ITS Performs Winter Upgrades


During winter break, several technology upgrades and maintenance were completed.

Banner, the perimeter access system and the Blackboard Learning Management system were all upgraded with enhancements. In Blackboard enhancements for editing, adding content and content accessibility were made. Major configuration was also made to the new portal.

Improvements were made in 20 classrooms across six academic buildings. Restoration or major renovations of several classrooms were conducted in Pershing, including the dance studio, athletic training labs and nursing lab. This project will continue as the electrical infrastructure in the building is completed. Audio and visual control system updates were made in Barnett Hall and Magruder Hall. Enhanced speaker system updates or fixes were completed in McClain Hall, Magruder Hall and Violette Hall. Phase II of the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall was also completed, which included updates to microphones, speaker systems and the video streaming system.

Enhanced high-definition camera updates were added in Barnett Hall and Violette Hall. Updated presentation technology was added in Ophelia Parrish. Audio and visual wiring updates for added functionally were made in Barnett Hall and Violette Hall. Preventative maintenance was also competed in all classrooms with the zero client systems receiving firmware updates along with a system refresh.

The IT Service Center offers many technical resources and assistance. Anyone having technical difficulties or needing additional technological services can call 660.785.4544 to contact the Help Desk, submit an online work request or visit the IT Service Center located in Pickler Memorial Library 203. Visit for more information.
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