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Technology Services and Resources for Students

When students see our Office of Information Technology sign at BroncoVenture orientation, the most common question we hear is, “So, what do you do?” We do a lot! Of the 150+ services we provide to the Boise State community, we … (Read More) Technology Services and Resources for Students

Update on Mac OS X High Sierra

Due to security issues with macOS 10.13 High Sierra, the Office of Information Technology is postponing support for this latest version of the operating system until January 2018. We anticipate a few more weeks of testing and patching. Information about … (Read More) Update on Mac OS X High Sierra

OIT Support for macOS High Sierra

Apple recently released the newest version of its desktop/laptop operating system, macOS 10.13 (“High Sierra”). The Office of Information Technology asks the campus community to delay upgrading university-owned computers to the new operating system until we complete testing to ensure … (Read More) OIT Support for macOS High Sierra

Social Networking Safety and Security

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. With Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram and other services, social networks are a great way to stay connected with others, and up-to-date on current situations. However, it is important … (Read More) Social Networking Safety and Security

REEF Polling is Now iClicker Cloud

REEF Polling has changed its name to iClicker Cloud! This change is simply branding. All of the features we love about REEF Polling are still intact, and the company hasn’t changed anything with regard to their support or future plans. … (Read More) REEF Polling is Now iClicker Cloud

Coming May 30: Additional Security Questions in PeopleSoft

On Tuesday, May 30, the Office of Information Technology will implement additional security measures to protect your privacy when accessing certain information in PeopleSoft (also known as Student Center). Beginning May 30, you will be asked to verify your identity … (Read More) Coming May 30: Additional Security Questions in PeopleSoft

Mobile Device Backups Are Important

For the most part we’ve moved beyond the need to constantly connect our phones and tablets to a computer to back up our data. There are several options available to ensure iOS and Android devices are wirelessly backed up, but you may not be … (Read More) Mobile Device Backups Are Important

Folders Are Here for Your TechSmith Relay Library!

  Last week TechSmith released a new feature to our Boise State Relay Library: folders! You can now create folders and subfolders to organize your videos and media content in TechSmith Relay Library. You can also share a link to a … (Read More) Folders Are Here for Your TechSmith Relay Library!

Google, Amazon and the Boise State Public Cloud

“We’re over 95% virtualized, and that’s unheard of in higher ed,” Max Davis-Johnson, Chief Information Officer at Boise State University, tells me over the blues music and mechanical sounds of seasonal lattes being made at Starbucks in Albertsons Library. “We … (Read More) Google, Amazon and the Boise State Public Cloud

What Happened?

We routinely run automated processes to ensure the right people have the right computer system roles and access at Boise State. Early this morning, one of those processes went awry. A script that tells one of processes what to do … (Read More) What Happened?