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September 2022

Information Security is an Investment in Equity and Economic Mobility

Immature information technology and security can slow down the whole cycle of student support, imposing delays in student enrollment confirmation or receipt of financial aid and hindering faculty and staff’s ability to reach out to students in need.

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CCCApply Homepage Updates

The updated CCCApply site’s homepage expanded search functionality helps students find several campus options for prospective students to choose from depending on their educational goals.

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Canvas Tips and Tricks

New Canvas integration tools can be enabled for instructors to better understand student behavior and facilitate data-driven decisions designed to improve student experiences.

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CollegeBuys – System Technology Updates

CollegeBuys is continuing to expand with new contracts with SoftDocs and Ferrilli, a recently published procurement survey to help best meet colleges’ needs, and upcoming FY22-23 Workgroups focused on advancing systemwide priorities.

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The Importance of Differentiating Retiree Email Accounts

Consistent use of retiree email accounts wanes over time, and credentials used for email access can become compromised through breaches occurring at third-party services.

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Zoom Security Settings

CCC TechConnect Senior Media Help Desk Specialist Donna Gustafson offers important tips on how to keep Zoom meetings safe.

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Basic Needs Centers Data Collection and Reporting

Starting with the 2022-23 academic year, all community colleges in the state have received funding to create dedicated Basic Needs Centers on their campuses to support students’ access to necessities such as food, housing, childcare, transportation, health care, and technology.

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California Community Colleges Through GIS Mapping Updated

The GIS Map Viewer provides a common repository for the various maps, documents, links, and other tools we are collecting in our ongoing work at the California Community Colleges.

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Ensure Your Campus Can Access the Vision Resource Center

Proper equipment ensures users have a positive user experience in the Vision Resource Center and unbarred email access to notifications from the Vision Resource Center communicating updates, news, and more.

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