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This Lynda.com relationship is certainly working out for Fairfield University.
In addition: Are you receiving a computer upgrade for next year? If so, log into the my.Fairfield portal and get a head start on using the latest software versions from our Lynda.com playlists:
To print a screenshot of a Banner form, click on the Print icon, seen here:
and select the Page Setup tab on the pop up Print window. Change the print orientation to landscape so that your printout will be far more readable and then click Print.
Note: Screenshots only print what is displayed on your screen. You may need to scroll down and repeat these steps for additional data.
So many of us sit for long periods of time working on our computer or doing other work while seated. It is well known that sitting for too long or with poor posture causes all kinds of shoulder, neck and back problems as well as eye strain issues. So, do your body and brain a favor and get into the habit of regularly standing and stretching, maybe take a stroll around the office or a make a few trips up and down the stairs. You’ll not only feel better and be more productive when you return to your computer, but you may be preventing illness and trips to the doctor’s office.
There are many websites that give tips on the correct sitting posture for computer work (example: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/computerworkstations/positions.html) or talk to your healthcare professional if you need assistance. Your ITS staff wants you to stay healthy.
Fax/E-mail capability via your Canon Copier!
ITS is always pursuing processes that are mindful of the environment! Did you know you can receive faxes in your e-mail box here at Fairfield?
Faxes can be sent electronically to a resource account assigned to your department (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) or if there is one person designated for distributing faxes, ITS can set it up so that specific person receives the faxes in their e-mail box only.
If you’re interested in setting up this feature please send a ticket to the Help Desk at email@example.com indicating the email address you would like use.
Many of you may not know that we run many Banner modules at Fairfield, including: Student, Financial Aid, Finance (including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll), HR, and Advancement. While these modules run independently, there are some common components that each module runs on. The underlying system, called Banner General sets the common foundation for the platform. Additionally, data is passed between various modules for reporting purposes.
The primary reason we upgrade often is to remain compliant with the vendor release and patch schedule. There are often significant improvements that are gained from the upgrades, so we stay on top of those. Lastly, we are obligated to stay abreast of governmental regulations so the university is compliant with those reporting rules.
So the next time you see a message that Banner will be unavailable due to an upgrade, please know that this is being done to maintain a secure, compliant, and robust environment for the entire community.
Summertime in New England. The Fairfield U campus is a veritable ghost town and, as always, we’re ready for the students to return. Well, mostly. In ITS we use the summer months to do comprehensive system upgrades, classroom technology overhauls and everything in between. Of course we have downtime throughout the academic year, but summer months are used to knock out the bigger changes.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. If you need anything, we are here for you year-round.
Chief Information Officer