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Data on the 2015 CornellX MOOCs (August 27, 2015)

Last spring, CornellX launched its second four MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) via EdX. The courses are free to anyone in the world with Internet access, and students can opt to receive a... read more

Two-Factor Authentication Now Available for Valuable Online Assets (August 21, 2015)

Two-Step Login is Cornell's two-factor authentication service using cloud-based technology licensed from Duo Security Inc. Departments are encouraged to add this extra layer of security to valuable... read more

Lecture recording options for Fall 2015 (August 20, 2015)

Instructors interested in recording their lectures for students to use in reviewing class content have the following options this semester: VideoNote is a service that will record lectures, index... read more

Learn Design on (August 20, 2015)

Whether you are a beginner looking to learn design software or an experienced designer looking to learn new skills and tips has the course for you. Adobe Pen Tool: FundamentalsLearn how to... read more

IT Service Desk Extended Hours and Locations for 2015 Fall Events (August 20, 2015)

The IT Service Desk will be open for extended hours and additional campus locations for the return of students starting Friday, August 21, 2015. Please find the extended IT Service Desk hours and... read more

Confluence wiki moved to AWS (August 20, 2015)

The Confluence wiki at and its associated database have been running at Amazon Web Services since July 12th.  The move to Amazon servers brings new capabilities to... read more

Blackboard Info Days and Workshops (August 13, 2015)

Faculty and staff are welcome to stop by at their convenience during the times listed below to ask any questions about Blackboard or other technologies Academic Technologies supports for... read more

SharePoint Online training classes (August 13, 2015)

Want to learn how to create and manage a team site in SharePoint Online?  Or how to take your team site to the next level and increase user adoption?  Register now for SharePoint Online training... read more

Windows 10 and IT service compatibility (August 10, 2015)

With the recent release of Windows 10, members of the IT@Cornell community are testing campus services to see whether they will run properly under the new operating system.  Regular backups and... read more

New and improved technology for Animal Health Diagnostic Center (August 7, 2015)

The Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC) converted their existing Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) from UVIS to VetView this past weekend. UVIS was an Oracle Forms and Reports... read more

Direct request to reset Audix passwords (August 6, 2015)

The IT Service Desk is now accepting requests to reset personal Audix passwords directly from customers as part of an initiative to streamline central support processes. From this point forward,... read more

Changes on the way for Outlook on the web (August 6, 2015)

Microsoft has announced that beginning in the first week of September, faculty and staff should start to see some changes to their email and calendar on the web at (formerly... read more

Kickoff Meeting - Remedy with “MyIT” (July 31, 2015)

“MyIT” is Remedy’s new customer web portal. To learn more about this, come to a kick-off meeting organized by the IT Service Management Team on August 10 from 9:30–11:30am. All are welcome to attend... read more

One file, many editors (July 30, 2015)

Big improvements to several Cornell services mean it's never been easier to work as a team when reviewing and editing Microsoft Office documents and many other types of files.  You can now use... read more

SD-SIG: Birman to speak about mission critical applications 8/6 (July 28, 2015)

Software developers (or anyone with an interest in software development) will want to make sure to attend the next Software Development Special Interest Group (SD-SIG) meeting. Professor Ken Birman,... read more

Remedy with "MyIT" (July 23, 2015)

Last week we provided you with an update about Remedy’s new user interface called “Smart IT;” this week we want to introduce you to Remedy’s new customer web portal application called “MyIT.” The... read more

Web Application Vulnerability Scanner Now Available (July 23, 2015)

The Cornell IT Security Office (ITSO) recently acquired Rapid7 AppSpider Enterprise for web application vulnerability scanning. The AppSpider Enterprise console allows users to perform an array of... read more

PeopleSoft upgrade and outage July 23-27 (July 22, 2015)

The PeopleSoft upgrade has been completed successfully. Student Center and Faculty will be available at 12 noon today, as scheduled. The rest of PeopleSoft is now available. read more

Unlimited storage in Cornell Box 7/27 (July 21, 2015)

The Cornell Box team is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, July 27, 2015, all Cornell Box accounts will have unlimited storage. This improvement is built on changes in Box's distribution of... read more

Programming Languages on (July 20, 2015)

Learn a new programming language or gain some advanced skills through courses. Code ClinicChoose from over ten courses that focus on solving problems using different programming languages... read more

New in Cornell Box: Edit Office documents with Office Online (July 16, 2015)

If you have Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint files stored in Cornell Box ( you can now edit them using the convenience of Office Online. When looking at a list of files, just... read more

Join the first annual IT@Cornell Selfie Scavenger Hunt! (July 16, 2015)

From the IT@Cornell Leadership Committee When: July 31, 2015 from 10am to 12pm (9:30am registration opens) Where: Cornell Campus! (The Hunt Begins at G10 Biotech) How well do you know the Cornell... read more

Remedy with Smart IT (July 16, 2015)

BMC, the vendor who creates Remedy, will be delivering a new user interface this fall called Smart IT. This new interface provides a modern service management experience with a more knowledgeable and... read more

New professional development opportunities on the way through SkillSoft (July 16, 2015)

Recent employee surveys have indicated that many members of the Cornell community are eager for ways to enhance their professional knowledge. Cornell’s SkillSoft service has a depth and breadth of... read more

View Speakers and Workshops from IT@Cornell Conference (July 15, 2015)

If you were unable to attend the IT@Cornell Community Conference in the morning please check out our two morning sessions:Cornell's Past: The Creation of the InternetThe Future of Technology in... read more

View Workshops from IT@Cornell Conference (July 15, 2015)

