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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Aug. 23 marked the official launch of Canvas for the campus community. The transition involved collaboration with multiple groups across campus, including students and faculty.

College community adjusts to the switch from Sakai to Canvas

By Syd Pierre, Assistant News Editor September 1, 2021
Some members of the campus community are still adjusting to Ithaca College’s new learning management system (LMS), Canvas, following the end of the college’s 10-year contract with Sakai. 
At a Student Town Hall on Nov. 4, members of the advisory committee — a joint effort between Information Technology and the Office of the Provost — Casey Kendall, executive director of applications and infrastructure for Information Technology, and sophomores Austin Ruffino and Deontae Guy spoke about the potential new LMS.

Ithaca College chooses finalists to replace Sakai

By Jordan Broking, Staff Writer November 9, 2020
Ithaca College has chosen two finalists — Canvas and Brightspace — for its newest learning management system (LMS) to replace Sakai.
A student gazes at the Better Sakai Google Chrome add-on. The add-on was developed by senior Barrett Smith.

Student attempts to ‘Better Sakai’ with new Chrome add-on

By Olivia King, Contributing Writer February 20, 2019
Sakai is a tool that all Ithaca College students use, but one student has developed an extension to make it “better.”
DIIS remodels and renames itself as Information Technology

DIIS remodels and renames itself as Information Technology

By Malick Mercier, Contributing Writer October 24, 2017
Digital Instruction and Information Services department at Ithaca College has renamed itself to Information Technology.
John Rosenthal, council member and professor in the Department of Mathematics presented the summary of the approved budget for the 2016–17 fiscal year to the council at the March 22 meeting. Rosenthal said he was concerned with the ambiguity of where and how much money is being spent for each school.

Faculty Council criticizes lack of budget transparency

By Grace Elletson, Staff Writer March 30, 2016
The Faculty Council is planning to distribute Ithaca College’s budget to all faculty with the attached criticism that it is “deeply lacking detail.” The council is also preparing to launch its diversity and inclusion database by the end of this week.
Editorial: Network outages create embarrassing situation

Editorial: Network outages create embarrassing situation

March 23, 2016
These outages have been an embarrassment for DIIS and for the college’s brand, which depends on a competent network and navigable system of communication at all times.
William Weeks, Keith McIntosh and Mike Dixon discuss the wireless infrastructure inside a server room in the Park School of Communications in September 2015. Starting March 14, network issues caused the Ithaca College website, WICB streams and other resources to be taken down temporarily.

UPDATED: Ithaca College network issues affect Internet access

By Evan Sobkowicz and Sophia Tulp March 8, 2016
Starting on March 6, network issues have been affecting Ithaca College network systems and Internet services managed by Digital Instruction and Information Services.

Ithaca College revisits Shared Governance

By Faith Meckley and Mark Prowse October 7, 2015
The Ithaca College Faculty Council and Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, are reviving conversations around improving the current system of Shared Governance at the college.

Faculty Council discusses Huron Review

By Sabrina Knight, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2013
The Faculty Council met Tuesday to talk about the Enterprise Content Management system, necessary changes to the Faculty Handbook, and further discussed their opinions on the Huron review.

Faculty cling to Blackboard

By Vicky Wolak, Contributing Writer February 2, 2012
For Ithaca College faculty, this spring is the final semester to use Blackboard as a course’s online learning management system, but some professors have yet to make the switch to Sakai, the college’s new, permanent LMS.

College transitions to Sakai

By Emily Francis, Contributing Writer September 14, 2011
Students and professors are adjusting this semester to a new way of keeping track of classes online. Sakai, Ithaca College’s new collaboration and learning program, is set to completely replace Blackboard next fall and has been rolled out to classes this semester.
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