Monday, March 20, 2017

Download Assignment Submissions from Ember

Dear Students,

STU will be replacing Ember with Canvas as our new Learning Management System this May. We advise students download all their assignment submissions in past and present courses by following the directions below. 


1.      Login to Ember with your STU username and password.
2.      In the Global Navigation click on Account, then Settings, then Download Submissions.

3.      On the next page, click the Create Export button to generate a zip file containing all of your assignment submissions in all present and past courses.

4.      After the file is created, use the “Click here to download” link to save it. Make sure to keep a backup of this file as well.

If you have any questions, please contact our OIT Helpdesk at or 305.628.6610.

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:
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

Friday, March 10, 2017

Ember to Canvas

OIT will be replacing Ember with Canvas as our new Learning Management System this May. As you may know, Ember is based on Canvas and they both share very similar features.

You can explore Canvas using this link:

When asked to enter an Email, use our test account and at Password, enter AhPTGJjzUXhvVhKAH54t, then click Log in.

After you are logged in, there are a few courses available, which you can use to test-drive Canvas.

This link will only be available for the next 20 days so we encourage you to login as soon as you can.

If you have any questions, please contact our OIT Helpdesk at or 305.628.6610.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

St. Thomas University Fusion 360 Phone Training

In preparation for St. Thomas University’s new telephone system, the Office of Information Technology will be providing training over the next five weeks, every Friday from 1 pm – 2 pm. To access this training, please follow the instructions below:
Date: Every Friday, from Friday, March 3, 2017, to Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Meeting Number: 623 315 251
Meeting Password: PT3ibEwk

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)

1. Go to
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: PT3ibEwk
4. Click "Join."

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

To join the audio conference only
Number: 888-432-1688
Room: 4217
Pin: 1336

For assistance
1. Go to
2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support."

Add this meeting to your calendar (Cannot add from mobile devices):

Friday, December 16, 2016

STU WiFi Self Registration Portal

To register gaming systems or streaming devices on the STU WiFi network, follow these instructions:

1. Before opening the self-registration portal, you must obtain the MAC address of the device to be added. Follow instructions here on how to find the MAC address of your device.

2. Once the MAC address is known, open the portal on a connected device by going to or (there is an underscore between self and registration).

3. A login page will be presented where you must enter your STU Username and Password

4. After logging in, all registered devices under your login will in a list: 

5. To add a device, click the Add button, then enter your STU Username, MAC Address and a Description of your device (for example, XBox). Then click the Submit button. The device will now be added to your connected devices list:

6. To delete a device, check the box next to its MAC Address, then click the Delete button.

Confirm delete by clicking the OK button, or you can Cancel.

STU WiFi Portal Mobile Device Registration

Follow these instructions to connect to our University’s, on-campus, STU_WIFI (wifi connection name), using your laptop or smartphone. You may register up to 5 devices at one time.

After choosing to connect to STU_WIFI, some mobile devices automatically display a splash page, similar to the one below, to register on the network. If you do not see the splash page, please open You can choose whether to login as a Staff, Faculty or Student or to Register as a Guest.

Staff, Faculty and Student Logon:
  1. If you choose to login using Staff, Faculty and Student Logon, your device will be registered for 180 days and you will need to follow these steps again after that time to re-register it. Use your STU username and STU Password then click Login.
  2. After logging in, check the box at “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy” then click the Complete Registration button only once.
  3. Once the registration process is complete, you will be directed to the homepage.

Register as a Guest:
  1. If you choose to register as Guest, your device will be registered for 1 day and you must follow these directions again after that time to re-register it.
  2. Click the Register button.
  3. Enter your First and Last names and your Email Address, then check the box at “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.”
Click the Complete Registration button once when done.

You will be directed to one of the two screens below when you Register as a Guest:

If you are directed to the screen shown below, ensure the blue check appears after “I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy” before clicking the Complete Registration button.

Once the registration process is complete, you will be directed to the homepage.

If you encounter the screen below while trying to login as a Staff, Faculty or Student, please try again or contact the OIT Helpdesk for assistance.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


All Turnitin assignments in Ember will be created using a new plugin beginning on Jan 1st, 2017. Please see instructions below on the new process.

NOTE: It is recommended that you create assignments and add assignment rubrics (if any) before enabling Turnitin on an assignment.

a. Enable Turnitin External Tool

Once the assignment is created in Ember, click Edit to configure settings to require submissions through the Turnitin software.

  1. Select External Tool when selecting the Submission Type.
  2. Type in Turnitin to search for the Turnitin LTI. 
  3. Click Find to search for the Turnitin LTI.

b. Configure the Turnitin LTI

Once you have searched for the Turnitin LTI, you will see a list of all approved LTI's.
  1. Select Turnitin LTI from the list that appears. 
  2. Once you have selected Turnitin LTI from the list, you will see the URL appear in the field provided. 
  3. Click Select to finish the configuration.

c. Configure additional Turnitin settings

You can create additional settings using the Turnitin software, such as rubrics or when similarity reports are released to students. Click here for more information.

d. View Turnitin enabled assignment

Once you have enabled the Turnitin LTI tool, you can view the Turnitin settings to ensure that the Ember assignment is set up correctly. A Turnitin enabled assignment will look different to students as the submission box differs slightly.
  1. Assignment description will be located at the top of the assignment. 
  2. Title of the assignment will still match the Ember assignment. 
  3. Instructors do have the option to include special assignment instructions
  4. Any additional optional settings configured within Turnitin will be viewable by students. 
  5. Max grade is viewable by students. 
  6. Turnitin availability and due dates will adopt those put in place by the dates indicated on the Ember assignment. If there are no dates put in place, Turnitin will auto-assign dates.