Office of the CIO - 2005 Archived Headline Detail

Newsworthy 2005 Archived Headline Detail

2005 Newsworthy Archived Headline Details  

Internet Connection Outage

Internet connections to or from campus will be unavailable on Thursday, December 29 from 6-6:30 a.m. to allow for the completion of maintenance. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.

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My BGSU Outage - December 28

MyBGSU will experience an outage from 6-6:30 am on Wednesday, December 28 in order to complete system maintenance. During the time of this outage, services delivered via MyBGSU will be unavailable. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.

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Test Scanning Hours for Finals Week

During finals week, December 12-16, ITS test scanning hours will be from 8am - 6pm Monday through Friday. Participants should bring their National Computer System answer sheets to 301 Hayes Hall for scanning.

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Reception for IMS Retirees

A reception to honor two long-time Instructional Media Services (IMS) employees, Marlene Helm and David Hampshire will be held on Friday, December 16 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. in 103 Olscamp Hall. All BGSU faculty and staff are invited to stop by to wish Marlene and Dave the best for their retirement.

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Content Management (CMS) Training for the Web to be offered

The Office of Web Development will be offering training sessions on CMS for the web for areas that will be creating or maintaining their web pages using the Rhythmyx CMS system. These sessions are customized to the needs of the department and the knowledge level of those being trained. The hands-on sessions are an introduction to the CMS system and include instruction on how to navigate through CMS, how to create new web pages and how to maintain existing CMS web pages. Additionally for new CMS web sites, discussion will be held regarding the 'next steps' required to move a web site into production.

A request for training may be completed by contacting the TSC at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu. Any specific questions regarding CMS may be directed to the Office of Web Development at webdev@bgsu.edu.

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TECS program applications being accepted

The TECS program is looking for faculty who would like assistance in order to incorporate technology into their classroom and course material. If you are a faculty member who could benefit from a student assisting in this type of technology development, the TECS program can help. Each semester a TECS student is paired with a faculty member to complete a project enabling the use of technology in instruction. Applications for the spring 2006 TECS program are currently being accepted. Visit the TECS web site at www.bgsu.edu/departments/ims/tecs for further details. To submit a proposal or to obtain further details, contact Kevin Work at 2-7417, kwork@bgsu.edu.

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How to make the Portal work for You

How to make the Portal work for You is a hands-on instructional forum to introduce MyBGSU users to the functions available within the portal and how to customize the portal to work best for each individual user. Sessions are open to all BGSU faculty, staff, and students, seating is limited. No registration is necessary.

Sessions will be offered:
  • Fri Nov 18 @ 2 pm in 128 Hayes
  • Tues Nov 22 @ 2 pm in 122 Jerome Library
  • Fri Dec 2 @ 2 pm in 128 Hayes
  • Fri Dec 9 @ 2 pm in 128 Hayes.

Questions may be directed to the TSC at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.

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Web Content Management (CMS) Outage Scheduled

The production Content Management System (CMS) will experience an outage from 5-5:30 a.m. on Monday, December 12 in order to complete maintenance. The system will be unavailableduring the time of this outage. Any questions or concerns regarding this outage may be directed to the TSC at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.

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Personal Web Server Outage

The BGSU personal web server accessible at personal.bgsu.edu will be unavailable from 6-6:30 am on Monday, December 5 in order to complete hardware maintenance. Any questions or concerns regarding this outage may be directed to the TSC at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.

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High School Web Winners Announced at Tech Fair

 

Congratulations to the winners of the high school web contest as announced at the Tech Fair on November 10!

  • High school web contest winner - EHOVE High School
  • High school organizational page winner - EHOVE High School
  • Personal web site winners - Abigail Browarsky 1st, Brian Baily 2nd, and Jake Miller 3rd, all from Ottawa Hills High School

Information regarding the Tech Fair and high school Web contest may be found at the Student Technology Center web page www.bgsu.edu/offices/studenttech/techfair.

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Outage of Wireless Access

In order to complete system maintenance, wireless access on campus will be unavailable on Sunday, November 27 from 8:00 am - 10:00 am. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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MeetingMaker Upgrade Scheduled

The BGSU MeetingMaker server will be unavailable on Monday, November 28 from 4:00 am - 5:00 am in order to complete system maintenance. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Software Server Outage Scheduled

The BGSU software server, available at software.bgsu.edu, will experience an outage on Wednesday, November 23 from 12:01 am - 12:30 am in order to complete system maintenance. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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CICS Upgrade

An upgrade of the CICS software will take place on the morning of November 23. The systems and functions under CICS will work as usual. Trainer CICS is available for testing functions with the new CICS software. Any questions or requests for further information regarding this upgrade may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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BG@100 Open Forum

A BG@100 Open Forum will be held on Thursday, November 17 at 1:30 p.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. This open forum will provide an update on the HCM (Human Capital Management) and FMS (Financial Management Systems) portions of the project. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

Information regarding the BG@100 project may be found at the BG@100 web page www.bgsu.edu/BGat100. .

