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‘Warning’ Emails to 47,000 Students: What Happened?

A scripting error set off a chain of events Wednesday, Dec. 7, which included email notices sent to 47,000 students warning them of discontinued student status and impending account shutdowns. The event also prevented Boise State faculty and staff from … (Read More) ‘Warning’ Emails to 47,000 Students: What Happened?

Support for macOS Sierra Now Available

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce support for the macOS Sierra operating system on university-owned computers. Details about macOS Sierra features are available on Apple’s website. Requirements macOS Sierra may be installed on the following devices: iMac: Late 2009 or … (Read More) Support for macOS Sierra Now Available

Blackboard Learn Downtime Nov. 25

Boise State’s Blackboard Learn system will be unavailable from 6 a.m.-noon Friday, Nov. 25, due to scheduled maintenance. Instructors are asked to plan accordingly. If you have questions or concerns about Blackboard being unavailable during this time, please contact the Help … (Read More) Blackboard Learn Downtime Nov. 25

Max Davis-Johnson: Avoiding Significant Updates as Technology Advances

Max Davis-Johnson, associate vice president for information technology and chief information officer, blogs regularly about his vision of transparency, customers and collaboration. In his latest video blog, Davis-Johnson talks about how the Office of Information Technology is future-proofing technology at Boise … (Read More) Max Davis-Johnson: Avoiding Significant Updates as Technology Advances

Max’s Minute: Future-Proofing Systems with OFC and Taleo Recruiting

This is the fourth in a series of posts discussing continuing improvements for Taleo Recruiting and Oracle Financials Cloud. View previous entries at max.boisestate.edu. Future-Proofing Our Core Systems Globalization, changing demographics, economics, shifting political priorities and accelerating technology innovation are pressuring higher education to … (Read More) Max’s Minute: Future-Proofing Systems with OFC and Taleo Recruiting

Mysteries of the Blackboard Gradebook Revealed

Faculty are invited to join OIT’s Instructional Technologist Jennifer Weddel for “Taking the Mystery Out of the Blackboard Gradebook” from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, Topics include: How columns are created How to grade How to control what students see … (Read More) Mysteries of the Blackboard Gradebook Revealed

Retirement Reception for Debbie Porter Oct. 27

The Boise State community is invited to attend a reception to celebrate Debbie Porter’s retirement fro 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27,  in the Bishop Barnwell Room, Student Union Building. As a Boise State employee for 27 years, Porter has worked in Payroll … (Read More) Retirement Reception for Debbie Porter Oct. 27

Max’s Minute: Update on Taleo and OFC Improvements

Max Davis-Johnson, associate vice president for information technology and chief information officer, blogs regularly about his vision of transparency, customers and collaboration. One of our core principles used in improving Oracle Financials Cloud and Taleo Recruiting is the need to completely understand … (Read More) Max’s Minute: Update on Taleo and OFC Improvements

Google Apps is Now G Suite

G Suite for Education is the new name for Google Apps at Boise State University. Google announced the rebranding of their productivity suite last month. The apps themselves (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, etc.) retain their familiar names. G Suite for Education … (Read More) Google Apps is Now G Suite

Max’s Minute: Updates on Taleo Recruiting and Oracle Financials Cloud

Max Davis-Johnson, associate vice president for information technology and chief information officer, blogs regularly about his vision of transparency, customers and collaboration. This is the second in a series of articles discussing continuing improvements for Taleo Recruiting and Oracle Financials … (Read More) Max’s Minute: Updates on Taleo Recruiting and Oracle Financials Cloud

Max’s Minute: Improving Taleo and Oracle Financials Cloud

Max Davis-Johnson, associate vice president for information technology and chief information officer, blogs regularly about his vision of transparency, customers and collaboration. Boise State University recently introduced two significant enterprise system upgrades. Taleo Talent Acquisition was rolled out in June of … (Read More) Max’s Minute: Improving Taleo and Oracle Financials Cloud

OIT Support for macOS Sierra

Apple will release the newest version of its desktop/laptop operating system, macOS Sierra, on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The Office of Information Technology asks the campus community to delay upgrading university-owned computers to the new macOS until they complete testing to … (Read More) OIT Support for macOS Sierra