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December 2012

Library 410 to Become an Active Learning Classroom with ITV
The Pharmacy program, ITSS, and external consultants are designing Library 410 to offer active learning classroom features as well as video conferencing. Initial implementation will be complete by the beginning of Spring semester.
Google Apps Accessibility
Google has expressed a commitment to accessibility and provided instructions for how to use accessibility features of their products. However, Google Apps currently possess accessibility barriers.
One Way to Influence Information Technology at UMN
The Office of Information Technology on the Twin Cities campus is actively seeking input from the University of Minnesota (UMN) community on matters of IT at UMN through "Communities of Practice."
UMD IT Staff Present at EDUCAUSE
The topic was "Shared Leadership: From IT Silos to IT Alliance".
Database Server Upgrade
The main ITSS database server is scheduled to be upgraded on Monday, January 7, 2013. The upgraded server will include the current release of the Debian operating system and MySQL database management software.
AD SCCM: Cisco AnyConnect VPN, Google Drive Added
Cisco AnyConnect Client and Google Drive are now available for Windows AD/SCCM computers as optional installers.
January 5-6: Twin Cities Data Service Interruption
An annual maintenance and service interruption at the Twin Cities data center is scheduled for January 5-6, 2013.
'Tis the Season for Phishing Scams
Phishing scams and malware campaigns are prevalent during the winter holidays and shopping season.
Policy Update: Appropriate Use of Information Technology
The UMD Campus Policy on Appropriate Use of Information Technology governs how we use technology on our campus.
ITSS By The Numbers
Ten Years Ago in ITSS

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