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Take a Road Trip with Taste of Technology in June

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

The Taste of Technology mini-conference returns this June to take you on a virtual road trip. Visit GoogleVille, Chrome-opolis and other virtual locations to brush up on the latest technology, as well as find out what’s changed and what can help make your life easier.

The 12 sessions cover a wide range of technology topics. There is something for every interest and every level of expertise, including:…

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IT Maintenance Begins on 6-4-22

Author: Lenette Votava

Beginning Saturday, June 4 at 8 a.m. through 8 p.m. (ET) Sunday, June 5, 2022, Office of Information Technologies (OIT) systems engineers will perform a variety of planned maintenance activities and upgrades.

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

  • Banner and administrative applications that use Banner data:

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

Author: Lenette Votava

Congratulations graduates! As you prepare for your graduation, be sure to review these important guidelines to maintain access to important documents, files and resources.

Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer any of these resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame student account to a personal account before the deactivation date.

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Let Your IT Skills Blossom with Classes This Spring

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is offering the classes you need in just the way you need them this spring. Whether you want to take an instructor-led class that’s taught in-person in a training lab or an online class that’s available 24/7, you can find a class to meet your needs.

On-Demand Classes When You Need Them…

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New Security Updates for Apple Devices

Author: Cassie McCan

Apple recently released operating system updates to address security vulnerabilities. The OIT Information Security team recommends that anyone with any Apple device—both personal and University owned—should install the updates immediately.

These are major operating system updates, and may take approximately 45-60 minutes to complete. Please follow the instructions below to upgrade each of your device(s):

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Grow Your IT Skills with OIT Training Classes

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

Do you need to cultivate your IT skills? This spring, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has a variety of classes to help your IT skills flourish.

Time-Out for Tech Sessions

Time-Out for Tech is a series of short (30 minute) sessions on a variety of technical topics, designed to keep you in the know without sacrificing a lot of time in your busy schedule.…

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$1,000 Referral Bonus Available for Open OIT Positions

Author: Lenette Votava

With more than 20 positions to fill in the next few months, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) is offering a $1,000 bonus to any ND employee who refers a candidate (external to Notre Dame) that is hired to help OIT grow its diverse, talented organization.

To refer someone, fill out this form

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Need Last Minute Gift Ideas? Check Out the ND Employee Marketplace!

Author: Lenette Votava

If you need some ideas for last minute holiday gifts, the ND Employee Marketplace on the ND Mobile app may have what you’re looking for.

It’s a convenient, safe and secure way for employees to post items to sell and view items to buy, share and swap.

If you are looking for purchase or post something specific, the items are classified into categories to help you hone your search such as:

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New OIT Technical Training Classes Debut in November

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

New classes will debut in the coming weeks—all designed with your changing training needs in mind.

Need to learn a Google app and can’t find a scheduled class? Now, you can choose from a variety of on-demand classes that focus on using these tools at Notre Dame.

No time to attend a long Photoshop class? New shortened Photoshop classes are available that will teach you how to touch up and manipulate your photos.…

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Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins on 10-24-21

Author: Lenette Votava

On Sunday, Oct. 24, callers in the 219 or 574 area codes should begin using 10 digits (area code plus phone number) when placing local calls.

Though local calls dialed without the area code will still go through on Oct. 24, they will no longer go through after this date.

When making outside local calls from a Notre Dame phone, you’ll need to dial “8,” “1” and the area code—just like making a long distance call.

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Celebrate Cyber Security Awareness Month

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Halloween isn’t the only reason to celebrate in October! It’s also the time of year to take part in Cyber Security Awareness Month.

There are many steps to incorporate into your daily routine to ensure the safety of Notre Dame’s data as well as your personal information. In honor of this year’s theme, “Do Your Part. BeCyberSmart,” take a closer look at these best practices for basic online security.

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A New Look for Technical Training Classes This Fall

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

Though “business as usual” may be  far from usual these days, OIT’s technical training classes have been revamped to fit today’s new work life.

Some classes have been shortened, and the delivery method has changed for others. You’ll still find the  same great content, but the presentation is designed to meet your specific needs.…

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Minimum Version of Zoom Required for All ND Accounts

Author: Lenette Votava

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Zoom administrators will require anyone accessing the Zoom service with their Notre Dame NetID to update the version of Zoom to at least version 5.7.0 on all devices before Thursday, Aug. 12.

University-owned, managed computers have already received the update. If you use a personal or unmanaged device to access Zoom with your NetID, you can find instructions on how to update to the latest version in this

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Want to Buy or Sell Something? Try the ND Employee Marketplace!

Author: Lenette Votava

Now you can buy, sell, share and swap items with the new ND Employee Marketplace feature available in the ND Mobile App. It’s a convenient way for employees to purchase or post items to sell safely and securely.

