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Generative AI Integration Is Coming to Chapman’s Grammarly Experience

May 29, 2024 by | IS&T

Dear campus community, Grammarly Generative AI capabilities are now integrated into Chapman University’s Grammarly Premium platform. Our commitment to providing the best tools for our campus community drives this integration. The addition of GrammarlyGO and Generative AI to Grammarly is more than just an upgrade—it’s a transformation of how we approach writing and communication. It

IS&T’s Summer 2024 Technology Workshops

May 17, 2024 by | IS&T

IS&T is pleased to announce our Summer 2024 Technology Workshops, an excellent opportunity for everyone to deepen their understanding of emerging technologies. In these workshops, we will focus on productivity tools and their usability and share best practices. Why Attend?  Guidance from Experts: Learn from the IS&T training team with hands-on experience. Interactive Sessions: Participate

The Long and Short of It: Why Password Length Matters

May 13, 2024 by Keith Barros | IS&T

As a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), my primary goal is safeguarding Chapman University’s digital assets. One of the simplest yet most effective ways to enhance security is by focusing on password strength, and a key component of that strength is password length. Why Longer Passwords? The math behind password security is straightforward: longer passwords

Managing AI Bots (Meeting Assistants) in Virtual Meetings

May 8, 2024 by | IS&T

While in a Zoom meeting, you see something like this: What is this?  Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has received reports of and questions about external AI Meeting Assistants such as otter.ai, fireflies.ai, and read.ai transcribing and summarizing the contents of Zoom meetings. In most cases, meeting assistants like these are used to support accessibility or

A Message From the IS&T Helen Norris, CIO

May 2, 2024 by | IS&T

As the Spring semester comes to an end, I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the achievements and challenges of the Information Services and Technology (IS&T) department and express my gratitude to the campus community for your support and partnership. We have successfully completed numerous projects aligned with the campus strategic

How to Submit a Service Request to IS&T

May 1, 2024 by | IS&T

The IS&T Service Desk team has observed a significant increase in the number of tickets being submitted through email. This method, while convenient for submitting requests, does not support efficient sorting of tickets. As a result, this can lead to prolonged resolution times as prioritizing and addressing issues effectively becomes more challenging. To enhance the

Announcing the Integration of Zoom AI Companion

May 1, 2024 by | IS&T Announcements

We are excited to announce the implementation of two innovative GenAI-powered features within Zoom starting May 6, 2024, namely, Meeting Summary and Smart Recording, in our institution’s communication infrastructure. These integrations exemplify our commitment to embracing technological advancements to foster enhanced collaboration and efficiency. The Role of Meeting Summary in Enhancing Information Retention The Meeting

Chapman University’s Research Computing Services and Resources

May 1, 2024 by | IS&T

The Research Computing Department at Chapman University manages and utilizes the university’s shared supercomputers and other computational systems. This department mainly supports faculty members and graduate students who need high-performance computing resources for specialized applications typically specific to their academic disciplines. Our computational resources include two main clusters equipped with CPU and GPU nodes and

Upcoming Upgrade to Zoom Version 6.0 on Managed Devices

April 29, 2024 by | IS&T

Chapman University IS&T team will soon be upgrading Zoom Client to version 6.0 on all managed devices. This upgrade is part of our commitment to equip you with the latest tools and technology to enhance your collaboration and communication capabilities. Key Upgrade Highlights:  Expect improved stability and performance, ensuring smoother and more reliable meetings.  Discover

Zoom Client Upgrade 6.0.0

April 9, 2024 by | IS&T

Zoom’s forthcoming release of version 6.0.0 indicates a significant update for users, focusing on enhancements in both visual and functional aspects of the Zoom client. We anticipate this version to be released on 4/15/24. Here’s a more detailed look at what this update could entail: Visual Refresh The appearance of the Zoom desktop app has

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