Making IT Work for You!


Welcome to the Fall edition of the Information Technology Division Newsletter.

In this edition of the IT Newsletter we are pleased to provide an overview of some new services available to the Lehman community:

- Students: You will soon have a new way to login with just one password to all the applications you use every day. Called Lehman OneAccess, this single-sign-on tool just needs your Lehman username and password to access Blackboard, CUNYfirst, StudentConnect, email and much more! Look for more information soon.

- Faculty: Tired of being tethered to the computer when you present to your class? Participate in our trial of DisplayNote, a new tool that allows you to present wirelessly using an iPad or Android device. You can mirror your screen to every student device and students can view your slides and collaborate in real-time. To learn more, contact Steve Castellano at 718-960-8658.

New IT Website:


We are proud to launch a new version of the IT website at lehman.edu/ITR. We hope you find the site easy to navigate and focused on the tech needs of students, faculty and staff. Included is the ability to submit an on-line service request, access to our catalogue of services, and a new feature that provides IT service metrics.

Tech Fee:


The process has started for submitting Student Technology Fee Funding Proposals for the 2015/16 academic year. Students, faculty and staff are invited to develop proposals (and budgets) and submit to Department Chairs & Directors by December 1, 2014. For more information, please contact Brian Ribeiro, at 718-960-8509.

Help Desk in the Library:


The Lehman College Help Desk is testing expanded hours in the Library. Students, faculty and staff can use this location to address password issues, request an IT service, and receive up-to-date IT info. The Library Help Desk is staffed 6 days a week and hours are posted on http://www.lehman.edu/itr/help-desk.php

Student Office 365 Upgrade:


Students can look forward to a variety of new Office 365 features in coming soon. Please check your Lehman email once every day as it’s the main way that CUNY and Lehman communicate with you. Soon students will have 1 TB of storage in OneDrive for documents, photos, video and more. You can access OneDrive on any device at any time. In addition, students will soon be able to download MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) for free on up to five PCs or Macs.

Mobile Printing in the IT Center & Library:


With Mobile Printing, students can launch a print job from any device remotely and retrieve the documents from designated printers located in the IT Center in Carman Hall or in the Library. Sign-up and create an account to use the service! Please speak to a Help Desk staff member for more information or visit http://www.lehman.edu/itr/documents/mobile-printing-instructions.pdf

Course Schedules and Grades now on STUDENTConnect


Last year, we announced the launch of Lehman’s new student portal, StudentConnect, a one-stop shop for current Lehman students. A great new feature is that your individual schedule and grades are now available in StudentConnect. The information coms from CUNYfirst and there is a one-day lag, so any course (or other) change in CUNYfirst will be reflected in StudentConnect the next day.

Blackboard Upgrade:


Changes are coming to CUNY Blackboard in early 2015! Your new Blackboard will add some useful features including: Student Preview, An updated SafeAssign, Test Enhancements and Grade Center Improvements. The upgrade will also include Blackboard e-Portfolio and enhancements to Blackboard Collaborate, a videoconference tool.

Did you know…?


phishing-poster-thumbnail- Beware of Phishing! Protect your information and don’t click on suspicious links. Lehman will never send an email asking you to click a link to change your password. An email saying your account is suspended or needs to be verified is likely fraudulent.

- The Password Manger is your key to recovering an expired or forgotten Lehman password. You can find the Password Manager at the top of the Lehman home page under “Login.” The Password manager was recently upgraded to provide additional security features.

- Lehman and CUNYfirst passwords now expire every 180 days (up from 90 days).

- The Lehman Help Desk has had more than 14,000 student visits to the IT Center and the Library since May 1, 2014? Top issues: password resets, Wi-Fi, and email. Find more IT metrics on the new IT website.

- Join the Hackathon – November 14 & 15. Golman Sachs will attend to judge presentations and recruit students. Contact Dana Smith, NSBE President at Campus Life for more information.

Coming in the next issue:


- We’ll review the new version of Digital Connect and easier ways to use it for lecture capture.

- We’ll provide an overview of a new online reservation tool, Web Checkout, for media technology equipment (laptops, cameras, A/V equipment and more).

- We’ll review the new virtual desktop pilot, Lehman Cloud Access.