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Welcome back! ITS is excited for the 2014 year and wish you luck on getting started for Spring Semester. Read what’s happening in technology and ITS.

ePortfolio Design Update for Students and Faculty

The ePortfolio home page after login has been redesigned! ITS has worked to create a more simplified, clean and streamlined look for users once they have logged into the system. The user-friendly home page allows for easy portfolio creation and sharing preferences. Check out the changes at

Mobile Technologies User Group for Students, Faculty, and Staff

The Mobile Technologies User Group will continue to meet throughout the spring to share and discuss exciting ways that mobile devices can be used in the classroom. Please see the schedule below. All meetings will take place in the main VC rooms (Miller 16/Civic E 319). All are welcome!

  • Wednesday, February 12: 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 6: 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 9: 12:15 p.m.1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 8: 3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.

To catch up on previous meetings visit the Mobile Technology User Group blog.

Java Compatibility and Updates for Students, Faculty, and Staff

As many of you are aware, Oracle has been releasing new versions of their product (Java) frequently, especially in recent years. This is largely due to the fact that hackers and cyber criminals target Java creating exploits and security risks. The recent update from Java 7 update 45 to Java 7 update 51 has been especially difficult due to security requirement changes. For more information on Java compatibility issues, please visit our Supported Applications and the Java Compatibility pages. Please refer to these pages as we move forward. ITS and FIS will continue to evaluate resolutions to manage the compatibility issues between versions.

Wireless Update for Students, Faculty, and Staff

ITS has been steadily upgrading the wireless network to an improved Cisco-based system since May and much progress has been made. Over the winter break 41 Park Row and 163 William Street were migrated to the new PACE-WIRELESS network. Upgraded locations and upcoming scheduled migration dates can be found at the following site: Wireless Access Locations. Additional updates and/or information on the new Cisco network is posted on the following site: Configuring Wireless.

IT Security Awareness for Students, Faculty, and Staff

In an effort to bring awareness to our community, ITS is offering training sessions for your respective areas, please contact the IT Security office at Learn more about IT security.