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El Capitan Briefing: What You Need to Know Before Installing the Latest OS X Iteration on Your Mac

Posted on: October 7th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

On September 30, Apple released the latest iteration of their popular operating system, OS X El Capitan. El Capitan focuses primarily on improving performance and the user experience, although there are a number of enhancements along with one major issue. Below are some noteworthy highlights. Office 2011/2016 Woes: Soon after upgrading to El Capitan, Mac […]

Box Edit News: Version 2 Support Ends on October 31, 2015

Posted on: October 6th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Box Edit is a desktop application that allows you to edit or create files directly on Box, without having to download the file and upload it back to Box.  IT recently received an announcement concerning the end of support for Box Edit version 2.  If you use Box Edit, please take a moment to get […]

Grade Layout Changes in time for Midterm Grade Submission

Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by amelia

Midterm grade reporting starts Monday, October 5, 2016. Instructors will find a new grade layout to enhance their experience in myOleMiss. This redesign was completed to create a more mobile-friendly interface as well as to incorporate some other additions such as an optional note to the student. For final grade submissions, instructors will also have […]

New Technology Procurement Policies

Posted on: September 8th, 2015 by kfg

On July 1, 2015, new Mississippi laws went into effect requiring that IT sole source purchases undergo a more formalized certification process. This includes advertisement of the intent to award/purchase as a sole source and on-campus verification after the purchase that the items purchased were as approved for purchase. For IT sole source purchases in […]

Security Tip from the Matrix: There is no Free iPad

Posted on: August 24th, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

As the fall semester begins, expect more emails disguised as free offers for computers, cures for back pain, amazing job opportunities, and even assistance from Microsoft’s Helpdesk.   It is safe to consider the majority of these unsolicited emails as phishing attempts, with the goal of enticing you to click on website links in order to […]

Degree Audit Academic Process Continues To Go Mainstream

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Degree Audit has become a mainstream tool that all Schools and Colleges use and is now an integral part of the undergraduate graduation process. We are happy to report that we had 100% compliance for May graduation with the exception of Pharmacy and Law, which recently came online. We expect all undergraduate degrees to be […]

Attention Students! Top 10 Technology Tips

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning students. Below are some of the key technology topics; please take a moment to get up to speed. Protect your WebID.   Your UM WebID is used to access many University systems and services mentioned below.  Please treat it like your […]

Technology Reminders: UM Box, WiFi, and Vault

Posted on: August 4th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

We know you are busy. Please take a moment to review these brief and useful technology tips. Box In very simple terms, UM Box is an alternative to your USB drive.  You get 15 GB of storage by default and automatic document versioning.  Do you need more than 15 GB?  Just ask for more.  In addition, […]

Course Favorites and Bookings Application Now Available

Posted on: July 16th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

We are pleased to announce the release of a new application in myOleMiss that will help with event planning. The Course Favorites and Bookings application will aid in identifying course popularity and demand based on data collected from previous semesters. The app presents a graph of students interested in taking a course and how many […]