What software resources are available to me as faculty or staff?

UA has site licenses for many software programs, including Adobe Creative Suite, NVivo and MATLAB. Additionally, UA Systems offers Zoom, which is a robust videoconferencing tool, to all faculty and staff. Individuals can view a list of all software offered to them by going to http://oit.ua.edu/software. Please note that some of the software offered requires […]

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I forgot to take the accessibility training! Can I still edit my websites?

Because the October deadline has passed, you will need to complete the accessibility training before you can continue to edit or publish to websites. However, if you do not need to edit your website in the near future, you can complete the training whenever you have time. Please note that you need to be added […]

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How concerned should I be about cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity should be taken very seriously. As the stories from DCH have shown us, technology breaches can result in disastrous consequences. Even on an individual level, breaches can result in time-consuming efforts for the affected parties to put their lives back in order. Therefore, it is always wise to remain vigilant when receiving emails and […]

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What’s with all the talk about accessibility?

Web accessibility has always been a priority for the College of Arts & Sciences. This fall, a federal audit of college and university websites has made accessibility an even more immediate concern for all academic institutions. Because we don’t know the needs of everyone visiting our sites, it is important that when designing and updating […]

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How can my visitors and guests connect to wireless at UA?

Visiting speakers, conference attendees, prospective students, and other guests can all connect to UA’s wireless through our guest network. Individuals can do this by selecting UA-Guest on their available wifi connections and providing the required information. This connection is valid for 30 days and can be renewed whenever needed. UA-Guest provides access only to the […]

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What precautions should I take when traveling with technology?

It is always good to keep close track of your mobile technology while traveling. Items are sometimes left behind on airplanes or snatched when one’s attention is elsewhere. A&S has a list of links for faculty traveling abroad, and OIT has technology tips for travel nationally and abroad. Individuals who are traveling should be particularly […]

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Where can I find information about accessibility?

The Emerging Technology and Accessibility team, which is part of the Center for Instructional Technology, has been leading a UA initiative to make electronic resources and learning materials more inclusive to an audience with a wide range of abilities. These resources include video captioning tools, an accessibility management platform, and add-ons to existing office programs. […]

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What is the best way to save my files at work? Can I save them on my computer?

We do not recommend storing your files only on your computer’s hard drive for two reasons. First, storing large amounts of data directly to your computer can eat up storage space and slow down performance of your computer. This is important as newer computers come with solid-state hard drives, which are significantly smaller than the […]

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