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February 2017

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Banner Tip
If a particular Banner process (jobsub) contains a set of parameters that you consistently use, save yourself time and save your parameters. In the process control form, before clicking the "Save" icon to submit your jobsub, check the box next to "Save Parameter Set As." The next time you run this job, your parameters will appear.

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Desire 2 Learn user interface upgrade, change

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) is getting a facelift! On May 9, you will notice a new look and feel. The change will include a cleaner interface, new fonts and updated icons. MORE>>>

Computer replacement cycle open house is scheduled for March

Each year, DoIT identifies full-time faculty due for a computer replacement and invites them to an open house to view the available models and select the system that best meets their technology needs. This year's computer open house is scheduled for March 21-27. MORE>>>

Faculty data sheets replacement

The faculty data sheets used to display faculty information from their departmental web site is being replaced this spring and summer, and Web and Mobile Technologies team is looking for departments to be part of the pilot group to use the new process and provide feedback and suggestions. MORE>>>

Coming soon: Cognos Analytics

Enterprise Systems is in the final preparation and testing of Cognos upgrades from version 10 to Cognos Analytics. Campus users will soon see changes in the user interface along with new functionality. MORE>>>

Spring technology training schedule

Academic Technologies offers a number of workshops for faculty and staff each month. If you need training that is not included on the list or would like to request a one-on-one, group or custom technology workshop, contact Academic Technologies at 831-7521 or MORE>>>

Security tip: tax refund fraud

It's tax season, and the IRS has regularly issued security tips to make consumers aware of the big threat of refund theft and social security number exposure. MORE>>>

Project management best practice: Identifying project stakeholders

Project stakeholders are simply defined as any individual, group or organization that may impact or be impacted by the activities or outcome of a project. It is important to identify stakeholders at the beginning of the project and manage them throughout the project's life cycle. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Patricia Thompson, Lead Integrations Architect
Patricia ThompsonThe DoIT staff serves the Radford University community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Lead Integrations Architect, Patricia Thompson. MORE>>>