Upcoming changes to Technology at Southern

Upcoming changes to Technology at Southern


I would like to inform you of some technology changes that will be occurring over the next few months. By the start of the Spring semester, the campus will have access to a new set of tools designed to enhance your experience at Southern. 

First will be an increase in storage capacity for your files.  This expanded storage service (Microsoft OneDrive) includes the ability to access your content from any computer or mobile device, and the ability to easily share files with others. 

Second is access to both downloadable and web versions of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel). The online version of this suite gives you the ability to edit your documents from any device, anywhere.

Third, some updated tools such as Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business can be used to collaborate with others, both inside and outside of the campus community.

To start this initiative, we will require a few hours of downtime for Blackboard Learn. This downtime is scheduled for Friday, November 6th between 3pm and 10pm.

We are so glad you are here and want to provide the best possible technology experience. We have a lot of improvements to make and are hard at work making them happen.

Please contact us at the Help Desk for any of your technology questions, suggestions, or needs.

Thank You,

Nick Valsamis
IT Director