News

  • Wayne State University, Merit Network partner for Michigan Moonshot broadband planning and expansion efforts
    Wayne State University has joined the Michigan Moonshot, a statewide call to action started by the nonprofit research and education organization Merit Network. Broadband internet is essential in modern society, but according to nationally available data, Michigan has at least 380,000 households without broadband access, which equates to 27% of households with school-age children.
  • Technology, health and wellness in the virtual world
    Properly managing our exposure to technology can greatly improve our mood, physical health, and productivity—and ensure we’re best prepared to assist our student Warriors as the fall semester approaches.
  • STARS tool update seeks to improve student experience with advising, faculty and staff 
    Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is collaborating with Academic Affairs within the Office of the Provost to re-implement the Student Tracking Advising Retention System, or STARS, a web application that interacts with a collection of Wayne State University databases.
  • New Knowledge on Demand platform transforms online programs, experiences
    Wayne State University will soon launch a platform to transform its online programming. Coming July 1, 2020, Knowledge on Demand will provide a digital destination that has been designed to support all members of the Wayne State community.
  • Zoom video tool comes to Wayne State June 29
    Wayne State has acquired a license for the popular Zoom video communication service, and Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is making final preparations to begin distribution of accounts.  
  • Soon-to-be-launched Warrior Road app promotes student success
    This fall, Wayne State University will launch a free digital application to drive student success. The Warrior Road app is an engaging tool that will help students thrive at Wayne State and beyond.
  • Wayne State adding Zoom accounts to student, faculty, staff resources
    C&IT is pleased to announce that Wayne State has acquired a license for the Zoom video conferencing service. Accounts will be rolled out to campus in phases. Individuals will be notified when their account is ready to use.
  • 3D augmented reality app helps pharmacy students study protein, drug reactions
    With lead from the Office of the Provost, Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) has partnered with Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professor, Steven Firestine, and Mike Ilitch School of Business alumnus, Mahmoud Mattan, co-founder and CEO of BrandXR, to create a smartphone app that displays three-dimensional (3D) models of protein-drug complexes.
  • Do you have good online meeting etiquette?
    Just like in-person communication, remote and virtual interactions have their own social norms and expectations. This includes tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. With distractions like family, pets, and technical difficulties, it can be even harder to stay on task. That's why Computing & Information Technology has compiled these tips to help you stay distraction-free and efficient in your video calls and conferences.
  • Parking Lot 50 open for safe Wi-Fi use
    Students and employees are welcome to connect to the WSU-SECURE Wi-Fi network from their vehicles in Parking Lot 50 (outside Matthaei) until the university re-opens. 
  • Fraudulent email warning: Bitcoin sextortion
    You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.
  • Help keep Wayne State data safe from your home
    Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is proud to offer students, faculty and staff the services they need to accomplish their goals off-campus — but if done incorrectly, accessing university data from a home connection leaves all of us vulnerable to attack.
  • C&IT, OTL empower faculty to add classes to Microsoft Teams
    Wayne State University faculty members can now add their class roster(s) to Microsoft Teams with the click of a single button inside Canvas. 
  • Internet service providers, cellular carriers offer free and discounted services
    An agreement with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has prompted internet service providers and cell carriers to offer free or discounted services. 
  • C&IT changes VPN licensing to meet off campus work demand
    To support the increasing demand on our virtual private network (VPN), C&IT is adding PaloAlto GlobalProtect to our current VPN, Pulse Secure.
  • C&IT, Office for Teaching & Learning launch Teach Anywhere initiative
    The Teach Anywhere Team is a collaboration between the OTL and C&IT with additional support from the Libraries. Our shared goal is to support faculty in making decisions and taking action to transition their courses to online or remote formats as smoothly as possible.
  • Access Wayne State technology off campus
    Wayne State University C&IT provides students, faculty and staff with the technology systems, services and tools they need to succeed. The web pages below outline how these resources may be accessed outside of Wayne State's networks. More web pages will be added as needed.
  • Banner Reimplementation Project updates
    Banner is the enterprise resource planning system that Wayne State University administrative staff use to safely store all student and employee information important to the university’s function. Computing & Information Technology (C&IT), Finance and Business Operations (FBO), and the Office of the Provost initiated the Banner Reimplementation Project in 2017 to provide a more mature product and added functionality for all users.  
  • Be on the lookout for scam emails about coronavirus
    Scam emails have evolved from messages with bad grammar and clickbait links, to persuasive emotional appeals that try to take advantage of our desire to help others. Recently, C&IT has seen scammers use the coronavirus epidemic to create a sense of urgency and sympathy among potential victims. 
  • Secure your online presence this Data Privacy Day
    Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day. Keeping personal information Warrior Secure is a priority for C&IT’s Information Security Office every day — here are some tips to help you protect yourself.
  • C&IT, Cass Tech students use data analytics to present Chauncey Billups Hall of Fame nomination
    Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology’s Director of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Carly Cirilli, and Lead Applications Tech Analyst, Minh Ha, are going back to the classroom with the Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP) at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. 
  • Campus IT brings toys to pediatric cancer patients
    Campus IT and the Office for Teaching & Learning joined forces this holiday season to support The Bottomless Toy Chest, a local nonprofit that works to deliver fun and activities to hospitalized pediatric cancer patients.
  • Keep your devices safe while traveling
    Wherever you roam this, C&IT hopes you travel safe and have a great time. The Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center has some tips to keep your information secure at home and abroad.
  • Protect yourself online this holiday season
    The holidays are everyone's favorite time of year — including scammers hoping to find your personal data under their trees. Between flurries of snow and shipping emails, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Computing & Information Technology has a few simple tips to keep your data and your money safe during the shopping season.
  • C&IT Help Desk and LMS Support holiday hours
    The C&IT and LMS Support help desks will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Normal hours will resume Monday, Dec. 2.