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Celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Is Your Home Network Secure?

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Not only is October the time for season change, but it is also time to celebrate CyberSecurity Awareness Month. Are you doing all you can to protect your personal information and manage your privacy online?

Let’s take a look at your home network. Many people—including whole families—continue to work, teach or learn from home. Depending on how many people in your household, your home network may be more heavily used than it ever has before the pandemic.…

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Don’t "Fall" Back in Your Skill Development

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

Now is the perfect time to take your skills to a new level. OIT offers intermediate and advanced level classes in many of the most popular topics in October. It’s a great chance to brush up on some skills you haven’t used for a while or add some new ones to your list.

Google classes:

  • Learn to use the Google productivity apps in Google Drive, Level I: Working in Docs, Sheets, and Slides

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OIT's Express Lane for Training

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 debuting a new program to provide 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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Upgrade Your Skills with OIT’s Fall Schedule of Training Classes

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

OIT has a full schedule of classes to help you sharpen your technical skills this fall. Whether you are working remotely or are in your campus office, these classes can help you be more productive, show you ways to simplify your tasks, or develop a new skill. Once again, all OIT classes will be held via Zoom.

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Updates on Eduroam WiFi Network, PrintND Services & Okta Settings

Author: Lenette Votava

As students, faculty and staff begin returning to campus, the OIT wants to make you aware of updates to these IT services. Some services may require action on your part.

Run Eduroam Setup Utility to Access WiFi on Campus

Due to a recent update to the eduroam service, you must run the eduroam setup utility on all wireless devices you will use on campus. You can do this from any location, including home.…

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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: Anne Kolaczyk

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: Anne Kolaczyk

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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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: Anne Kolaczyk

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: Anne Kolaczyk

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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Coronavirus Tax Relief Payment Scams Abound

Author: Kolin Hodgson

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law in March 2020. It authorized fast and direct monetary assistance to American taxpayers, businesses and local governments.

This economic relief package totaled $2.2 trillion, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is in the process of making $250 billion in payments to individual taxpayers. And of course, this large amount of money has attracted the attention of worldwide email scammers and con artists. They will attempt to steal these funds by any means possible.…

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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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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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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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Spring Ahead with OIT Training Classes in March

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

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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Tips to Avoid Tax Fraud

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Tax season is upon us. It can be quite a chore to gather the appropriate information to file a 2019 tax return by the April 15 deadline. But you might want to file early and be on guard for tax time fraud scams.

To protect yourself against tax fraud, you may want to consider filing your taxes sooner than later. If you do, you beat scammers who are submitting phony returns and you buy yourself time to resolve any potential issues with the IRS.

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Find Your Inner Expert

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

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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