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Students Newsletter - November 2014

Stay Protected

Computer security is an issue that everyone faces.

How do I keep from falling victim to a phishing scam?
  • DO NOT respond to these email types, click any links or attachments, or provide any personal information. Delete the email message from your Inbox and then permanently remove it from your Deleted Items folder.
  • DO NOT share with anyone your account information and/or passwords. This can lead to fraudulent account access and identity theft. Learn more...
  • DO NOT visit untrusted websites. This will reduce your computer's chances of infection with malware.
  • DO NOT provide callers with any information regarding computers, printers, or accounts.
Everyone is responsible to ensure that we keep our institution's and personal data secure.  Stay vigilant and take key steps to help safeguard personal information and the institution's data. Phishing messages try to disguise themselves as authentic emails by spoofing you with "From" addresses of people you know or are known companies. They will attempt to convince you to divulge personal or sensitive information such as Social Security number, credit card numbers, or  accounts and passwords. For more details and best practices, visit Pace's IT Security website. If you or your area needs training, email IT Security at itsecurity@pace.edu.

You and your Technology Fee

Pace University assesses a Technology Fee to ensure students have access to the latest instructional technology resources available.  All revenue generated from the technology fee goes directly towards funding instructional technology initiatives that are focused on enhancing the student learning experience. Learn more...


Trying to clock in using timesheets.pace.edu?

Microsoft recently released a patch that changes the way Internet Explorer (IE) interacts with outdated Java ActiveX controls.

Since September 9th, users trying to access web pages with Internet Explorer (IE) and using lower versions of Java ActiveX controls see security notification pop ups.  Users should update their Java to version Java 7 update 65.

For more detailed information, go to the Java Compatibility page.


What's in a name?

Make sure to properly name your files when uploading to Blackboard.  Learn more...


Bookmarking and Discussion Threads

Now included in lecture capture is the ability to bookmark video captures and add discussion threads.  To find out more about the new features, contact Educational Media Services or click here.


ePortfolio Facelift

The latest ePortfolio upgrade brought new features:  a better editing layout, and a sleeker design.  Users can embed PDF documents, move feedback around their pages, and add badges from other sites. Adding content is simpler than ever with a new menu bar that moves with you as you scroll throughout the page. Users who like to edit on-the-go will enjoy ePortfolio's new responsive design for mobile devices. 

Questions? 
 Log into http://eportfolio.pace.edu to check out these new additions or contact acadtech@pace.edu.


Dawg Dollars

ITS and OSA collaborated to help you add funds to your Dawg Dollars campus account! For more information, visit www.pace.edu/dawgdollars.

Additionally, ITS worked with several departments to launch Lubin Professional Education Application, Pfzorheimer Honors College Forms (PLV), and OSA Diploma Information Form this Fall.


Need Wireless?

First, configure wireless devices (laptop, iPad, Smartphone) to connect to PACE-OPEN. (This is a one-time process.) Then follow instructions to automatically configure and register the device for PACE-WIRELESS. When complete, the device needs to be connected to PACE-WIRELESS. Learn more... To check if your device is registered, go to How do I check if my device is registered?


Updated your OS or software recently?

Keep in mind that any changes to your OS or software packages such as an update or upgrade may affect wireless configuration settings. For example, the recent release of Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) has known issues with wireless. For more details about this issue, click here.


Using Email on Exchange

ITS has completed the migration of all current students from Google to Exchange.  Migrated students should be accessing their email via Outlook Web AppLearn more...   

Click here for mobile device setup instructions.


Coming soon...Lynda.com

A robust resource for self-paced training will soon be available for all students, faculty, and staff.  Available courses will offer technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, and much more!  Stay tuned in upcoming newsletters for more information.


Summer Room Renovations

Classrooms and Lecture Halls

This summer, over 90 classroom upgrades were done, including the installation of eleven new interactive whiteboards, projectors, enhancements to the main video conference rooms, and the renovation of the Law School's Moot Court Room.  To see a full list of current classroom technologies click here.

New York Campus Computer Classrooms

ITS worked with Facilities & Planning to renovate four ITS-managed electronic classrooms:  Rooms W200A, W200B, W205, and W206.  They were refreshed with fresh paint, new carpeting, and new furniture to match the recently renovated main computer lab.  Updated floor layouts and space-efficient desks improved traffic flow to achieve an increase in the number of computers available. Stop by and see the changes!  Learn more...