News & Alerts

The new I.T. walk-up location, Tech Desk Minneapolis, will open in Schulze Hall (SCH) 300 on May 15, 2017.

Information Technology Services
Our walk-up desk on the Minneapolis campus is relocating and rebranding. Learn more about the new Tech Desk Minneapolis.
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Tommie Media, the student-run campus media outlet, put the spotlight on associate director of research for the St. Thomas STELAR center for his work to bring technology innovation to St. Thomas.

Deborah Honore, Tommie Media

Tommie Media put the spotlight on associate director of research computing for the St. Thomas STELAR center for his work to bring technology innovation to St. Thomas.

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Information Technology Services
ITSI Award candidates were nominated by their ITS peers for innovative approaches to solve campus technology needs.
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Cover image of the 2016-17 annual report of the Information Technology Services (ITS) division at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota.

Information Technology Services

View the ITS Annual Report that details achievements made in partnership with units across campus during the 2016-17 academic year.

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Information Technology Services
These seven technology updates will bring you up to speed on what's new this spring and how to stay informed.
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14 Tech Apps That We Love Hero Image

Information Technology Services
This Valentine's Day, ITS is sharing technology apps that we love. Meet the lineup!
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Information Technology Services
Learn how to identify if your TV is digital-compatible to use the cable service on campus.
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Microsoft Office 2016 is now available for all University of St. Thomas computers.

Information Technology Services
The Microsoft Office 2016 suite is now available for download and installation on all university computers.
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Information Technology Services
Be cautious of emails with attachments from unfamiliar senders. These attachments, often claiming to have bank charge information, are attempting to infect your computer and hold your files for ransom.
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Information Technology Services
Adjustments to spam filtering will allow ITS to leverage Microsoft's spam-filtering services, but will result in a temporary increase in spam while their filters learn our organization's email patterns.
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An ITS staff member uses the Oculus Rift Virutal Reality headset in the new showcase room of the STELAR Center.

Brittany Stojsavljevic, Newsroom

The new St. Thomas E-Learning and Research (STELAR) center, located in the lower level of O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library, will open Nov. 10. 

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Office of the President

Called “OneStThomas,” the intranet will be accessible only with a St. Thomas username and password and serve as a digital “wrapper” for Office365, SharePoint technologies and internal campus communications.

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Media Services and its vendor, PictureFactory, will be gathering aerial drone footage of the St. Thomas campuses over the next few weeks.
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ITS Tech Tuesday

Information Security
Phishing emails are becoming harder to identify, but these steps will help remedy the situation if you fall for phishing.
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Sophomore Lauren Knisley uses her laptop for studying in the Anderson Student Center. St. Thomas recently joined eduroam, allowing students, faculty and staff to easily access Wi-Fi while on other campuses. (Mary Brickner/TommieMedia)

TommieMedia

Students, faculty and staff are now able to easily access a secure and encrypted wireless network while visiting other college campuses across the country simply by entering their St. Thomas username and password.

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All central university technology resources may be affected while necessary servers are replaced, upgrades are installed and routine maintenance is conducted.

Information Technology Services
All central university technology resources may be affected while necessary servers are replaced, upgrades are installed and routine maintenance is conducted.
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ITS Tech Tuesday

Information Technology Services

Stay connected to what's happening this year through these three simple steps.

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Digital renderings of the new STELAR Center designed by architects from NELSON.

TommieMedia

This fall, students and faculty will have the opportunity to experience the new St. Thomas E-Learning And Research center located on the lower level of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library.

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Information Security Lock and Keyboard

Information Security

5 easy steps to increase your online safety.

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12 Technology Updates this Summer from I.T. Services.

Information Technology Services
Learn about key technology updates and improvements from the summer.
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Brett Coup, associate vice president of academic technology, displays Canvas, which is still a work-in-progress. Photo credit to Danielle Wong/TommieMedia.

TommieMedia

For the first time, Information Technology Services is launching a pilot called Canvas to potentially replace Blackboard, a virtual classroom that has been used by St. Thomas faculty and students since 2002. About 100 students this fall and 400 students this spring will test Canvas.

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ITS offers a New to Campus Guide to assist students with transitioning to technology on campus.

Information Technology Services

Spend less time connecting your devices to the internet and more time connecting with your fellow Tommies by using this New to Campus technology guide for St. Thomas students.

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Information Technology Services
St. Thomas joined the eduroam program which provides secure internet access to all members across participating institutions in the U.S. and worldwide.
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ITSpotlight of the Month

Information Technology Services

ITSpotlight highlights members of the ITS staff for the roles they play here at the university and to bring to light our creative, unique, and fun hobbies that extend beyond our common interest in technology. Watch for the debut of the next ITSpotlight at the start of each month throughout the semester! 

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Central Systems Upgrade this weekend.

Information Technology Services
All central university technology resources may be affected while necessary servers are replaced, upgrades are installed and routine maintenance is conducted.
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Nathan Howard, ITS Student Worker, sits working at the Tech Desk Too walk up desk in the lower level of OEC.

Jeffrey Langan, Tommie Media

Information Technology Services, formerly known as IRT, has seen many changes during the past year seeking to improve in ways that benefit the campus community.

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ITS Tech Tuesday

Information Technology Services

Each week, ITS sends students different tips for how to use the technology on campus. These tips will help you leverage technology to be more productive in your classes, internships, jobs, and in achieving your personal goals.

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Security awareness at St. Thomas

Newsroom

Information Technology Services (ITS) has announced the launch of St. Thomas’ new Information Security website.

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OCB Future Classrooms

Jordan Osterman, Newsroom

As long as you’re not hungry to the point of distraction, it can be helpful to think of technology that aids learning at St. Thomas like a cafeteria.

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Brett Coup named Associate Vice President of Academic Technology.

Newsroom

Brett Coup, who has held technology leadership positions in online education and learning technologies for more than a decade, has been named associate vice president of academic technology and will co-direct the new St. Thomas E-Learning and Research (STELAR) center.

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Tech Desk hours for spring break 2016

Help Desk hours over spring break are different.
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De-Clutter your email in Office 365

Information Technology Services
Clutter was introduced to campus email when we made the migration over to Office 365. We are turning off the feature by default, but encourage all members to learn more about Clutter to make your day more productive.
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Information Technology Services
Due to a few members of our community providing their account information, our email servers were blacklisted causing our legitimate emails to not reach external email recipients.
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Information Technology Services
Phishing emails are attempts to steal your information that can be used for malicious intent. These 5 easy ways will help you spot a phishing email and protect yourself from identity theft and malicious spam.
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Information Technology Services
The St. Thomas community is invited to attend the open forums for each of the four finalists for the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Technology on March 8, 10, 15, and 17.
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Information Technology Services

Newsroom

The next time students, faculty or staff contact the Tech Desk for assistance, they will be greeted by the new Information Technology Services (ITS). The name change which represents the division’s emphasis on service

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Office 365 training sessions available in February 2016 for faculty and staff

ITS will offer an introductory class and open lab for Office 365 to help faculty and staff discover the various online applications and how to navigate between them.
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Lynda.com online training is now available

Information Technology Services (ITS)
All faculty, staff and students now have immediate access to the entire online training library from Lynda.com.
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Ensemble Video upgraded their product over the winter break, introducing a number of new features and enhancements.
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Office 365 launches and moves email to the cloud in January 2016

Newsroom

ITS launched the Office 365 suite for all St. Thomas faculty, staff and students. This move allows for more email and file storage, collaboration across the university, state-of-the-art security and access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite on all devices.

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