DotCIO News & Announcements

  • 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?

  • Bentley Presentation, "Technology Empowering Students," Scheduled for November 4

    Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:07 -- wentod

    From 10:30am to 11:30am on Wednesday, November 4 in Low/CII 3130, all members of the Rensselaer campus community are welcome to join speaker Lara Lamparski, Academic Relations Manager at Bentley, as she gives a presentation on Bentley's software portfolio, award-winning projects that leverage Bentley's technology, and academic resources available to faculty and students.

    Students who attend the seminar will get FREE access to software, OnDemand training, and training transcripts they can submit to potential employers!

  • 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:

  • Google Chrome Drops Built-In Java Support

    Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:43 -- wentod

    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.


  • eduroam available to the Rensselaer Community

    Tue, 12/02/2014 - 12:07 -- rigby

    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.

  • An Important Reminder Regarding Total End of Windows XP Support

    Thu, 04/17/2014 - 06:56 -- wentod

    Members of Rensselaer's Academic & Research Computing staff wish to remind all members of the campus community that Windows XP, which was launched on campus more than 12 years ago, has reached the total end of its support as of April 8.  As a result, Microsoft no longer provides any fixes, updates or online technical assistance for the XP operating system.


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