Information Technology News - Spring 2011
Greetings and welcome back! I hope that all of you had a restful break. I am really excited to begin the upcoming semester. The Department of Information Technology has been working hard to improve the infrastructure and provide technology that is ubiquitous, seamless, and transparent for the CSU Dominguez Hills faculty, staff, and students. Read Ron Bergmann's complete CIO's Update.
Blackboard 9.1 Migration Takes Center Stage
In September, the Blackboard 9.1 Migration Committee was formed, and Instructional Technology-Academic Technology has played a pivotal role in its activities since then. Read more about the highly successful migration to Blackboard 9.1 in Jeremiah Woolsey's article.
What's New in Information Security
After over three years of development, thousands of hours of work across all 23 CSU sites, Human Resource and system union review, the CSU has finally developed a core set of Information Security Policies. Read more about this valuable collaboration within the CSU from CSUDH Information Security Officer Kerry Boyer.
Tips from the IT Help Desk
Beginning this semester, all students who are asking the IT Help Desk to configure wireless access on their laptops for campus network connectivity must first ensure that their laptops are current with Microsoft updates and the latest version of Java. Read more help desk tips in Danny Lujan's article.
Administrative Information Systems News
Happy New Year! As we begin the new calendar year and move into the spring semester the Administrative Information Systems (AIS) team members have been working to complete and preparing to start several enterprise projects. Do you know that several distinct applications comprise the CSUDH Oracle/PeopleSoft enterprise systems? Read more about the applications that serve as the “mission critical” CSUDH administrative technology engine in Jim Bersig's article.
What you Want/Need to Know about Copyright Law at CSUDH
Can I copy a couple of Wikipedia sentences into my paper? Doesn't the Fair use Doctrine cover material I put on my course website or on eReserve? Does the recent "jailbreak" ruling affect the University? Information Technology offers free copyright training at the start of each semester. Visit the Copyright Web site for the workshop schedule and for more information about copyright law and its place on a university campus.