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Changes to Google Accounts for Former Students & Staff

Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Starting on July 16th, 2018, UNI will begin to turn off Google accounts for students, faculty, and staff not currently enrolled in classes or employed at UNI. However, if you graduated from UNI, received a certificate or other endorsement, you are eligible for a free UNI Alumni Google account. For more information and to sign up for your Alumni Account, visit the IT support article UNI Alumni Account.

Some important things to note:

Alertus Campus Rollout

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Over the coming months, Information Technology will be rolling out an additional feature for the campus notification system called Alertus. Alertus is a desktop notification client that works in concert with the UNI Alert system. When a UNI Alert is issued, those issuing the alert have the option to include Alertus as a notification step. This will send a full-screen pop up informational window to desktop and laptop computers that have the Alertus notification client installed.

Planned Maintenance for the CatID System

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Information Technology has scheduled a planned maintenance window for the CatID authentication services. Maintenance details are listed below.

Scheduled For:

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 6:00AM - 9:00AM

IT-AIS will be conducting patching efforts to multiple production infrastructure databases and application services, primarily those responsible for CatID services.
This will result in a three (3) hour outage.  Such services include, but are not limited to:

Planned Maintenance for the Student Information System

Posted on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Information Technology has scheduled a planned maintenance outage to install important security patches for the campus Student Information System. Outage details are below.

Scheduled For:

Sunday, March 4th from 7:00AM to 3:00PM

Applying Operating System patches, Campus Solutions Bundles, and  Crystal Report Server PeopleTools patches.

National Data Privacy Day

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2018

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.

Connecting to UNI email is changing

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017

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, 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.

Updated look coming for CatID login screen (CAS)

Posted on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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:

Changes to the Oracle e-Business Login Experience

Posted on Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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:

The new eBiz login experience includes an updated look and feel. The login process is split into two steps:

Eduroam Wireless Network is Here!

Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017

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.

Information Technology Plans WiFi-UNI Certificate Change

Posted on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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. 

New Discounted Dell Configurations Available

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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.

Campus-wide IP Phone Upgrade

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016

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.

Registration Now Open for Faculty Focus ─ Intersession Technology Workshops

Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

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