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Laptops for Everyone? Possibilities and Challenges

This Tech Trends series presentation will feature Dr. Alfred Joyal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern Michigan University speaking on the topic of Laptops for Everyone? Possibilities and Challenges on Thursday, November 17 at 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in 228 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.

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2005 BGSU Northwest Ohio Technology Fair

The 2005 BGSU Northwest Ohio Technology Fair will showcase 56 vendors and a high school Web contest. The event will be held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Lenhart Grand Ballroom from 10-3 on November 10 and is free and open to the public. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the day and winners of the high school Web contest will be announced at 11 a.m.

Break-out sessions will be offered in Room 201 of the Union throughout the Day.

  • 10 am - noon - FedEx/Kinkos
  • noon - Logical Choice Technologies will present on the topic of 21st Century Inveractive Collaborative Classrooms
  • 1 pm - Turning Point Technologies, LLC will demonstrate Student Response Systems
  • 2 p.m. - Crestron will present Crestron Control

Information regarding the Tech Fair and high school Web contest may be found at the Student Technology Center web page www.bgsu.edu/offices/studenttech/techfair.

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Outages Scheduled

In order to complete system maintenance, the following system outages have been scheduled.

  • The ePortfolio system will be unavailable from 6-7 am on Thursday, November 9.
  • Meeting Maker will be unavailable from 5 - 5:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 10.
Any questions regarding these outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.



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Outages Scheduled

In order to complete system maintenance, the following system outages have been scheduled.

  • The MyCourses (Blackboard) portion of MyBGSU will experience an outage on Friday, November 4 from 4 - 4:30 a.m. The services available within the MyCourses tab of MyBGSU will be unavailable during the time of this outage.
  • Meeting Maker will be unavailable from 4 - 4:30 a.m. on Friday, November 4.
  • The ePortfolio system will be unavailable from 6-7 am on Friday, November 4.
  • The eTime for Students system will experience an outage from 6-7 a.m. on Friday, November 4. During the time of this outage, the web interface will be unavailable, however, the card readers will remain operational.
Any questions regarding these outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.



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BGNet e-mail Outage Scheduled

An outage of the BGNet e-mail system will occur on Monday, October 31 starting at 11:59 p.m. and will last for approximately one hour. This outage is necessary to apply critical hardware maintenance to the system, and during the outage period all BGNet services (including inbound and outbound message delivery, WebMail, and POP3 and IMAP mailbox access) will be unavailable. All incoming messages during the outage period will be queued for delivery following the completion of the maintenance. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Outages Scheduled

In order to complete system maintenance, the following system outages have been scheduled.

  • The MyCourses (Blackboard) portion of MyBGSU will experience an outage on Thursday, October 27 from 6 - 6:30 a.m. The services available within the MyCourses tab of MyBGSU will be unavailable during the time of this outage.
  • The ePortfolio system will be unavailable from 6-7 am on Friday, October 28.
  • The eTime for Students system will experience an outage from 6-7 a.m. on Friday, October 28. During the time of this outage, the web interface will be unavailable, however, the card readers will remain operational.
Any questions regarding these upgrades may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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BG@100 Open Forum

A BG@100 Open Forum will be held on Friday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. The forum will provide an update on the BG@100 project including the recent implementation of PeopleSoft HCM and the next phase of the project - FMS (Financial Management System). Project information is available online at: www.bgsu.edu/bgat100.

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Outages Scheduled

In order to complete system maintenance, the following system outages have been scheduled.

