Monday, January 30, 2023

Banner Communication Manager Could Help You!

If you are finding yourself in need of sending a large email communication, Banner Communication Manager (BCM) may be a helpful resource for you! It saves you from manually inputting large amounts of email addresses and can also help personalize mass emails. If you are interested in learning about how to use BCM you can check out this article


If this is something you would like to explore further please email its@manhattan.edu for a BCM Consultation to arrange a setup and training session.

Friendly Reminder: Back Up Your Data

With the convenience of the cloud and apps like Google Drive, it’s pretty easy to forget to back up your data. This is just a friendly reminder to do so!

Data on Google Drive:

Make sure that you have all of your data backed up either on your hard drive, a storage device, or a separate cloud storage service.

File Streaming:

If you are using Drive File Stream, it is very important that you are regularly checking drive.google.com to make sure that your data is syncing/saving properly. 

Once you’re logged into your google drive via web browser make sure that any files you worked on using drive file stream are present and up to date. You can access your drive via file stream or web browser on any device

Losing data can be incredibly stressful, but it is preventable! Here are some previously shared tips: 

  • Your critical data should never reside in a single place.
  • The ideal backup strategy will typically include both an online backup service (Google Drive) to ensure your data is secure no matter what happens to your mobile device or computer.
  • Running consistent, automatic backups is a straightforward process that will take a little time to set up and will require even less to maintain.
  • Backups can be configured to run in real time when files on your computer are changed.
  • Routinely test your backup solution to ensure you can recover your data in the event that you do actually need to restore from a backup.
If you have any questions or concerns about this please reference our knowledge base articles or contact the ITS Help Desk for further assistance! 

Information partially taken from: https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2017/9/september-2018-do-you-have-a-personal-backup-plan 

ITS Priority Support for January 18 - February 8, 2023

ITS Client Services will be providing priority support to classroom issues and network support requests from Wednesday, January 18th - Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  Response times for all other requests will be slower than normal.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

ITS Priority Support for January 18 - February 8, 2023

ITS Client Services will be providing priority support to classroom issues and network support requests from Wednesday, January 18th - Wednesday, February 8, 2023.  Response times for all other requests will be slower than normal.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Banner Communication Manager Could Help You!

If you are finding yourself in need of sending a large email communication, Banner Communication Manager (BCM) may be a helpful resource for you! It saves you from manually inputting large amounts of email addresses and can also help personalize mass emails. If you are interested in learning about how to use BCM you can check out this article


If this is something you would like to explore further please email its@manhattan.edu for a BCM Consultation to arrange a setup and training session.

Now Available: Instant ITS Blog Updates!

ITS has recently changed the way you can subscribe to our blog. 

This new subscription will allow you to get instant updates when a post is shared to the blog straight to your inbox! This is done by joining a Google group that sends out an email each time a post is shared. If you'd like to subscribe, please refer to this guide

Please note that if you have already subscribed but want to receive ITS blog updates faster by joining the group, you will need to subscribe using this link

Monday, January 9, 2023

Spring 2023 Classroom Technology Training Signup

ITS will be offering classroom technology training sessions from January 9th-17th.

The trainings will take place on campus with a member of the ITS technology training team.

The trainings will review the podium guides and basic troubleshooting for the technology in the classrooms. If possible, when signing up for a session, please include the classroom building and number you will be teaching in during the Spring. Please note some classrooms are different than others so the training will be specific to the type of classroom you are teaching in.

To sign up please click here.

ITS will also be offering training the first and second week of classes from January 18th to the 27th. Please email sleavey01@manhattan.edu to schedule a time to review the classroom technology during that time. These meetings are based upon room availability once classes begin.

Please feel free to reach out to Susanne Leavey (sleavey01@manhattan.edu) directly with any questions or to schedule an alternative time/date if none of the above work for you