May 17, 2022 — Wichita State's Information Technology Services (ITS) is kicking off a program to create a more robust ecosystem for faculty, staff and students. In support of this objective on May 24, ITS will be updating the logins for cloud-based applications like Blackboard and Microsoft365. The goal is to improve availability of cloud-based services in the event of local system outages.
May 12, 2022 — Tonight — Friday, May 13 — the web team will be conducting a maintenance step that will require a full site publish.  That means if you have unpublished pages or files on the staging server in the CMS, they may become public unless you secure your files.
January 3, 2022 — Are you a faculty or staff member looking for a New Year's resolution? Become a Wichita State Microsoft Office Power User and attend a suite of  Information Technology Services (ITS)-led Microsoft Office sessions. All sessions are free for faculty and staff and are offered remotely.
December 10, 2021 — Campus Media Services will begin servicing all classroom computers on Tuesday, Dec. 14 to wipe all user data in preparation for next semester.
December 8, 2021 — The schedule for the Campus Media Service (CMS) spring 2022 In-Person Classroom Media Training Schedule is now available at the Wichita State Classroom Media Training Schedule website.
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December 6, 2021 — Wichita State's plan has long been to move fully to the Ultra Course Format no later than Dec. 31, 2022, but recent experiences with the pilot program and Blackboard’s ongoing commitment to improving the Ultra Course Format have led the university to make a change to the deadline.
November 18, 2021 — Blackboard will have intermittent downtimes Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day). The system is being upgraded to improve its performance. Users should avoid using Blackboard during this time.
November 17, 2021 — The University Applications Training and the Registrar’s Office will host Summer 2022 and Fall 2023 Schedule Building Training sessions Dec. 7-8 for new Banner schedule builders. Both Sections 1 and 2 are required for new schedule builders.  Attendees will learn to enter the course schedule and view information using Banner 9, Self-Service, and Wichita State Reporting. 
November 15, 2021 — Thank you to the many of you who provided the Information Technology System (ITS) Office insight and feedback to help streamline the current Strategic Planning Initiative (SPI) form and workflow. Because of this feedback, tactics will now be optional and the workflow is only one step to update an SPI. The ITS Office will update current SPIs to the new format on Nov. 15.
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November 8, 2021 — Now is the time for instructors to consider converting one Blackboard course to the Ultra Course format for spring 2022. Converting a course now gives instructors time to learn the format before all courses convert to this format in spring 2023. The Ultra Course format has both design, layout and grading interface differences from the past versions Blackboard.