Technology Services & Resources

  • IT Services Scheduled Maintenances & Notices

    NOTICES:



    BANNER MANAGED SERVICES

    VSU is scheduled to migrate our local version of Banner to USG's GeorgiaBEST (Banner) Managed Services: February 6-11, 2020

    During this maintenance period, Banner and related services will not be available. Please plan ahead by entering data and running, printing, and saving needed reports and information prior to 5pm on February 6.

    After the migration is complete, users will be able to log in to Banner through MyVSU as usual after clearing web browser's cache.

    Overall End-user Impact: The look, feel and function of Banner will not be impacted. However, a new direct link will be created. You will need to update your bookmarks.

    Questions? Contact VSU Solutions Center


    WINDOWS 7 END OF LIFE SUPPORT:

    Beginning January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide support for the Windows 7 operating system. Any remaining VSU computers that currently run Windows 7 will be migrated to Windows 10. Learn more:

    Microsoft Windows 7 End of Life Support site:


  • All Students & Employees

    • 2FA: Log in to your VSU accounts using two-factor authentication
    • VSU WiFi: Connect to the campus wireless network or shuttle bus wireless network

  • Employees Only & Student Organizations

    EMPLOYEES ONLY

    EMPLOYEES ONLY & STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

    • Organizational Print Accounts: Used primarily for official student organizations to share a pool of print credits. This form can also be used for grants.
    • Smart Classrooms: Tutorial on using instructor classroom workstation equipment

    • WordPress: A supplemental web-designing tool used to create websites and blogs

  • VSU Solutions Center

    Contact VSU Solutions Center

    • Phone: (229) 245 - HELP (4357)
    • VoIP: HELP (4357)
    • Email: solutions@valdosta.edu (send from your @valdosta.edu email)

    Hours of Operation

    • Monday - Thursday: 8a - 9p
    • Friday: 8a - 5p
    • Saturday: 8a - 1p
    • Sunday: 8a - 2p

    Visit the Solutions Center Webpage for more information.

  • Announcements & Media

    NEWS: 

    We would like to share a special tribute with you in honor of our student employees who are graduating this semester. Please see attached presentation created by student assistant, Davina Hurt.

    • Congratulations, Cathy Sowa!

    Cathy Sowa, an Information Security Associate at Valdosta State University is among the 100 finalists in the U.S. Cyber FastTrack competition who has been awarded a $22,000 scholarship to attend the SANS Technology Institute’s undergraduate certificate program in Applied Cybersecurity. Read more about it here  

    • The MyVSU Portal (Beta)

    This past fall, we launched a completely new and updated version of the MyVSU Portal. Many of you provided valuable feedback on how could improve the look and function of the portal. As a result we ask that you test a beta version of the suggested changes and provide even more feedback.

    • Valdosta State implemented the Visual Schedule Builder (VSB)

    VSB helps you to create a schedule based on the courses and times that work best for you. This real-time class scheduling tool arranges your selected courses into conflict-free timetables and displays them in an easy-to-read weekly schedule.

    For more information and guidance, visit the Office of the Registrar's site 

    • The new Ellucian Banner 9 Admin Pages will be deployed on October 22, 2018.

      Replacing the current Banner 8 Forms (INB) version, Banner 9 Admin Pages will deliver noticeable improvements:

      • a modern user interface
      • enhanced navigation and process management tools
      • new functionality across the student, HR and finance utilities, and
      • the ability to run from a variety of web browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) and mobile devices (tablets and phones)

    • The 2018 Division of Information Annual Report is now published. The report highlights several impactful projects completed during the 2017-2018 fiscal year, upcoming projects, and the staff within IT that help make the VState experience possible.
       
    • VSU WiFi Upgrade:  The Division of Information Technology is proud to announce that, while supporting over 3.2 million square feet of coverage, we have increased the bandwidth for the campus residential network by 150% (from 2 gigabits per second to 5). This increase will provide faster and more reliable connectivity for academic and residential needs while also adding support for high-definition (HD) media streaming and increased simultaneous connections.

    • VSU Solutions Center: Brian Haugabrook, Chief Information Officer
      Thinking outside of the 'IT box' brought about the inception of Valdosta State University Solutions Center.

    

    • Ryan Hogan, Director of Admissions
      Talks about how the Solutions Center has impacted perspective and current students.

    • The VSYou experience: Sterlin Sanders, Director of Technical Support Services
      From a student to a leader who encourages staff and student techs to EAT!


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  • IT Job Postings

    Job Postings:

    Check here for current IT employment opportunities!

    Students apply at Blazer Briefcase Portal (Create an account if you haven’t already.)

    Student: Information Security Student Assistant

    Close Date: 2/29/2020
    Wage: $9.25 - $10.25/hourly, depending on qualifications

    Read full description and apply at Blazer Briefcase

    Summary:

    This is an entry-level position for students interested in pursuing a career in information security after graduation. This position's responsibilities include: identification and reporting potential risks and incidents, promotion of a safe and secure information technology environment, and working closely with a team of security professionals to ensure proper documentation and response for security needs. Our ideal candidate would have high initiative and work ethics, attention to detail, ability to communicate clearly and effective, and possess some basic knowledge of networking concepts.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Must be a current Valdosta State University student enrolled for six or more credit hours and maintaining at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Willingness to learn and work in a team environment
    • Strong initiative and work ethics
    • Basic knowledge of Windows operating systems

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