DotCIO News & Announcements

  • DotCIO Announces Changes to RCS UNIX Remote Access Service

    Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:35 -- wentod

    DotCIO has historically offered a remote access service on a variety of platforms, including Sun Solaris, IBM AIX and Redhat Linux. Regrettably, due to a lack of maintainability on the Solaris and AIX platforms, DotCIO will be forced to terminate those remote services.  In addition, staff within the division will also be upgrading the Linux remote access service to RedHat 7.

    The last day of availability for the Solaris, AIX and older Linux remote access services will be Friday, June 30, 2017.

  • DotCIO to Upgrade Blackboard LMS for Fall 2017

    Thu, 05/04/2017 - 12:35 -- wentod

    The Division of the Chief Information Officer (DotCIO) plans to upgrade the LMS to Blackboard Learn 9.1 2017 Q2 Release for the Fall 2017 semester. This new system provides numerous improvements over the current Blackboard LMS, including instructors’ ability to:

  • Campus Community Alerted to Upcoming Dialing Plan Change

    Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:53 -- wentod

    The New York Public Service Commission has approved a new 838 area code which will be laid over the same geographical area currently served by the existing 518 area code.  As part of this change, effective Tuesday, August 1, callers will be required to dial the area code and the telephone number – for a total of ten digits -- for all calls placed within and between the 518 and 838 area codes.  Dialing only the seven digits will result in a re-order tone, and the call will be unsuccessful.

  • DotCIO Releases “Box @RPI” Service to all Staff, Faculty, and Students.

    Mon, 01/16/2017 - 22:02 -- hillf

    The Division of the Chief Information Office is pleased to announce that Rensselaer has partnered with Internet2 and to bring to the Rensselaer community, “Box @RPI,” a cloud-based collaboration platform.

    The service is available for free to all Staff, Faculty, and Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    What is Box @RPI?

  • Security Advisory Issued for OneClass Fake Chrome Extension

    Wed, 12/14/2016 - 14:43 -- wentod

    On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, a security advisory was issued regarding the OneClass fake Chrome extension, and users are urged to NOT install this extension.

    Vulnerability Overview

    The OneClass Chrome extension is not available directly via search in the Chrome Extensions Store, and students are being phished to install it.  During installation, the extension requests permissions to "Read and change all your data on the websites you visit," and adds a button inside the Learn pages to "Invite Your Classmates to OneClass."

  • Solution to recent Dell XPS slowdowns running NX

    Wed, 12/07/2016 - 14:13 -- rigby

    A recent driver update to the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card in MCP Dell XPS systems may cause significant slowdowns when running  Siemens NX.


    Until NVIDIA releases a new update that remedies this, we recommend you change the settings in NX to utilize integrated graphics:

    From the NX shortcut on the desktop, right-click on the shortcut and choose " Run with graphics processor", and click "Integrated graphics."

  • Resolution to LabVIEW activation problems

    Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:22 -- rigby

    Some recent installations of LabVIEW on campus have had difficulty activating, or show that the version is in a 7-day trial mode, or an expired trial mode.

    Please follow these instructions to resolve the problem:

  • DotCIO Partners with Internet2 and to Bring “Box @RPI” to the Rensselaer Community.

    Wed, 11/09/2016 - 01:53 -- hillf

    The Division of the Chief Information Office is pleased to announce that Rensselaer has partnered with Internet2 and to bring to the Rensselaer community, “Box @RPI,” a cloud-based collaboration platform.

    At this stage, we are rolling out this new service only to Rensselaer Staff, Faculty, and Graduate Students.

    We will be making Box @ RPI available to undergraduate students at the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester.

    What is Box @RPI?

  • RPInfo has more than just a new look

    Fri, 10/28/2016 - 08:07 -- gillw3

    On October 27th, RPINFO,, the directory of services, resources, and information for the Rensselaer community, was updated. RPInfo looks different, but perhaps more significantly, it received the most significant technology upgrade since it first made an appearance in 1994 as a flat HTML site.

  • 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.


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