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Spring 2019

Technology Refresh Program - Keeps Technology Current

Posted April 2019

IITS works diligently behind the scenes to keep up with technology changes.  One of the key programs to keep technology current is the CSUSM Technology Refresh Program (TRP).  The TRP is a well-established program created by IITS in 1994 to ensure that computers used in teaching labs and by...

 

 

Express Check In using the Campus App Virtual ID

Posted March 2019

The Campus App features continue to evolve.  Students can now use the Virtual ID available on the Campus App as a convenient way to check-in to over 35 stations or centers on campus. ...

Campus App check-in Station
 

 

Wireless at the Mangrum Track & Field

Posted March 2019

The CSUSM wireless network is a robust system that allows the campus community the freedom to connect where they want and when they want. As the CSUSM wireless coverage is extensive and is continually expanding, IITS is pleased to announce that wireless is now available on the Mangrum Track & Field. ...

Mangrum Track and Field wireless AP on the top of the scoreboard

 

Staying Connected with the Campus App

Posted February 2019

Adoption is high for the CSUSM Campus App. Since the initial deployment in 2016, the Campus App has become a popular tool for students to quickly and easily find orientation information, access the campus maps, stay engaged with campus events and register for classes or check grades. ...

 

New Campus Website and Filtered Search

Posted February 2019

This technology spotlight focuses on several significant updates to the campus website and search capability.  In Fall 2018, IITS collaborated with the Office of Communications to redesign the CSUSM homepage with a new fresh look, content updates and easier navigation. Following this major change, the campus website also received updated styling ...

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Fast Tracking Technology Support with 2 new Electric Carts

Posted January 2019

In an effort to increase our customer service availability and efficiency, IITS recently purchased 2 new electric carts. You might see these new vehicles throughout campus as IITS staff and student assistants navigate campus in the two new machines. ...

2 new IITS Carts

 


Fall 2018

The Technology Learning Center - A Popular Study Spot for Students

Posted December 2018

The TLC is a new popular space on campus, which is comfortable, and functional. Prior to the Fall 2018 semester, IITS completed a renovation of the Kellogg 2000 Open Lab, now called the Technology Learning Center (TLC). ...

tlc raised desk

 

Adobe Available for all Students

Posted October 2018

CSUSM is pleased to announce that as of Fall 2018 Adobe Creative Cloud Suite of applications is available at no cost to all currently enrolled students. Students are eligible if they have an active campus email address and password, and you will be able to install the software on a personally owned device. IMPORTANT - When logging in on the portal page, enter your CSUSM username only (example: student001) and campus password. 

Adobe logo

 

Mac Computers Refreshed in 5 Buildings Across Campus

Posted October 2018

The new computers arrived on campus August 20th and IITS has already refreshed 7 labs for the Fall 2018 semester. The labs are ACD 104, ARTS 340/342, Kellogg 4400, SBSB 1206/1207 and UH 271. Each lab takes about 12 hours to refresh, not including the several hours spent tracking the removal of the old systems. The computer delivery is a yearly event in IITS ...

close up Lab refresh computer screen and mouse
 

New Kellogg Video Wall

Posted September 2018

The 2nd floor Kellogg hallway now has a six-panel video wall to advertise new services and broadcast live streams/TV during important life events. IITS has collaborated with the Library, Office of Communications, and Facilities to build the large video wall.  You can’t miss the video wall as you walk in to the Kellogg Library. ...

Kellogg video wall with students
 

DUO Multi-Factor Authentication

Posted August 2018

In Fall 2018, CSUSM began to implement Duo multi-factor authentication for logging into business critical applications that store or process level 1 confidential information. The way DUO works is that when an individual goes to login, a “push” message is sent to the user’s mobile phone.  The user then presses the button to acknowledge/confirm login and then they can proceed. This is a minor inconvenience in exchange for much greater security and is an effective strategy to combat the increasingly sophisticated information security threats.  

 DUO phone
 

Summer 2018

Faculty/Staff Help Desk Remodeled and Relocated to TRC

When you enter the Library on the 2nd floor, you will notice some big changes in IITS. Over the summer several projects have changed the look of the areas occupied by the Library and IITS. In addition to remodeling the Open Computer Lab (now the Technology Learning Center), IITS has remodeled the Help Desk area and moved all of the technical staff to the back of Kellogg. For faculty and staff, you will now be assisted for all technical support issues from the Technology Resource Center located in Kellogg 2414 (TRC). IITS will have someone available to greet you just inside the door. Their job is to assist Faculty in getting the right technical or instructional support from one location. We hope to provide prompt service, but if you have to wait, there is a lounge area available and a small office space for troubleshooting and training in private. We hope that you find this new service exceeds your expectations. (Posted August 2019)
 

New Technology Learning Center
(Kellogg 2000 - Open Lab)

IITS completed a project over the summer that transformed the Kellogg 2000 (Open Computer Lab) into the new Technology Learning Center (TLC). This lab is heavily used by students during the day and is open 24x5 along with the Library’s second floor areas. This technology replacement and space modernization plan is a significant project, as the campus invested in an updated space design that addressed student feedback and concerns regarding the state of the computers in the Lab as well as the physical environment. (Posted August 2019)

Kellogg 2000 Open lab

 

Feedback was gathered from over 550 responses that expressed a strong interest in seeing this space upgraded, with 78% of students responding that they would like to see faster/new computers in the lab. The TLC project was the first remodel of the space (paint, carpet, electrical, networking) since the Library was built. The project included a full technology refresh of the lab computers and a new space layout with updated furniture that replaced the existing high-density seating that was worn out and no longer needed. The new computers include a mix of PCs and Macs, as well as some with large screens. Beginning in 2019, this lab will have a new refresh schedule, where of 25% of the computers will be replaced each summer. This new strategy will ensure that the TLC always has a mix of newer technology. (Posted August 2019)

Kellogg 2000 brody stations

 

Campus App Connecting Students to CSUSM

This Fall 2018, the Campus App will have a vibrant new look focusing on features students use most. In keeping with one of IITS’s strategic goals, this latest version will add increased personalization by displaying the student’s class schedule on the homepage. In this new version, students will be encouraged to Sign In by clicking a link at the top of the page. By doing this, they will be able to access new features such as their virtual ID with seamless and deep link integration into myCSUSM and Cougar Courses.  (Posted September 2019)

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