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Classroom response systems are applications designed to increase student engagement. Students answer questions on their devices, which the systems share with instructors. ETAC is a group composed of 15 staff, faculty and students from across campus that shares perspectives with college leadership about technology, including classroom response systems.

College looks to improve classroom engagement through response system applications

By Kai Lincke, Staff Writer January 31, 2024
Some Ithaca College faculty and staff members are trying classroom response systems in their Spring 2024 classes through a pilot program conducted by the college’s Educational Technologies Advisory Committee.
From left, Casey Kendall, executive director of applications and infrastructure, and Jenna Linskens, director of learning and innovative technologies, discuss effective technology solutions.

SGC talks with IT and passes bill to restructure elections

By Dominick Petrucci, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
Members of the Student Governance Council discussed technology advances at Ithaca College with the Innovative Technologies Committee and passed a bill.
On Feb. 24, Cornell University’s Department of Information Technology released a security alert informing students that Cornell’s ticketing software partner and vendor, AudienceView, experienced a platform breach.

Students’ bank accounts hacked because of ticketing software breach

By Prakriti Panwar, Assistant News Editor March 29, 2023
After attending a concert at Cornell University featuring Beach Bunny on Jan. 28, several Ithaca College students’ credit and debit card information was hacked.
Scammers send phishing emails to students, promoting employment opportunities, altering the names of actual faculty and departments at the college.

Students receive scam emails promoting employment

By Aubren Villasenor, Aubren Villasenor January 25, 2023
Students have been receiving scam emails from Ithaca College’s Department of Biology offering a high-paying job.
From left, first-year senators Lili Chalfant, Asata Rothblatt and Dante Conde learned how to write bills and spoke with IT at the SGC meeting Nov. 7.

SGC discusses internet service and Canvas use at Ithaca College

By Emma Kersting, Staff Writer November 8, 2022

The Ithaca College Student Governance Council (SGC) held a bill writing workshop at its meeting Nov. 7 following a discussion with representatives from the Office of Information Technology (IT).  David...

Editorial: Recent Wi-Fi update caused unnecessary confusion

By The Ithacan August 31, 2022
The residence hall Wi-Fi system was not nearly ready in time for move-in. The confusion that students faced was preventable.
The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management (OPS) is working to increase use of Rave Guardian, the college’s public safety app, among the campus community and at other Ithaca College campuses. While Rave Guardian was introduced to the college’s campus in April 2021, Samm Swarts, associate director of Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the app was launched at the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC) on Aug. 23 and will be available at the Ithaca College Los Angeles campus starting in Spring 2023.

Rave Guardian app sees increased use as access expands

By Clare Shanahan, Assistant News Editor August 31, 2022
As engagement with the Rave Guardian app at Ithaca College rises, the program is being expanded and implemented at new locations.
On Aug. 11, the Office of Residential Life sent out an email to students, faculty and staff explaining the My ResNet Wi-Fi upgrade. Some students at the college have been struggling to connect to the new Wi-Fi system and have growing frustrations with the delays in the network.

IC Students have ongoing issues with new residential Wi-Fi

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
Since moving back on campus, junior Sophia Testani said she has had trouble with the new Wi-Fi system at Ithaca College, even after contacting IT.
Ithaca College senior Mia Loretto posing outside of the Information Technology front desk located in Job Hall. Loretto describes Ithaca College Information Technology as a place of warm, friendly employees

Commentary: IT student leadership is hopeful for respect

By Mia Loretto August 24, 2022
The IT student leadership team was compelled to expand their roles and responsibilities in order to maintain IT’s organization.
While there have been no immediate threats to security in these programs, David Weil, chief information officer for Information Technology, said the changes were made because of MFA’s ability to deter hacking and to better protect all student, staff and faculty accounts. 

Cyber security expands at IC with Duo authentication

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Staff Writer March 24, 2022
Duo Multi-Factor Authentication will now be required at IC when logging into Zoom and Formstack Forms to prevent accounts from being compromised. 
Weil, chief information officer of IT, said IT has eight goals for this academic year including a return to campus for IT, Canvas, outdoor wireless, residence hall wireless, the Center for Creative Technology, loaner laptops and accessing IT help.  

SGC meets with information technology to discuss academic year

By Mel Andia, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021
The Student Governance Council (SGC) met with David Weil and Casey Kendall from Information Technology (IT) to go over goals for the academic year. 
In an April 12 email to the college community, the college stated that some students have received phone calls from an unknown number stating that the college is concerned by the number of green boxes — the to-go containers used for dining — that they are taking.

College warns students about malicious phone calls

By Alexis Manore, News Editor April 12, 2021
Ithaca College is warning students about malicious phone calls that make false claims about class registration.
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