Android,Blackberry, iDevices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad), and Palm. For more details, please check out April 2011’s ITS Newsflash: Blackboard Mobile Details.
Spam Do’s and Don’ts
Please be aware that spam e-mail may periodically end up in your mailbox. These types of messages may try to disguise themselves as authentic emails, by spoofing “From” addresses from people we know or known companies. They will ask you send them personal informational because something might be wrong with your account, such as exceeded storage or insufficient information. Some messages might also ask you to help various causes by donating money or sending banking information.
It is important that you DO NOT respond to the request in the e-mail as they are spam. In addition, for any suspicious e-mail messages, do not click on any of the links, attachments, or respond with any type of personal information.
To keep your information safe, never share your account information and/or passwords with anyone. ITS or Pace University will never ask for your personal information through e-mail nor will any other legitimate sources.
What do I do if I receive possible e-mail Spam?
Please delete the e-mail message and then permanently remove it from your Deleted Items folder. If you are ever unsure about whether an e-mail is authentic, please contact the ITS Help Desk. If you do accidentally respond to any of these types of messages by clicking on the links or providing any personal information, please report it to the ITS Help Desk at (914) 773-3333 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or online at http://help.pace.edu.
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