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IT Weekly Announcement - April 11, 2014

Current & Scheduled Outages/System Updates  

Sunday Maintenance – Reminder

Every Sunday, between 12:00am – 12:00pm, all systems will be intermittently unavailable while important maintenance and updates are performed.

Other Announcements

Windows XP No Longer Supported

Please be advised that as of April 8th, Microsoft no longer supports the Windows XP operating system.   Over time, these computers will become increasingly vulnerable to security threats. 

If you have any University owned computers still running Windows XP, please contact the IT Help Desk. 

If you personally own a computer running Windows XP, please click here to learn more about these risks. 

Summer Course Preparation and Training Opportunities
As you prepare your summer courses and consider revising content or creating new content, please feel free to make an appointment with the IDTRC for any consultation and/or training you may need.  IDTRC staff are here to help enhance your courses with learning objects, including video, screen casting, etc.  In addition, one-on-one or group training is available on the following Bb Learn topics:

  • Discussion Forums
  • Grade Center
  • Kaltura Video

If you would like to explore some of these options, please send an e-mail to idtrc@ccsu.edu .

Heartbleed Encryption Bug

This latest security threat is one of the biggest threats the Internet has ever seen, primarily affecting systems using open SSL.  CCSU’s Information Technology department has addressed this threat internally however, if you use any online systems such as Google, Facebook or Dropbox, it is recommended that you change your password.  Click here for a complete list of online systems to see if you need to take any action to protect your identity.

Blackboard Learn Summer and Fall Course Shells Halted During Peak Registration Period

The Summer and Fall 2014 course shell creation process, and corresponding enrollments, is currently halted until April 21.  This is to ensure a smooth registration process for our students.  It will resume on April 22.

BLUE TV – The Weather Channel is Back

The Weather Channel is once again available via  channel 2 on campus

Previous IT Weekly Announcements



3/6/14   2/28/14   2/21/14   2/11/14


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