January 28th is National Data Privacy Day, an educational initiative focusing on raising awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information. With more and more information being collected by companies, websites, and social media, this is something everyone should consider.
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By the end of 2018 UNI will be requiring a higher level of security for your UNI email using a protocol called OAuth 2. If you use an application that doesn’t have this security today, it will not be able to connect the next time you change your CatID passphrase.
If you access your UNI email through a web browser (visiting uni.edu/email), no change is required and you will continue to access your email like you do today, but you will need to log back into your web browser.
The morning of Wednesday, October 18th, Information Technology will update the look of the CatID login screen used to gain access to many of UNI's online applications. Beyond just having a more updated look and feel, the new login screen will have a responsive design, meaning it will resize itself automatically to be more useful on the smaller screens of mobile devices.
Below is a preview of the new login screen:
The morning of Tuesday, October 3, Information Technology will upgrade the Oracle e-Business Suite. This upgrade will change the login experience for eBiz.
This upgrade is required to facilitate the upcoming Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) rollout across campus. For more information on the MFA project, please visit: https://mfa.uni.edu
The new eBiz login experience includes an updated look and feel. The login process is split into two steps:
Information Technology deployed a new wireless network across campus over the summer break called eduroam. You'll see this network SSID available anywhere that WiFi-UNI is available. Eduroam should be considered the new university standard wireless network for students, faculty, and staff. WiFi-UNI will remain available for a period of time in order to assist with the transition.
On Wednesday, August 2nd, Information Technology will be updating the certificate used to secure student and employee connections to the WiFi-UNI and eduroam wireless networks. This change will occur at 6:00AM that Wednesday morning. This change is required to update the security certificate in order to ensure our WiFi network remains secure.
After the change, some devices could experience an interruption in service until the new security certificate is accepted. This interruption will look different depending on the type of device you have.
Over the past few months staff from both Business Operations and Information Technology Services have worked with their counterparts at the other regents institutions to negotiate a new contract with Dell. This new contract has resulted in a new set of standard desktop and laptop configurations that are available at great discounts to University departments. These new configurations should be available for purchase via the University's Dell Premier website by end of business on Tuesday, February 23rd.
Information Technology Services plans to upgrade IP phones across the UNI campus on Saturday, February 6th, starting at 7:00AM and ending before 2:00PM. The phone reboot will take approximately 10 minutes. The only expected change to your phone's settings after this upgrade is that the ring volume will reset to default levels (this might be louder or softer than you had it set at previously). Answers to other frequently asked questions are at the bottom of this announcement.
This past July, Information Technology Services successfully migrated campus to the new UNI Voicemail system. Since the transition, we’ve noticed a few issues:
ITS-Educational Technology invites you to register for Faculty Focus workshops, offered January 4-8, on technology’s role in teaching and learning. Workshops address various Bb Learn 9 features and numerous other instructional technologies. Seating is limited and reservations are required. See workshop calendar & registration information at https://www.uni.edu/its/faculty-workshop-calendar.
Instructional Design and Development Services (IDDS) on Wheels is a new service that ITS is offering to bring Instructional Design staff to each building on campus that has faculty offices. During these days faculty will be invited to meet one-on-one with staff to discuss different teaching and learning technologies that can be used in their courses at UNI. ITS staff will also offer a workshop that will give an overview of the different technologies and services offered in ITS Educational Technology.
Rod Library is raising money to purchase a Microsoft Surface Hub, a collaborative technology which allows groups to "harness their power" and share information, videoconference, annotate presentations, save them and take them with them. It would be a great addition for the library, ITS and UNI in general.
Information Technology Services plans to upgrade the systems behind the UNI Voicemail service between 5:30 and 10:30 PM on Friday, November 13th. Your voicemail box will remain available and able to accept messages. The web portal used to play your voicemail messages from your computer and email notifications for new voice messages will be unavailable during this time, however.
Phishing is an attempt to steal your UNI authentication credentials, i.e., CatID username and password, usually for financial gain. The exact method employed can vary widely from crude and unimaginative to highly researched and targeted attempts. UNI IT Security officer, Ken Connelly, will provide examples of past phishing attempts as well as techniques you can use to avoid being caught. For more information and to register, visit https://www.uni.edu/its/faculty-workshop-calendar.