Technology Services & Resources

  • IT Services Scheduled Maintenances & Notices

    NOTICES:

    SCHEDULED INFORMATION SECURITY TOOL MAINTENANCE:

    Information Security Tool maintenance will occur Friday, November 8, 10pm through Saturday, November 9, 1am. Little to minimal impact to network services will occur. Thank you.


    BANNER MONTH-END SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE:

    Banner and all related services (Banner Web, Banner Admin, online payment systems, etc.) will be unavailable:
    Thursday, October 31, 10pm – Midnight


    WORDPRESS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE:

    WordPress, a supplemental web-designing tool, will be upgraded to the newest version 5.2.4. To complete the upgrade, WordPress will be unavailable:

    Beginning: Saturday, October 26, 8pm

    Ending: Monday, October 28, 8am

    Although the functionality of WordPress and available themes will remain the same after the upgrade, the content editor will be different. The new version introduces a block editor known as the Gutenberg interface. Please visit VSU’s WordPress site to learn more. Additionally, WordPress workshops can be offered based on interest.

  • 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: 

    • 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.)


    Chief Information Officer

    No close date: Initial review of applications will begin December 2, 2019

    Proposed Salary: Commensurate with experience and credentials

    Description:

    Valdosta State University seeks an accomplished IT leader to serve as the Chief Information Officer. The CIO serves as the senior administrative official responsible for leading the University’s Information Technology vision, strategic planning, change management, policy, architecture and infrastructure, and innovation initiatives. An experienced and talented CIO will act as a key leader and collaborative partner, working with students, academic, administrative, and executive leaders to further institutional goals and initiatives. The CIO also will be responsible for developing and communicating a strategic plan and portfolio of initiatives to both leverage the current and anticipated information technologies and services as well as explore and implement IT innovations that achieve the University’s educational, economic development, public service, and research goals.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in a specified field and ten years (10) years of work experience in a related field is required which at least seven (7) years must have been in a supervisory role. Terminal degree and/or professional licensure, certification, and/or designation may be required in some areas.
    • Ability to form alliances and relationships with state and national organizations that develop standards, best practices, and innovative solutions to challenges in information and communication technologies.
    • Develop and implement technologies to support enrollment initiatives and enable student success strategies.
    • Ability to promote increasingly broad and sophisticated adoption of predictive analytics.




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