Blackboard to be updated Dec. 19-21
Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 36 hours during this upgrade.
Blackboard will be unavailable for approximately 36 hours during this upgrade.
Traveling faculty and staff can connect to the eduroam wireless network free-of-charge when traveling to other participating universities.
Members of the USC community can have up to five boxes of old documents safely destroyed and recycled as part of UofSC Shred Day on Monday, Oct. 12.
Exchange email will be migrated to a new file server, beginning in October. No interruption in service is expected. Some users may see a pop-up briefly appear in bottom right side of their screen. Click on the article for more detailed information.
The university telephone system was upgraded and a new voice mail system was installed over the summer. Access this article for instructions and frequently asked questions.
EntertaiNET is a wireless network that residential students can use for gaming and streaming video devices.
The Center for Applied Innovation will stimulate economic development and advance higher education.
A five-member faculty advisory group has been formed to serve as points-of-contact for the Research Cyberinfrastructure (RCI) program at the university.
Annual EDUCAUSE 2014 Virtual Conference to offer webcasts
News release from the OneCarolina Communications Team describes customization plan for PeopleSoft training
Howard Haynes to be the project director for OneCarolina beginning September 1, 2014
Ways to make sure you don't miss the game
Instructors to have ability to view photos of students in Blackboard
University Technology Services announces Office 365 available free for students
Faculty are invited to the Columbia campus August 18-20 to reinforce teaching and technology skills
Elite Achiever's Award goes to University Technology Services
Finance team transitions into next stage of project, and HR and Payroll begin design sessions
Find lesson plans on information privacy for University 101 classes here
Finance team begins analysis of business processes using PeopleSoft software
Dr. Moore and the Research Cyberinfrastructure team are helping researchers significantly reduce the time needed to analyze their data
Dr. Moore, USC's director of Research Cyberinfrastructure, will be lending his skills to the High Performance Computing Symposium 2015
OneCarolina continues to upgrade new systems over the summer months
Article in magazine quotes Christy Friend from the Center for Teaching Excellence
UTS held a session covering the functional capabilities of the enterprise Data Warehouse Business Intelligence tool at USC
Stines has deep experience supporting the IT needs of USC's Baruch Marine Field Laboratory
The kick-off event will be held on Thursday, May 29th
This free online course teaches the participants how to transition their classes to an online format
Renee Shaffer of University Technology Services the first staff member to receive award
Videos of apps available for Computer Science and Engineering spring 2014 Capstone Projects class
The USC Cyber Defense team has won second place in the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition
A look into updated student systems and a PeopleSoft software trial
The March/April 2014 edition has been posted
Members of the Carolina Analytics Community of Practice are invited to join a web conference presented by the EAB entitled "Developing a Data-Driven University"
The first CDH weekly newsletter contains information about project Paragon, current events, and announcements
This course will include general GIS principles and in depth training with ArcGIS software
App brings a new dimension to social media with features based on the location of the user
New titles cover a wide range of scholarly topics and can be downloaded or printed
OneCarolina has an official timeline with launch dates as early as July 2015
Visit Google's website for tips on how to stay secure online
The NMC Academy will include a "catalog of free online mini-courses for teachers around the world"
The Office of the Vice President for Research has created a registration page for the 2014 annual Research Retreat
Visit the EDUCAUSE website to find materials promoting the "effort to empower people to protect their privacy and control their digital footprint"
The eleventh edition of the Horizon Report discusses "emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education"
The Center for Digital Humanities is now offering extra help hours with the Python programming language for students, faculty or staff primarily in the humanities
The OneCarolina infrastructure team has been setting up servers and installing the platform that will serve as the backbone of the human resources, finance, and payroll systems to be implemented during the second phase of OneCarolina
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Bill Hogue has both a video and article featured in EDUCAUSE Review Online, the association's digital flagship publication for the higher education IT community
Bhanu Rekepalli to discuss "Impact of Next-Generation High Performance Computing (HPC) Architectures on Life Sciences Research" on January 29th
Three information technology leaders at the University of South Carolina will soon be leading the state Division of Technology
Michael C. Kelly, Ph.D., was named the Strategic Information Manager for the Division of Information Technology, effective January 16, 2014. Kelly will lead the development of policies pertaining to data administration across all University of South Carolina campuses
USC Aiken is featured for improving security on campus with its "911 Pinpoint" service
The OneCarolina Team has issued a release highlighting significant numbers that track the accomplishments made in 2013
