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Monitor newsletter Apr 3, 2019
Faculty: Make a tech match at Speed Dating with Learning Technologies April 12, Student Building 015. IU Bloomington

UITS news for April 3, 2019

It’s tax season–beware of phishing scams

Be on the lookout for fake emails, text messages, websites.

Nothing is certain except death and taxes—and now phishing scams. As the April 15 Internal Revenue Service deadline looms, remember to be extra vigilant about phishing schemes preying on your tax-paying and law-abiding nature.

Read the IRS’s annual list of the most prevalent scams

Staying vigilant is challenging as the semester draws to a close, but remember to always “think before you click.”

We’ve made it easy for you to learn the basics on outsmarting scammers: Watch our “Think before you click” videos, featuring Wolfrid, a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

May 10: Research Technologies Student Poster Expo at IU Bloomington

Students: show your work to fellow students, faculty, and staff.

Calling all IU students who use advanced cyberinfrastructure in their research. This includes IU’s supercomputers, Research Desktop, massive storage or data transfer, advanced visualization including virtual or augmented reality, advanced media capture, REDCap, the Research Database Complex, or Jetstream:

The first Research Technologies Student Poster Expo is your chance to show your work to fellow students, faculty, and staff on May 10 during the Research Services Expo and Peebles Memorial Lecture Series at the Herman B Wells Library at IU Bloomington. The IU Pervasive Technology Institute is sponsoring the event.

$100 prizes for:

  • Best overall poster
  • Best use of high performance computing
  • Best visualization

Applications due: By midnight April 17. Accepted abstracts will be notified by April 24.

Get details about the expo, poster size, and how to submit your abstract

Faculty: New tool promotes Canvas course accessibility

UDOIT makes it easy to ensure your content is available to all students.

UITS Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers launched a new way to help faculty create accessible Canvas courses for students with disabilities.

The Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool, or UDOIT, is an accessibility auditing tool for Canvas. UDOIT will scan your Canvas course, generate a report of accessibility issues that could create barriers to student learning, and provide resources for addressing these issues.

Learn more about UDOIT

CrimsonCard office closing at Informatics and Communications Technology Complex

April 12 is last day to handle CrimsonCard business at ICTC.

IUPUI folks: UITS is phasing out CrimsonCard services at the Informatics & Communications Technology Complex, or ICTC. The closure begins Saturday, April 13.  

Please visit the CrimsonCard office in Campus Center 217 for any future needs, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

You can also contact CrimsonCard support by phone 24/7 at (317) 274-0400, or email

Are you an inventor? Check out IU’s new online disclosure system

Start down the road to commercializing your intellectual property.

The IU Innovation and Commercialization Office exists to help faculty, staff and students, who have created intellectual property using university resources, start to commercialize their discovery or invention.

The first step in that process is disclosure—after all, the ICO can’t market or license your intellectual property until they know it exists. Their new online disclosure system streamlines the process. 

Read more about the new system

Watch the how-to video

Learn how bias affects the hiring process

Workshop explains how bias forms, and how it impacts decision-making

Join us on April 16 for the workshop, “Addressing Bias in the Search and Screen Process.”

Speaker Anne Mitchell, director of the IUPUI Office of Equal Opportunity, will provide an understanding of how biases are formed and how to address them in our hiring practices. 

What: Addressing Bias in the Search and Screen Process workshop

When: 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) on April 16

Where: Participants may attend with others from their campus or connect via Zoom

This workshop is sponsored by UITS Diversity and Inclusion, IU Women in Technology, and the IT Leadership Community.

Learn more and register >>

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