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Instructors Can Help Struggling Students with Academic Alerts

Posted on: August 29th, 2019 by kfg

One of the biggest challenges in helping students who are at risk of academic failure is identifying them early enough in the term to make a difference. While there are many data points that can be used to predict a student’s success or failure, the most valuable is the insight offered by a caring instructor who has first-hand experience with the student. Find out how you can help with Academic Alerts.

Take Charge of Your Employee Profile

Posted on: May 31st, 2019 by Robby Seitz

Take a few minutes to review your public employee profile and make any changes that might be needed.

UM Today Survey Results and Outcomes

Posted on: March 15th, 2019 by kfg

Last November, the Office of Information Technology (IT) and University Communications requested feedback from the campus community on UM Today, a software framework for collecting, organizing and sharing announcements primarily among University of Mississippi (UM) students, faculty, and staff. We were pleased with both the number of responses (almost 900) and the quality of insights […]

Silence Notifications With Do Not Disturb

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by Johnathan Taylor

Notifications from cell phones can be distracting. Whenever attempting to unwind for the evening, loud notifications from devices can become bothersome. To remedy problems with the device providing loud notification sounds, “Do Not Disturb” can be set up so that most sound and vibrations can be stopped for a period of time. To enable “Do […]

Personalized Scams

Posted on: February 6th, 2019 by IT Security

Cyber criminals continue to come up with new and creative ways to fool people. A new type of scam is gaining popularity— personalized scams. Cyber criminals find or purchase information about millions of people, then use that information to personalize their attacks. Below we show you how these scams work and walk you through a common example. The more you know about these scams, the easier it is for you to spot and stop them.

Broken Links – Part 1

Posted on: February 5th, 2019 by Robby Seitz

One of the more successful WordPress plugins we have is Broken Link Checker. It is obvious from the name that it checks for broken links, but let’s dive a little bit deeper to see what that means.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Online Safety Tips

Posted on: October 9th, 2018 by IT Security

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is commemorating its 15th year this October.  This nationwide effort is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security to provide education about cyber threats and offer tips and best practices concerning how to stay safe online. The University of Mississippi Office of Information Technology remains committed to protecting information through the […]

Additional Authentication Process Required for SAP Users Beginning October 17

Posted on: September 18th, 2018 by IT Security

On Wednesday, October 17, The Office of Information Technology (IT) will apply additional security measures to enhance the protection of our services and defend against cyber attacks.  Effective on that date, it will be necessary to establish a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection prior to accessing the SAP GUI. What to Do? For SAP users, IT suggests […]

Be Aware of Job Scams

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 by IT Security

There is no shortage of fake jobs. Employment scams are commonly designed to steal your personal information, credentials, and money. Many of these schemes involve virtual assistant, secret shopper, or similar work-at-home positions, often along with receipt of fake checks.  The scammers typically try to build trust over several different communications (including social media, calls, […]

Go! and Do More!

Posted on: May 21st, 2018 by Robby Seitz

Back in 2012, when student email accounts were being migrated to Gmail, we developed a small site at go.olemiss.edu to explain what was happening and to provide instructions. It also linked to the other services that were included in our contract with Google. Before long, we realized this was such an easy URL for people […]