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KnightWeb Gets a New Look
On April 21, CIT will be installing a new version of Banner Web Self-Service (aka KnightWeb). Our vendor has codenamed this release "Cascade". Cascade completely overhauls the styling of the screens with a more modern look and also introduces new navigation and search options. Even thought the visual style of the screens is updated, the functionality on individual KnightWeb screens will not be changed. The Cascade theme provides Web 2.0 functionality within Banner Self-Service.…
Update: Mashable's article about passwords you need to change is a fantastic resource. Visit http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/ By now you've likely heard the news about the Heartbleed Bug http://heartbleed.com. The reason this bug is getting so much press is that it exploits a vulnerability in OpenSSL, an encryption method used by more than half of the websites you log into on the internet.…
A new sign-in page for Google Apps customers will be rolling out over the next four weeks starting today. The sign-in page for Gmail will now be identical to the sign-in page for Google Calendar, Google Drive, or any other Google Apps service. This change will improve security and make it easier for users to switch between accounts. This means a few things for Geneseo users: The Google Apps sign-in page will no longer be personalized with Geneseo colors and custom logos.…
Service Availability CIT will be minimally staffed over the holidays. Our main office is closed on Wednesday, December 25th, Thursday, December 26th and Wednesday, January 1st. The CIT HelpDesk will be closing at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 23rd and reopening on Friday, December 27th at 8 a.m. The HelpDesk will also be closed on January 1.  Our TSP support will also be minimal. Emergencies can be reported to the CIT Office (585-245-5577).  Upgrades On Friday, December 27,…
OS X Mavericks
Apple recently released their latest operating system for Mac users - Apple OS X Mavericks. It is available for free from the Mac App Store. CIT recommends most users wait before updating to Mavericks. In early testing, we have found some issues with Geneseo services: Using mail.app to access campus voicemail is not supported Some Gmail users have noticed syncing issues with their Mac and other iOS devices External displays behave differently That being said,…
An updated search feature is available on Geneseo.edu The update reflects an improvement in Google’s search technology, which powers Geneseo.edu’s search.   This update also provides us the opportunity to simplify Geneseo’s directory search. To find contact information for faculty, staff or students, click the “Directory” link below the search bar. You can search for contact information by name, department or email address. We hope you enjoy these new features.
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