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A NOTE FROM ITS

Dear Faculty,

Welcome back! We are excited for the start of the Fall Semester and would like to share with you the services available to you from Information Technology Services (ITS) and share some technology changes for the upcoming semester. When you are walking around campus, we invite you to visit the Technology Hub to see our redesigned spaces including the Help Desk and the Tech Stop that offers charging stations for your mobile devices. While you’re here, visit the Emerging Technology Studio (ETS) and check out the 3D printing options and new technologies available this fall. Stop by and see us soon to learn more. Best wishes for a successful semester and we hope to see you soon!

Information Technology Services Team

 

WHAT’S NEW

Below are some important announcements for faculty for the end of the semester. If you have any questions pertaining to the announcements here, contact the ITS Help Desk by e-mail at helpdesk@binghamton.edu or by phone at 607-777-6420. 

Office 2016 available in PODS and public computing spaces - The public computer labs and PODS have been updated to Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows and Macintosh. Computers in Lecture Halls, EOP UU262, University Union G17, FA151, Academic A G10 and the residential computer areas have also been updated with Office 2016. If your coursework relies on the Microsoft Office Suite and uses specific textbooks or software, please verify that your companion software is compatible with Office 2016.

  • Labs/PODs/Classroom Computers: Visit the Software Request Form to request software for the Labs, PODs, and Classroom Computers.
  • Office Computers: Contact the Help Desk at x7-6420 or HelpDesk@binghamton.edu to get the latest version of Microsoft Office installed on your office computer. 
  • Home Computers: Office 365 is available for free for your home computer by visiting www.office.com/teachers

Scantron Services - Scantron test results will no longer be printed to enhance security of student grades and to reduce paper use. Test results will be emailed to faculty. 

Faculty and Staff Printing Changes - Beginning this semester, faculty staff will no longer receive a Pharos printing quota. Faculty and staff can still print in the computer labs using BUC$. The printing quotas are funded primarily by the student technology fee so the quotas will be reserved for our growing student population. 

Technology Maintenance Day - Technology Maintenance Day is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Maintenance Day allows preventive maintenance, critical upgrades and the deployment of new or upgraded tools and services. 

Bugaming is now mydevicesbing - Mydevicesbing network is a non-secure wireless network primarily used in the residence halls and across campus for consumer devices such as game consoles and smart TVs, etc. This network can also be accessed through the my.binghamton.edu portal. Contact the Help Desk with any questions or concerns. 

Be Aware  - Phishing Scams & security@binghamton.edu - ITS receives an increase in calls reporting phishing scams during semester transitions. Be alert and be aware, no reputable organization will ask you for your password to your account. If you receive a suspicious e-mail, do not reply and immediately forward it to security@binghamton.edu. Our Information Security team will receive it and work with you to help secure your account. Find out more information on the ITS website binghamton.edu/its/security.

Macintosh Users Group - All are welcome! Come to the West POD Classroom in Science III every third Wednesday of the month 9 - 11 a.m. Different topics will be discussed each month. 

Last Updated: 8/18/16