  • The ePortfolio system will be unavailable on Friday, October 21 from 6-7 am.
  • The Bowen-Thompson Student Union Virtual Calendar (http://ems.bgsu.edu) and EMS (Event Management System) will be unavailable on Saturday, October 22 from 6-8 a.m. The Virtual Calendar lists scheduled events in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Olscamp Conference Center, Prout Chapel, and outdoor banner spaces.
  • The eTime for Students system will experience an outage from 6-7 a.m. on Monday, October 24. During the time of this outage, the web interface will be unavailable, however, the card readers will remain operational.
Any questions regarding these upgrades may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Tech Trends - Copyright and the Use of Multimedia in Courses

ITC (Information Technology Committee), Office of the Exective Vice President, and the Office of the CIO will be sponsoring a series of technology related forums entitled Tech Trends. The first in this series is Copyright and the Use of Multimedia in Courses to be presented on Thursday, October 20 from 11am-12:30pm in Room 201B Bowen Thompson Student Union. During this presentation, Dr. Bonna Boettcher, University Libraries and Dr. Paul Cesarini, College of Technology will present and demonstrate the new BGSU Copyright Policy and the Interactive Guide to Using Multimedia in courses. Topics to be covered include what copyrighted materials may or may not be used in classrooms, what constiutes fair use of materials, what would be a violation of copyright, how do the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act factor into use of copyrighted materials. The forum is open for all interested faculty, staff, and students to attend.

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Call for Technology Fair Participants

The BGSU Northwest Ohio Technology Fair is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union's Lenhart Grand Ballroom from 10 am to 3 pm. Participant sign-up has been extended through Wednesday, October 5. Any technology group, organization, or business that would like to participate in the Tech Fair may complete the signup form available at www.bgsu.edu/offices/studenttech/techfair or contact Kim Fleshman, 2-9459.

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HCM System Software Upgrade

Software for the HCM (Human Capital Management) system will be upgraded on Sunday, October 16 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the time of this upgrade, it is possible that the HCM system will experience brief, intermittent outages. Any questions regarding this upgrade may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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My Courses Outage Announced

On Tuesday, October 4 from 6 am - 7 am, the My Courses (Blackboard) portion of MyBGSU will experience an outage in order to complete maintenance. The services available within the MyCourses tab of MyBGSU will be unavailable during the time of this outage. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Web Content Management (CMS) Outage Scheduled

The production Content Management System (CMS) will experience an outage from 3 am - 5 am on Monday, October 3 in order to complete maintenance. The system will be unavailable during the time of this outage. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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BG@100 Open Forum

A BG@100 Open Forum will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 1:30 p.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. The forum will provide an update on the BG@100 project including the recent implementation of PeopleSoft HCM and the next phase of the project - FMS (Financial Management System). Project information is available online at www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.

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View Paycheck self-service demonstration

The View Paycheck and View Compensation History self-service application will be demonstrated during open forums on Tues. Sept 13 @ 1:30-2:30 pm and Wed. Sept 14 @ 8:30-9:30 am. Sessions will be held in 101 Olscamp and are open to any University employee, registration is not required. Additionally, any questions regarding the information outlined in the "What Does PeopleSoft Bring to Me?" documents may be presented at the open forum. The "What Does PeopleSoft Bring To Me" information is provided by university affiliation: faculty, administrative staff, classified staff or student and is available on the web for your reference.

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MyBGSU available on intermittent basis

On Thursday, September 15, from 5 - 6 a.m., My BGSU will be available on an intermittent basis in order to complete software maintenance. Please direct any questions regarding this upgrade to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Technology-equipped classroom training

A training session covering the operation of equipment and streaming video in technology-equipped classrooms will be offered on Friday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Technology-equipped classrooms contain, at a minimum, a permanently installed video projector and VCR. All sessions will be held in 225 Olscamp and registration is not required. Any questions regarding this session may be directed to Julie Baker at jbaker@bgsu.edu, 2-7417.

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Technology Support Center (TSC) Room Number Change

Visitors to the Technology Support Center (TSC) in Hayes Hall will now be greeted by an entrance at 110 Hayes Hall, just inside the west doors of the building. This entrance, facing the Bowen Thompson Student Union, will provide easier access to the TSC for those seeking assistance with their technology needs. TSC may continue to be reached by phone at 2-0999 or email at tsc@bgsu.edu

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SAS Upgrade

On Tuesday, September 13, the version of SAS available on the mainframe will be upgraded to version 9.1.3. Information on "What's New" in version 9.1.3 is available at: http://support.sas.com/documentation/onlinedoc/sas9doc.html. Please direct any questions regarding this upgrade to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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ePortfolio Outage

ePortfolio will experience an outage from 6-7 a.m. on September 9 in order to complete system maintenance. During the time of this outage, the ePortfolio system will be unavailable for use. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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BGSU Home Page

The BGSU Home Page will see several revisions as of Tuesday, September 6. These revisions are outlined on the web at the Web Resources link within the Web Development web pages. Web pages in the Content Management system will automatically be updated once the revisions have been implemented. Any web pages using the University "look and feel" that are not a part of the content management system will need to be updated in order to be compatible. A zip file with the template will be available on the above referenced web site after the update on September 6. In order to complete this update, the CMS system will be unavailable from 3-5 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6.

