ITS Newsletter

  • Requesting Used Computer Equipment

    January 8, 2013

    As computer equipment becomes older eventually it no longer provides acceptable services.  When old computer systems are replaced ITS evaluates the used computer systems.  If the used computers can perform other Truman services in a productive manner then ITS may reallocate them in a different role. Truman new computer purchases usually take place during the … Read More

  • Automatically Backup Your Important Computer Files

    Backing up your important computer files is a task sometimes overlooked until something has been lost.  ITS provides several locations where Truman faculty and staff computer files are automatically backed up.  We encourage you to take advantage of these locations to help protect your data against any loss. Files stored on your Y: drive (your … Read More

  • Technology Upgrades Save Big Money

    November 27, 2012

    ITS has completed replacing 600 campus computer systems with new computer technology.  The new systems were acquired at a 44% discount, an initial cost savings of $185,690.  The expected lifetime is eight years (double the lifetime of most PCs).  Our electrical power usage was reduced by 93%, saving Truman ~ $27,594 annually in electricity costs.  … Read More

  • Cybersecurity Awareness

    October was National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but the threat to our identity and data is real every day of the year. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it is vital to protect information and not to fall for identity scams that seem to increase during these times of “giving”. Please keep your systems updated with the … Read More

  • Truman Internet Bandwidth Increased

    The University’s total internet bandwidth has doubled. The total bandwidth has increased from 250Mbps to 500Mbps.  ITS has worked in coordination with Residence Life and Auxiliary funding to provide this additional service. This bandwidth increase is made available through a new secondary connection via a new provider and also provides failover redundancy if the primary … Read More

  • Lunch-n-Learn Fall 2012 Series Announced!

    October 8, 2012

    Lunch-N-Learn Series Information Session 1 Welcome Session – ECAR Data and Truman Students 12:30-1:20 p.m. Oct. 10 Violette Hall Room 1400 ECAR is a national survey which looks at student preferences related to learning and technology. This year is the first time Truman students have participated in the survey. The national results and the results … Read More

  • New A/V Control Units Arriving in a Classroom Near You!

    September 13, 2012

    Your IT Services Classroom Technology Support Team, in conjunction with our Network Services and Web Services teams, has worked very hard this summer to design and implement a new bit of technology to make controlling all the various elements of A/V and instructional technology equipment in a classroom a little easier – with the eventual … Read More

  • Ready, Set, Click! Workshop starts September 17!

    September 7, 2012

    Ready, Set, Click! Strategies for Success in the Online Classroom Online – in Blackboard September 17 – November 2, 2012 This workshop provides information and practice on the strategies for successful online teaching and learning. If you are preparing to teach a fully online course, or just wishing to “blend” or “hybridize” a traditional course … Read More

  • Renovations in the PML 204 Multimedia Lab

    June 25, 2012

    The Multimedia Lab (PML 204) will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; June 27, 28 and 29th so that staff can complete updates and renovations in the popular multimedia project lab. The renovations will feature a new layout, new computers, updated software, high-fidelity microphone/speaker headsets and specialty scanners in addition to the existing specialty hardware … Read More

  • The Truman computer labs and classrooms will be upgraded to Windows 7 for the Fall Semester

    April 27, 2012

    This fall the ITS managed computer labs and classrooms will all be running Windows 7 as the default, not Windows XP.  Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP soon so we need to begin migrating all of our campus systems to Windows 7. If you are not familiar with Windows 7 and you teach in … Read More