Professor Mark Harris has an article featured in "Smart Energy Universe" where he addresses what next generation cybersecurity professionals need to be proficient in
Members of the OneCarolina team reviewed the status of the project before Thanksgiving where they were thanked by several university leaders
"Khush" Tata, the Vice President for IT and CIO of the South Carolina Technical College System, has been recognized for his achievements in the field of information technology in education and government across South Carolina
The Center for Digital Humanities has listed coursed available in 2014 dealing with digital humanities
Information regarding the 2014 ASPIRE funding program is available from the Office of the Vice President for Research
Ted Underwood's lecture, "Can Mining A Million Books Tell Us Anything New?" is now available for viewing on the Center for Digital Humanities website
An article on WISTV.com discusses an app made by a USC graduate that helps people find where their friends are sitting in sports stadiums
Veterans Day provides an opportunity to hear stories about how the military service of employees of the Division of Information Technology helped prepare them for the positions they hold today.
The fall 2013 newsletter covers all of the major highlights that have occurred since the summer
Greenvilleonline.com reports that students from USC and Clemson can sign the "Texting Can Wait" Challenge, and the school with the most pledges will be announced at the Carolina- Clemson football game on Nov. 30
The social media team has created a short survey to gather information from students, faculty and staff to find out how they are using social media and how they like to engage with university focused accounts
Marcos Vieyra, Chief Information Security Officer for USC, has been highlighted for his role in safeguarding the university's computing and information assets
The Board of Trustees has given the green light to OneCarolina Phase Two, meaning work on the comprehensive overhaul of the university system's finance, payroll, and human resources infrastructure is expected to begin next year and wrap up in 2016
The Division of Information Technology invites faculty and staff to virtually attend the EDUCAUSE National Conference, October 16-18 in the auditorium at 1244 Blossom Street, free-of-charge
The Columbia Regional Business Report has noted that NASA has selected USC to receive a grant to study early stage space technologies
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer Bill Hogue is one of two individuals nationwide elected to the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors
The IT Security Office has created a website devoted specifically for National Cyber-Security Awareness Month
The first installment of the 2013-14 Future Knowledge lecture series is now available to stream
The Distributed Learning Course Development Grant Program "is designed to encourage faculty participation by providing financial incentives, expert instructional design assistance, and technological support"
Limited seats are available for a one-day workshop that will introduce participants to DH Press, a new open-source toolkit for visualizing humanities data
Be sure to check the UTS IT Bulletin for the latest IT updates, especially about issues involving technical support
The USC/Columbia Technology Incubator is mentioned for its success in developing the local economy by helping entreprenuerial businesses develop
Over the past several months, many projects were completed that modernize, streamline and enhance both administrative and academic services
Key functionality being added in preparation for the start of the fall 2013 semester
Research Cyberinfrastructure will offer a remote workshop August 13-14, as well as a series of other monthly workshops extending into 2014
Dr. Susan Elkins is featured on the July 29th edition of the "Speaking of Schools" podcast with Doug Keel
A website is now available for students, faculty, and staff to provide them help for Self Service Carolina
From the OneCarolina website, "students and parents now have the ability to view and pay tuition bills for the fall using Self Service Carolina (SSC)"
Dr. Phil Moore with Christopher Kendall and Enrica Viparelli gave a presentation earlier in May at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Convention
This issue includes a mention of the availability of online conference recordings from the Security Professionals Conference 2013
The NMC Pulse is a monthly e-newsletter from the New Media Consortium that consolidates all of the latest updates into one email
ELI - the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative - is seeking proposals for the 2014 Annual Meeting that has the theme: "Connected Learning: Opening Pathways, Enabling Collaborations"
The "SLIS bits" blog provides "Fast app and tablet info for the scholarly, with tech bits"
Self Service Carolina will be unavailable beginning Friday, July 12, 2013 at 5 p.m. until Tuesday, July 16 at 8 a.m. to apply a substantial system upgrade. Students, faculty, and staff will not be able to sign in during this period
This edition covers such topics as the Accounts Receivable go-live and the impact on students, An overview of DIRT, and the new parking system coming in July
A student from USC has created an online business selling thrift called dopejunkyard.com
The Policy Digest for June 26th includes coverage of the Top 10 IT Issues and provides an Information Security Program Assessment Tool
The Aiken Standard has an article discussing how online courses at USC Aiken have been an asset for the school
Included in this issue is discussion of the HathiTrust case and a plan to offer public access to research
