In addition to a recent update to the campus, I wanted to provide you, faculty and instructors, with a few more updates.
First, if you are new to the PSU community, a warm welcome from ITS. Information Technology Services is comprised of telephones, network, central information systems (Banner, myPlymouth, email, web, etc.), WebCT, and classroom and academic technology support. You can always reach any of us through email@example.com or 535-2929.
WebCT has evolved and we have a new support team. John Martin, formerly the manager of the Help Desk and the Learning Center, is now leading up the academic technology support team in the Learning Commons (Lamson Library). John's expanded role in this area reflects the growing need for more support for instructors using WebCT and looking at new methods of instruction using the latest technologies. If you have any questions about WebCT, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Bramer, who managed the WebCT support last year, is shifting his role to help more with back room tasks. WebCT has a significant amount of integration points with myPlymouth, Banner, Library systems and more. He'll be working closely with the Systems folks in Hyde Hall.
Did you hear that the Help Desk is now located in the Library's new Information Desk? Seven days a week, call, write or stop in. Jo-Ann Guilmett, who headed multimedia support to the classroom the past few years, is managing the new Learning Commons Information Desk. In addition to multimedia (now managed by Brad Hachez), Jo-Ann oversees the Help Desk staff cross-trained in library and IT services. Stop in and see.
I've been hacking away at some campus technology issues online. If so inclined, take a click. dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu. Comments welcome, but no obligation.
Dwight Fischer, CIO
>>> Back to Campus Update, Fall 2006 (http://dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu/2006/08/19/back-to-campus-fall-2006/)
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Living in an online world.2 (http://dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu/2006/08/01/living-in-an-online-world2/)
Security is Everyone's Business (http://dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu/2006/08/14/security-is-everyones-business/)
File Sharing, Cut it out! (http://dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu/2006/08/14/file-sharing-cut-it-out/)
Allemp (Changes to email list to all employees) (http://dcfischer.blogs.plymouth.edu/2006/08/03/allemp/)