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Prevent Disruptions by Outsiders in Zoom Classes & Meetings

Author: Kolin Hodgson

With the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic requiring social distancing measures, Zoom conferencing services have increased substantially across higher education.

The uptick of online conferencing has also resulted in an increase of unscrupulous individuals finding ways into video conferences just to disrupt them. Once they’ve successfully joined the session, they may broadcast shocking imagery or use improper language for all participants to see and/or hear. It’s called Zoombombing.

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Review Your Okta Settings

Author: Lenette Votava

As you continue to work or teach courses remotely, it is important to confirm you have at least two available devices/methods that allow you to complete the two step login process in Okta.

Okta Login On Laptop

By doing so, you can maintain access to ND services like your Gmail account, Google Apps, Sakai, etc., in case something happens to your primary device/method. The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) recommends enrolling

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Software Applications and Virtual Computer Lab Access for Students

Author: Katie Rose

Library Lab

As students begin the experience of taking classes online, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has a few important reminders for you.

Adobe Creative Cloud—Free Until May 31, 2020

Adobe is offering its Creative Cloud applications at no cost to students until Sunday, May 31, 2020. You must follow these instructions

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OIT Technical Training Classes Move Online

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

OIT’s Technical Training classes will continue through the end of the semester as faculty, staff and students work remotely. Beginning March 23, 2020, all remaining training classes will be hosted via Zoom. These classes are easy to access. Just a few clicks on your computer, and you’re there!

Classes being offered in April and early May include: 

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Working Safely From Home

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Under the current COVID-19 conditions, Notre Dame faculty and staff will be teaching and working away from campus. For some people, it will be their first experience working remotely. Here are some tips to help you work safely and efficiently from home.

  • Your Notre Dame computer should be your first choice for working from home. Contact your supervisor if you need a Notre Dame computer in order to work from home.

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IT Maintenance Begins on 3-28-20

Author: Lenette Votava

Beginning Saturday, March 28, at 8 a.m. through 12 noon (ET) Sunday, March 29, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

Major IT services that will be UNAVAILABLE for some or all of the maintenance period include:

  • Banner and all administrative applications including:

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Instructional Continuity for Faculty at Notre Dame

Author: Lenette Votava

Notre Dame, like other institutions of higher education, is confronting major disruption due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

The announcement regarding the suspension of all in-person classes through at least April 13, and extension of the University’s spring break through March 22, has required faculty to choose the necessary resources needed to teach and work remotely.

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IT Security Alert: Be Aware of COVID-19 Phishing Scams

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Not only has the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak caused a major global disruption, it has also created an opportunity for online scammers.

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Information Security team reminds you that scammers are using phishing emails and social engineering to take advantage of this disruption. Email scams relating to COVID-19 may try to trick you by:

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