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Information Sciences Technology Toolbox

Resources for SIS IM Courses

Basic Skills and Expectations in Information Sciences Technology Courses

SIS has basic expectations for students entering courses in the IM program.

Below you will find tutorials and resources for the basic skills used in courses such as familiarity with computer file structure, how to upload documents a server using FTP.

Accessing the Servers

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. To utilize FTP you will need to first access the Wayne State VPN (Virtual Private Network) by using GlobalProtect. The Student Course Server address that you will be accessing in the FTP software is below. Your course instructor will also provide that information.

FileZilla and Cyberduck are commonly used software in SIS courses that use FTP to access the student servers at SIS. You can find more information on them in the tabs above.

If you have issues accessing the student server you can contact C&IT for password issues and SIS Tech for further assistance.

If you have issues accessing the student server you can contact C&IT for password issues and SIS Tech for further assistance.

You may want to confirm that you are accessing the server after successfully connecting to WSU Global Protect.

Teams

Mac Computers

Mac users do need to have administrative access on a current Windows Operating System. This can be achieved by dual booting your computer using a tool like BootCamp or virtually using software like Parallels. Intel Macs are able to use BootCamp, whereas newer M1 and M2 processor Macs require software such as Parallels to create a virtual Windows environment. To check which processor your mac has choose Apple menu icon and then choose "About This Mac".

Contact SIS Tech for further assistance if needed.

Ask Questions!

If you have questions we hope the resources in this guide will help.

If you're having password issues contact C&IT for support.

For most other issues SIS Tech is able to provide support.

If you're struggling with an error message consider asking your question on your class discussion board or on social media. Someone else may have had a similar issue!

Get Involved at SIS!

Considering following SIS on instagram or joining a student organization!