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Introduction to Blackboard

Introduction to Blackboard sessions will be offered on Wednesday, August 31 from 9-10 am and Friday, September 2 from 1-2 pm in 222 Education. These hands-on sessions will show participants how to use features such as placing a syllabus on Blackboard, uploading content, sending e-mail to classes and configuring the course menu. Debra Beach of Instructional Media Services and Connie Molnar Director of IDEAL will be leading these sessions. Registration is not required prior to attending. Questions may be directed to Debra Beach, 2-2881.

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BG@100 Open Forum

A BG@100 Open Forum will be held on Monday, August 29 at 1:30 p.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. The forum will provide an update on the BG@100 project including the recent implementation of PeopleSoft HCM and the next phase of the project - FMS (Financial Management System). Project information is available online at www.bgsu.edu/bgat100.

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Extended Hours for Service

Services available via MyBGSU that have a limited availability as noted by the * will have extended hours this weekend prior to the start of classes.

The hours of availability will be:

  • Saturday, August 20 from 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, August 21 from 7:30 a.m. to midnight
  • Monday, August 22 from midnight to 9:00 p.m.

In order to complete necessary system functions, these services may be unavailable for up to a 30-minute period beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, August 21 and 6:00 a.m. Monday, August 22.

Applications for "Parking" and "My Financial Aid Status" will not be available beyond their normal schedule.

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Extended Technology Support Center (TSC) Hours

The Technology Support Center in 110 Hayes Hall will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.

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Technology-Equipped Classroom Training

Training sessions covering the operation of equipment and streaming video in technology-equipped classrooms will be offered at the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, August 17 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 16 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Technology-equipped classrooms contain, at a minimum, a permanently installed video projector and VCR. All sessions will be held in 225 Olscamp and registration is not required. Any questions regarding these sessions may be directed to Julie Baker at jbaker@bgsu.edu, 2-7417.

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MyBGSU Outage Scheduled

MyBGSU will be unavailable on Thursday, August 18 from 5:00 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center, tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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eTime for Students Outage Scheduled for Wednesday, August 17

The eTime for Students system will experience an outage from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17 in order to complete system maintenance. During the time of this outage, the web interface will be unavailable, however, the card readers will remain operational. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Network Outage Scheduled for Tuesday, August 16

A network outage has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 16 from 6:00 - 6:15 a.m. During the time of the outage network access to both on and off campus locations will be unavailable. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Network Outages Scheduled

In order to complete system maintenance, the following network outages have been scheduled:

  • Friday, August 12 from 5 am - 7 am, the network connection for Kohl Hall will be unavailable.
  • Sunday, August 14 from 5 - 5:10 am the network connection for both on campus and off campus network locations will be unavailable.
Any questions regarding these outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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MyBGSU Outage Scheduled

MyBGSU will be unavailable on Monday, August 15 from 12:01 am - 6:00 am in order to complete system upgrades. During the time of the outage, services available via MyBGSU will not be accessible.

This scheduled system upgrade is being completed in preparation for the Monday, August 15 debut of MyBGSU as an enterprise portal. MyBGSU as an enterprise portal will provide access to currently available services in addition to the features of an enterprise portal. For further details, please see the information available on the web at: MyBGSU Enterprise Portal

Any questions regarding this scheduled outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Monthly Leave Forms

Administrative staff and faculty will need to record time on their monthly leave forms in hour and decimal format beginning with time reported for June 2005. For reference, a minute to decimal conversion table is available for your reference as a pdf document at the Human resources web site: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ohr. An updated Administrative Staff Leave Reporting Form is also available in pdf format at http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ohr/forms

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Hourly Employee Time Reporting

Beginning June 19, 2005, hourly employees must record time on their time sheets in hour and decimal format. Time sheets will no longer be accepted with time recorded in hours and minutes. A minutes to decimal conversion table is available for your reference as a pdf document at the Human resources web site: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/ohr

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Network Outage Scheduled

In order to complete network upgrades, network access will be available on an intermittent basis from 2-7 a.m. on Sunday, August 7. During the outage period, access to both on campus and off campus network locations will be unavailable. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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ePortfolio Outage

e-Portfolio will experience out age from 6-7a.m. on Thursday, July 28 in order to complete system maintenance. During the time of the outage, the e-Portfolio system will be unavailable for use. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Network Outage Scheduled

In order to complete network upgrades, the network access for the following buildings will be available on an intermittent basis from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26 through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27:  Business Administration, Jerome Library, Olscamp Hall, Williams Hall, East Hall, West Hall, Overman, Hayes Hall, Family & Consumer Science, Eppler, and Moore Musical Arts. 

Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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"What PeopleSoft Brings To Me" Letter Mailed

University faculty and staff can expect to receive, at their home mailing address, a letter regarding "What PeopleSoft Brings To Me". This letter, mailed on May 23, provides information about the move to PeopleSoft and the impact on employees by their University affiliation: faculty, administrative staff, or classified staff. This first phase of PeopleSoft implementation focuses on the areas of Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll and will "Go Live" on June 27. Complete project information is available on the web at: www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.

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Network Outage Scheduled

In order to complete network upgrades, the network access for the following buildings will be available on an intermittent basis from 11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20 through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21; Bowen-Thompson Student Union, University Hall, Life Science, Psychology, Moseley, Education, Memorial Hall, Math Science, Shatzel, Johnston, Hanna.

Additionally network access for all on-campus and off-campus locations will be unavailable from 6-6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20.

Any questions regarding these outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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MyBGSU Outage

My BGSU will experience an outage from 5 - 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 21 in order to complete system maintenance. During the time of the outage, My BGSU will be unavailable. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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eTime for Students Outage

The e-Time for Students system will experience an outage from 6-6:30am on Friday July 15 for maintenance. During the time of the outage, the Web interface will be unavailable, but the card readers will remain operational. Any questions regarding this outage should be directed to the Technology Support Center at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.

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Web Content Management (CMS) Outage Scheduled

The Content Management System (CMS) will experience an outage from 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 3 in order to complete maintenance. The system will be unavailable during the time of this outage. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.

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My BGSU Outage and Upgrade

On Saturday, July 2, My BGSU will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. until 6:00 a.m. in order to complete an upgrade. During this outage, the Blackboard application will be upgraded to release 6.2. For information on the features and improvements that will be available with this upgrade, please visit: www.bgsu.edu/offices/its/blackboard/bb62.html.

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e-Time for Students Outage

The e-Time for Students system will experience and outage from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 1 in order to complete maintenance. During the time of this outage, the web interface will be unavailable, however, the card readers will remain operational. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.

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South Hall Network Outage Scheduled

The network in South Hall will be unavailable from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 30 in order to complete maintenance. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.

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Outages Scheduled for e-Portfolio

e-Portfolio will experience an outage on Friday, June 24 from 6:00 - 6:30 a.m. in order to complete a software upgrade. e-Portfolio will be unavailable during the time of this outage. Following this outage, the username for all e-Portfolio accounts will be the same as each account holders BGNet username.

e-Portfolio will experience an additional outage on Thursday, June 30 from 6:00 a.m. - 6:30 a.m. in order to complete a software upgrade. e-Portfolio will be unavailable during this outage time. Following this outage, the username and password for all e-Portfolio accounts will be the same as each account holders BGNet username and password.

Questions regarding this outage should be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.

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Outage Scheduled for e-Time for Students

e-Time for Students will be unavailable beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, through 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21. This outage is necessary to complete preparation of the system for conversion to PeopleSoft. During the outage, both card readers and Web-accessible features of e-Time will be unavailable.

Further details regarding this conversion will be forthcoming from Student Employment. Questions regarding this outage should be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.

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Desktop Computer Replacement Process

The desktop computer replacement process for the upcoming year (FY 2005-06) has begun. The initial letter outlining the process, allocations, and inventory details has been distributed to the President, Vice Presidents and Deans. Each area is responsible for the completion of requests via the web application by May 2. Deployment will begin in May and will continue throughout the summer.

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TECS Applications Being Accepted

The TECS (Technology Enhancement and Classroom Support) program is accepting applications for summer and fall faculty projects.

In a typical TECS project, a faculty member and one or more TECS students work together on such tasks as: producing classroom presentations; improving technology usage skills; adopting new instructional techniques or software.

Further details about the TECS program, an online application form, and application deadlines may be found at www.bgsu.edu/departments/ims/tecs.htm

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"What PeopleSoft Brings To Me" Letter and Open Forum

University faculty and staff can expect to receive, at their home mailing address, a letter regarding "What PeopleSoft Brings To Me". This letter, mailed on May 23, provides information about the move to PeopleSoft and the impact on employees by their University affiliation: faculty, administrative staff, or classified staff. This first phase of PeopleSoft implementation focuses on the areas of Human Resources, Benefits, and Payroll and will "Go Live" on June 27.

