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University of Minnesota Duluth, Information Technology Systems and Services

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September 11, 2014

What's the Latest Scoop on Drupal at UMD?
Designs are being finalized. A process for requesting a Drupal site and coordinating with external consultants is in place. And training is available.
eduroam Replaces UMD-Secure Wireless
On Friday, August 15th, ITSS implemented our new eduroam secure wireless network and shut down the previous UMD-Secure network.
Printer Migration to Private IP Space = More Security
To reduce and/or eliminate security issues, ITSS is migrating all UMD printers to private IP space.
IP Phone Upgrades
ITSS continues to convert to Internet Protocol (IP) phones across campus.
Heat Map Project
Last fall the ITSS Network Team began a rather large undertaking of mapping wireless coverage for all of UMD campus and remote sites.
Educational Technology Changes
Moodle Quickmail and Google Course Groups replace email aliases. Scantron exams and course evaluations are now supported by different ITSS staff members.
Read&Write Gold Learning Technology Suite
UMD students, faculty and staff have access to Read&Write Gold software, which has the capability to help improve learning for everyone regardless of ability or learning style.
Developments in Student Computing
From new hardware and software to partnership labs, learn what's up in the ITSS computer labs.
Multimedia Hub Update
The Hub continues to be in high demand by the University of Minnesota Duluth community.
Communities of Practice and Information Technology Priorities
Enterprise Systems Upgrade Program, Information Security, and Video & Collaboration are the 2014-2015 priorities.
Phishing and Password Security: Anatomy of an Email Slowdown
Compromised email accounts were the culprit in last summer's email slowdown.