Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Student Tech Buzz 4/28-5/2

Student Tech Buzz 4/28-5/2

Mavricks is Here
If you use an SU provided MacBook, you can now update to OS X Mavericks through Self Service. Go ahead and log in to Self Service and run the update to the latest and greatest.(Note this takes awhile, so allocate some time) Also, while you are in there, please run the updates for Flash and Java that are found in the featured section. This will help keep you safe and secure as you browse the net.

Authored by Devon Taylor
Taking Exams?

If you have not been on campus in awhile, you may still need to switch over to 1SU prior to your exams.

Once you have arrived at your testing location, and are on 1SU, turn your wireless card off and then on again in order to ensure that you do not switch wireless access points during your test. The reason why you want to do this is that when you switch access points, your connection to the network is briefly disrupted.  This can cause, generally mild, headaches with your tests. Why add stress to an already incredible stressful time?
Keep your Mobile Learn App Updated!
Like all things in technology, apps upgrade because something has changed.  If you neglect to update the apps that you use, you are exposing yourself to the risk of using that app ineffectively.  For instance, the app you are using, but have failed to update, might have a new service, feature, and fixed known issues and bugs that increase function and usability.

With the above information in mind, Mobile Learn is an app that is important to your education, thus, you will want to make sure that the app is 100% accurate and up to date. The easiest way to accomplish this is simply upgrading it when your app store prompts you to do so.

IC has been able to resolve the issue with Blackboard, and Blackboard is now back up and running normally.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
If you have any questions regarding this issue, please contact the Help Desk at or 540-665-5555.
Thank you,
Institutional Computing

This issue persisted through 12-3p Wednesday 4/30/2014

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