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Accessible Web – Deadline Sept. 1

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Robby Seitz

If you are a campus webmaster or the head of a department with a website, I encourage you to review the policy on Accessibility of Technology Services. We have a self-imposed deadline coming up on September 1 to have all of our “official Web pages” pass the error checks in the WAVE: Web Accessibility Evaluation […]

Communicating Academic Structure Changes

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by TERRIE THOMPSON

Students can access information about their degree program requirements from three sources: the various academic departments, the printed/online catalog, and Degree Audit. We want to help ensure that the student is getting consistent information.

Find Your Phone!

Posted on: April 18th, 2012 by Errol Sayre

Have you ever misplaced or lost your phone? Maybe it was stolen? Was your device returned to you? In the wake of recent iPhone thefts, Apple’s free iCloud service, paired with their free Find My iPhone app, offers some peace of mind. The iCloud service and the Find My iPhone app work together to provide […]

Calling All Ole Miss Tweeters!

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by Robby Seitz

The university’s list of social media links has grown steadily since we began posting them in 2009. We have Facebook groupies, Twitter tweeters, WordPress bloggers, and there are probably others that we don’t yet know about. (If your page needs to be listed there, let me know!) With the upcoming Ole Miss iPad App, people […]

IT’s Errol Sayre Featured in the SAP Community Network

Posted on: November 10th, 2011 by Deetra Wiley

As noted in an earlier TECHNews article, the University of Mississippi’s (UM) Office of Information Technology (IT ) is a ramp-up site of a new technology from SAP, SAP NetWeaver Gateway (NG).  As part of this ramp-up, Errol Sayre, Systems Analyst III, was part of the project team that delivered an iPad  application for UM Admissions Counselors.  These counselors […]

Next Live Cam Location

Posted on: June 10th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

Over the past couple of months we’ve been collecting suggestions about where to put the next Campus Live Cam.  We’ve narrowed down the possibilities from the responses and now we’re back asking for your preference.  But first, why aren’t we including all the ideas submitted?  Here are the top three suggestions we aren’t offering. Parking […]

SAP/myOleMiss Upgrade Complete

Posted on: April 24th, 2011 by Robby Seitz

This weekend’s SAP and myOleMiss upgrade has been completed, and you may begin using the system.  IT staff will be monitoring the system to assure that all functionality is working properly.

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 […]

Mini Laptops Facilitate Language Teaching

Posted on: September 28th, 2010 by Deetra Wiley

In late April,  the Office of Information Technology (IT) teamed up with the Provost’s Office to purchase 16 Dell Latitude Mini laptops for the Department of Modern Languages. This decision came about from observations in the dissertation titled, “Instructors’ Attitudes Toward the Use of Technology at the University of Mississippi,” written by Dr. Julia Bussade, […]