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Grade Interface Enhancements

Posted on: November 30th, 2016 by amelia

A few small but significant enhancements have been added to the features of Final Grade Submission in myOleMiss.  They are designed to help instructors know the status of grade submission for their different course sections. Special thanks to Dr. Dan Mattern who made this enhancement request; we are glad to be able to make it […]

Identify Phishing Attacks

Posted on: November 21st, 2016 by itsecurity

Phishing emails look authentic. They often have links to exact replicas of our portals, spoofed sender addresses, and malicious attachments with convincing file names. How Do I Identify Phishing?  Closely examining website addresses, email links, and sender addresses can help you determine if an email is legitimate or not. One simple way to do this is by using the […]

SPSS License Renewal for 2016-2017

Posted on: November 11th, 2016 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s campus license for SPSS has been renewed. New license codes and instructions for the renewal are available in the myOleMiss portal. From your portal home page, search for the ‘Research Software’ app and then choose SPSS from the list of links that appears.  There are illustrated instructions both for renewing existing […]

Learn to Build Your Own iOS Apps with Swift

Posted on: November 7th, 2016 by Brian Hopkins

Come see Swift in action from 1:00–3:00PM on Wednesday, 16 November 2016 in Weir 235.   Swift is a powerful and intuitive new programming language created by Apple for building iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac apps. We’ll discuss and demonstrate Apple’s latest software development tools for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, […]

Why You Need a Password Manager

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by itsecurity

As technology professionals, we make password demands that can feel unreasonable. We want you to: 1. Use a strong password 2. Set unique passwords for every service you use 3. Reset all of your passwords frequently 4. Never reuse a password 5. Never write any of these passwords down anywhere Of course, we have really good reasons for all of […]

Skip the Login Screen with the OleMiss_v2 Wireless Network

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by itsecurity

The pop-up login screen for the OleMiss wireless network is one of the most common technology “pain points” reported by UM faculty and students. If you use the OleMiss network, you are familiar with the problem: you are using your computer or mobile device when a screen pops up prompting you to re-enter your webid […]

Accessible Icon Project

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]

Need to Update Your Employee Contact Information?

Posted on: August 26th, 2016 by cgallow

As a new or existing employee, there may come a time when you need to update your contact information (office/personal telephone numbers, addresses, emergency contact, etc.). Find out how to access and update your contact information, as well as your communication preferences. ACCESS YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION You may view and update your own office information or […]

UM Today: Enhancements and Existing Features

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by Deetra Wiley

In previous UM Today daily emails, you may have seen the same messages too many times. Maybe, you couldn’t tell what was new.  In the new layout, your daily UMT email will be similar to what you see when you log into UM Today. Here are some new features along with a review of the […]

Accessibility Features on Apple OS

Posted on: August 17th, 2016 by Drew Chiles

Last month, I discussed the accessibility features offered in Windows 10.  Because accessibility and inclusive design are quickly becoming industry standards, Apple’s OS X provides an accessibility menu and allows many functions to be manipulated for greater access.  While this article will focus on the iPhone/iPad’s iOS and the standard OS X, Apple’s accessibility webpage […]