Office 365 Implementation for Faculty and Staff

November 19, 2014

The Department of Information Technology will start migrating faculty and staff email accounts to Microsoft’s Office 365 in November, 2014.  Office 365 provides many exciting features; however, our initial focus will be migrating email and calendar functionality.  Mailboxes will be migrated by department ending with the move of all faculty towards the end of finals.  The implementation schedule and project details can be found on the Office 365 Implementation web page.  Read more.


Information Technology Update

November 6, 2014

The following is an update on some of the key projects that Information Technology staff have been working on. Read more.

       Elearn Upgrade
       Office 365 Migration
       Recruiter Admission System Upgrade
       Media and Streaming
       Equipment Replacements
 


eLearn Upgrade is Complete

August 13, 2014

eLearn Login Page

The eLearn upgrade is now live and powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1 SP 14. The next time you browse to eLearn.stonehill.edu you will see the new login page. 

IT is providing faculty training throughout August.  A Faculty eLearn Cohort Program has been created to develop expertise in the new system within a group of faculty who can mentor their peers during the transition. The eLearn cohort will be a supplement to the traditional training and support programs provided by the department of IT. Read more.


 

My Stonehill Mobile Application

January 14, 2014

MyStonehill App

In November, the My Stonehill mobile application was released for Apple and Android devices.  The mobile app provides convenient access to a variety of information for the Stonehill community. What’s for lunch at the Commons on Tuesday?  Check out the dining menus from the app. When will the shuttle arrive at Braintree Plaza?  The Skyhawk Shuttle feature shows real-time GPS tracking of the shuttle.  When’s the next women’s basketball game? The Athletics feature gives you scores and schedules.
Read more.


 Search for a new Learning Management System (LMS)

September 18, 2013

Stonehill last selected a LMS in the spring of 2009 when Angel was chosen over Desire2Learn and Blackboard.  Within days of signing a contract, Blackboard announced the purchase of Angel.  After careful analysis of the situation, Angel was confirmed as the best product for Stonehill.  Blackboard committed to maintain Angel for at least 3 years, so our new LMS was named eLearn and we began using it in the fall of 2009. Read more.


Update on Major Technology Projects

September 04, 2013

The following is brief update on major technology projects as we begin the 2013-14 academic year.

 

New Video studio and technology classrooms

A new video studio was created in Duffy 208 with an adjacent control room.  New equipment facilitates state of the art digital video productions for the courses offered by the Communications department and to meet other video needs.  The adjacent classroom in Duffy 210 contains 25 Mac Pro computers and Adobe software for video editing and graphic design. Read more.


Teaching & Technology Showcase

May 14, 2013

Stonehill Faculty shared their experiences with emerging technologies at the semiannual Technology Showcase. This spring, the entire Stonehill community was invited to attend the exhibition style event held in the Martin Auditorium.  Both faculty and students were on hand to talk with attendees and demonstrate how they are piloting and implementing new technologies in the classroom. Read more.