News Archive

Nov 24, 2020

Six Iowa State researchers named AAAS Fellows for advancing science

Webex meeting view with six meeting participants and new navigation buttons
Sep 09, 2020

Webex Meetings update improves in-meeting navigation

On Tuesday, September 8, Cisco Webex released their latest Webex Meetings update that included a number of user experience enhancements. Campus users should not need to reinstall the Webex Meetings application to see the changes, however, fully closing and reopening the Webex Meetings desktop application may be required.

Aug 27, 2020

Laptop Loaner Program Provides Solution to New Computer Requirement

As Iowa State University students geared up for an earlier-than-normal start to the semester, an extra to-do was added to their list: acquire a laptop. Beginning fall 2020, all students enrolled at Iowa State University are required to own or obtain a laptop computer or other device appropriate to their discipline.

CyBox logo on red background
Mar 13, 2020

Five Ways to Enhance Collaboration with CyBox

1.    Use "Shared Links"
Shared Links are hyperlinks which point to content stored in Box, ideal for sharing content externally, with short-term collaborators or with people who do not have Box accounts. You can protect the Shared Link with a password or set it to expire on a given date. 

Students using accessibility tools in the Digital Accessibility Lab
Dec 04, 2019

Digital Accessibility Lab Opens in Durham Center

On November 6, Iowa State University celebrated the grand opening of the Digital Accessibility Lab in Durham Center 108 with a dedication ceremony and open house organized by Information Technology Services (ITS) Digital Accessibility Coordinator, Cyndi Wiley. With the lab, students, faculty and staff have access to a suite of hardware and software designed to offer an accessible learning environment.

A Northern Cardinal bird sitting on a tree branch
Sep 09, 2019

ITS and Iowa State Library Build Nest for Ornithological Records

The Avian Archives of Iowa Online (avIAn), a web portal with more than 10,000 ornithological records, celebrated its launch this summer following the collaborative efforts of the Iowa State University Library and Information Technology Services (ITS). 

Jul 09, 2019

LinkedIn Learning to Replace Lynda.com as Online Learning Platform

At the end of July, Iowa State University will migrate its existing online learning resources from Lynda.com to LinkedIn Learning, as part of a necessary transition due to the discontinuation of the former tool.   

LinkedIn acquired Lynda.com, an open online course website, in 2015, and will shut it down at the end of 2019. In preparation for the shutdown, LinkedIn is requiring all Lynda.com subscribers, including Iowa State, to move to the website’s replacement and LinkedIn subsidiary, LinkedIn Learning, this summer. 

Example of Webex's meeting interface
Jun 05, 2019

ITS to Roll Out Webex to Iowa State University Community

When classes pick up again for the fall 2019 semester, Iowa State University faculty, staff, and students will have access to a new online meeting and video conferencing platform.

Cyndi Wiley standing next to the space that will become the new Digital Accessibility Lab
May 09, 2019

CAC Approves Proposal for Assistive Technology Lab

Iowa State University’s Computation Advisory Committee (CAC) recently approved a $24,264 funding request to create a physical space on campus where students with disabilities will have access to assistive technology resources.

The project proposal for an assistive technology lab — spearheaded by university Digital Accessibility Coordinator Cyndi Wiley — was outlined during a CAC meeting on March 28, and requested committee financial support to create a location dedicated to accessibility resources, peer mentoring, and community building for Iowa State students with disabilities.

A university employee participates in an instructor-led Workday training course
May 03, 2019

WorkCyte Program, ITS Partner to Create Workday Training Rooms

Through a joint effort between the Iowa State University WorkCyte Program and Information Technology Services (ITS), two spaces on campus have been turned into dedicated Workday training rooms for faculty and staff in preparation for the project’s July 1 go-live date. 

Preview of an example Site on a desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone
Apr 08, 2019

Iowa State “Sites” Web Service to Replace Discontinued “Public” Web Service

Iowa State University’s first public website service will shut down at the end of the year, and with the help of a collaborative effort between Information Technology Services (ITS), the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will be replaced with a newer, more streamlined web resource.

CyBox logo
Mar 05, 2019

Iowa State Community Encouraged to Use CyBox for File Sharing

In order to better protect personal information, Iowa State University account holders are encouraged to move away from sending attachments by email, and instead share files through the university’s preferred platform, CyBox. 

Audiovisual Experience Team Manager Mike Pedersen working on a Newline 86-inch multi-touch display
Dec 12, 2018

Revamped ITS Team Ready to Connect with Campus

Formerly known as the Learning Spaces Team, Information Technology Services’ newly renamed Audiovisual Experience Team (AVXT) hopes to connect with Iowa State’s campus through engaging technology experiences in classrooms and beyond.

The decision to rebrand the team was made earlier this year as a way to redefine its mission and provide a fresh start moving forward. A fixture on campus in one form or another since at least 1942, the team has undergone multiple name changes as the needs of campus changed and technology became more advanced.

Associate Dean for Research for the College of Engineering Arun Somani speaking during the dedication ceremony
Dec 04, 2018

Dedication Held For New High Performance Computing Cluster

A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was celebrated by the Iowa State University community at a dedication ceremony held Nov. 29.

NOVA was installed in the Durham Data Center in October to strengthen and support computing-based research and education on campus. Held in Durham 206, the Nov. 29 ceremony welcomed university researchers and stakeholders to learn more about NOVA, see the new cluster, and hear from university leaders about High Performance Computing at Iowa State.

A technician installing a portion of the new High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster
Nov 15, 2018

Iowa State Accelerates Research With New HPC Cluster

A new $1.6 million High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, called NOVA, was recently installed in Iowa State University’s Durham Data Center to strengthen and support computing-based research and education.