Blackboard Server Migration

March 19, 2020

In order to accommodate the increased load on our Blackboard servers with classes moving to online delivery, DoIT is in the process of migrating all Blackboard content to new servers with increased capacity, and as a result, Blackboard will be offline for approximately 24 hours starting at 9:00PM on Monday, March 23rd.

Stony Brook's Blackboard system has been updated ...What's new?

December 20, 2019

On December 30, 2019, the Division of Information Technology updated Stony Brook University's Blackboard Server. This article contains information the changes that occured after the update. 

Teaching and Learning Tools

August 06, 2019

Software and Hardware

August 05, 2019

Getting Started

August 02, 2019

Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Firewall Change 5/28/2019

May 22, 2019

Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) service is commonly used to connect to a Windows computer remotely. Microsoft has identified a critical vulnerability in RDP that allows a computer to be infected with a worm that can spread from one computer to another. No username and password is required to exploit this bug, making it especially dangerous. As it stands today, our campus firewall permits RDP access directly from the internet, which leaves us at risk for the inevitable RDP worm that will follow shortly. So, we must make a change to better protect our computing resources.

Thank You, Seniors and Graduates!

May 15, 2019

SBU DoIT would like to say thank all of its student employees who will be graduating on  May 22, 2020. We appreciate your efforts in supporting the activities of Stony Brook's Division of Information Technology and wish each of you well in your future endeavors.

New Google Contacts Coming

December 13, 2018

New Google Contacts coming this winter.

Classic Gmail Going Away; Try New Gmail Now

September 10, 2018

Effective September 18th, anyone still using classic Gmail will be moved to the new Gmail. Then, classic Gmail and the option to switch back to classic Gmail will be removed beginning October 16, 2018.

New Gmail Is Available

June 07, 2018

Starting June 13th, new Gmail is available for Stony Brook Google Account users to try. The overall layout of new Gmail is the same, but it has an updated look and many new features.

Upcoming Firewall Change

March 28, 2018

Goodbye NetID Passwords, Hello Passphrases!

February 13, 2018

In an effort to improve user account security, the Information Security Program Council (ISPC) has approved the use of passphrases for NetIDs.

Blackboard Updates

January 10, 2018

Blackboard was updated over the winter holidays. Find out more about the changes.

New-look Google Calendar Coming in 2018

December 19, 2017

In February 2018, Google Calendar will have a new look. Try it out starting January 16, 2018 and learn new Calendar now.