Information Technology Updates

6 years 8 months ago

Over the past two years, an initiative has been underway to upgrade the technologies within classrooms and learning spaces at the University Of Northern Iowa (UNI).

This initiative is focused on classroom and learning spaces in regards to upgrading aging technologies, providing a consistent experience, providing centralized support and training within these spaces. This initiative has been a collaborative effort involving Information Technology (IT), Students, Faculty, Staff, and Administrators.   

A set of baseline technologies have been selected and are currently being integrated within classrooms and learning spaces across campus. The initiative is a multi-year initiative and will continue to be implemented in the future.

For more information about the project, technologies that are being installed, and contact information please check out the Learning Spaces web site at

6 years 8 months ago

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:

preview of the new Cat ID login screen's design


As always, if you are unsure if the login screen you have navigated to is genuine, please contact the Information Technology Service Desk at 273-5555, or via email at


6 years 9 months ago

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:

  1. Navigate to Oracle e-Business and enter your username on the first screen
  2. The second screen will show you your personalized security image and phrase

This technology is in use in various other industries to secure the login process to their websites. The idea is that the combination of your personal image and security phrase are much harder to fake in the event a malicious version of our login page pops up somewhere. When using the login page in the future, you should verify that the image and phrase shown are the ones you select the first time you configured the experience.

Additional Resources

For more information on the new Oracle e-Business login experience, including how to configure your security image and phrase, please see:

For more information on the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) project, please visit:


6 years 10 months ago

Eduroam is the university standard wireless network for students, faculty, and staff. Eduroam is a secure, world-wide wireless access service available at hundreds of universities, colleges, and research institutions. By connecting to eduroam here at UNI, your mobile device will be able to connect seamlessly at any of these other eduroam institutions.

Connecting with eduroam is slightly different than for the older WiFi-UNI wireless network. Your username is your CatID For example, Use your CatID passphrase for the password.

If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the IT Service Desk.

How to connect to Eduroam


  • ITTC 36
  • (319) 273-5555
  • Service Hub