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S C S U Technology Update FY06. Technology for Teaching and Learning. Electronic Classroom Support. Successfully upgraded and retrofitted all e-classrooms to a new control/management system. Began implementation of an equipment replacement schedule for the majority of e-classrooms.

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electronic classroom support
Electronic Classroom Support
  • Successfully upgraded and retrofitted all e-classrooms to a new control/management system.
  • Began implementation of an equipment replacement schedule for the majority of e-classrooms.
  • Integrated the Helpdesk interface into each e-classroom.
itv video conferencing
ITV/Video Conferencing
  • Performed a state-mandated upgrade to the entire network to improve the ability to interconnect with other regional networks.
  • Upgraded all control systems and 90% of the transmission systems to reduce down time.
  • Redesigned the operations center to better incorporate the upgrades.
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ITV/Video Conferencing
  • Added a second Mediasite system to meet demand.
  • Allows the end user to participate from any location with an Internet-connected computer and a telephone, instead of going to an ITV site.
  • Sessions are recorded and can be viewed afterwards, or incorporated into D2L





research instruction tools
Research/Instruction Tools
  • Continue to add online tools to assist with research and instruction
  • Course Quickstart was added, with content for 46 different courses


§ drop due to change in database aggregator contracts


14 Open Labs (386 Computers)7 Miller Center Labs (193 Computers)31 Discipline Related Labs (788 Computers)----------------------------------------------------------52 Total Labs (1367 Computers)

student training
Student Training
  • 101 Software workshops offered on 17 different topics; 1,279 students attended, a 97% increase over the previous year.
  • This included special sessions for First Year Experience, College 150, and In-coming Orientation.
  • 293 Library instruction sessions,6,299 students attended






college support technicians
College Support Technicians
  • Have at least one college technician in every college
  • Worked as a team to assist in the rollout of a campus-wide HelpDesk system and asset management system
  • Collaborated with the workstation/application team and Computer Store to develop software imaging for new Windows desktop and laptop machines prior to campus distribution


  • Center for Information Systems
    • Focused primarily on Microsoft products
    • More than 800 participants received training
    • 20 people completed and received Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification through the CIS testing center
  • InforMedia Services
    • Focused primarily on software for instruction
    • 70 different topic areas, many on aspects of Desire2Learn
    • More than 1,800 participants received training

Software Licensing Agreements

  • Campus Microsoft Agreement
    • Operating Systems, Office
  • Additional Microsoft licensing
    • SharePoint, Project, Visio
  • Symantec Antivirus agreement
    • Allows both campus and home use
  • MnSCU negotiates volume pricing:
    • Adobe (Macromedia)
    • Maplesoft
    • ESRI Geographical Information Systems (ArcView) $7–10K annual cost
it security
IT Security
  • Priority for both MnSCU and SCSU
  • SCSU IT Security Coordinator
    • Coordinates with MnSCU on security initiatives, helping to develop security standards
    • Developing a systematic way to respond to the wide variety of issues
    • 76 incidents were investigated in FY06, a 43% increase over FY05
network uptime
Network Uptime
  • Uptime was 99.90%, compared to 99.73% in FY05 and 99.80% in FY04
  • Down an average of less than an hour per month total, with equipment or technical malfunctions the primary reason
  • Only down 3 hours for the year due to security, virus, or denial of service

Wireless Network Access

  • SCSU was ranked #49 in Intel\'s 2005 "Most Unwired College Campuses" survey, which rates schools based on their wireless Internet infrastructure and services.
  • Campus wireless network coverage area was expanded to improve reception and include previously unserved areas, including the residence halls

Multimedia/Web Services

  • Completed moving all official sites from Condor to the primary server environment
  • Added a staff member to help support online courses offered through the Center for Continuing Studies
  • Stamats conducted an audit of the SCSU sites
    • Several recommended changes have been implemented
    • Focused more on marketing SCSU to external audiences
technology committees
Technology Committees
  • Faculty Technology and Pedagogical Resources Committee
  • Teaching Learning Technology Roundtable
  • Student Technology Fee Committee
  • College Technology Committees