Sharpen Your Skills with OIT Training Classes in November

Author: Lenette Votava

Do you want to sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools? Whether you’re trying to learn apps needed for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, OIT training classes have something for you this November.

And remember—you can list classes you take as professional development in Endeavor. Here’s a look at the OIT training classes in November:…

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What You Can Do To Protect Your Data

Author: Lenette Votava

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This annual event is designed to educate and empower people to use the Internet safely and securely. Take a closer look at this article with tips on how you can increase your online knowledge and safety.


We all have a responsibility to know basic information security protections to safeguard data and prevent those data from being mishandled:…

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Peace of Mind Online

Author: Lenette Votava

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This annual event is designed to educate and empower people to use the Internet safely and securely. Take a closer look at this article with tips on how you can increase your online knowledge and safety.


Your online activity is an important part of your life each day. To minimize risks online at work and at home, here are some basic tips to help you stay secure.…

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Sharpen Your Skills with OIT Training Classes in October

Author: Lenette Votava

Do you want to sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools? Whether you’re trying to learn apps needed for your job, looking for a better solution for a process, or just want to increase your skill set, OIT training classes have something for you this October.  And remember—you can list classes you take as professional development in Endeavor.…

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OIT Offers New Spreadsheets Training Classes

Author: Lenette Votava

This fall, the OIT training class schedule includes two new spreadsheet classes that cover both Excel 2019 and Google Sheets. You can build and diversify your spreadsheet skills through learning the key aspects of working with data in spreadsheets and discovering the “how-to” in both applications. As an added bonus, these classes are now free of charge.…

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Wired Network Registration on 9-17-19

Author: Lenette Votava

The following message applies to all faculty and staff who use a desktop and laptop computer connected to the University network with a wired connection or docking station.

On Tuesday, September 17,  at 6:00 am (ET), if you use a wired network connection, you will need to log into your account in order to gain access to the correct network connection. On that day and every 90 days after, you will be asked to enter your username (NetID) and password, then reboot your computer in order to maintain connectivity and increase the security of the network.…

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Top Tips When Using Okta

Author: Lenette Votava

Okta is the new two step login service at Notre Dame. Here are some valuable tips to help you set your Okta login preferences and maintain your new Okta account:

  • Set up at least two devices/methods in your Okta account in case something happens to the primary device you use to complete the two step login process. The OIT recommends setting up the Okta Verify mobile app, and at least one other option. Instructions are available in this knowledgebase article

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The New OKTA Two Step Login Service Is Now Live

Author: Lenette Votava

All faculty, staff and students will begin using the new Okta two step login service on Monday, July 29.

When logging in to access Notre Dame services like your Gmail account, Google Apps, Sakai, Box, etc., you will see the new Okta new login screen that features the golden dome against blue sky. Just login as you normally would, and complete the two step login process with one of your enrolled devices.…

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IT Maintenance Affecting Most ND Services Begins on 7-27-19

Author: Lenette Votava

Beginning Saturday, July 27, at 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. (ET) Sunday, July 28, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will switch the authentication for virtually all Notre Dame IT services to Okta.

Virtually all IT services will be intermittently unavailable for some or all of the maintenance period. Some of the most commonly used services that will be affected include:…

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ND Ranks 13th Among Large Organizations in Computerworld 2019 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Author: Lenette Votava

Recognized for the seventh year in a row, the University of Notre Dame ranks 13th among large organizations in IDG's Computerworld’s 2019 Best Places to Work in IT, and one of 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation.

All organizations will be included in coverage on Computerworld.com

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Enroll in Okta—the New Two Step Login Service Before July 29

Author: Lenette Votava

The University will transition to a new two step login service called Okta this summer. It will replace the current login screen and Duo services that allow faculty, staff and students to access Notre Dame services like Gmail, Google Apps, InsideND, Sakai, Box, etc.

The campus community is encouraged to enroll in Okta before it goes live on Monday, July 29

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Two Step Login Travel Tips

Author: Lenette Votava

When you are away from campus, it is important that you are prepared to use two step login. If you are traveling in the U.S. or internationally and need access to your Notre Dame Gmail account, Google Apps, InsideND, Sakai, Box, etc., the OIT recommends following these tips before you leave:

  • Review the IT security recommendations for international travel to make sure your devices are properly prepared to minimize risk when traveling abroad. Details are available at: ntrda.me/TravelSecurely

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Make Informed Decisions with dataND

Author: Lenette Votava

At Notre Dame, data informs strategy and decision making. DataND, is an aggregate of valuable institutional data available to the campus community in a secure and effective way.

DataND allows you to access, combine, explore and understand Notre Dame’s institutional data like never before. It offers:

  • Easy-to-read reports and graphics to help tell your story

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New Two Step Login Service to Replace Duo in July

Author: Lenette Votava

The University will transition to a new two step login service called Okta this summer. It will replace the current Duo service that allows you to access ND services like Gmail, Google Apps, Sakai, Box, etc.

Everyone is encouraged to enroll in Okta before it goes live on Monday, July 29. Enrolling now will ensure immediate access to your Gmail account and ND services on go-live day. Enrollment instructions are available at: oit.nd.edu/okta

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Don’t Forget to Transition Your Files Before You Graduate

Author: Lenette Votava

All the hard work you've done as part of your Notre Dame academic career needs to go with you as you take your next step. You need to begin taking steps to transfer your files stored in:

  • Gmail & Google Drive
  • Box Resources
  • Other services including web pages, YouTube videos, etc.

Locate the files and other resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame account and transfer them to a personal account, such as your Notre Dame alumni account, within 60 days after you graduate. Your NetID will be deactivated after this time.…

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Relocation of the ND Service Center

Author: Lenette Votava

The Notre Dame Service Center has been relocated from 102 IT Center to 115 DeBartolo Hall with the OIT Help Desk.

All computer assistance and/or IT support is now available in one convenient location. You can take advantage of services such as hardware repair, computer rental, borrowing audio/video equipment, and application or network configuration questions. All other contact methods, including phone numbers, email, etc., for the OIT Help Desk and ND Service Center will remain the same.…

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Valuable News & Tips in NDWorks OIT Insert

Author: Lenette Votava

You can find valuable news and tips in the OIT 4-page insert that appeared in the November/December issue of NDWorks. From getting to know John Gohsman, the new vice president for IT and chief information officer to finding IT help in the ServiceNow knowledge base; and Google app updates to tips on keeping a handle on privacy in social media apps.…

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Self Help IT Tips Before & During Christmas Break

Author: Lenette Votava

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Like most University offices at this time of year, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will be closed for the Christmas and New Year holidays beginning Monday, December 24, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019.

Here are some valuable IT tips to help you prepare for the holiday break, and what you can do in case you have an IT question or issue while you’re away.…

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Relocating Departmental Files from NetFile to Google Drive

Author: Lenette Votava

Individual NetFile accounts have been successfully migrated to Google Drive. The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is now in the final phase of relocating files stored in all departmental NetFile storage spaces to Google Drive by Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The departmental accounts in NetFile will be moved in two groups. The first group will begin final migration on Tuesday, September 25,

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Individual Files from NetFile Now in Google Drive

Author: Lenette Votava

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As of Wednesday, August 1, access to your NetFile space containing your individual files has been removed. These files have been relocated to your Google Drive in a folder called Migrated_From_NetFile.

As you begin working with your files in Google Drive, please be aware that documents containing links to other files may no longer work.

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