Several staff from the Columbia and Beaufort campuses recently attended the New Media Consortium's national conference to speak, present, and volunteer
A recent article from MidlandsBiz discusses the origin and growth of Columbia's tech sector
The cover story, "Hacking Soda City: Momentum Builds in Columbia's Tech Sector," discusses factors helping to grow the city's tech sector
The Center for Digital Humanities is looking to fill several part-time positions
Inc.com highlighted the USC/Columbia Incubator as one of three college-town incubators to watch
EDUCAUSE has posted its biweekly Policy Digest for May 21. Included are comments on the Cybersecurity Framework initiative and a recap of the 2013 Privacy and Information Management Forum
With the registration and financial aid portions of the OneCarolina project now up and running, thousands of students have used Self Service Carolina to register and file for financial aid
Dr. Susan Elkins, Chancellor of Palmetto College, will speak with ETV's Doug Keel for his "Speaking of Schools" podcast series
Beginning this summer, the USC Announce listserv will no longer be active. Announcements for the general, internal university audience will be included in the Day Times that is sent to all faculty and staff across the system, allowing announcements to reach a broader audience
A chart and FAQ section is available on the my.sc.edu website to help clarify how to use your university login credentials
Eric Patterson, senior applications analyst for University Technology Services, was awarded the Outstanding Staff Partner Award from the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Michele Branch-Frappier, former CIO of Columbia International University, has recently joined the Division of Information Technology
The May 8th issue of EDUCAUSE's Policy Digest is available for review, and includes information about Information Management Week, the new NTIA Broadband Adoption Toolkit, and more
There are currently four positions open for those interested in working in the IT Security Office
There are still several seats available for any USC students, faculty, or staff who are interested in learning the XSLT programming language
A new course in the fall, CSCE 500, will teach the Python programming language to graduate students outside of the Computer Science program
Sign-up to receive the free, monthly e-newsletter from the New Media Consortium to find out about the latest edtech initiatives, news, and other events
To help clear up any confusion regarding which login information to use during the rollout of Self Service Carolina, my.sc.edu/vipid spells out what each account is and what it allows a student, faculty, and staff member to do
Watch this hour-long presentation that discusses the new, connected landscape of higher education and how institutions should adapt to the situation
The Office of the Vice President for Research announced the results of the 2013 ASPIRE internal funding competitions. A total of 226 proposals were submitted to the ASPIRE programs this year, representing a 15 percent increase over the inaugural competition in 2012
EDUCAUSE's ECAR Update is "the best way to hear about new research reports, bulletins, infographics, data tables, and maturity indices on current IT topics in higher education"
Bill Glesias from USCB has created an app to help students get safety information during emergencies
April 24th's issue covers such things as a recent security conference, developments on state authorization, and information about the HathiTrust/Authors Guild lawsuit
Chase Mizzell and Rishi Patel recently launched the app CloudShouts that aims to connect people on the University of South Carolina's campus in a new way
Included is a feature article on the issue of "Bring Your Own Device"
Oracle has released a critical update for Java which addresses 42 security vulnerabilities
Two USC grads have developed an app that finds local food and drink deals around Columbia
South Carolina residents now have the opportunity to earn a University of South Carolina degree anytime, anywhere through the online programs of South Carolina Palmetto College
The SC Department of Consumer Affairs has added another video to its Youtube channel, this time focusing on ways ID theft can ruin a student's day
Stakeholders continue to see the benefits of the OneCarolina project, according to an analysis conducted by Collegiate Project Services last fall
Professor Harris received mention in a security blog discussing how shaming can be used to possibly help enforce IT security policy
EDUCAUSE has issued a new Policy Digest on April 10th. In this Digest, topics such as how MOOCS treat intellectual property and comments submitted for the NIST Request for Information are covered
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently interviewed Dr. Elkins to discuss her background and plans for Palmetto College
Students using the Trend Micro antivirus software that was downloaded from VIP need to uninstall it from their computer and install the free antivirus software currently available on VIP
Thousands of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus began registering for fall classes using Self Service Carolina (SSC) for the first time on Monday
On April 1st, thousands of undergraduate students at the University of South Carolina's Columbia campus will begin registering for fall classes using Self Service Carolina (SSC) for the very first time
Dr. Michael Huhns recently received an IBM Faculty Research Award to conduct research into cloud computing and virtualization
By taking the online TechQual Survey used to assess technology services at USC, students can enter to win an iPod Nano
Submit a poster or a 2-minute or shorter video to EDUCAUSE's fifth international contest for a chance to win a cash prize!
