DotCIO News & Announcements

  • MathWorks MATLAB/Simulink Seminar to be Held March 30

    Fri, 03/18/2016 - 12:15 -- wentod

    From 1:00pm to 4:30pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in room 3112 of the Low Building (also known as the CII), all Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students are welcome to join MathWorks engineers as they provide insight into the latest features of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.

    Participants may attend one or both sessions.

    Program agenda


    Session 1: Optimizing and Accelerating your MATLAB Code


  • COMSOL Multiphysics® High Frequency EM Workshop Scheduled for March 9

    Wed, 02/03/2016 - 11:39 -- wentod

    On Wednesday, March 9, in Low/CII 3112, speaker Andrew Strikwerda of COMSOL, Inc. will present the capabilities and workflow of the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and guide participants through a hands-on exercise. Attendees will also receive a free two-week trial of the software with which to test their new skills on their own applications.

    Seating is limited for this free workshop, so reserve your seat today!

  • Having Problems with Your Voice Mail?

    Tue, 02/02/2016 - 16:09 -- wentod

    Any users who have recently been locked out of the campus voice mail system or have forgotten their voice mail password are encouraged to please wait 15 minutes before trying to access the system again. If you are still having difficulties after 15 minutes, an on-line tool is available for you to reset your password.

  • Windows 10 Images Now Available for Mobile Computing Participants

    Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:22 -- wentod

    The Mobile Computing team is pleased to announce that Windows 10 base images are now available at the VCC Help Desk for students participating in Rensselaer's Mobile Computing Program.

    The images -- which are currently available for the T430, T430s, T440s, T450s, and W541 laptop models -- include Windows 10 Education and Office 2016.

  • Copyright Infringement

    Fri, 10/30/2015 - 13:53 -- gillw3

    You may be at risk

    Copyright infringement continues to be a growing societal concern.  Since 2003, the entertainment industry has filed thousands of law suits against college students, including students enrolled at Rensselaer, for facilitating the unauthorized online distribution of protected material. 

    So, what does this all mean to you?

  • DotCIO Upgraded Central Authentication Service and Shibboleth

    Tue, 08/18/2015 - 14:50 -- wentod

    DotCIO has upgraded the Central Authentication Service and Shibboleth package which facilitate login to several services on campus, including StarRez, Concerto admin access, Benelogic, Digital Measures, PeopleAdmin, Blackboard CampusCard, Cayuse, and iLabs Solutions. 

    Shown below in the first image is the now-retired login page.  The second image is of the current login page.

    Please contact the VCC Helpdesk directly for any questions or concerns when using your RCS account to access services.

  • Changes to RCS Printing for Fall 2015

    Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:51 -- mcglow2

    DotCIO will begin replacing our current RCS printing system this fall, as such any computer that uses RCS printing will need to be reconfigured before September 30th 2015.  The changes will require existing RCS print queues to be removed from your computer and the new ones added.

    Once fully operational the new system will include many features that will make printing simpler to use including better feedback on job status.

    Instructions can be found online at .

  • DotCIO Upgraded Blackboard LMS for Fall 2015

    Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:33 -- wentod

    The Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) has upgraded the LMS to Blackboard Learn 9.1 October 2014 Release for the Fall 2015 semester. This new system provides numerous improvements over the current Blackboard LMS, including instructors' ability to:


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