Connectivity Issues in the Campus Center

This morning the ITS Help Desk received several calls related to connectivity and other network issues in the Campus Center, Doane Art, and Arnold Halls.

On investigation, it was found that electrical work is being conducted in the Campus Center today.  The work is mostly behind the scenes, but at points the fluctuating power is causing brief network outages, which are effecting electronics and other devices of the network.

Additional information is not known at this time.  Your patience, flexibility, and understanding are appreciated as the electrical work is being completed.


Colleague users using Chrome will need to move to Internet Explorer

ITS recommends using Internet Explorer (IE)  for Colleague moving forward.

Beginning in April, the Silverlight plugin that Colleague utilizes will no longer work in the Google Chrome browser. This will cause Chrome to display an alert when attempting to access Colleague.

Know that when you click on the Desktop Shortcut – Datatel Productionit will open Colleague in your default browser.

If you prefer to use Chrome or another browser as your default,  we suggest setting Internet Explorer’s homepage to “” for ease of access to Colleague.  This will allow you to keep your preferred default browser yet still access Colleague with a simple double click.  (If you choose to do this, you will begin to access Colleague by clicking on the desktop shortcut for IE not the Colleague Production shortcut.)  

Should you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk.


ITS Searching for Programmer/Analyst

ITS is searching for a programmer/analyst to join our team to assist college departments meet business needs by developing an understanding of departmental requirements; determining whether the need is best met through process change, training, creative use of existing resources, or custom development; and developing code as necessary to meet needs.

We expect this person to be an excellent problem-solver, strong listener, and effective communicator on top of being an able programmer.   A person in this position will provide expertise and draw on the expertise of colleagues to successfully implement and support solutions used to administer the work of the college.

Please help us spread the word we are looking for a new, creative, and collaborative programmer to be part of our team.  Interested individuals can find out more on how to apply by going to the Positions Available site.

Software Updates

Windows 7 computers across campus should receive software updates for the following products beginning tonight.

  • Oracle Java 8
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Air
  • Mozilla Firefox

If you experience any problems with the software updates, please contact Computing Services by creating a Web Help Desk ticket.

For Faculty: Teaching with Technology Lunch—Taming the Rising Costs of Textbooks: Open-Access Textbook Alternatives

When: Friday, April 17, 2015, lunch will be served at noon and the discussion will begin at 12:20

Where: CC 301/302

Coming? Please register here.

Textbook prices have increased at a rate that far exceeds the rate of inflation. This has been a financial challenge for many of our students (seehere and here for discussions of this issue in The Campus).  Obviously, textbook prices are not an issue just for Allegheny; there are nationwide efforts to provide alternatives to expensive textbooks.  Allegheny’s instructional technologists will demonstrate free or low cost alternatives to the conventional textbook market at this lunch time discussion.