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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 […]

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, 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 […]

Attendance Verification Interface (AVI) Enhancements

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by amelia

Beginning fall 2015-2016, there was a new interface added to verify student attendance. Due to federal guidelines, students must have their attendance (or participation for online courses) verified for each class in which they are enrolled. This new process occurred during the first two weeks of class and since then, the Office of Information Technology (IT) […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Latest News on Adobe’s Creative Suite and Creative Cloud Licensing

Posted on: February 12th, 2015 by Penny Rice

On February 27, 2015, Adobe will be discontinuing Adobe Creative Suite under its volume licensing programs. This means that Creative Cloud will be the exclusive source for the latest versions of Adobe’s creative apps and services for faculty, staff, and students.  We recently visited with our Adobe account manager and discussed some of the details. […]

Get up to Speed on Recent IT Enhancements

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we completed over the winter break. Paperless Time Entry for Employees After an extensive pilot process involving several departments within the Administration and Finance division of the University, the Offices of […]