September

September

New Classroom Technologies



ITS staff had a busy summer getting ready for the new academic year. While many of the projects ITS undertakes are behind the scene, equipping classrooms for a hybrid teaching environment at the Southern California campuses is the most visible. To that end, ITS staff started equipping classrooms with 360 degree cameras and white board readers that work with Zoom. As most of you are aware, Cal Lutheran has set up outdoor classrooms for faculty and students who wish to meet in person, in a socially distanced outdoor setting. These temporary classrooms are also equipped with these technologies as seen below.
  


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Ransomware in Higher Education on the Rise


Imagine for a moment what it would be like for Blackboard to shut down. What if suddenly your campus email didn't work. What if you didn't have access to your campus drives?
 
 Working from home can cause a false sense of security. We may feel more relaxed about our technology.
 
 According to Trend Micro, 39% of the workforce are using their home computers. It is important to remember that you are using your home network as well and your home network may be an easy target. If hackers can enter your home network, they can enter the campus network. The greatest threat is Ransomware.
 
 According to the Chronicle of Higher Education ransomware is on the rise in the work-from-home world. Criminal enterprise knows that many of us now serve as a gateway to the institutions we work for. If you have questions or concerns about the security of your home network, please contact the helpdesk at helpdesk@callutheran.edu or call 805-493-3698

ITS 30 Minute Classes


The last 2 classes have been: 
 
 The new features in Zoom. The video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/LIOh81dmHPI
 
 Computer Housekeeping:
 https://youtu.be/MuJOpenp46w
 
 In our next class on September 26th at 11am, we will be looking at Cyber Security when working from home. For more information, or to be added to the distribution list, send an email to dwarrick@callutheran.edu

  

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Help Desk


As a reminder, the Cal Lutheran Help Desk is staffed and operational. If you have any questions or concerns about IT related matters or a suspicious email, don’t hesitate to contact the Help Desk at 805-493-3698 or helpdesk@callutheran.edu


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