The Employee Marketplace has a user guide that contains valuable how-to information for both buyers or sellers, as well as tips on how to attract buyers to your post.

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Improve Your Home Network Security

Author: Kolin Hodgson

As Notre Dame faculty and staff begin to return to campus, some may continue to work from home one or more days per week. When working remotely, it’s important to maintain appropriate safeguards for your home network to ensure the safety and security of Notre Dame data and your personal information.

Your University-owned computer should be your first choice when working from home. If this computer was purchased through the Campus Workstation Program (CWP), it is secure for home use and easy to maintain. Use this computer for your work activities only.

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Run the Eduroam Utility Before 6-27-21

Author: Lenette Votava

Office of Information Technologies (OIT) system administrators will update the current eduroam certificate on Sunday, June 27 at 8 a.m. (ET).

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

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

Author: Lenette Votava

Congratulations graduate! As you prepare for your graduation, be sure to review these important guidelines to maintain access to important documents, files and resources.

Your Notre Dame NetID will be deactivated 60 days after you graduate. Be sure to transfer any of these resources you want to keep from your Notre Dame student account to a personal account—such as your new Notre Dame alumni account—before the deactivation date.

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Behind the Scenes: How ND Studios supported a livestream event from space

Author: Lenette Votava

The weekly Live Chat at Notre Dame has featured many special guests affiliated with Notre Dame since early spring 2020. On Wednesday, March 24, the series featured a special guest from a very unique location. Astronaut Mike Hopkins, father of Notre Dame student Lucas Hopkins, was aboard the International Space Station traveling approximately 250 miles above the earth’s surface when the conversation took place.

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Celebrate Identity Management Day

Author: Kolin Hodgson

The first annual Identity Management Day falls on Tuesday, April 13. Its purpose is to remind people about the importance of properly managing and securing their online identity.

What once was considered a “normal way of life” was turned topsy-turvy as a result of COVID-19. When workplaces and schools closed down, parents and kids stayed home all day. As a result, the home Internet became the primary connection to the outside world.…

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A New Level of IT Service Help Now Available

Author: Lenette Votava

Where can you find information about IT services at Notre Dame? What about getting answers about a supported computer app? Or what if you have a question about your laptop or mobile device?

Your first thought might be to contact the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) Help Desk. But now, you can find all this information and more in the ServiceNow portal.

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Let Your Skills Bloom with OIT Training Classes

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

Now is the perfect time to let your skills bloom to a whole new level. OIT offers all levels of classes in many of the most popular topics in April. It’s your chance to brush up on skills you haven’t used for a while or add some new ones to your list. 

Google classes 

  • Learn to use Google Drive’s features in Google Drive, Level I: Introduction to Drive; Google Drive, Level II: More Drive Features,

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How Safe is Your Private Information?

Author: Kolin Hodgson

There are many things you can do to keep your home and family safe. Lock your exterior doors at night before you go to bed. And make sure the garage door is closed. Lock the car each time you leave it while shopping. Keep important documents in a safe.

But what about your personal information? Do you give it the same attention as you do your family and personal possessions? See how well you do by reviewing these important guidelines.…

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OIT Help Desk’s New Virtual Agent Provides 24/7 Assistance

Author: Lenette Votava

What do you do when you have a question about an IT service and the OIT Help Desk is closed? Now, you can contact the Help Desk’s new 24/7 virtual agent.

This chat feature can provide you with resources and answers to common questions about IT services at Notre Dame, such as:

  • How do you connect your laptop or other device to eduroam? What about connecting to the wired network?

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OIT’s Spring Training Schedule Has Something for Everyone

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

Now is the time to upgrade your technical skills with OIT’s technical training classes. Along with the regular selection of Google and Adobe classes, OIT’s spring schedule of classes includes three new spreadsheet classes and a new list of Time-Out for Tech sessions. Follow the links on the OIT Training website

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OIT Announces Time-Out for Tech Spring 2021 Schedule

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

When the demands of work start to build, how do you find time to keep up-to-date with new technology? Head to the express lane to get your training fast.

OIT is providing training quickly and in small chunks: Time-Out for Tech. It’s a series of short (30 minutes or less), narrowly focused sessions brought to you via Zoom.…

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Check Your Okta Settings to Ensure Continued Access to IT Services

Author: Lenette Votava

Before the University closes for the holiday break, take time to review and/or update your Okta settings.

Be sure you have enrolled essential information necessary to enable the self-service feature in Okta. You can use this feature to enroll a new primary device—like a phone or tablet—or to reset your password if you forget it over Christmas break. Here are some important tips when reviewing your Okta settings:

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