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IS&T Notification System – Keeping the Campus Informed of IT Related Events

  • March 2018
  • Michael Jordan, Dan Swift, Frank Piscitello & Paul Gargiulo Information Services & Technology Division

With the increasing number of updates and maintenance required for technology components along with the reality of increased email scams and phishing attacks, it is imperative that Information Services and Technology communicates to the campus community in a secure and uniform manner and for users to verify that the emails were authentic and legitimately sent from IS&T. Read the full blog post

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The Evolution of Digital Signage at WCU

  • February 2018
  • JT Singh, Mike Kalinowski & Teresa Hudson, Information Services & Technology Division

Digital signage helps institutions to provide timely communications to internal and external constituents with a consistent tone and brand. Read the full blog post

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Office 365 @ WCU – Tools Supporting Learning and Increased Mobility

  • January 2018
  • Rashed Kabir, Theresa Friedman & JT Singh, Information Services & Technology Division

Microsoft Office 365 - often shortened to "O365" - is a mobile- and Web-enabled suite of Office applications including email, OneDrive storage, and many other related services. At WCU, we have long used Microsoft services including Exchange for email and calendar and SharePoint for intranet services. Read the full blog post

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IS&T On The Move!

  • December 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

As many of you know, the Information Services and Technology Division has long kept offices and walk-in help facilities in multiple campus locations. This includes Allegheny Hall, Brandywine Hall, the Demonstration and Application Center on Matlack Street, and Anderson Hall. Read the full blog post

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D2L Daylight is Coming!

  • November 2017
  • Lauren Keefe and Tom Pantazes, Information Services & Technology Division

The Information Services & Technology Division recently announced that in May 2018, the D2L Learning Management System will transition to a new look and feel called, D2L Daylight. What is D2L Daylight?  D2L Daylight is the name of the visual enhancement that will occur to D2L.  The changes include a mobile friendly interface and a cleaner layout with course images.  With the exception of how you access courses, all of the D2L tools you currently use will remain and continue to work the way they do now. Read the full blog post

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Introducing LyndaCampus to WCU!

  • October 2017
  • Lauren Keefe and Bonnie Young, Information Services & Technology Division

The Information Services & Technology Division recently introduced an additional learning resource for all faculty, staff and students. LyndaCampus, offering free unlimited access to over 180,000 high quality video tutorials, is the global leader in online skills instructions and provides the campus community a personalized learning experience through on-demand, self-paced learning in a variety of formats, whether it be a series of videos or small takeaways. Read the full blog post

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Protecting Your Identity Online

  • September 2017
  • Frank Piscitello and Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

During the last month, you may have seen the news about an Equifax data breach and how they leaked personal information out to the Internet. This event created a flurry of activity from the company, security experts and even the federal government. Read the full blog post

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Making It Easier to Get IT Help at WCU

  • August 2017
  • Paul Gargiulo, Richard Jackson and Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

It’s probably fair to say that for most people at West Chester University, their most frequent interaction with the Information Services & Technology Division (IS&T) is with one of our IT Help Desks. Read the full blog post

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Faculty and Staff Laptops

  • July 2017
  • Paul Gargiulo, JT Singh, and Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

IS&T is excited to announce an enhanced line of supported Windows and Apple products that will serve as the improved standard models: Lenovo M900 Desktop, Lenovo P40 Yoga, Apple MacBook Air. Read the full blog post

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Evolution of IS&T on the Web

  • June 2017
  • Deke Kassabian and Dan Swift, Information Services & Technology Division

The Information Services & Technology Division at West Chester University offers a broad range of IT services in support of the WCU mission. Some are IT infrastructure services, others are educational technology or distance education services. Some are web services or enterprise application services, and some are training, help, or support services. Read the full blog post

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West Chester University's RECAP Conference

  • May 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to join about 150 faculty and staff colleagues participating in West Chester University's RECAP conference. RECAP is an annual conference held each May at West Chester University, showcasing "the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in higher education." Read the full blog post

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Disaster Recovery and Mission Continuity

  • April 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Back in May of 2016, I had just joined WCU as the new Vice President for the Information Services & Technology (IS&T) Division. During the first few weeks, while still trying to learn which building was which and while trying hard to remember the names of the hundreds of people I was meeting, the IS&T division was rolling forward with projects already underway at the time of my hire. Read the full blog post

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Thanks to Professor James Fabrey

  • March 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

In March of this year, after many years of exceptional service, Dr. Fabrey stepped down – not from his role as professor and chair, of course, but from his role as special assistant to the Vice President of Information Services. Read the full blog post

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Talking to Technology

  • February 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

Until about the mid 1980s, almost everybody interacted with a computer using only a keyboard and a command line interface or “CLI.” No mouse, no point and click interface, and certainly no touch screen. Read the full blog post

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This Year, Resolve to Protect Your Identity

  • January 2017
  • Deke Kassabian, Information Services & Technology Division

The start of a year is a great time to take stock and to commit (or recommit) to the things that matter to us. That’s probably why so many of us write New Year’s Resolutions. Whether we write them down, share them with friends, post them on social media, or just silently commit to them without sharing, New Year’s Resolutions can be a way to identify what’s important to us and how we can improve and be the person we want to be. Read the full blog post

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