April Newsflash

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ePortfolio Contest for Students

Who doesn't want $100 these days?  The ePortfolio Spring Contest is now open to all undergraduate and graduate students! Log in to  https://eportfolio.pace.eduto read the contest requirements and submit with the click of a button. The deadline is Wednesday, April 17th. Need help sprucing up your ePortfolio? Contact an eTern at eportfolio@pace.edu.

TutorTrac Is Now Available on Pace’s Network for Students

Students can now access TutorTrac from anywhere on Pace’s network.  This Redrock product is being used in the Tutoring Centers to manage/track tutoring center activity. The program’s robust admin functions include custom reporting, appointment and scheduling management along with student and faculty assignments.  (Note: Users who are off campus will need to VPN onto Pace’s network in order to access this site.)

MyPace Mobile App for Faculty, Staff, and Students

At the end of March we released four additional modules with the next update.  Once you install the update from the App Store, you will see the following new modules:

  • Dining Hall
  • Library
  • Web Help Desk
  • Pace Fun Facts

For more information visit http://www.pace.edu/mypacemobile.

New Wireless Technology

ITS has completed the installation process of new Cisco wireless technology at the Law School Campus in White Plains.  Starting in mid-May, we will be migrating classroom locations in both the NY and Westchester campuses.  This will be done in phases.  If you are interested in checking out the new technology, go to any of the following locations which now include the new wireless network technology:

  • Law School (WP)
  • 140 William St. (NY)
  • CSO office areas (NY-2nd floor 1 Pace Plaza)
  • CRC lab (PLV-2nd floor Willcox Hall)
  • West Hall (BRC)

If you are connecting to wireless in the buildings or specific locations list above, you will see the network information below:

  • Pace_Connect will now be called PACE-OPEN
  • Pace_Secure will now be called PACE-WIRELESS

For additional updates, information, and/or rollout schedules for the new services, please visit the following site: Configuring Wireless.

Postini Service Changes for Faculty, Staff, and Students

This past March we migrated our services from Postini to Exchange Online Protection (EOP) which affected all users.  Quarantine summaries are now coming from the following sender: quarantine@messaging.microsoft.com.  The new email anti-spam and virus filtering service is much more aggressive where it blocks blatant spam before even reaching your quarantine mailbox so you may see a decrease in the quantity of messages in your daily summaries.  Other messages (such as junk messages containing solicitations, advertisements, etc.) will be caught by Exchange Online Protection and will be included in your daily quarantine summary as per usual.  EOP does allow some bulk/commercial email messages in, such as email newsletters, advertisements, and marketing messages from vendors and companies. These messages comply with the CAN-SPAM Act.  Legitimate businesses will provide an option in the email to unsubscribe from their mailing lists. If you do not wish to receive those messages, please be sure to unsubscribe yourself from those lists using the ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘manage my preferences’ link usually found at the bottom of the messages. 

Important Reminders:

For more details on this transition, visit the following sites: SPAM Control: Postini Transitioning to Exchange Online Protectionand SPAM Control: Exchange Online Protection (EOP) FAQs. For information on how to deal with spam, refer to the following page: Spam Alerts.

iPad User Group Meetings for Faculty and Students

The remaining Spring meetings scheduled for April and May are as follows:

  • Monday, April 15th: 12:20PM-1:15PM
  • Wednesday, May 1st: 11:15AM – 12:10PM

* All meetings will be held in Miller 16 (PLV) and Civic E319 (NY).

You can view the minutes from each meeting on the iPad blog.  To be placed on the mailing list, contact Sam Egan (segan@pace.edu).

Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference for Faculty and Staff: Friday, April 26th

Please click hereto register for Pace's first Blackboard Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday, April 26th on the New York City campus. This one-day free conference will bring together experienced faculty and staff from Pace as well as nearby institutions to engage in presentations with Blackboard experts on online/blended teaching, instructional design, mobile learning, analytics, and many other exciting topics. Please contact Beth Gordon Klingner (bklingner@pace.edu) for more information.

IT Project Review Board for Faculty and Staff

ITS has created a project review board to evaluate new project requests.  This is to ensure proper resources are available and projects meet minimum criteria.  For more information visit Project Management Office Operations Guide.

iStrategy Training for Faculty Chairs

Attend workshops to find out how the iStrategy data warehouse can help you learn more about the students in your respective departments.  For additional details, please refer to the following site: iStrategy Training.  Training dates are as follows:

  • NY: Friday, April 5th: 10:00AM-12:00PM – Civic 25 E101

Training Sessions for IMO Representatives

The IMO meetings scheduled for March are as follows:

NY:

  • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 3rd: 10:00AM – 11:30PM – 1 Pace Plaza (NY), W202 CRC – PC Room A
  • Windows 8: Thursday, April 18th: 2:00PM – 3:30PM – 1 Pace Plaza (NY), W202 CRC – PC Room A

PLV:

  • Windows 8: Thursday, April 4th: 10:00AM – 11:30PM – Willcox Hall (PLV), 2nd Floor CRC – Alcove
  • Windows 8: Wednesday, April 17th: 2:00PM – 3:30PM – Willcox Hall (PLV), 2nd Floor CRC – Alcove

To register, email Vito Palmeri (vpalmeri@pace.edu).

Account Settings Modification for Faculty and Staff

The global account changes we announced last month has been postponed until further notice.