The Observer

How does a class end up on MediaVision?

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 19, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

This week on Campus Insider, we sat down with Michael Thomas, Assistant Director for Teaching and Learning Systems, to talk about MediaVision. Which classes get MediaVision? Whether or not a class is broadcasted in MediaVision depends on the professor. Before classes start, teachers have the option ...

Emails moving from Sympa listserv to Google Groups

Christopher Gittings, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

After more than 10 years of loyal service to Case Western Reserve University, Sympa Mailing List Manager (Sympa listerv), used by student and administrative organizations to email groups of people, is finally retiring. “We can’t upgrade the software” said Edward Rynes, one of the Information...

ITS asks SEC for feedback on Blackboard, similar programs

Makela Hayford, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

As Case Western Reserve University’s contract with Blackboard comes to an end this summer, Information Technology Services (ITS) is asking students, faculty and staff to reevaluate Blackboard and explore alternative systems. Project Analyst Jim Petras from ITS attended Monday’s Student Executive Coun...

ITS on the go

ITS on the go

Adithi Iyengar, Staff Writer

August 28, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

For those who need help need help with technology, Information Technology Services (ITS) will bring its services from its Customer Assistance, Resource and Education (CARE) center to other locations on campus. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the first two weeks of the academic year, ITS technicians...

ITS to implement mandatory two-factor authentication for VPN access, disable outdated connection protocols

Joseph Satterfield, Web Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Starting April 20, ITS will require all users of Case Western Reserve University’s VPN to register a form of two-factor authentication on their accounts in order to continue accessing the service. This is a change in policy to the previous VPN changes implemented in January, which introduced two-factor...

ITS to open new CARE Center in KSL

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Information Technology Services (ITS) will be opening a new computer help center at the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) on March 9. The center will be a more central hub for ITS’ operations and joins ITS’ two other Customer Assistance, Resource and Education (CARE) Centers, located on Bellflower Road...

Changes to VPN aim to provide more Internet security

Kevin Wang, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under Headlines, News

Two-factor authentication has been an important security feature offered by popular services such as Gmail for years, and it is now coming to Case Western Reserve University’s network. Two-factor authentication is going to be required for access to the virtual private network (VPN). The VPN allows...

Event38 continues path of problem solving through drone technology

Kathleen Wieser, Executive Editor

December 26, 2014


Filed under CES 2015

Jeff Taylor’s path to entrepreneurship had an organic beginning. Using his own money and materials, Taylor was building drones from his home in San Diego and selling them online. While working at 3D Robotics, a corporation known for advanced unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology, he realized that...

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