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March: ITS Connect

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ITS brings us info regarding Microsoft Lync, Blackboard collaborations and support, and important information about protecting yourself online.

For Meetings: Microsoft Lync can be used to conduct meetings while off campus. No need to call the switchboard for conference calls. 

>> To get started, see: 

>> To learn more about Microsoft Lync conferencing, visit:

For Class: Blackboard Collaborate is available through course shells and can be recorded for later viewing.  

>> To create a session, please see:

>> To learn more about Blackboard Collaborate, visit our Digital Toolkit and select Web Conferencing to view videos and help guides.

>> To use Lecture Capture to record content from your home, see

Blackboard Support: As of January 2015, Blackboard is supported by the Academic Technology department within Information Technology Services (ITS). Learn more...

Blackboard Course Shell Retirement: Beginning Monday, March 16, all Blackboard Course Shells from 2007, 2008, and 2009 will be permanently deleted, meaning these course shells will not be archived. We will be providing iInstructors with directions on what to do to archive or export a course shell in the coming weeks.

Protect Yourself Online

What are phishing scams? Phishing scams are designed to look legitimate and trick you into disclosing private information such as your social security number, credit card numbers, or accounts and passwords. Scammers use language designed to get you to act right away. Phishing e-mails may not only look authentic, but may include a familiar sender's name and/or e-mail address in the "From" field.

Fake online web forms: Scammers frequently redirect the links in their phishing emails to fake ("cloned") online forms, which may look real, but are hosted by external online web services. Unsuspecting victims are fooled into disclosing their passwords and other account information via these forms, which the scammers can then use for profit or to gain further access to your other accounts.

How Pace University addresses suspicious e-mails: Pace University has strong protocols in place to catch and filter out most incoming spam. A warning message is added to the beginning of all e-mail messages containing embedded web addresses from identified web form hosting sites. For more details and best practices to protect yourself online, visit Pace's IT Security website.