Congratulations to Michael Dzikowski, EAS, for receiving The Chief's Award, presented by Chief Wiley. This award is given for demonstrated professionalism and meritorious achievement for his commitment and diligence with the transition of the UPD department servers, integration of the body worn camera software and information technology support. In addition, Michael is the first non-UPD University employee to receive this award.
Blackboard is Getting a Makeover!
This fall you will notice a new look in Blackboard. On August 22, Blackboard’s system theme will 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. No service outages or interruptions are required for this modification. For a sneak peek of the new look, 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.
Apogee Network Upgraded in Residence Halls
The University has signed a new contract with Apogee, Inc. for the residential network. This fall, students will see significant improvements in connectivity. Internet speeds will increase 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.