DotCIO News & Announcements
From 10:30am to 1:30pm on Wednesday, October 21, in room 3130 of the Low Center for Industrial Innovation (CII), all members of the Rensselaer campus community are welcome to join MathWorks engineers as they provide insight into the latest features of the MATLAB and Simulink product families.
Highlights of the "Programming with MATLAB" workshop will include:
From 10:00am to 4:00pm on Wednesday, September 23, all members of the Rensselaer campus community are welcome to join COMSOL, Inc. speaker Peter Lyu for this unique opportunity to advance their skills in multiphysics simulation. The workshop begins with a walk-through of the fundamental modeling steps in COMSOL Multiphysics®, and will then offer participants the chance to learn about fluid flow simulations. Attendees will leave with new skills to work on their own applications using a free, two-week COMSOL trial.
As of mid-August 2015, DotCIO is in the process of upgrading the Central Authentication Service used by several campus services.
In the very near future, as a result of these upgrades, users will see a new look to the CAS login screen when they try to access some of the campus services. A sample of the old CAS login screen appears to the left below; the new login screen is shown on the right.
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 http://dotcio.rpi.edu/services/printing/how-print-rcs-public-printers .
A recent update to the Firefox browser will not allow logins to our CAS system through Firefox. We are in the process of implementing updates that will resolve this issue, but until that is complete please use another browser to access these sites. Affected sites include: some LMS access, Benelogic (RPI staff benefits), Digital Measures, Concerto admin access, and StarRez.
The Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) plans to upgrade 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:
As of April 2015, Google has confirmed their intention to drop support for Java and several other NPAPI base plugins. Chrome versions and updates are also implementing the announced changes, and as a result Java users are strongly encouraged to consider browser alternatives to Chrome as soon as possible.
Please refer to the Java website for a more complete announcement and steps for configuring Chrome to enable NPAPI plugins.
Rensselaer now participates in eduroam, a secure world-wide roaming Internet access service developed for the international research and education community. This service allows community members at participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity at any other participating institution. More than 5500 institutions in over 50 countries participate in this service; a list of participants in the United States is also available.