Spring 2014

Spring 2014 ITS Info Now

Blackboard Analytics

Blackboard Analytics

Feature:Words that used to bore, like "analytics" and "data mining" have now been promoted to triggers for paranoia and suspicion. However Orwellian the implications may indeed be, there is still a benign and in fact beneficial side to these activities because the ability to collect and measure feeds into the rational search for product and service improvement. It's not all spying and dirty secrets, to be sure.

Blackboard Learn Managed Hosting Cutover March 17-18, 2014

Blackboard Learn Managed Hosting Cutover March 17-18, 2014

Over Spring Break we will change our application support from our current model to a hosted services model. To perform this switchover, Blackboard Learn will be unavailable to all users on Monday and Tuesday, March 17-18, 2014.

Email Statistics and Spam Checking

Email Statistics and Spam Checking

Do you think you receive a lot of email?  How about spam?  Most people say they get too much of both.  ITS recently improved the way our mail servers work to filter out spam and phishing messages .  This article will explain some of the steps taken by our mail ser

ITS Now Supporting OS X 10.9 Mavericks; Support Ends for Snow Leopard

ITS Now Supporting OS X 10.9 Mavericks; Support Ends for Snow Leopard

ITS PC Support and the ITS Solution Center are now officially supporting Macintosh OS X 10.9.x Mavericks for enterprise use. At the same time we have ended official support for Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard, originally released in 2009.

Lynda.com  Keeps You Current in Technology

Lynda.com Keeps You Current in Technology

One of the real benefits of Lynda.com training is that you can use it as a deep course in a given topic, or hit it for just-in-time tutorials to solve a particular challenge in a technique, a tool, or piece of software. This flexibility gives you access to knowledge as you need it, when you need it, and how you need it.

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP

Microsoft Ends Support for Windows XP

Microsoft support for the Windows XP operating system will end on April 8th, 2014. After April, Windows XP systems will no longer be considered securable for safe computing on the NAU campus network.

NAU Information Technology Services is Now on Social Media

NAU Information Technology Services is Now on Social Media

NAU Information Technology Services is Now on Social Media NAU ITS has created Facebook and Twitter pages to keep you up-to-date on the latest ITS news and information and to connect you with NAU ITS community. These pages were created to engage the NAU community in discussions on ITS related services.

Student Technology Survey Now Open

Student Technology Survey Now Open

Help us to help you better! Take the Student Technology Survey for 2014.Your input is crucial to helping Information Technology Services improve all aspects of your experience here at NAU. You are the experts in your experience here, so we want your ideas and suggestions.

Two-factor Identification

Two-factor Identification

Staying one step ahead of cyber criminals sometimes seems like a losing battle these days. NAU ITS is responding with a new tactic: two-factor authentication.