Winter 2015 Mcard and Parking Permit Distribution

Winter 2015

Parking Permit and Mcard Distribution

Located on the University Pavilion Stage (Under the ITS Tent)

Winter Hours – January 5th to 9th

Monday, January 5th, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 8th, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, January 9th, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mcard

Please be sure to bring your Government Issued Picture ID along with the
Make, Model, and License Plate Number for your vehicle to receive
your Student ID and Parking Permit.

Returning Students who Already have a Parking Permit:

Please bring your Mcard and Parking Permit to receive your validation sticker.

ITS continues to distribute Mcards, parking permits, and/or validation stickers to students registered for the current semester throughout the semester at the Mcard stations in the open computing labs at 206 MSB and 3174 WSW.

Posted in ITS Labs and Helpdesk

Special Thanksgiving Hours Starting Tomorrow, November 27th

Starting November 27th and through November 30th the following will be the ITS Lab and Hepldesk schedule:

  • Murchie Science Building – Closed
  • William S. White Building – Closed
  • Library – Closed – 27th and 28th
  • Library – Open – November 29th 10am – 6pm
  • Riverfront – 24 hour swipe access

During the holiday break and weekend Riverfront will still be accessible through its Mcard swipe access as per usual.

Please note that normal business hours will resume on December 1st.

If you experience an urgent issue while using the Riverfront ITS Lab please contact the Riverfront Front Desk located on the first floor.

 

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New U-M Device Security Policy (SPG 601.33)

The university recognizes that members of the university community can be productive and efficient when accessing or maintaining sensitive institutional data from their personally owned devices, such as smart phones, tablets, and laptop computer.

To provide guidance for this use, there is a new U-M policy: Security of Personally Owned Devices That Access or Maintain Sensitive Institutional Data (SPG 601.33).

The policy grants departments the discretion to be more restrictive than the policy.  The University of Michigan-Flint will follow the policy as written with no additional restrictions.

You are permitted to use personally owned devices when working with sensitive university data as long as you properly secure and manage your devices. This minimizes the risk to university data as well as to your own personal information.

To learn more about the policy and about securing your personally owned device(s), see University Data and Personally Owned Devices

ITS will be holding open sessions on campus so that you can come and ask questions about how to properly secure your device and data at the following times:

January 20th 10:00AM – 12:00PM in Michigan Room A (UCEN)
January 21st 2:00PM – 4:00PM in Happenings Room (UCEN)
January 23rd 10:00AM – 12:00PM in in Happenings Room (UCEN)

As always, you should only access or maintain sensitive institutional data when necessary for the performance of your university-related duties and activities. You are expected to take all required, reasonable, and prudent actions needed to ensure the security and retention of sensitive university data.

If you have questions about the use of sensitive university data in your department, please contact your departmental director or supervisor. For more general questions about appropriately securing your device and about sensitive university data, please contact the ITS help desk

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Office 365 Available FREE through Microsoft

Office 365 is now available FREE through an educational offer from Microsoft. As of November 11th all University of Michigan-Flint faculty, staff, and students are eligible for this offer.  We are also happy to announce that you may now signup using your UM-Flint email address (uniqname@umflint.edu).

Included in this offer from Microsoft is…

  • Office installations on up to 5 Windows or Macintosh computers as well as other mobile devices.
  • Latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.
  • Cloud-based storage accessible from anywhere with internet access.

 Please note: No personal data, protected data, or student record data should be stored in this cloud storage at any time.

For assistance signing up please see the quicknote provided here: https://go.umflint.edu/office365

For more information on Office 365 Educational Offer: http://products.office.com/en-us/student/office-in-education

When signing up for Office 365 you, the student or faculty/staff member, are creating a relationship directly with Microsoft and any questions regarding the software, service, or license agreement should be handled directly with Microsoft (1-800-865-9408 or https://support.office.com). The ITS Helpdesk can only assist with general questions on signing up and registering.

