Changes implemented during January intersession
Welcome to the start of a new semester at Adelphi University. The Office of Information Technology is continually working with other campus departments to enhance technology services for the Adelphi community. As we work on more projects for the spring semester, we wanted to keep you up to date on changes that were implemented during the January intersession.
Wireless Network Change
The old “AU2” wireless network was phased out during Intersession and we’re sure you’ll find the new connection process much easier! Modify your settings by choosing the new “AU” wireless network when on campus, and entering the shorter network key of gopanthers.
Automatic Shutdown of Projectors/Displays
In support of Adelphi’s Go Green initiatives, the IT department installed occupancy sensors in 18 multimedia rooms to enable the automatic shutdown of the projectors and/or TV displays after 20 minutes of no activity. These new sensors allow the campus to save electricity while prolonging the life of the hardware, minimizing lamp hours on the bulbs, and ensuring higher availability of classroom technology.
Expansion of Equipment Loan Program
The IT Help Desk has transitioned to maintaining loans of equipment that had previously been administered by the Faculty Center for Professional Excellence (FCPE). Equipment available for loan includes: laptops, projectors, wireless presenter devices, external desktop speakers, video cameras, digital cameras, 3M board remotes, tripods, clicker packages, webcams, edirol recorders, wireless keyboards, headphones, MAC DVI/VGA adapters, and video cables. See details and the loan request form at it.adelphi.edu/resources/loan/.
Students can borrow laptops, wireless presenters, flip video cameras with tripod, and external desktop speakers.
There’s a new place to go for events and news from Adelphi: The redesigned events.adelphi.edu features University event details which you can view by event type, whether Cultural Events, Community Service, Student Programming, Academic Events, Athletics, Continuing Education, Admissions Events, or Alumni events.There are also a variety of news postings, press releases, online newsletters and print publications available for download.
The newly redesigned admissions.adelphi.edu offersinformation for prospective applicants including freshmen, tansfers, graduate students, international students, University College, military and veterans, and guidance counselors. There’s also next steps information for admitted students and pre-college programs for high school students.
Extended Telephone Hours
Telephone hours for the University’s main information line have been extended until 8:00 p.m. to allow callers to speak to a Help Desk representative when they reach ext. 3000 after regular business hours.
The Storage Area Network has been upgraded to a new model with an increased business continuity/disaster recovery capacity. The upgraded storage network also provides faculty, staff and students faster and more reliable network storage and access to H and I drives.
Allocation of New Computers
Our network technicians replaced PCs in many of Adelphi’s computer labs with new models to ensure that students have more reliable and faster computers. Some of the areas that were upgraded include the Information Commons on the second floor of Swirbul Library, Science 133 and 30, UC Commuter Lounge, Woodruff Lounge, Woodruff 307, Social Work 314, Writing Center, Learning Center, Math and Computer Science lab, and several multimedia classrooms.
Reimaging of Technology in Classrooms
We added new software to computers used by students and faculty in classrooms to allow for more reliable, secure, and faster computers.
Fiber Optic Cable Upgrade
The fiber optic cables in Harvey Hall, Alumnae Hall and Swirbul Library have been upgraded for increased speed and resiliency of the data network.
Document Imaging in SFS
Student Financial Services has been transitioning to a “paperless” process aided by recent document imaging efforts. As part of the University’s green initiatives, the office is expected to be fully paperless for the 2013-2014 financial aid year.
New Multimedia Technology in Post Hall Annex
We installed a SMART board, projection system and PC workstation in the Post Hall Annex conference room to provide an additional location for education majors and others to utilize SMART Technologies ‘Notebook’ software.
Manhattan Network Router Upgrade
The network router to Adelphi’s Manhattan Center was upgraded to provides a secondary backup connection in event of a failure of primary the primary connection.
Printer Page Allotment Changed
The number of pages allocated to students each semester has changed. The new allotment is 400 pages for each semester (Spring & Fall) If you filled out course evaluations at the end of the Fall 2012 semester you will see the additional pages (50 per evaluation) added to your page allotment for this semester.
If you have any questions, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
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