News from IT that isn't just for geeks

MS Office Licensure

Posted on: January 13th, 2022 by cnkim

Instead of purchasing or renewing MS Office, we encourage you to wait until the campus-wide licensing process has been completed.

Introducing eSignature Solutions with HelloSign – Updated

Posted on: September 9th, 2021 by Jeremy Osborn

What is HelloSign? HelloSign is an eSignature technology that allows people to sign documents virtually. Available at, teams and departments at the University will be able to upload documents, create templates that can be shared and reused amongst team members, then send those documents to users who can sign and return their legally binding […]

Optimize Web Content: Images

Posted on: April 7th, 2021 by Robby Seitz

Using Squoosh, you can optimize your web graphics and photos so they download faster and take up less server space.


Posted on: December 7th, 2020 by nr

Calendly is a service that makes your Outlook Calendar’s free time visible for people trying to schedule appointments with you.

Zoom Chat for Real-Time Collaboration

Posted on: November 3rd, 2020 by Brian Hopkins

With UM organizations of all kinds working to advance their missions while maintaining all required social distancing protocols, IT has received a number of inquiries about implementing a university-wide instant messaging solution. Fortunately, such a product is already available to all UM employees and students. The Chat feature built into Zoom has all of the […]

Security Changes to Zoom Effective 9/27/20

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Brian Hopkins

As part of ongoing efforts to fight “Zoom-bombing” and promote safe and secure online meeting spaces, on 27 September 2020 Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all accounts. Zoom users are in control of meeting security selections, and Zoom has designed the options with security and […]

Update Your Student Contact Info

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Robby Seitz

Update your contact information now!

Best Practices Using UM Today

Posted on: December 12th, 2019 by Robby Seitz

In a recent survey of our campus in regards to UM Today, many reported that their primary reason for not reading it is that there were regularly too many messages that were not relevant to them. Let’s work together to fix that!

Degree Audit: A Road Map Towards Degree Completion

Posted on: November 19th, 2019 by clong2

Degree Audit Documentation for Students The University of Mississippi 10/2019 Degree Audit Support: 662-915-5222 E-Mail: Degree audit is an advising tool – you will need to check with your Dean’s Office to confirm your audit results and remaining degree requirements Degree Audit is an advising tool for viewing a student’s progress towards fulfillment of […]

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.