Telepresence Robot:The Danny Double is a Telepresence Robot. It’s called the Double because it’s an extension of the user. As long as a person has access to the internet (from a computer, laptop or tablet, or smartphone) from anywhere in the world, and are given the necessary permissions, they can connect to the Double. You would be able to see that person through the Double’s iPad face, and hear them as well. Through the arrow buttons on a keyboard or screen, the user can easily maneuver the Double so that it can navigate a room, hallway, etc… This is great if you cannot be physically present at a place or event.

 

Virtual Reality: At the College of Staten Island, we try to provide an immersive learning experience using virtual reality (VR) technology, which can provide an environment where students can interact with 3D model worlds offering them an opportunity to engage and improve their retention of material taught in classrooms, and be exposed to “real life” situations.

 

Internet of Things (IOT)

  • System Status Updates : Online display of uptime for various systems on campus, including CUNYfirst, Blackboard, Email, the Liibrary and CSI website.
  • Computer Availabllity:      The availability of computers in 1L202, 1L212, 1C213, and 3N217, as well the 3 floors of the Library, in real time, refreshed every 15 seconds.
  • Bus Tracking System :     From you mobile device or computer you can see ferry shuttle arrival and departure times.
  • Wayfinder:                       (In progress) Our latest initiative includes a low cost solution to assist students with navigating our 204 acre campus.  Using Google Maps, the College Community can navigate to their desired location by following the “walking” directions. Taking it a step further, QR codes were created for each building providing the Directory of individuals in the building. 

Cloud Offerings

Drop Box:  CUNY has licensed Dropbox for students, faculty and administrative staff. Visit the CUNY Dropbox Tutorials, Training and Help web pages and the Dropbox Team member quick start guide in the Dropbox Help Center web site for introductory information on Dropbox features and how to use them

 

One Drive:  Microsoft Office 365 for Education provides free access to all active faculty and staff to Office 365 online applications and services, including OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. 

 

 

One Drive vs. Drop Box

 

One Drive

Drop Box

Login ID

CUNYfirst Credentials

CUNYfirst Credentials

Storage

1 TB

Unlimited

 

Built into Win 8 & 10 so Microsoft Office files can easily be stored.

Drag & Drop files. 

 

Integrated with Microsoft Office 365.  Allows for real time collaboration.

Download Desktop App 

 

Desktop app syncs with Window & Mac and smartphone apps for Android, iOS and Windows phones.

Desktop app syncs with Window & Mac and smartphone apps for Android, iOS and Windows phones.

File Synchronization

Share files using the web interface. Copy & paste shareable links.  Can provide view-only or edit mode. Set passwords & dates. Disable downloads.

Share files using the web interface. Copy & paste shareable links.  Can provide view-only or edit mode. Set passwords & dates. Disable downloads.

File Sharing

Cannot request files

Can request files 

 

Office 365

Tag important documents.

Application Integration

One Note Teams

Content folders / Dropbox Paper - collaboration

 

Office 365

Pre-integrated with Office Online which allows you to edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

 

 

Co-author and share documents

Security & Privacy

Follow CUNY Cloud storage policies.

Follow CUNY Cloud storage policies.

 

No confidential files

No confidential files

 

Business purposes only

Business purposes only