Full Deployment of Banner 9

01/09/19 –  Please note:  Additional updates will be added to the bottom of this post.

Marshall University Information Technology has been working with campus employees as we switch over to Banner 9 from the Banner 8 User Interface.  Ellucian, our Banner vendor, will no longer provide updates to Banner 8 after January 1, 2019.  We have reached this milestone and will be disabling access to the Ellucian Banner 8 forms at the end of this week.  The core Banner system is not changing, only the way Banner users interact with the Banner database.

** All Banner users should be using Banner 9**

Banner 9 is a web browser interface, and contains all of the Banner 8 features and functionality along with some new features.  Currently, the preferred browser to use is Firefox version 60 or higher.  We are actively working on making the Chrome, Safari, and Edge browsers available as well.  These browsers currently work, but Firefox has shown to have fewer issues than the other browsers.

MUIT has put together an informational video which explains how to access Banner 9, and demonstrates some of the basic navigation differences you will experience moving from Banner 8.  There is also a Banner 9 Navigational Guide available for users.  All Banner 9 information can be found on the Banner 9 main page.

MUIT is providing several Banner 9 Navigation Training sessions through January 2019 that can be attended in person or remotely via Skype for Business.  Additional and up to date training information can be found on the Marshall University HR website in the “Banner Related Courses” section.  Please check the training site for schedule updates

If you have any problems accessing Banner 9 services or need technical assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk via chat, phone 304-696-3200, email itservicedesk@marshall.edu, or in person.

 


UPDATE:  01/11/19  ~Brent Maynard

Today will be that last day for Banner 8 Form access to the Marshall University Banner system.

Banner 9 training schedule has been updated on the HR training web page.

To help facilitate access to the Banner 9 forms, we are updating the Banner Web Page with a new menu structure.  For the next week or so, we are still recommending users use the Firefox browser to help alleviate the timeout issues with Banner 9.  After you return from the Martin Luther King holiday, the Banner 9 Forms environment will support all supported browsers.  More info will be coming next week.

Please review the following screen shot, and the menu options.  The first two links are the Production Banner 9 environment, with the first link for Firefox browsers and the second link for all others.  The third link gives access to the Custom Banner forms (FWAWV11, GWATPAC, etc).

The new web page will be published later this afternoon.


V: Drive Migration to One Drive [MUIT Services Change/Update]

Marshall University will be migrating all V: Drive storage to Microsoft OneDrive in the coming months. We will be creating V: Drive space for all new students for the 2019 spring term but will no longer provision V: Drive space for new users after February 2019.  We are continuing through February to accommodate any faculty who have specific V: Drive needs outlined in their syllabi. We ask that all faculty update your syllabi to reflect the use of Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive account instead.

All Marshall University Faculty and Staff that use the V: Drive for storage should, as soon as possible, migrate all your data to your OneDrive account.  Existing users will have access until Fall 2019, and it is recommended to have all contents moved from your V: Drive before the start of the Fall 2019 term.  You can do so by going to portal.microsoftonline.com, logging in with your MUNet username and password, choose “work or school account”, and simply drag and drop files into OneDrive. Alternatively, you can install the OneDrive desktop app and drag and drop files into a folder in that location.

Some of the benefits of using OneDrive are:

  • More storage space – 1 Terabyte (vs. 5 GB on V: Drive)
  • Recovering deleted items in Office 365
  • Access from multiple devices
  • Office 365 Mobile app available so you can access from anywhere on the go
  • Collaboration / sharing with colleagues or family and friends
  • Integration with other Microsoft Office 365 Applications

Additional information can be found at www.marshall.edu/it/office365 and individual training sessions can be scheduled by emailing it_training@marshall.edu.

As always, if you need technical assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk via chat, phone 304-696-3200, email itservicedesk@marshall.edu, or in person.


MATLAB/MathWorks Updates and fixes – 10/25/18

Marshall University Information Technology has received the following from MatLab/MathWorks:

“MathWorks recently introduced “Updates” available between the normal twice-yearly releases of MATLAB and Simulink. Each of these Updates contains a cumulative set of bug and security fixes that you can apply to an existing installation. Starting in R2018b, users will receive notification on the MATLAB desktop when Updates are available.

The current release, R2018b, already contains these bug and security fixes. For previous releases, bug fix and security Updates for R2013b – R2018a are now available. Learn more and download bug fix and security Updates for these previous releases if you use them.

MathWorks provides information about bug and security issues of general interest through the Bug Report System on MathWorks.com. Issue descriptions, workarounds, and Updates are communicated there. To be notified automatically via email about new bugs, security issues, and Updates, create a watchlist to track issues of interest.

Sincerely,
MathWorks Customer Service Team
mathworks.com/contact 


IT continues observance of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Marshall University Information Technology (IT) department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) to raise awareness of Cyber Security issues. Throughout the month of October, Marshall IT will continue to share information from the national campaign.

Week 4 will emphasize the importance of securing our critical infrastructure and highlight the roles the public can play in keeping it safe. In addition, it will lead the transition into November’s Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, which is spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Our nation’s critical infrastructure runs on the Internet. The systems that enable us to live our daily lives—the electrical systems, financial institutions, transportation systems, and more—are all dependent upon a digital ecosystem. As cybersecurity breaches continue to rise in frequency and scale, it is critical for all Marshall Students, Faculty and Staff to understand their role and take steps to protect our critical infrastructure.

To find out more information and ways to get involved in National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, visit www.marshall.edu/it/ncsam-2018/.


MATLAB Support Change

Below is an update from MATLAB:

If you have installed MATLAB on a platform that is impacted by a support change.

MathWorks periodically updates platform support and has made the following changes:

New Platforms

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: Support begins with R2018b.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15: Support begins with R2018b.
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15: Support begins with R2018b.