Learn about the website created to assist students, faculty, and staff in the transition from VIP to Self Service Carolina (SSC)
Bring your lunch and join others to hear Dr. Duncan Buell speak about the topic of "Work vs. Research: Translating Paradigms of Scholarship from Computer Science to the Humanities"
Campuses across the University of South Carolina system are preparing to register students using Self Service Carolina (SSC) for the first time over the next several weeks.
University Technology Services (UTS) will replace the current Trend Micro antivirus software during the spring 2013 semester
All students are invited to submit a short video detailing their research or research idea with the chance to win up to $500
Find out more about the three newest staff added to the Division of Information Technology
EDUCAUSE has announced details and registration information for its 2013 Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta
SimCityEDU will be available March 2013, and will provide an online community for educators to create and share lesson plans based on the upcoming SimCity game
2 courses - "Effective Online Instruction (EOI)" and "Using iPads in Higher Education" will be offered by UTS during Spring 2013 semester
On February 11th, individuals who have a SLA agreement with University Technology Services (UTS) will receive AND SHOULD INSTALL the update to Flash Player
The OneCarolina Project recently added the new registration section to Self Service Carolina (SSC), and has it technically up and running
Sean Rankin's idea for user-friendly HR software won the $15,000 SCRA Technology Ventures Prize from USC's Proving Ground competition
Find out about the 6 emerging technologies that are predicted to impact learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education
A recent gift from the software company SAS will help propel the Business School's Analytics Initiative
University Technology Services has been notified of several phishing emails circulating this semester
The New Media Consortium has recently published its latest version of the Horizon Report for Museums
Self-Service Carolina will be available spring 2013 for students to manage their financial aid awards and information
My.sc.edu, the landing page for prospective, admitted, and enrolled students, as well as faculty, staff, alumni, and others, is now available
The CTE has updated its calendar to show the scheduled events for 2013 - see how you can develop your skills!
See about the usage statistics for the first semester of its implementation
Self Service Carolina, the web-based system that will integrate student records into one easy-to-use platform, recently achieved a milestone
Professors Duncan Buell and Heidi Cooley led a highly collaborative project that has resulted in an engaging new app about the Horseshoe
Dr. Ogilvie and Dr. Sawyer are moving into their 3rd year of teaching the increasingly popular distributed learning course on histology
Students and software developers for the local Columbia company 52apps have created an app that tracks when and how a mobile device is being used on the road
Dr. Michael Myrick, a chemistry professor at USC, developed a technology acquired by Halliburton after they realized it would save them time and money
Advance materials summarizing the findings of the 2012 Campus Computing Survey are now available.
The School of Library and Information Science conducted its first live streaming event on Friday, November 16th
Stay in the loop on developments with Massive Open Online Courses and learn about the big players in the game. This EDUCAUSE brief runs down key factors in working with these platforms
Faculty and Students - Do you want to have your online lectures available on your mobile devices? Check out the Adobe Connect App for iOS and Android
See the latest findings from the New Media Consortium regarding the emerging technologies in education