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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Recent Changes in Placing Institutional Orders for Apple Equipment

Posted on: July 13th, 2015 by Penny Rice

Besides University procurement policies, all Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi are required to follow the technology procurement policies set by the Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS). Recently, ITS changed how Apple equipment should be purchased. In short, rather than following the sole source procurement guidelines, as of July 1, Apple branded products […]

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 […]