Open forums to review the contents of the letter and answer questions will be held in 101 Olscamp Hall on June 7 at 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. and June 15 at 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. These sessions are open to all university employees and no registration is necessary. Complete project information is available on the web at: www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.

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 BG@100 Open Forum

The next BG@100 Open Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. The university community is invited to attend this open forum to learn more about the project to transition administrative systems to PeopleSoft. The first phase of this project, including Payroll and Human Resources, is scheduled to "Go Live" on June 27, 2005. Project information is available at:  www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.

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Campus One Card Vendor Presentations

The Campus One Card Steering Committee is providing an opportunity for the campus community to hear the presentations of vendors being considered for the implementation of a Campus One Card system. These presentations will be held in 117 Olscamp Hall and will also be available to the Firelands campus. Vendor presentation will be made by CBORD on Tuesday, May 24; Diebold on Wednesday, May 25; and Blackboard on Thursday, May 26. Presentations will be made from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Following a lunch break, a vendor question-and-answer session will be held from 1-3 p.m. Any questions, or requests for additional information may be directed to co-chairs Jim Lach at jlach@bgsu.edu or Jeff Nelson at nelsonj@bgsu.edu
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"View My Paycheck" Self-Service Demos

University employees who receive a direct-deposit pay stub will begin to receive their paycheck information via an online self-service application through MyBGSU after the BG@100 "Go Live" on June 27. This "View My Paycheck" self-service application will be demonstrated at 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, May 23 and 24, and at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, in 101 Olscamp Hall. Additional sessions are scheduled in July. All interested University employees are invited to attend. No registration is necessary. Project information is available at: www.bgsu.edu/BGat100 and questions may be directed to BGat100@bgsu.edu
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Residence Hall Network Outage

A Residence Hall network outage will take place from 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25 until 2:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 26. Network maintenance will be completed during the time of this outage. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), at 2-0999, tsc@bgsu.edu.
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PageCenter Training

Training on Page Center software that is being used for the month-end reports, will be offered at the following dates and times. See www.bgsu.edu/offices/its/admin/focus/PageCenter.pdf for documentation that can be printed and referenced.
  • For PC users: Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12 from 1-4 pm in 128 Hayes Hall
  • For Mac users: Tuesday, May 17 from 1-4 pm in 126 Hayes Hall
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BG@100 Open Forum

The next BG@100 Open Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18 at 1:30 p.m. in 315 Bowen Thompson Student Union. The university community is invited to attend this open forum to learn more about the project to transition administrative systems to PeopleSoft. The first phase of this project, including Payroll and Human Resources, is scheduled to "Go Live" on June 27, 2005. Project information is available at: www.bgsu.edu/BGat100
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e-Portfolio Outage

e-Portfolio will experience an outage on Tuesday, May 10 from 10-11pm in order to complete a software upgrade. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support center (TSC) at tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.
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Outages Scheduled for May 8 & 9

The following outages for maintenance and upgrades have been scheduled at the end of the semester. Please see the listing below to reference any outages that may impact your area.
  • Sunday, May 8 - Beginning at 5 am, all network services will be unavailable in order to complete a router software upgrade. Once the upgrade has been completed, network services will systematically be restored. It is anticipated that all network services will be restored by 7 am. Following this upgrade, AppleTalk will no longer be a supported protocol on the BGSU network, as the network hardware vendors are reducing support of the AppleTalk protocol. If any current devices rely on AppleTalk, efforts should be taken to convert to an IP based solution.
  • Monday, May 9 - Beginning at 12:01 am a number of ITS services will be unavailable in order to complete hardware replacements. The services that will be unavailable from 12:01 am - 2 am include, but are not limited to: Blackboard, MyBGSU, campus web pages, email services, department file servers, e-Time for Students, and e-Portfolio. Additionally Blackboard, WebMail, and the LDAP Directory will be unavailable from 2am-6am in order to complete additional upgrades.

Any questions regarding any of the above outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgnet.bgsu.edu or 2-0999.

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Test Scanning Hours for Finals Week

During the Spring '05 finals week, the ITS test scanning hours will be 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on May 2-6. Participants should bring their National Computer System answer sheet to 301 Hayes Hall for scanning.
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Outages Scheduled for May 2

The following outages for maintenance and upgrades have been scheduled for Monday May 2.
  • 6:00-6:15 a.m. - the Content Management System (CMS) production system will experience and outage in order to complete maintenance.
  • 6:30-7:00 a.m. - e-Time for Students - card readers will remain active during outage period; however, web accessible features will be unavailable
  • 6:30-7:00a.m. - PC Software Server - this server, available at software.bgsu.edu, provides both Macintosh and Windows installers for commonly used software licensed by BGSU.