As of November 30th, 2014 students at the University of Michigan-Flint will not be eligible to purchase physical Microsoft Office disks through the ITS store, the above Office 365 Educational offer will be replacing this option.

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The Anti-Piracy Exam is Over

The Anti-Piracy Exam has ended.

Thank you to all those who participated in this year’s exam.

The goal of the exam is to spread awareness about internet piracy and with each test taken it helps the University of Michigan-Flint to become a more aware campus!

Please don’t forget to check your email to see if you’ve won any of the cool prizes this year!

The prize pool this year participants* are being drawn from include:

50” LED TV, PlayStation 4 Console, and more!

For more information about the Anti-Piracy Campaign, please go to http://www.umflint.edu/its/anti-piracy-2014.

*Disclaimer: In order to be eligible to win you must be able to pick up prize in person.
If you are Faculty or Staff taking classes you are not eligible to take the Anti-Piracy exam.

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Last Chance to Take the Anti-Piracy Exam!

Today is the last full day for the Anti-Piracy Exam on Blackboard.

The Anti-Piracy Exam is scheduled to close at 5pm on November 13th. Be sure not to miss the chance to win great prizes!

Students who pass the exam will be entered in the drawing
to win* one of many cool prizes!

This year’s participants have the opportunity to win:
50” LED TV, PlayStation 4 Console, and more!

For more information about the Anti-Piracy Campaign, please go to http://www.umflint.edu/its/anti-piracy-2014.

*Disclaimer: In order to be eligible to win you must be able to pick up prize in person.
If you are Faculty or Staff taking classes you are not eligible to take the Anti-Piracy exam.

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Anti-Piracy Exam Starts Today

The Anti-Piracy Exam starts TODAY!

Take the exam on Blackboard starting today Friday, November 7th through Thursday, November 13th.
Students who pass the exam will be entered in the drawing
to win* one of many cool prizes!

This year’s participants have the opportunity to win:
50” LED TV, PlayStation 4 Console, and more!

For more information about the Anti-Piracy Campaign, please go to http://www.umflint.edu/its/anti-piracy-2014.

*Disclaimer: In order to be eligible to win you must be able to pick up prize in person.
If you are Faculty or Staff taking classes you are not eligible to take the Anti-Piracy exam.

Posted in Publicity Committee

Ticket Notification Delays

Update: At this time the notification delays have been resolved. Thank you for your patience in this matter

Our ticketing system is currently experiencing delays sending outbound email notifications. If you require immediate assistance please contact the ITS Helpdesk by phone at 810-762-3123. We apologize for any inconvenience these delays may cause.

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The Anti-Piracy Exam Starts November 7th

Starting Friday, November 7th going on until Thursday, November 13th, students can take the Anti-Piracy Exam on Blackboard!
Passing the exam means you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win* cool prizes!

This year’s participants have the oppurtunity to win:
50″ LED TV, a PlayStation 4 Game Console, and more!

For more information about our Anti-Piracy Campaign, please go to http://www.umflint.edu/its/anti-piracy-2014.

*Disclaimer: In order to be eligible to win you must be able to pick up prize in person.
If you are Faculty or Staff taking classes you are not eligible to take the Anti-Piracy exam.

Posted in Publicity Committee

Google Chrome Drops Support for Outlook Web App Required Function

Beginning in version 37 of the Google Chrome web browser, Chrome has officially dropped support for a function used by the Outlook Web App (http://email.umflint.edu as a relevant example) resulting in the loss of functionality of several features. The affected features include, but are not limited to the “To button”, “CC button”, “BCC button”, and Attachment function as well as some features of the calendar.

If you are experiencing any issues utilizing these features in Google Chrome, until an update is released for the Outlook Web App by Microsoft, the only solution is to use a different browser for accessing webmail. Microsoft recommends using the most current version of Internet Explorer to fully utilize the Outlook Web App.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-766-6804 option 1 or by email at ITSHelpdesk@umflint.edu

 

Google’s Blogpost on the change: http://blog.chromium.org/2014/07/disabling-showmodaldialog.html

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