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University of Minnesota Duluth, Information Technology Systems and Services


Technology news for UMD faculty, staff and students

September 2016

Ed Tech Update
Get the scoop on what's happening in Ed Tech from new scheduled sessions to tech updates.
Fall Web Accessibility eClasses
ITSS is pleased to offer 4 web accessibility eClasses this semester. The series begins September 19.
Accessible U
A new website provides information and strategies for creating to a more inclusive, accessible University community.
What's New at the Multimedia Hub?
A new production studio space and sound booth are available.
ITSS' Full Access Labs Go VDI/ADI
A change in lab technology is leading to a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) service.
ITSS' Full Access Labs Open 24/7
These labs are open around the clock.
TechCenter Expands Checkout Services
We have increased the number of Chromebooks and made some changes for improved service.
Avaya Aura Migration
The project to migrate users from our Nortel telephone and voicemail systems to our new Avaya Aura systems is proceeding on schedule.
Next Generation Network Project
The University of Minnesota is developing plans to upgrade the data networks on all campuses.
ITSS Enhances Application Design and Development Capability
New methods will provide the campus improved products and support.
IT Service Continuity During a Power Outage
We maintained services for the full 38 hours and learned some things that will help improve our "Op Con" Plan.
Pokemon Go Opportunities and Issues
Pokemon Go can help drive traffic to physical sites. But please know it has safety problems and it excludes many people with disabilities.
ITSS Staff Update
We have a number of ITSS staff changes for this fall.