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BG@100 Open Forum to include "View My Paycheck" demonstration

The next BG@100 Open Forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. in 314 Bowen Thompson Student Union.

In addition to project update information and a question/answer opportunity, the update will include a demo of the "View My Paycheck" self-service application. After the June 27 project "Go-Live" date, this self-service application will be used by employees who currently receive a printed check stub each pay period to obtain pay details. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend. Project information is available at: www.bgsu.edu/offices/BGat100


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Academic Software Advisory Committee

The Academic Software Advisory Committee (ASAC) has been established to support the integration of technology into the curriculum. The committee has developed software request forms that are now available for faculty use in requesting instructional software and databases. Information about the committee, the software request timeline, and the software request form are available at: www.bgsu.edu/offices/cio/software_request


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Macintosh and PC Software Servers Combined

The Macintosh and PC software servers have been combined. Users are directed to software.bgsu.edu to obtain both Macintosh and Windows installers for commonly used software licensed by BGSU. Please direct any questions you may have about this to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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CMS System Outage

The Content Management System (CMS) production system will experience an outage from 6-6:30 a.m. Friday, April 8 in order to complete maintenance. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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e-Portfolio Outage

e-Portfolio will experience an outage from 6-6:30 a.m. Monday, April 11 in order to complete an upgrade. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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Page Center Upgrade Information

A Pagecenter upgrade was completed on Sun. March 13.

With this upgrade, Windows users will need to update their browser print plugins per instructions on the logon page. Print plugins do not apply to Macintosh users.

With the upgrade to the new release, only applications under mailboxes that authorization has been granted for will appear.

Any questions may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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BGNet email and SPAM filtering

A change to the means SPAM is handled for BGNet accounts will be implemented on January 19, 2005. Details regarding this change are available on this web page.

If you have questions beyond the information provided in the documentation or need assistance, please contact the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgnet.bgsu.edu or 2-0999.


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Official BGSU Student Enrollment Certification Available via MyBGSU

Students requiring official verification of their BGSU enrollment for insurance companies, scholarships, or other agencies may obtain a self-service official enrollment verification certificate via  MyBGSU.  Select the"My Enrollment Verification" link in the "My Services" area, and proceed to the web site of the National Student Clearinhouse.  BGSU enrollment information has been provided to the Clearinghouse, and students can view or print that any time, via secure log-in.




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e-Portfolio Outage Scheduled

e-Portfolio will experience an outage on Friday, March 25 from 6 - 6:30 am in order to complete an upgrade. Please direct any questions regarding this outage to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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BG@100 Open Forum - March 21

A BG@100 open forum will be held on Monday, March 21 at 11:00 a.m. in 314 Bowen Thompson Student Union. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this forum to learn more about the project to transition administrative systems to PeopleSoft. Any questions may be directed to BGat100@bgsu.edu and project information is available at www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.


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Virtual Calendar and EMS Server Outage Scheduled

The Virtual Calendar and EMS (Event Management System) software will be unavailable on Wednesday, March 16 from 7 - 8 am in order to complete server upgrades. The Virtual Calendar (http://ems.bgsu.edu) lists scheduled events in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Olscamp Conference Center, Prout Chapel, and outdoor and banner spaces.


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Outages Occurring During Spring Break

The following outages for maintenance and upgrades have been scheduled around the upcoming spring break time period. Please see the listing to reference any outages that may impact your area.
  • PC Software Server - outage scheduled for Thursday March 3 from 7:30-7:45 am
  • Virtual Calendar and EMS Server - outage scheduled for Saturday March 5 from 10 - 11 am
  • Network Outage for Residence Halls - network access both on and off campus will be unavailable from the residence hall network on Sunday, March 6 from 4-8 am
  • MyBGSU - Blackboard and MyBGSU will be unavailable on Thursday, March 10 from 4-5 am

Please direct any questions to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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Pagecenter Outage and Upgrade Information

Pagecenter will be unavailable on Sunday, March 13 from 5:30-6:30 am in order to upgrade Pagecenter, VPS, and related projects.

After the upgrade, Windows users will need to update their browser print plugins per instructions on the logon page. Print plugins do not apply to Macintosh users.

After the upgrade to the new release, only applications under mailboxes that authorization has been granted for will appear.

