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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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S c s u technology update fy06

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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

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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

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§ drop due to change in database aggregator contracts

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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

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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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