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November 2018

PROTECT AGAINST SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTEMPTS

Social engineering attacks are on the rise in higher education. In 2017, one particular university reported losing millions of dollars from a successful phishing attack, which is a popular social engineering tactic.  So what is social engineering?  It is the… Continue Reading →

COURSE EVALUATIONS

Course evaluation is critical in providing constructive feedback to faculty and their departments on the quality of instruction delivered at Pace.  We urge all students to participate.  Further details and instructions regarding the course evaluation process (through our new system… Continue Reading →

ACCESS TO COURSE SOFTWARE ONLINE

As announced in February, ITS launched a new Citrix virtual environment, which allows Pace students, faculty, and staff to access a variety of course applications from any device with a browser and internet access. Some of the software currently available… Continue Reading →

STUDENT TECHNOLOGY FEE

Pace University assesses a technology fee to ensure students have access to the latest instructional technology resources available. The fee is earmarked for instructional technologies to keep Pace up to date with the technology needed for today’s teaching and learning… Continue Reading →

CAN’T GET TO CLASS? PLAN AHEAD

There are many ways to continue teaching or make up missing class time when you can’t be there in person due to planned absences (e.g., conferences) or last-minute (e.g., bad weather, illness) situations. You can engage with your students synchronously (i.e.,… Continue Reading →

BANNER 9 UPDATE

Banner 9 installation in the production environment was completed successfully in late October.  Designated functional power users are now piloting and testing the system and working with our enterprise resource planning software provider, Ellucian, to address pending items surfaced during… Continue Reading →

EMAIL STORAGE QUOTA INCREASED

ITS just completed an upgrade to the Exchange email servers, which allowed us to increase the amount of storage space for staff and faculty email accounts by 50%.  The available storage quota for these mailboxes went from 10 GB to… Continue Reading →

BLACKBOARD UNAVAILABLE END OF DECEMBER

The Blackboard Learn system (https://blackboard.pace.edu) will be unavailable from Thursday, 12/27 (12:01AM) – Sunday, 12/30 (6:00PM). We will be upgrading from a hosted environment to a modern Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-computing environment.  Please make note of this downtime period and plan… Continue Reading →

OFFICE 365 IS HERE!

As mentioned in September, ITS has been working with Microsoft to implement Office 365 Pro Plus at Pace University.  We are pleased to announce that the Office 365 suite of applications is now available to students, faculty, and staff!  Eligible… Continue Reading →

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