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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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Zoom Security Requirement Postponed

Author: Lenette Votava

Zoom has postponed the required security enhancement originally scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 until sometime in November. Once in place, any meeting that doesn't contain a passcode or waiting room will automatically be assigned a waiting room.

The OIT recommends you review your scheduled meetings without passcodes before November so you can update them. You can do so by logging into the Zoom web portal (zoom.nd.edu). These meetings are listed in the Meetings tab and indicated by a red exclamation point with a circle around it. Just follow these guidelines for adding a passcode or waiting room to those meetings:…

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Zoom Security Requirement Begins 9-27-20

Author: Lenette Votava

Zoom continues its efforts to enhance security for all meetings and classes. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 27, all meeting sessions will require a passcode or waiting room to prevent uninvited participants from attending a meeting or class.

On this date, any meeting session that does not contain a passcode or waiting room will automatically be assigned a waiting room.

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

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

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: 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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