Friday, May 17, 2019

Exciting Initiatives in OIT

The Office of Information Technology is working in collaboration with departments across the University on these exciting initiatives and more.

Now

  • Reducing student registration time from 30 seconds to 10 seconds
  • Providing drop-in training every Friday from 2-5:00PM in Sullivan Hall
  • Presenting at new student orientation
  • Helping develop new 60- and 30-second TV spots
  • Preparing data for regulatory reporting and annual financial audit
  • Redesigning selected courses
  • Supporting launch of new academic program
  • Supporting the stu.edu website redesign initiative 

Summer

  • Launching 24/7 telephone support for students, faculty, and staff
  • Providing online syllabus search and retrieve
  • Improving the look and feel of the MyBobcat website
  • Moving a large display from the OIT office to an instructional area
  • Implementing monthly network and system vulnerability scanning
  • Deploying 27 new computers for Athletics (Fin Aid and Admissions previously done

Fall

  • Providing new-and-improved online instructor orientation
  • Providing new-and-improved online student orientation
  • Refreshing disk image for all academic computers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Call Forwarding


Call Forwarding Feature

To forward your calls to another phone:

  • Dial *71 and enter the 10 digit number or extension to forward your calls to. 
  • Dial *72 to disable call forwarding.
  • Dial *70 to forward to the last number you forwarded calls to. 





Thursday, January 24, 2019

Training


Weekly Training Sessions




Starting on February 15, 2019, OIT will start conducting weekly training sessions on popular topics like Canvas, OneDrive, Email, Office 365 and Zoom.

These training sessions will run every Friday from 2:30PM-3:30PM in Sullivan Hall, Room 202, and will focus on providing our faculty and staff with additional skills and knowledge to better serve our students, conduct business in the community, and improve IT knowledge.

Custom training on specific applications/topics is also available upon request, but must be coordinated in advance so we can prepare accordingly.

Please, reserve your spot by contacting the Help Desk at (305)628-6610 or helpdesk@stu.edu. Space is limited!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Arc Media Platform - Canvas

The Office of Information Technology invites you to check the latest Canvas tool, Arc Media Platform. “Arc” is a collaborative video platform that enhances e-learning by facilitating video capture and archiving into Canvas.

Click here to learn more about Arc and how to integrate it into your Canvas environment.





Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Financial Aid Award Package

The video below provides an explanation on how to navigate the Financial Aid Self Service Portal to accept, change, or view your financial aid award package.

You can also find this video on the Financial Aid web page by clicking here.



Friday, September 14, 2018

OneDrive - PC & Mac



OneDrive is an innovative way to store all your personal documents on the cloud. Using OneDrive as a student makes it quick and easy to save assignments and any school related documents; and for staff and faculty anything relating to work. OneDrive can be used for more than just storing, you can also use it to collaborate and share.


Below are a set of instructions on how to download and use OneDrive (Windows)

Click here to download OneDrive 

Once OneDrive has been downloaded, search “OneDrive”, and double-click on OneDrive Desktop app

Sign in using your STU email and password

Once you have finished setting up OneDrive you can add any documents/files.
To access your OneDrive, click on “File Explorer” icon


There will be an option that says OneDrive – St. Thomas University



To share a document with others, rick click on the folder or document you wish to share, right-click, and click “Share”

You will then add as many people as you want to share this item with.

In order to allow other to edit what you are sharing, click “Only the people you specify who have this link can view”

Check-mark the box next to “Allow editing”, press “Apply”, and then “Send”.




Below are a set of instructions on how to download and use OneDrive (Online)

First, go onto the STU website and click MyBobcat

Click “My Email Portal” and sign in
On the top-left hand corner click on the blue box next to Office 365

 

Select OneDrive

The online version of OneDrive will then popup

To share a folder or file hover the curser over the desired item and click the blank circle with a checkmark

Once clicked, the blank circle with turn blue.

 Click “Share”

In order to allow other to edit what you are sharing, click “Only the people you specify who have this link can view”

Check-mark the box next to “Allow editing”, press “Apply”, and then “Send”.



