President Obama’s Visit

pres-obamaPresident Obama made a historic visit to Lehman College on Monday, May 4, 2015. Lehman’s IT Division was honored to work with colleagues from across the campus to support the President’s visit, assisting with portions of technology leading up to, during and after the event. Our website had more than 60,000 visits and included a link to a live stream of the President’s remarks. Lehman’s Facebook page also garnered over 1,000 likes, shares and comments. For more information on the President’s visit, including a video link to his speech, click here.

New Lehman College Mobile App

lehman-appStudents, faculty, staff and visitors will soon have access to a great new resource: the Lehman Central mobile app! Developed jointly with the Division of Student Affairs, the mobile app will be available in “beta” release later this month through the App Store and Google Play. This new tool will enhance Lehman’s digital community and place useful College information at your fingertips. Users will be able to receive school news and event updates, link to the College Library, access Lehman’s social media sites and more. Students will have access to personalized academic information, including their course schedule, grades, etc. Notifications will enable students to receive up-to-date information on their mobile device. Look for an announcement soon.

Microsoft Office Suite Now Available to Students – for FREE

office-365-imageAs part of CUNY’s agreement with Microsoft, every current Lehman student is entitled to a full copy of the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. For instructions on downloading Microsoft Office, visit Lehman’s Software page.

Lehman One Access

lehman-one-access-tnWe are pleased to announce the expansion of Lehman One Access for faculty and staff. This “single sign-on” tool allows the Lehman community to manage all their passwords to multiple systems (Blackboard, CUNYfirst, Lehman Connect and more) in one portal. Students have had access to this new tool since December and many faculty members have asked for this resource to be made available.

Online Equipment Reservations

female-student-32Those students, faculty, and staff who reserve equipment from Media Technology Services (MTS) in the Multimedia Center will soon be able to make equipment requests online using our Patron Initiated Reservations (PIR) portal. This reflects our goal to increase “self-service” options for students, faculty and staff and builds on last year’s introduction of a self-service portal for help desk and IT service requests. Currently, faculty and students can make equipment reservations at checkout centers located at MTS and the School of Education. The PIR portal will be accessible through Lehman One Access.

Tech Fee Committee

group-students-20The Tech Fee Committee process has concluded, and once again the College had a terrific team that made recommendations to benefit the student community. Thanks to everyone who participated in this process. Academic year 2015/2016 Tech Fee documents can be found on the Lehman website.

Lehman College Dashboard

dashboardThe Lehman College Dashboard has been enhanced with many new features for students and faculty. The Student Dashboard provides access to individual schedules, grades and service indicators, as well as student’s Academic Standing. Students can access their dashboard by logging on to Student Connect. Through the Faculty Dashboard, instructors now have access to their teaching schedules including times, dates and room locations. Other features include class rosters with names, campus email addresses, EMPLIDs and more.

Campus Voicemail Upgrade

phoneIT has upgraded the campus voice mail environment. One aspect of this upgrade is that faculty and staff can listen to their voicemail messages by logging into the Web Phone Manager portal through Lehman One Access. We hope this will be a useful resource for faculty and staff, especially when they are off campus. Please contact Venu Gopal at 718-960-7841 more information.

IT Department Announcements

We are delighted to announce several new additions to our extended IT family. Brian Ribeiro welcomed baby Joshua on February 11th; David Stevens welcomed baby Nathaniel on March 17th; and Fan Lin welcomed baby Keddrick on April 2nd. Proud parents and babies are all doing well. Congratulations!

And, lastly, we welcome Frankie Jr. to IT! Frankie Jr., a beta fish, has taken up residence in our reception area and enjoys the company of his doting caretakers and friendly visitors. Stop by and say hello!

For assistance with all things technology, contact the Help Desk via Lehman Connect.

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