Information Services has announced the campus technology availability for the holiday break.
As educators, everyone at UNO is united behind a single goal – help prepare our students to become the best they can be. Now, there’s an exciting new benefit that aims to go a long way to achieve that goal. UNO has made an agreement with Microsoft to provide Office to every one of our students, faculty and staff for free.
Great news! UNO’s Information Services (IS) will launch Office 365 ProPlus free, for students, faculty and staff on Monday, December 8th. With this program, all UNO students, faculty and staff will be allowed to install the following software on up to 5 machines: Office 2013 Professional Plus, Office 2011 for Mac (and new Office for Mac when it comes out next year), and Outlook for Mac (next generation). In addition you will be able to install these products on up to 5 tablets or phones: Office for iPad (full featured), Office for iPhone (full featured), and Office for Android tablet (when it becomes available)
UNO faculty, staff and students should be on alert for fraudulent phishing emails designed to steal personal credentials. The latest email subject line is “WARNING” and proceeds to warn the reader that a harmful virus has been found in their email account and encourages them to be secure and click the link provided. Please protect yourself by not clicking through this link. This message is not from UNO authorities. Simply delete this email.
Hey Mavs, are you planning a getaway for fall break? Remember to be safe when using wireless networks on the go. No matter where you are going or when, you will likely encounter WiFi on your journey. While the convenience is alluring, understanding the dangers associated with using that wireless hotspot are crucial.
Because UNO takes the security of your data very seriously, Information Services (IS) wanted to inform the campus community of a recently identified security vulnerability commonly referred to as ShellShock. In an on-going effort to limit the risk of UNO systems IS conducts regular vulnerability assessments and scans of all campus systems. IS has not seen any evidence of a data breach or even an attempt to exploit the vulnerability.
Information Services (IS) announced this past spring an expansion of collaboration and file-sharing services for UNO students, faculty and staff with the addition of Box. Due to this expansion, the current myFolder / H Drive will be shut down on Friday, October 3rd. Information Services is asking everyone campus-wide to move or delete their data from Web Folder or H Drive prior to its shut down on October 3, 2014.
Recently Home Depot announced that it’s investigating a data breach that could affect the banking services you use. UNO has not been compromised and is not connected to this incident. Please note that UNO is actively protecting your data and if we see something unusual, we move fast to keep your personal information safe.
Blackboard has a feature you may be missing out on. If you are seeing courses listed in the My Courses area from Spring 2012 and you have to scroll down to find your current courses, this feature will help with that. Here are the steps to make viewing easier.
Welcome Back Mavs! During Durango Days we’re bringing the help to you. Stop by the IS Mobile Tech Support located on the first floor of MBSC (near the doors that face Dodge Street) from 11:00 am to 1:30PM Monday, August 25th, thru Wednesday, August 27th and get some help.
Box has been restored by rerouting some Internet traffic through another Internet Service Provider (ISP.) Thanks for your patience.
Earlier this week Information Services received a number of reports of instability, slowness, and intermittent outages with IT services connected to the Internet such as Gmail, Office 365 and Box. This issue was not limited to the UNO campus and was detected globally.
UNO faculty, staff and students should be on alert for fraudulent phishing emails designed to steal employee credentials. The link they are directed to is a site that looks like the Library’s Worldcat login site.
April 14th - Information Services (IS) in collaboration with both the UNO colleges and the other University of Nebraska campuses, announces an expansion of collaboration and file-sharing services for UNO students, faculty and staff. The new tool, Box, will allow you and your students to access files from anywhere, at any time, using any device. Beginning on Monday, April 14th, you may activate your account by simply go to http://box.unomaha.edu and logging in with your UNO NetID.
UNO recently signed an agreement with Adobe that will allow the Adobe Creative Cloud to be added to all University owned computers. This includes high-tech classrooms, student computer labs, and faculty / staff offices. Software that is included in the Adobe Creative Cloud includes: Photoshop, InDesign, Premier and Acrobat Pro.