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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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OIT Technical Training Classes Move Online

Author: Anne Kolaczyk

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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Working Safely From Home

Author: Kolin Hodgson

Under the current COVID-19 conditions, Notre Dame faculty and staff will be teaching and working away from campus. For some people, it will be their first experience working remotely. Here are some tips to help you work safely and efficiently from home.

  • Your Notre Dame computer should be your first choice for working from home. Contact your supervisor if you need a Notre Dame computer in order to work from home.

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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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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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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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Run Eduroam Setup Utility ASAP

Author: Katie Rose

To avoid losing wireless connectivity on Thursday, December 12, you need to run the eduroam setup utility on your laptop, smartphone, and/or tablet. The security certificate for eduroam wireless will change, and the eduroam setup utility is the most reliable way to configure the new certificate on your device.  …

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Safe Online Shopping

Author: Kolin Hodgson

During the 2018 holiday season, Americans spent $123-billion buying gifts online. With every purchase you make, you are giving your credit card number to yet another online retailer.

While you can enjoy the convenience of online shopping this holiday season, protect yourself by following these valuable tips for safer online shopping.  

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