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Technology Tips for New Faculty Members

Here are some tips and resources for new faculty members.

Carolina Tech Zone Moving to Byrnes Building

Beginning August 10, the Carolina Tech Zone (CTZ) will be located in the Byrnes building.

New Way to Connect to WiFi on Columbia Campus

On Sunday, July 26, eduroam will become the primary way students, faculty and staff connect their laptops, phones and other devices to wireless.

Unified Service Desk Partnership

Several IT units across UofSC now use Service Now, the IT ticketing and service request system used by the Division of Information Technology.

Classrooms Across Columbia Campus to Receive AV Upgrades

Classrooms will receive AV upgrades over the summer to prepare for the Fall semester.

Research Computing Team Awarded Two ASPIRE II Grants

The Research Computing team was awarded the two grants for their supporting work on collaborative Science Gateway and Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects.

IT Resources for New Students

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) offers technology support and assistance during your years as a UofSC student.

Improvements to Wi-Fi on Columbia Campus

A major upgrade to the wireless networks will take place over the summer.

Courses in Blackboard to be Sorted by Semester

Beginning Tuesday, May 12, students and faculty will begin seeing courses in Blackboard grouped by semester.

Mainframe Retired After 40 Years

The mainframe computer was used for administrative, academic, research and personal computing by the university for 40 years.

Security Measures for Zoom

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra is the platform the university encourages instructors to use for online course meetings. If you choose to use Zoom, please follow these guidelines.

vip.sc.edu Retiring

In conjunction with the mainframe decommission project, vip.sc.edu will no longer be available beginning March 31, 2020.

Free and Discounted Internet Services

There are several inexpensive internet plans, income-based programs, and low-income family plans help reduce the cost of staying connected.

24/7 Blackboard Support for Instructors and Students

Any instructor or student can receive assistance with Blackboard 24 hours a day, seven days a week during the remote learning environment that is in effect until the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

How to Sanitize Your Devices

Here are some tips on how to properly sanitize your electronic devices.

Online Meeting Resources

Here are the online meeting resources supported by the university that can help in remote working environments.

Take a Tour of the Service Portal

Have you seen the new Service Portal changes yet? The Service Portal has been updated with some new features that will improve the way students, faculty and staff interact with the Service Desk.

Three Reasons to Use the Duo App

Duo Push is fast, convenient and the most secure way to authenticate to university systems.

Mainframe Computer to be Retired this Spring

The mainframe computer has been used for administrative, academic, research and personal computing by the university for the past 40 years.

Outlook and other Apps to Require Multifactor Authentication in February

Beginning, February 12, MFA will be required to login to Outlook email, OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Azure.

Check Out the New Blackboard

Blackboard at UofSC received a major update in December. Check out the new features and some tips.

Upgrade to Blackboard System Begins Dec. 20

Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, Blackboard will be updated to the new Ultra Base Navigation.

Network Outage Early Morning of Oct. 26

An emergency outage of the university network is scheduled for 1-7 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Blackboard Unavailable on Friday, Oct. 4

Due to a required security update, the UofSC Blackboard system will be unavailable on Oct. 4.

Everything Students Need to Know About Connecting to EntertaiNET

EntertaiNET is a network specifically for entertainment devices such as gaming devices, smart TVs and streaming devices.

 

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