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COVID-19 Testing

Want to get tested for Covid-19 after traveling this break?

There will be free testing in Science Hall Commons today, Wednesday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Use the Griff statue entrance to arrive.

Make an appointment through myCanisiusHealth.

Submitted by: Student Health Office

Introduction to Microsoft365 and OneDrive

Those using Google Drive to create and share documents and files will be right at home using Microsoft365 to compete similar tasks.

Microsoft365 (MS365) is a powerful service by Microsoft that Canisius College faculty, staff and students have access to. It includes Office365 (web-based, online Microsoft Office and other programs) and OneDrive (cloud-based storage with some Office365 integration).

MS365 is accessible to students and useful for those who primarily use Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. As noted before, MS365 allows access to online versions of these products. The online versions are hardly different from the ones located on the Desktop version.

Another useful tip is to use PowerPoint to record audio or video. Record right on the Office365 version or upload the PowerPoint to Office365 and share it with students without losing recordings. There are many other tools to integrate into courses to make them more interactive for students.

If you are interested in an introduction to and navigating around MS365, view this following video.

For an introduction to OneDrive, view this video.

For tutorials and resources on MS365, click here.

Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, COLI

Spring Into Healthy Activities

Spring is here! It’s time to say goodbye to winter and get a fresh start on achieving your health and wellness goals. Access a variety of wellness education and activities from your smartphone, computer or tablet with Independent Health’s virtual Health Hub.

Check out the latest selection of FREE online activities that are ready for members throughout the month of April.IH Photo 1 April 2021.jpg

Click on the month and day of the desired class to open a Zoom link. Attend on the date and start time noted. No sign up needed!

April Zoom Classes:

Details on these and other classes can be viewed here.

Virtual Fitness Classes:

View workout at-home videos led by Independent Health’s Wellness Team. Click on the name of the topic to open and view a video.

4-Minute Family Exercise Routine
Jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squats and other exercises perfect for a family. No equipment needed.

5-Minute Bodyweight Strength Challenge
Challenge your whole body using only your bodyweight. No equipment needed, only a little room on the floor and a winning attitude!

10-Minute Chair Stretch & Mindset Reset
Loosen up your tight back and hips to uplift your spirit with some positive thinking and gratefulness.

Even more workout videos are available in their video library.

QUESTIONS? E-mail or call a RedShirt Wellness Representative at (716) 505-8555, Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Bethany Voorhees, executive associate, President’s Office


ITS Database Maintenance

ITS will perform database maintenance Saturday, April 10 from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. During this maintenance window Banner, Self Service Banner (SSB), Griff Audits and all custom Canisius Web Applications (iAdvise, HR Appraisals, athlete travel contracts, budget management, etc.) will be unavailable.

The ITS systems status page, found in dark blue top section of the portal, will be updated accordingly.

If you encounter any issues post maintenance period, please contact the help desk at or at 888-8340.

Submitted by: Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing, ITS