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UITS news for June 26, 2019

Changes are coming to your inbox

New phishing recognition service to launch July 24.

In the ongoing campaign against phishing, the IU Security Center offers external email flagging to help protect you and your personal information. The service will be activated for all IU accounts on July 24.

After this date, messages received from non-IU email addresses will have an [External] tag added to the beginning of the subject line. You will also see a warning at the top of the message with a reminder to use caution when clicking linking or opening attachments from external sources.

This service can be turned off at any time by toggling the setting in the IU Security Center.

For more information on how—and why—to avoid email scams, visit

Manage your external email flagging setting

Register now for Teach, Play, Learn

Annual conference is July 12 on the IU South Bend campus.

There’s still time to register for Teach, Play, Learn, IU’s academic conference on game-based teaching and learning.

Conference attendees will explore how games and play can be effective tools for learning, and hear a keynote address from Dr. Seann Dikkers, education researcher, design consultant, and author of TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use Minecraft in the Classroom.

When: Friday, July 12, 8am-6pm

Where: Education & Arts building, IU South Bend

Attendees already in town on Thursday, July 11 are invited to take part in the pre-conference game night at University Grill from 7:30-11pm. Board and card games will be available, or you can bring your own favorites. Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

Learn more and register for the conference

Love a deal? Use your CrimsonCard!

Daily deals available on several campuses through May 2020.

Did you know that you can get discounts from local and online retailers when you use your CrimsonCard? Just present or pay with your card to get savings on everything from food to entertainment to phone service.

On the following campuses, CrimsonCard is offering the Deal of the Day promotion, featuring daily discounts from local vendors through May 2020:

Don’t miss another day of deals!

Make a deposit or sign up for payroll deduction

Spots remain for the Ready, Set, Robots! advanced camp

No cost for teens to attend this two-day camp.

Know a teen interested in computer programming and networking? Sign them up for Ready, Set, Robots!, a two-day camp using LEGO Mindstorms kits and basic programming skills to command a robot to perform a set of tasks. As a finale, robots strut their stuff in the Robot Grand Challenge.

Watch a video about the camp here.

There is no cost to attend the camp hosted by UITS Research Technologies. Participants should plan to attend both days and bring a lunch.

When: July 11-12, 9am-3:30pm

Where: Cyberinfrastructure Building, IU Bloomington

Find out more and register for camp

Keep Teaching webinar

Learn what to do in the event of an unexpected campus closure.

A variety of circumstances could require a faculty member to move their class online on short notice—a weather event, flu outbreak, or family emergency, to name a few.

On July 9, the Center for Teaching and Learning lecture series will present “Keep Teaching: Do you have a plan for an unexpected campus closure?” The webinar covers general principles to help instructors prepare and adapt quickly for such situations, as well as university resources available for support.

When: Tuesday, July 9, 12-1pm

Where: Online via Zoom

Learn more and register to attend

Understanding how and where instructors spend their effort

AM360’s new Workforce Status and Teaching Trends workbook sheds light on instructional effort.

IU’s Decision Support Initiative (DSI) exists to help administrators make timely, relevant, and accurate information available to decision makers. Academic Metrics 360 (AM360) is a DSI product that makes it easier for administrators to view the health of academic responsibility centers. Its newest workbook, Workforce Status and Teaching Trends, helps deans and department chairs better understand their employees’ instructional effort, and how much of that effort is spent inside their unit versus teaching in other units.

View the Workforce Status and Teaching Trends dashboard

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