Thursday, January 12, 2006

Network Storage Outage Planned for Friday-Monday

From Information Resources and Technologies

From 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, until approximately 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16th, MyStorage will be unavailable while we install necessary upgrades and perform system maintenance. This work is being done by IRT to maximize systems performance and response for this critical resource before spring semester begins.

The following UST resources will be unavailable intermittently until late Monday afternoon:

* MyStorage (including WebDAV access to MyStorage)

The following UST resources will still be available:

* UST Network and Internet
* Wireless network on the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses
* Banner
* Phone services
* Web
* Departmental storage
* E-Mail
* Network printing
* Blackboard
* ReportNet
* Voicemail
* Library databases
* Card readers for laundry and vending

IRT recommends that you save a copy of your MyStorage documents to your hard drive or portable media by 4 p.m. Friday if you need to use or modify them over the weekend. IRT hopes that this scheduled outage will result in minimal, if any, inconvenience.

Questions? Please call the IRT Tech Desk at (651) 962-6230 or e-mail

Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Library & Instructional Technology Classes in January

Want to use the latest and greatest Blackboard tools to build a rich, interactive, online classroom? Interested in help locating and managing your research materials? Want to learn how to search the web more effectively? The following instructional technologies courses will be available in January:

Blackboard Series

* Blackboard Design and Content Basics
* Blackboard File Exchange Tools
* Blackboard Journal LX and Teams LX
* Integrating Library Resources Into Blackboard
* Blackboard Discussion Board
* Blackboard Question Pools and Tests

Library Series

* Introduction to RefWorks
* Google and Beyond: Advanced Web Search Techniques
* Faculty Research Tools
* Health on the Web

For the schedule and course descriptions of January's instruction technologies classes, see the January 3rd article in Bulletin Today. Faculty and staff can register through the Human Resources' Leadership Academy, and click on the link for Training Online. The RefWorks, Advanced Web Searching, and Health on the Web are open to students as well; students can contact John Heintz (email jpheintz; phone 651/962-4646) to register.