Any questions may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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Macintosh and PC Servers to Combine

On Thursday, March 10, the current Macintosh and PC servers will be combined into one server. Users will be directed to software.bgsu.edu to obtain both Macintosh and Windows installers for commonly used software licensed by BGSU. Please direct any questions you may have about this to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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BG@100 Open Forum - February 15

A BG@100 open forum will be held on Tuesday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. in 314 Bowen Thompson Student Union. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this forum to learn more about the project to transition administrative systems to PeopleSoft. Any questions may be directed to BGat100@bgsu.edu and project information is available at www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.


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Internet Outages Scheduled for Thursday, February 3

During the early hours of February 3, the following Internet connections will be unavailable in order to allow for the completion of maintenance upgrades:
  • Connectivity to Internet2 will be unavailable from 12:00 a.m. - 6 a.m. - this outage will affect only the Internet2 connectivity and no other Internet connectivity.
  • Internet connections to or from campus will be unavailable from 6 a.m. - 7 a.m.
Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.


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e-Time for Students and e-Portfolio Outage

e-Time for Students and e-Portfolio will experience an outage on Monday, February 28 from 6:30 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. in order to complete an upgrade. Card readers for the e-Time system will remain active during this outage; however, any web accessible features of e-Time will be unavailable throughout the outage period. Any questions may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, 2-0999.


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Residence Hall Network Outage

On Sunday, January 30 from 5 a.m. - 7 a.m., an upgrade to the residence hall network will be completed. During the outage period, residence hall network users will be unable to access on-campus servers or the Internet. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.


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Outage of MyBGSU and Digital Video Authentication

On Sunday, January 30 from 6 a.m. - 6:45 a.m., MyBGSU authentication and Digital Video authentication will be unavailable. This outage has been scheduled in order to complete an upgrade. Any questions regarding this outage may be directed to the Technology Support Center (TSC), tsc@bgsu.edu, or 2-0999.


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BG@100 Open Forum

A BG@100 open forum will be held on Wednesday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. in 314 Bowen Thompson Student Union. All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend this forum to learn more about the project to transition administrative systems to PeopleSoft. Any questions may be directed to BGat100@bgsu.edu and project information is available at http://www.bgsu.edu/BGat100.


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MyBGSU Hours to be Extended

MyBGSU will be available extended hours the weekend prior to the beginning of the Spring 2005 semester.
Saturday, January 8 - 7:30 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 9 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Monday, January 10 - midnight - 9:00 p.m.
MyBGSU may be unavailable for up to a 30-minute period beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 9 and at 6:00 a.m. Monday, January 10 in order to complete system functions.

Parking, Change Home Address, My Financial Aid Status, and Hire a Student Employee applications will not be available during extended hours.

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Extended TSC Hours

The Technology Support Center (TSC) in 129 Hayes Hall will be open noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9.


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Phone Switch Upgrade

As a part of the phone switch upgrade that will take place during the break period, Residence Hall Audix (voice mail) will be unavailable from 6 am until midnight on Monday, December 27 and Administrative Audix (voice mail) will be unavailable from 6 pm on Mon. Jan 3 until 6 am on Tuesday Jan 4. All mailboxes, saved messages, greetings, and features will remain unchanged.

Installation of the new phone switch hardware will cause intermittent outages for the phone system between 6 pm Thursday, January 6 and 6 am Friday January 7. Any questions regarding these outages may be directed to the Technology Support Center at 2-0999 or tsc@bgsu.edu.

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Technology Equipped Classroom Training

Sessions will be offered on January 5 at 10 a.m. in 226 Olscamp and on January 6 at 1:30 p.m. in 206 Education for those interested in learning more about the operation of equipment in technology equipped classrooms. Any questions or requests for further details may be directed to Julie Baker at 2-7414 or jbaker@bgnet.bgsu.edu..


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Blackboard Configuration Change

On Tuesday, January 4, a configuration change will be made to the Blackboard collaboration server. The collaboration server drives the Virtual Classroom and the Lightweight Chat tools. The change will take place during the scheduled 6 am outage. The configuration change will increase the connection capacity of the collaboration service. If any problems are encountered when using this service, please contact the Technology Support Center at 2-0999 or tsc@bgsu.edu

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e-Time for Students Outage

e-Time for Students will experience an outage on Tuesday, January 4 from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. in order to complete an upgrade. During the time of this outage, card readers will remain active; however, any Web-accessible features will be unavailable. Any questions may be directed to the Technology Support Center at 2-0999 or tsc@bgsu.edu

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