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‘JAWS and Magnification Access’ Assistive Technology Presentations

How do assistive technologies work, and how do people who use these technologies experience websites? Mike Gibson from the Educational Access Center will give presentations May 10, 16 and 24 on “JAWS and Magnification Access” highlighting the history, variety and use … (Read More) ‘JAWS and Magnification Access’ Assistive Technology Presentations

New OIT Project Management Reporting Site Provides Transparency

The Office of Information Technology’s Project Management Office has implemented a new reporting tool that displays the current status of OIT projects, projects scheduled to go live in the next 30 days, and requested projects queued for future activity. To access … (Read More) New OIT Project Management Reporting Site Provides Transparency

Register Now for April 10 REEF Polling Workshop

The Learning Technology Solutions team in the Office of Information Technology will feature Matt Evans, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire, on Monday, April 10, as he shares easy-to-implement ideas for putting REEF to work in … (Read More) Register Now for April 10 REEF Polling Workshop

Campus Wireless Network Maintenance Scheduled April 9

Boise State’s Bronco-Guest and eduroam wireless networks will be unavailable between midnight and 6 a.m. Sunday, April 9, due to maintenance. Campus residence hall wireless networks will not be impacted during the maintenance period. For questions, please contact the Office … (Read More) Campus Wireless Network Maintenance Scheduled April 9

Students Can Write Code, Earn Cash at Bronco Appathon

The sixth annual Bronco Appathon returns to Boise State March 10-12. Open to all registered Boise State students, Bronco Appathon is a weekend marathon of coding to earn cash prizes and awards. Free food and beverages are provided to participants, … (Read More) Students Can Write Code, Earn Cash at Bronco Appathon

‘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