Do I really need to update the operating system on my devices?

Many updates for mobile devices include security patches, as well as performance improvements, which is why it is important to keep your phones and tablets up to date with the latest operating system. Apple updates their operating systems throughout the year, and this month they released iOS 14.5, which includes transparency with app tracking, the […]

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What changes are happening to Eduroam?

For those of you who use UA wireless, you know that you are connecting to Eduroam. But did you know that your Eduroam connection also allows you to access wireless at over 600 universities in 89 countries? If you are ever visiting a participating university, just click on their Eduroam and log in with your […]

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How Do I Stay Cyber Aware?

Throughout the pandemic, we have seen countless attempts to steal electronic information. This past year alone, OIT identified 395 phishing attempts that came through our email system to a combined 83,721 recipients. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. OIT has created a useful webpage that provides cybersecurity tips and highlights best […]

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Captioning Through Zoom

Zoom now allows for live captioning during events! Once enabled, viewers can choose whether they want to view the captions as they are running and whether they would like to view the transcript. This feature is available to all Pro accounts and can be used regardless of whether one decides to record the session. For […]

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What is happening to Crimson email?

As of May 2021, UA student email will be moved from Google to Microsoft. This will allow UA to enhance email security (block phishing emails, etc.), provide a comprehensive directory, and enable faculty and students to collaborate via Teams. Existing students will continue to have access to G Suite after the migration; new students will […]

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How Do I Create a Poll on Zoom?

Creating polls in Zoom is easy. To get started, open the meeting in which you want to administer a poll. At the bottom of the meeting screen, click on Polls. A pop-up window will appear where you can create as many questions as you like. You can create your questions ahead of time so they […]

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What is Gradescope?

Gradescope is a program that faculty and instructors can use to assist them in grading homework, quizzes, and exams. This helpful tool is integrated with BlackBoard Learn and can be used to virtually evaluate handwritten documents, mathematical and chemical formulas, and other coursework. UA now has a campus license for this program, so make sure […]

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What is the Safe Links program that OIT added to our email system?

Microsoft Safe Links was activated on all UA staff and faculty email accounts on Monday, November 30. It is a tool that scans incoming email, checking for malicious hyperlinks. As you are aware, phishing scams will often include links for you to click on to supposedly do something legitimate when they are actually tricking you […]

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