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Upgrade to UM MATLAB License

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Beginning today, the answer to the question “Is [name of toolbox] included in the University’s MATLAB license?” is: Yes. TheMathWorks, publisher of MATLAB, is changing the pricing model for its products. Pursuant to this change, UM has been offered a cost-free upgrade to TMW’s new Full Suite product package, which includes both all existing MATLAB […]

Critical Security Update for Apple Devices

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

Yesterday, 31 Oct 17, Apple released a set of updates for Mac computers, iOS devices (iPads and iPhones), Apple TVs, and Apple Watches. These updates contain a critical fix necessary to ensure your security when connecting to wireless networks. *The Office of Information Technology recommends, in the strongest possible terms, that you install these updates […]

SPSS Renewal for 2018

Posted on: October 30th, 2017 by Brian Hopkins

The University’s site license for SPSS has been renewed for the period 1 Nov 17 — 31 Oct 18. Instructions for reactivating the program, including the faculty and student license codes, are available in MyOleMiss. Log in to MyOleMiss, search for Research Software, and click through to the page for SPSS. There you will find […]

New ATS Menu

Posted on: September 14th, 2017 by Drew Chiles

New ATS Menu Accessibility & Technology Solutions is your faculty and staff resource for accessibility concerns.  This week, we have updated our website to include a more accessible mobile menu.  If you have ever wondered what distinguishes accessible websites, visit the ATS site and try it out.  You can use the site whether you use […]

Seeing AI

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Drew Chiles

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 Drew Chiles

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 Drew Chiles

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 […]