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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!

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.