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News: October 2016

CULearn will be offline as of 5:00pm Friday, November 4 until 8:00am Monday, November 7, to implement new software behind the Learning Management System (LMS). This new software will provide a whole new look and feel, plus a more robust and user-friendly interface.

Zoom is a full-featured online web and video conferencing service. Like WebEx, it offers online meetings and webinars. Features include polling, breakout rooms, and a wide variety of audio options, including unlimited toll calling and toll-free dialing options.

Unfortunately, when it comes to connecting to the Internet, just because something is offered for sale doesn't mean it's secure out of the box.

Patrice Prusko, an instructional designer in Academic Technologies, is one of four instructors of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) entitled “Humanizing Online Instruction: The #HumanMOOC.” This 4-week MOOC begins November 14 and is made available on the Canvas Open Network.

Much of the material highlighted so far for National Cyber Security Awareness Month has been aimed at people who use computers, electronic devices, and online services. It’s also a vital issue for the developers who build the websites, and Cornell’s subscription to online training...

On Monday October 17, Smart IT will be available for Remedy users. Remedy's Smart IT is an alternative interface tor technical support providers to use in the Remedy On Demand system. This can be used on the desktop/laptop as well as hand held devices like smartphones and tablets.  

At the beginning of October Crestron, Cornell's preferred supplier for audio/video hardware and software, hosted an on campus training for Cornell AV staff across the university.

IT support providers should make sure that the people they work with know that Cornell and fellow educational institutions are on cybercriminals’ radar. In particular, of all industries, education is the one most heavily hit by ransomware, where a computer is taken over until a ransom is paid...

It's possible that in the aftermath of the damage Hurricane Matthew creates in Haiti and Florida, you may receive phishing emails, or see websites, ads, and other media created by scammers trying to take advantage of the tragedy. 

Introduction to Drupal Nov. 3 is designed to get students familiar with Drupal.

Microsoft SharePoint Online - Level 2 (Site Owners)
Nov. 1 is designed for individuals who will serve as SharePoint Online Site Owners.


Cornell Information Technologies is part of the the Alliance for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI), which represents the diversity planning efforts of multiple university divisions and units. ADI and its programs support the university’s “Toward New Destinations” institutional diversity planning...

Most computer breaches are the result of errors in personal choices, uninformed computer practices, and incautious data handling procedures. Everyone has the responsibility to protect Cornell data on any computer used for Cornell work.

October has arrived, and that means we’re once again in the midst of Cyber Security awareness month, with a proclamation from the White House underscoring the significance of the event. The announcement highlights how the current "Stop.Think.Connect." campaign aims to increase awareness of...