PSU unveils more secure GusNET

By Trent Becker Pittsburg State University’s wi-fi system is getting a new layer of protection this summer to provide students, faculty and guests with a secure wireless network. The new wi-fi system, termed GusNET, will replace the original open access wireless network to increase online security. GusNET became available June 2, with PSU officials hoping to use the summer session to work out all of the “hiccups.” Security is key Although the prior network will remain available until Aug. 25, students, faculty and staff will be required to log in with a username and password beyond that point. PSU’s chief information officer, Angela Neria, says security is more important now than ever, as PSU’s wireless…

Problems with Canvas

PSU's Canvas log in page.

Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter Pitt State students wishing to start the new academic year with Canvas, PSU’s new online learning management system, hit a small snag the first day of classes. Instructure, the Utah-based software company responsible for Canvas, stated that about a third of Canvas customers experienced timeouts, poor response times and slow page loads. “Monday was our first major ‘bad day’ for Canvas,” said Instructure CEO Josh Coates in a recent blog post. “And it couldn’t have happened on a worse day since many of you were starting fall classes. One of our databases in our cluster started to register an abnormal load, which jacked things up.” Brenda Frieden, director of…