Below are a set of instructions on how to download and use OneDrive (Mac)


Click here to download OneDrive 

Once OneDrive has been downloaded, click on the “Finder” application

  

Click “Downloads”

Search “OneDrive” and click on the installer

Once installed, go back to the Finder application and search “OneDrive”. Click on the OneDrive cloud

Sign in using your STU email and password



Once you have finished setting up OneDrive, you can add any documents/files. To access your OneDrive, you can either click on the cloud that appears on the tool bar,

or click on the Finder application

To share a document with others, rick click on the folder or document you wish to share, right-click, and click “Share”

You will then add as many people as you want to share this item with


In order to allow other to edit what you are sharing, click “Only the people you specify who have this link can view”

Check-mark the box next to “Allow editing”, press “Apply”, and then “Send"


Friday, April 13, 2018

Course Evaluations


COURSE EVALUATIONS: A brief overview

Every term, students are asked to evaluate the courses they are enrolled in. STU uses a blended approach to facilitate that process and to maximize participation.  On-ground courses use the traditional paper-based forms, while the online students use an online form to evaluate their courses.

Each course has a unique “section” or “location” code which determines whether your class is classified as On-ground, Online, Blended, Independent Study, or Internship.
Example: MAT-602-170

If an on-ground class is following a blended format, but has an on-ground location or section number, please advise the Registrar’s office, so that it can be correctly classified in the system.


Location
Evaluation Distribution Type
Delivery to School
Distribution Date
Submission
Deadline
On-ground
Physical, in class
3 weeks prior to end of each term/semester
1 week prior to exams
Last class meeting
Blended
Online
N/A
Last day of course withdrawal
Last Sunday before end of semester/term
Online
Online
N/A
Last day of course withdrawal
Last Sunday before end of semester/term
Independent Study
Online
N/A
Last day of course withdrawal
Last Sunday before end of semester/term
Internship
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A



Each course evaluation cycle, the system sends an automated email to the official professor listed on the course, with a link and instructions for students to complete the online evaluation.

By design, once a student has completed the course evaluation, they will no longer be able to view that particular course on their drop-down menu.


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Canvas Login URL


As you may already know, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is switching from Ember LMS to Canvas LMS in May 2017.

On May 15th, make sure to update your Ember login URL to the new Canvas login, which is stu.instructure.com. STU Canvas is also accessible via MyBobcat



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Canvas Accessibility


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is happy to announce that our new Learning Management System, Canvas (stu.instructure.comis ready for instructors' access.

If you have any questions, please contact the OIT Helpdesk at helpdesk@stu.edu or 305.628.6610.


Friday, April 28, 2017

Canvas Transition Timeline


The Office of Information Technology (OIT) will replace Ember with Canvas by Instructure, as our new Learning Management System in May 2017.

April 30, 2017: Last day to work on Summer 2017 courses in Ember.

May 01, 2017: Canvas Migration Day.
May 02, 2017: Faculty can begin working on Summer 2017 courses in Canvas.
May 15, 2017Canvas officially replaces Ember. Summer 2017 classes go live in Canvas.
August 15, 2017: Ember retires / goes dark / disconnects officially.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Fusion 360 Phone

1. How do you dial a local call? (US)

Enter the phone number (extension or 10-digit number), pickup the handset and press the Dial soft key. OR, press the Speaker icon or Headset icon after entering in the number - to initiate the call immediately.
Note: There is no need to dial a 1 or 9 before the number.


2. How do you dial 911? (Emergency)

Dial 911 directly.
Note: There is no need to dial a 1 or 9 before the number.


3. How do you set up Voicemail password?

The default password to access your Voicemail box is 0000.
Once logged in, press 0 for Mailbox Options.
Once in Mailbox Option menu, press 5 to change password.


4. How do you listen to your voicemail messages in your office?

To listen to your messages: When the Message Waiting Indicator light is flashing, push the Messages button, follow the password prompt, then:
Press:
1 to listen to new messages
2 to change folders
0 for mailbox options
# to exit
While listening: press * to rewind, # to fast forward, and 6 to skip to the next message.


5. How do you access voicemail when off-campus?

Dial your 10-digit number.
When you hear your greeting, press * and enter your password.



6. How do you transfer a call?

While on a call, press the Transfer soft key, followed by the Blind soft key. Enter the phone number to where you want to transfer the call to (extension or 10-digit number). Press Send to complete the transfer.



7. How do you access voicemail when off-campus?

Dial your 10-digit number.
When you hear your greeting, press * and enter your password


8. How do you pick up call within departments?

Dial *7 + dial



9. How do you get to the STU directory via telephone or mobile device?

On-campus dial #411
Off-campus dial (305) 628-6789

Exciting Initiatives in OIT

The Office of Information Technology is working in collaboration with departments across the University on these exciting initiatives and m...