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Apple iOS 9 Developer Workshops, Feb. 17, with Apple Representative who worked with Steve Jobs

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Drew Chiles

The University of MS is offering workshops for students and faculty to demonstrate the latest tools to create apps for iOS and OS X.

Get Up to Speed on Recent Enhancements

Posted on: January 21st, 2016 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been preparing for new and returning faculty and students. Below are updates on recently completed work. HANA @ Ole Miss is Live! The terms “analytics” and “big data” are heard frequently these days. The HANA project at the University of MS (UM) is all about improving data access […]

So, I Got This 3D Printer …

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Yep, we joined the club.   Luke (son) has been researching 3D printers and found a new company that offered a micro 3D printer.   After the obligatory parental warnings, contract negotiations as well as board approval (i.e., wife), Luke received one from Santa. In short, I’m impressed!   It came with all the necessary components and a […]

New Features for Faculty Activity Reporting

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 by amelia

The time for Faculty Activity Reports is quickly approaching.  You may notice a few new features as you begin to add your activities and accomplishments.  These changes are being introduced in response to discussions with the Office of the Provost, the Office of Institutional Research, Effectiveness, and Planning, as well as deans and faculty representatives.  The […]

Unlimited Space (…is something we don’t have)

Posted on: December 8th, 2015 by Robby Seitz

WordPress users: Are bloated image files taking up all the space in your website? Try replacing them with optimized versions in order to save room.

IT Welcomes Project Coordinator

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Robby Seitz

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to welcome Drew Chiles as our new Project Coordinator.

Changes for Final Grades Submissions

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by amelia

There is one major change to the grading interface this fall.  When an instructor assigns an F grade to a student in a course using the online grade reporting interface, the instructor will now have the ability to give additional details as to why the F grade is assigned. There will be three options for […]

Lectern Computer Upgrades Scheduled to Begin December 14

Posted on: November 24th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

On Monday, December 14, Classroom Technology will begin an effort to upgrade Windows-based lectern computers from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Professional.  The effort will also include upgrading the memory and hard drives to enhance the overall performance.   In IT, several of us have been using Windows 10 since it was released in summer 2015, and […]

Saving Bandwidth at Home

Posted on: November 13th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

For those of us living outside the city limits, DSL or cable service for Internet access may not be an option. However, there are alternatives offered over satellite or other cellular networks, although these Internet services typically have monthly bandwidth limits. So, what can you do to stay within those limits? Here are a few […]

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled to Begin on December 15

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Penny Rice

On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, beginning at 12:01 AM CST, IT will begin an upgrade of Blackboard Learn to the latest stable release. During this maintenance, blackboard.olemiss.edu will be offline. We expect Blackboard Learn will be available on Wednesday, December 23. However, we will make every effort to complete this work as quickly as possible […]