Dropped Platforms

  • Windows 8.1: Support has ended as of R2018b.
  • macOS 10.11 “El Capitan”: Support has ended as of R2018b.

See the complete set of system requirements and the platform road map for the latest information on planned platform changes to MathWorks products.

Sincerely,
MathWorks Customer Service Team
mathworks.com/contact


Drinko Library and Information Center to host open house Sept. 5

Faculty and staff are invited to join Libraries and Online Learning and the Division of Information Technology for the 2018 Drinko Open House from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, on the 3rd floor of the Drinko Library and Information Center on the Huntington campus.

During the event, guests will be encouraged to take a tour of Drinko Library to learn more about IT and Library and Online Learning services including circulation, inter-library loans, the Writing Center, Instructional Design Center, ID Office, IT Service Desk, Marshall Digital Scholar and more.

The event will also showcase the location of all service areas in the building as well as information about additional services available from both departments and refreshments will be available.

More info at:

www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/2018/08/drinko-library-and-information-center-to-host-open-house-sept-5/


Tech Up Session Tonight!

 

Come join us!

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a Tech-up Open House Wednesday, August 29 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Drinko Library and Information Center Room 138 on the Huntington campus.

Brush up on your technology skills in navigating the library’s electronic resources and services and using Blackboard through MUOnLine.  IT staff will be on-hand to provide an overview of myMU and assist with other computer or wireless questions.

For more information, please visit www.marshall.edu/techup


Adobe Creative Cloud licensing update

Marshall University students, faculty and staff who require the Adobe Creative Cloud software as part of their academic program or job function now have new and expanded access to this software suite.

This licensing enhancement expands the use to not only select University-owned computers, but also allows installation on an additional device including a personally-owned computer. This new capability is called ‘named-user-licensing’ and will be accessible via single-sign-on with your MUNet account credentials.

The University is funding this initiative for specific academic programs and business units. Named-user licensing will allow students, faculty, and staff to install and run the complete Adobe Creative Cloud Suite on up to two computers that they use, including their own personal computer, but is limited to one active computer at a time.

Eligible students include those enrolled in a major under the College of Arts and Media (CAM) and other select courses. Students enrolled in an eligible course outside of CAM may receive access for the duration of the approved course’s term.  Check my eligibility.

If a student needs access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for a specific course, please ask your instructor to complete the online request form to Request Access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps.

If your use is not course-related, then you may want to consider purchasing a personal license through Adobe Creative Cloud with an educational discount. Users with active license assignments (personal and enterprise) may use the Adobe Creative Cloud applications in one of our technology labs and designated classrooms across campus.

Students, Faculty and Staff who need access to Adobe Creative Cloud apps for their academic or administrative work should complete the online request form to create their license assignment.

Please visit the following website www.marshall.edu/it/adobe for further information, to check your eligibility, and to request access.

Still have questions or having issues with installing or updating your Creative Cloud license? Please contact the IT Service Desk via chat, phone 304-696-3200, email itservicedesk@marshall.edu, or in person.


Lynda Campus offers technology help for vacations

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things” – Henry Miller

Being able to protect, capture, and manage your vacation is very important. Lynda Campus provides you an easy way to do just that! Learn how to use technology to help keep you safe, get the most out of the mobile photography revolution, and boost your productivity by crafting a personalized approach to time management.

Marshall University Information Technology’s partnership with Lynda Campusprovides the opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to easily access in-depth training on these skills, as well as many others. Take advantage of this opportunity by checking out the related topics below:

To access Lynda.com training videos, please visit Lynda.marshall.edu and sign in using your MUNet Account username and password. Access is available both on and off-campus.

Benefits to using lynda.com include:

  • Unlimited access to courses on a wide variety of technologies and disciplines
  • Up-to-date content to keep skills current and learn new skills
  • New courses added each week
  • Tutorials taught by recognized industry experts
  • Access to instructors’ exercise files to follow along as you learn
  • Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts
  • Beginner to advanced courses
  • Option to watch complete courses or bite-size videos as you need them

Need assistance?
Lynda.com System Requirements

Contact the IT Service Desk, located on the first floor in the Drinko Library, e-mail itservicedesk@marshall.edu or call 304-696-3200.


Improve your technology security awareness using Lynda Campus

Marshall University Information Technology provides access to Lynda Campus for ALL students, faculty and staff. This service provides the university, and the members of its community, with easy online access to in-depth training demos on a wide variety of topics underlining important technical and life skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the Marshall community utilize technology on a day-to-day basis and Lynda Campus provides easy ways to improve technology skills including how to safeguard your computer, keep your digital data secure, properly managing your passwords, protect your online privacy, and to help you prevent viruses and security breaches across your devices. Learning, understanding and executing these technology skills will benefit and protect you and the university as a whole.

Related topics include:

Learning Computer Security and Internet Safety
Cybersecurity Awareness: Mobile Device Security
Password Management Playlist

To access these videos and more, visit Lynda.marshall.edu and sign in using your MUNet Account username and password. Access is available both on and off-campus. Lynda.com is also available in the app store for smart devices.

Benefits to using lynda.com include:

Unlimited access to courses on a wide variety of technologies and disciplines
Up-to-date content to keep skills current and learn new skills
New courses added each week
Tutorials taught by recognized industry experts
Access to instructors’ exercise files to follow along as you learn
Closed captioning and searchable, time-coded transcripts
Beginner to advanced courses
Option to watch complete courses or bite-size videos as you need them

 

Need assistance?
Lynda.com System Requirements

Contact the IT Service Desk, located on the first floor in the Drinko Library and Information Center, email: itservicedesk@marshall.edu or call 304-696-3200.