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UAlbany Recognized for Collaboration with SUNY Downstate Medical Center

ITS received a Best of New York award for a collaboration tool designed to share health disparities-related research and scholarship. Vice President and CIO Simeon Ananou accepted the award on behalf of the University. Read more about this promising research platform in the Government Technology and UAlbany press releases.

Significant Network Upgrade in Residence Halls
This fall, residential students will see significant improvements in connectivity. Internet speeds have increased from 10Mb/s inbound and 1Mb/s outbound to 75Mb/s for all network traffic. The service can be shared across 5 devices instead of 3. These improvements are the result of a partnership between the Department of Residential Life, ITS and Apogee, Inc. 

Blackboard is Getting a Makeover!
Blackboard has a new look. On August 22, Blackboard’s system theme was be modified to provide a more up-to-date visual interface that also helps ensure compatibility with and prepare for future system updates. While the new theme improves the visual impact of the system, you can continue to use Blackboard in the same manner as before. To check out the new look, login to Blackboard or visit Blackboard Theme Update 2016.

ITS Supports Your Success
Welcome back to campus! ITS has many programs and services to ensure a successful academic year in 2016-17. We invite students to review our Success with ITS guide to get acquainted with all the technology programs and services we have to offer. Our Technology Resources for Teaching brochure provides faculty with an overview of all the teaching and learning services ITS has to offer.

Phishing: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Earlier this month, several members of the campus community fell victim to a phishing message threatening the loss of their account unless they clicked on a link requesting their NetID and password. The University will never ask for your password, or threaten the loss of services requiring you to submit your credentials.

Want to get better at identifying bogus messages? Check out our Red Flags document, which is designed to help you identify threat indicators associated with fraudulent messages. For examples of phishing messages, don't forget to visit our Catch of the Day.





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