If you were unable to attend a workshop at the IT@Cornell Community Conference we have a selection of workshops that are available to view online. MOOCs and MoreaA discussion on what we have learned... read more

Need to get a message to Cornell staff? Remember Yammer. (July 13, 2015)

If you have a service or information you are trying to promote to Cornell employees, make sure to include the Cornell Network in Yammer as one of your channels.  Since last winter, more than 2,000... read more

FY16 Rates for IT Services (July 9, 2015)

FY16 rate changes and additions for the following IT services: •  EZ-Backup•  Shared File Services•  Video Services / AV Support•  VM’s / Physical Servers•  Voice and Data EZ-Backup EZ-Backup is an... read more

Technology-related sessions at Staff Development Day, July 22 (July 6, 2015)

It's time once again for Cornell's annual Staff Development Day, an opportunity to connect with groups and information that can help sustain your success as a staff member and increase your... read more

ITReads Group Finishes Its First Book (July 1, 2015)

By Deborah Howell The ITReads book club, sponsored by the IT@Cornell Leadership Community, is comprised of IT community members from across campus. This spring, the group read Lead Like It... read more

Upgrades to Remedy (July 1, 2015)

The IT Service Management team is currently in the process of upgrading Remedy from V8.1 to V9.0. This upgrade will offer users a new reporting console that allows for simple, self-service, drag and... read more

Successful completion of Blackboard migration (June 30, 2015)

After six months of planning the Cornell Blackboard application was successfully migrated to the Blackboard managed hosting service. The migration of Blackboard required the system to be down for a... read more

Learn More About Cornell's History (June 26, 2015)

Learn more about Cornell's history by visiting a collection of over 55 completed oral histories and personal recollections, including Ken King's story.  To view this collection please... read more

New Guest Login for Blackboard (June 26, 2015)

As a result of the Blackboard upgrade there is a new procedure for guest logins. If someone is requesting access to Blackboard who doesn’t have a NetID they can: 1) Navigate to... read more

Learn Game Design on (June 25, 2015)

If you are interested in video game creation and want to know where to begin, has courses to get you started and advance your skills.   Introduction to Flash Animation Guides you through... read more

Upgrade needed for Panopto Windows recorders (June 25, 2015)

As of July 24, 2015 the recording application for Windows Panopto users will need to be upgraded in order to work. When you start the recorder on or after July 24, you will be prompted to... read more

SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) (June 25, 2015)

In May 2015 the SUNY Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT) at SUNY Geneseo focused on how faculty, staff and administrators are responding to the challenges of rapidly changing technology... read more

IT@Cornell Connecting the Past, Present and Future (June 19, 2015)

Learn more about our speakers, Ken King and Ira Fuchs,  for the IT@Cornell Community Conference as we continue to explore the past, present and future of technology. Register today, the event is June... read more

SharePoint SIG meeting 6/24 (June 17, 2015)

The next SharePoint Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting will be Wednesday, June 24, from 2 to 3:30, 226 Weill Hall. Anyone with an interest in SharePoint is invited to stop in or join online via... read more

Kronos Java update June 28 (June 16, 2015)

On June 28, Kronos will be updated to require the more current and secure Java version 7 update 79. For Kronos Basic (HTML) users, no action is needed. Kronos will continue to work just like it does... read more

Cmail meetings will no longer automatically add video call 7/1 (June 16, 2015)

Currently in Cmail (Cornell's email and calendar for students), when a meeting is scheduled, a video call link is automatically added. The person scheduling the meeting has the option to remove it... read more

Nominate our next ITLP and ITELP participants (June 11, 2015)

Leadership development is an important goal for IT@Cornell—so important that we have cited it as an objective in the IT Strategic Plan. For several years we have pursued this goal by selecting people... read more

Blackboard outage scheduled for June 15 - 23 (June 11, 2015)

Blackboard will be undergoing operational improvements and will be unavailable from June 15 to June 23, at 8:00am. Summer courses can still be accessed at the summer Blackboard site at... read more

CU Events App available for the IT@Cornell Community Conference (June 11, 2015)

To help you navigate and engage in the IT@Cornell Community Conference, CIT purchased a branded mobile app, CU Events, from  Results Direct. The app is available for both iOS and Android and can be... read more

Updates on the Gartner Client Internet Portal (June 10, 2015)

Cornell University is retiring the university-wide license for the Gartner Client Internet Portal, a collection of white papers, case studies, and recommendations concerning information technology.... read more

Prepare for 6/14 powering OFF old domain controllers AD1, AD3, AD4, AD6 (June 10, 2015)

All department IT staff, please check your systems prior to this Sunday, at 8am. See what to do BEFORE THE CHANGE, below. If for any reason you can NOT update a system configured to use these old DCs... read more

Outlook Web Access (OWA) gets a new look and better security (June 9, 2015)

This Thursday, June 11, everyone with an exchange account will receive an email to inform them that the login page is changing. The end-user email will include the verified comm... read more

Outlook Web App (OWA) login gets a new look and better security (June 9, 2015)

On Sunday, June 14, Cornell's Active Directory Federated Service (ADFS) will be upgraded to version 3.0 to improve security. At the same time, the login page will be refreshed... read more

CIT Summer Softball Signup! (June 4, 2015)

The upcoming Intramural Softball season runs from June 29 - July 24, 2015 and we’d like you to join! The past few years we have seen a great corps of folks playing, and we’ve had much success in this... read more

Eduroam Certificate to Update June 15 (June 4, 2015)

On June 15 between 5:00-7:00am, the Eduroam certificate for secure WiFi on the Cornell campus will be updated. The first time that users connect to Eduroam after the update they will see a one-time... read more

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