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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 […]

MATLAB Renewal for 2018-2019

Posted on: April 27th, 2018 by Brian Hopkins

The University of Mississippi’s Total Academic Headcount license for MATLAB has been renewed.  As reported here in 2017, UM now has a ‘full suite’ license that includes all toolboxes and other add-on programs for MATLAB. This license is supported by a number of campus units. Instructions for the renewal are available in the myOleMiss portal. […]

Seeing AI

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by admin

Seeing AI Computers, the internet, and smartphones have changed the way each of us live our lives.  For people who are blind or have low vision these changes have been a double-edged sword.  The information and communication that is central to the rise of this technology benefits people regardless of their physical abilities.  They are, […]

CIO Search Candidates

Posted on: July 5th, 2017 by Robby Seitz

The University of Mississippi is currently conducting a search for the next Chief Information Officer (CIO). Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor and also to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, the CIO will provide management to OIT and vision and strategic leadership to the university to advance the teaching, research, and service missions through the use of technology.

Accessible Icon Project

Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by admin

I saw the sign. It opened up my eyes. I saw the sign. Life is demanding without understanding. I recently came across the Accessible Icon Project and an article written by Sara Hendren, an artist and activist from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.  Hendren describes how for years she had collected alternative designs to the […]

Twitter and Facebook’s New Features

Posted on: April 12th, 2016 by admin

In the world of accessibility, Twitter and Facebook both made moderate waves with new features debuted in the past few weeks.  Microsoft is also creating and will unveil an even greater advancement in the near future. In Twitter’s quest to become the simplest and most ubiquitous sharing platform, they have taken a big step to […]

IT Welcomes Project Coordinator

Posted on: December 2nd, 2015 by Robby Seitz

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to welcome Drew Chiles as our new Project Coordinator.

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 […]

Degree Audit Academic Process Continues To Go Mainstream

Posted on: August 13th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Degree Audit has become a mainstream tool that all Schools and Colleges use and is now an integral part of the undergraduate graduation process. We are happy to report that we had 100% compliance for May graduation with the exception of Pharmacy and Law, which recently came online. We expect all undergraduate degrees to be […]

IT Aims for Good Time Management – Part 3

Posted on: February 24th, 2015 by TERRIE THOMPSON

There’s no end to how automated we can make our lives, from smart houses to cars that can self-park to refrigerators that will create a grocery list from items you scan. This third and final time management TECHNews article will focus on technology that helps us be more productive in our personal lives. We wanted […]