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Archive for February, 2011

Sending SMS Text Messages to Students from a Computer

Posted on: February 23rd, 2011 by kfg

Instructors, advisors, and academic administrators – Are you having trouble getting the attention of your students? If yes, then here is a new communication method to try. Last fall, a new service was deployed in myOleMiss that allows you to send email and / or SMS text messages to students. That is, you can send […]

Faculty Activity Reports – The Rest of the Story

Posted on: February 21st, 2011 by amelia

A couple of months ago, the new myOleMiss interface for creating activities to be included in Faculty Activity Reports opened. This roll-out included new tabbed layouts and numerous other small changes to simplify and make the process more user-friendly. (See the December 2010 TechNews Article.) Last week the rest of the interface for creating and […]

Major Upgrade Easter Weekend: SAP Production & myOleMiss Unavailable, April 21-25, 2011

Posted on: February 18th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 due to a major upgrade. The system is scheduled to be unavailable until Monday, April 25 at 8 a.m. During this downtime, Office of Information Technology (IT) staff members will install the latest enhancement package from […]

New Technology Purchases Policy

Posted on: February 15th, 2011 by kfg

Please be aware of the new “Technology Purchases” policy, which defines the review and approval process for University of Mississippi technology procurements to ensure compliance with Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) policies and state purchasing laws, as well as to promote the resourceful, informed utilization of technology within the University.

7 Handy Tips for Navigating myOleMiss

Posted on: February 11th, 2011 by

Services offered for the students, faculty and staff at the University of Mississippi through the myOleMiss portal,, continue to grow. Besides the obvious role-based organization of the services, myOleMiss also has some subtle tools to help with navigation and usability. This article presents 7 tips that can lead to a better myOleMiss experience. 1. […]

Stay Tuned! – Get Important Information via Campus CATV Channel 10 with WEBUS

Posted on: February 8th, 2011 by mmize

Need to spread the word to the UM community regarding important messages?, Advertisements?, Deadlines?, Alerts?, Student Job Opportunities?,  Hours of Operation?, etc. The Office of Information Technology introduces WEBUS, “a web-based application that enables users to create and publish messages on local access television channels” as well on the internet via a web player.   The […]

Campus Telephone Services and Features

Posted on: February 1st, 2011 by

The University Telephone switch has several features available to enhance office productivity: Automated Directory Assistance – Available 24X7, Dial 8411 from any campus telephone and speak the name of the person or department you would like to reach.  After accepting the entry found, you will be transferred to the number. Voice Mail – Voice Mail […]