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Frank Roberts

Winter 2016

Issue 62, Winter 2016  This issue of the ATUS News contains information about the new ATUS Director, a TechSmith Relay upgrade, the new Digital Media Center, a new Help Desk Customer Service Portal, Office 365 collaboration improvements, software updates for Microsoft Office, Qualtrics Research Suite, and Adobe Creative Cloud, and a welcome to two new ATUS employees.

Fall 2014

Please read this issue for important and timely technical updates including a new Office 365 login procedure, Innovative Teaching Showcase nominations and upgrades, a variety of software updates, a new Help Desk service ticket system, Educause faculty IT survey results, ATUS staff kudos and updates. Happy Holidays!

Winter 2014

Issue 56, Winter 2014 Please read this issue for important technology updates including a faculty technology survey, opportunity for a summer technology grant, upcoming changes to email and other communication tools, the end of Blackboard archives, Tech Tonic 2014, the Innovative Teaching Showcase on Blended Learning, ATUS Staff Updates, and more.

Upgrade To Java 1.7

Java software is required to run applications such as Banner and NolijWeb. Until recently, the recommendation from Administrative Computing was to stay at the old version of Java 1.6 for compatibility with these central applications. However, there are security vulnerabilities in running a version of Java that is not the latest version. It is suspected that some machines may have been infected with malware/viruses recently due to running old versions of Java.


Fall 2013

Issue 55, Fall 2013 Read this issue for information about the NWACC award for Innovation in Education Technologies, new STC equipment, charging stations for mobile devices, required Windows XP replacement, recommended Java upgrades, a book review for web developers and software changes including Microsoft Lync, the Microsoft Home Use Program, Apple Mavericks, and new LyndaPro Online Training and more. 

 Wishing you happy holidays from ATUS!  

Web Services Moving to University Relations

ATUS Web Services, renamed as WebTech, is now officially reporting to University Relations. It is with mixed feelings that I announce this because Marie Raney and her team have been a vital part of ATUS and Information Technology, and we will miss the direct relationship. However, I believe this is the right move for the institution and through our collaborative nature and coordination meetings we will still be active together.


Spring 2013

Issue 54, Spring 2013 This issue contains information about the conversion to Canvas from Blackboard, Microsoft software for students, faculty & staff, the 2013 Innovative Teaching Showcase, Web Services Updates, Adobe software license changes, new computer monitors, and other technology updates to consider if you are leaving for the summer.