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Information and Technology Services

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INB Fix after the Upgrade:

Several people have experienced an issue with opening Banner INB after the weekend updates:  Below is a link to a document that might help to open this tool.


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***Our Help Desk Work Order form has changed***

We are now using a portal for you to track and easily enter in all your Incident and Service request for IT. EasyVista is a platform that allows you to see where your issue is on the path to being resolved. We hope that you will find this as Easy as we have. (no pun intended)

Please use the following link for entering a Work Order into the system: 


Consult the User Manual to guide you through the process or contact the IT Help Desk at 870-972-3933 for assistance. Please keep in mind that this is a new process for everyone, your patience is greatly appreciated.

Previous Maintenance or Outages

The Banner System will undergo routine maintenance and upgrades beginning at 5:00 pm Friday April 26 and continuing through the weekend.  The system (Banner Admin Pages and SSB) will be unavailable during this time but will be restored to service as soon as possible.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

The weekend following the 3rd Friday of each month is the regularly scheduled “Maintenance Window” for enterprise IT systems.  Occasionally the dates are adjusted to accommodate other University business processes but in general these are the weekends you can expect downtime on major systems.

Blackboard Learn Upgrade

Arkansas State University will upgrade to Q4 2017 in May 2018.

Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q4 2017 includes multiple new and enhanced features, improved work flows, and technology updates.

Upgrade Information (link: https://www.astate.edu/a/its/blackboard/may-2018-upgrade)

Previous  Upgrades

Arkansas State University upgraded to Q4 2016 on May 14, 2017.

Upgrade Information
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Cisco VPN AnyConnect  (Instructions for Windows)

Cisco VPN AnyConnect (Instructions for Mac)

If you are having problems downloading the Cisco VPN AnyConnect client, please Visit our Software Downloads page.

Faculty List Serv

Information on how to subscribe to FacultyL


Proofpoint SPAM Management User Guide

Sending Secure Email with Proofpoint

Internet Utilization

Have you ever wondered when the campus Internet traffic peaks?

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