Run Eduroam Setup Utility Now to Maintain WiFi Connectivity on Campus

Author: Lenette Votava

The eduroam certificate will expire at the end of this year. In order to reduce impact during the academic year, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will update this certificate on Monday, July 13 at 5:30 p.m.

To ensure you can connect to the campus WiFi network, it is recommended that you run the eduroam setup utility on each wireless device as soon as possible. This will configure your device for the new certificate. You can do this from any location.

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IDG Insider Pro & Computerworld Name Notre Dame to 2020 List of 100 Best Places to Work in IT

Author: Lenette Votava

Recognized for the eighth year in a row, the University of Notre Dame ranks 15th among large organizations in the IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld’s 2020 Best Places to Work in IT. Notre Dame is one of 100 top organizations that challenges its IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation.

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Final OIT Lunch & Learn in Summer Series

Author: Lenette Votava

Don’t forget to grab your sandwich and attend this summer’s final OIT Lunch & Learn online event. The title is “Creating Zoom Meetings for Others,” and will be held on Tues. July 28 from noon to 1 p.m.

You’ll learn about the features available in Google Calendar and Zoom that allow you to create a meeting for someone else, and save it directly to his/her calendar making them the host. Setting up meetings this way enables the host to take full advantage of all Zoom features.

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Brush Up Your Skills This Summer with OIT Training Classes

Author: Lenette Votava

The summer is a great time to learn a new skill or expand an older one  with OIT training classes. OIT has classes all through July and into early August. And since all the sessions are conducted via Zoom, learning is just a few clicks away.

Classes being offered in July include:

  • Google Drive classes:
    • Introduction to Google Drive: A great option for storage but an even better one for collaboration

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Stay at the Top of Your Game with OIT’s Lunch & Learn Summer Series

Author: Lenette Votava

Take a break and recharge with these Lunch & Learns from OIT.  Grab your sandwich and join our Zoom sessions to find new and better ways of doing things.

Google's Latest Updates, Tuesday, June 23, noon-1:00 p.m.

It seems like Google is always changing. Come to this Lunch & Learn and find out about the latest features Google has added to G Suite products.

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Zoom Password Requirement Now in Effect

Author: Lenette Votava

As a result of the update by OIT Zoom administrators, passwords are required for meetings created after June 13. Meetings that were entered into the calendar before 8 a.m. on June 13 are NOT affected.

When you schedule a meeting, the meeting password will now be automatically added to the invitation and securely embedded in the URL of the meeting. No other action is required.

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Update on Zoom Upgrade

Author: Lenette Votava

On Monday, May 18, OIT system administrators pushed out the Zoom 5.0 client upgrade to all University-owned (managed) Windows and Mac computers that had not already installed it.

Effective Saturday, May 30, all managed and unmanaged computers must have the Zoom 5.0 client installed. A new encryption will be activated in Zoom version 5.0 and above for additional security. Any Zoom software older than Zoom 5.0 must be upgraded before you can join a meeting/class after May 30.…

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Revitalize Your IT Skills This Summer

Author: Lenette Votava

Summer is a time when nature comes back to life again. It’s a season of revitalization and growth. And it’s the perfect time to revitalize your IT skills by attending OIT training classes.

You’ll find a variety of classes to help you grow, develop or revitalize skills in Google and Adobe Creative Cloud applications, as well as other valuable IT tools and services.

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Taste of Technology Presents Virtual Sessions in May

Author: Lenette Votava

OIT’s popular mini-conference—Taste of Technology—has been rescheduled. A series of 13 virtual sessions will be presented via Zoom throughout the month of May.

Here is your chance to  explore new ways to use IT tools and applications in your daily life. Attend one or more of these valuable sessions and add the session(s) to your professional development goals.

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Don’t Lose Access to Your ND Files After You Graduate

Author: Lenette Votava

Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer the files and other resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame student account to a personal account, such as your Notre Dame alumni account.

This includes important files and other resources in applications such as:

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Technology Enables New Ways to Learn, Teach & Work at ND

Author: Lenette Votava

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) serves as Notre Dame’s trusted technology partner. While the demands of technology continue to expand, the OIT works hard to keep up with reviewing new services, as well as maintaining existing services including those to help faculty, staff and students work remotely.

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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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OIT Technical Training Classes Move Online

Author: Lenette Votava

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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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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Spring Ahead with OIT Training Classes in March

Author: Lenette Votava

Sharpen your skills with popular computer applications and tools. Here’s your chance to spring ahead by enhancing your technical skills with these OIT training classes in March:

  • Document Design, Image Creation & Manipulation
    • From creating posters and images to modifying photos and images, learn how these Adobe Creative Cloud apps can help elevate your skills:

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Find Your Inner Expert

Author: Lenette Votava

OIT offers a variety of training classes on popular software to help you add valuable skills to your resume. But did you know we offer a series of classes in some applications to help you build your skills to intermediate and advanced levels?Classes in Publishing and Design, Google, and Form and Survey Tools available in a series:

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Self Help IT Tips Before & During Christmas Break

Author: Lenette Votava

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 23, 2019 through Thursday, January 2, 2020.

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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Banner Maintenance on 12-7-19

Author: Lenette Votava

On Saturday, December 7, from 7:00 a.m. through 12 noon (ET), Office of Information Technologies (OIT) administrators will perform an upgrade to Banner.

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

  • Banner and all administrative applications including:
    • ODS reporting and all dependent applications (including GLez, PeopleEZ and Person Profile)

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Notre Dame Named Winner of E&I Cloud Leadership Award

Author: Lenette Votava

The University of Notre Dame was the recipient of an E&I Cooperative Services (E&I) Cloud Leadership Award on Oct. 16 during a ceremony at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Notre Dame’s Office of Information Technologies (OIT) received an award in the Public/Private Cloud Security category for creating an AWS (Amazon Web Services) account governance and security model that ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the cloud. The model utilizes native AWS services to monitor, audit and integrate with other enterprise tools such as Servicenow to securely manage accounts.

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Sharpen Your Skills with Fall/Winter OIT Training Classes

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.

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

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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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