SLMS is scheduled to be down Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm for production server zone reboots and Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 6:00 to s9:00 pm for database security patching.
For the speediest replies from the SLMS Help Desk, it is essential that all customers remember to skip replies, forwards, cc’s, and sending emails from shared mailboxes when contacting the SLMS Help Desk.
To enable representatives to respond to issues as quickly as possible, all emails to the SLMS Help Desk must be "clean messages" from one-person to the desk; there can’t be any replies, forwards ("FW:" or "RE:" in the subject line), or carbon copies ("CC"). In addition, emails cannot be sent to the SLMS Help Desk from a shared mailbox. Messages that don’t adhere to these guidelines are "set aside" for manual processing, which could slow the response time by as long as five (5) business days.
If customers want to share an issue, once they receive a reply from the "IT Service Desk" with a call ticket number, they can forward that message to others.
As always, the SLMS Help Desk is available to provide support Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and may be reached by calling 518-473-8087 or by emailing SLMSHelpDesk@its.ny.gov (where an incident will be created).
If you experience difficulty when launching eLearning in SLMS, these hints you can apply yourself can get you going again:
Empire KnowledgeBank (EKB) licenses provide thousands of elearning courses, ebooks, videos, and audio books for professional development, certification preparation, and continuing education. EKB resources can be accessed anytime and anywhere with a computer and internet connection.
EKB elearning courses are searchable in the SLMS catalog. View course listings in the Core and Core Collection Plus IT Catalogs.
Video, eBook, and Audio Book Resources
Video, ebook, and audio book resources are available through the ebook/video portal. These resources are not searchable in the SLMS catalog. To access the ebook/video portal, search the SLMS catalog for and enroll in the EKB and Skillsoft eBook and Video Portal (Class code: EKBSS_TMPL20150123135209420). The portal may be launched from your My Learning page by clicking on the Launch button for the EKB and Skillsoft eBook and Video Portal title.
Contact your agency training office for information on additional course collections, how to access the ebook/video portal, or how to obtain an Empire KnowledgeBank license.