What's New in IT

What's New in IT

Find out what we're doing in the IT department.

  • Virtual Desktop Computer Labs

    421 VDI stations  have been deployed to computer labs across campus.

    Key features are:

    • Smaller Footprint
    • Less power
    • All applications run from the server
    • Faster image refresh
    • Nothing stored locally

    View updated Lab configurations

  • Pay4Print move to PaperCut

    Pay4Print (OCS) replacement which was at end-of-life


    • New user-friendly Web Portal so students can add funds from anywhere (
    • Students will be able to web print in the library
    • Improved lifecycle management of equipment

    Classrooms are complete. Offices in process now are Facilities, Wellness, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Gulf/Franklin Campus, and Tyndall AFB.

  • Data Center Move to EOC
    • Better security of our data
    • Building will withstand Category 5 winds
    • All critical systems were moved to the Public Safety Building at NBC.
    • Florida Lambda Rail (FLR)
    • New Firewalls
  • New Voicemail System

    Call Pilot is going away

    • End of support
    • Single unit with no redundancy

    The Avaya Linx voicemail will be installed in September

    • One at EOC
    • One on PC campus
  • Technical Support Walkup Window

    Technical Support Window – Ask Questions Regarding CANVAS, Lighthouse, myGCSC, and More…

    • GCSC Students can access our Technical Support team directly to resolve issues or ask questions.
    • GCSC Employees can get assistance from our Technical Support team with Gulf Coast equipment.
  • Banner 9 Update
    • Banner 8 support ends December 31, 2018 (This year!)
    • Banner 9 Admin Forms are live in Production and is coexisting with Banner 8 INB until October 1, 2018 (this year!). Banner 8 INB will be turned off October 1, 2018 (This year!).
    • Banner 9 Employee Self Service App will replace Banner 8 SSB (Lighthouse) Employee tab. Currently in a Test environment.
    • Banner 9 Student Self Service App will replace Banner 8 SSB (Lighthouse) Student tab. Currently in a Test environment.
  • Program Roadmaps for A.A.  Transfer Tracks
    • Students and advisors can plan their academic path until graduation
    • Fulltime and Part-time roadmaps are provided
    • A.S. program roadmaps are coming soon
  • New GCSCNet (Employee Intranet)
    • New look
    • Updated content
    • Uses Office 365 technology