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UITS Monitor: Think outside Box. Get settled in your new digs.

Monitor newsletter Jul 29, 2020
Join a webinar to get organized in OneDrive or Drive. Think outside box. Get settled in your new digs.

UITS news for July 29, 2020

Think outside Box. Get settled in your new digs.

Join a webinar to get organized in OneDrive or Drive.

If you’ve been migrated to Microsoft OneDrive at IU or Google at IU My Drive, you may be wondering how to get set up for success. The experts at UITS IT Training prepared live and recorded webinars where you can learn how to find, organize, edit, and share your files in your new platform.

For details on the Box migration, visit:

Register for webinars on preparing and organizing your files

Going remote: IU releases findings from survey on spring 2020 eLearning

Four recommendations help faculty plan for continued remote instruction.

In mid-March, the COVID-19 pandemic forced IU and many other colleges and universities to suspend in-person instruction and deliver all instruction remotely for the remainder of the semester.

In response to this transition, IU’s eLearning Research and Practice Lab, a unit within IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute, deployed a full-census survey of all undergraduates and instructors across all IU campuses, as part of the IU-led “Mega-Study of COVID-19 Impact in Higher Education.”

Go here for details on the survey recommendations

Want some research experience?

Opportunity for women combines technology with research in many fields.

Experience research in a supportive, collaborative environment. The 2020-21 Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women is now accepting applications from first- and second-year women at IU Bloomington with little or no research experience.

Students are matched with faculty research projects based on the students’ interests and fields of study. Each project has a significant technology component. The program is sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology. 

Apply for the research program by Aug. 1

IUanyWare user profile reset coming in August

Maintenance will improve performance.

UITS will reset all IUanyWare user profiles on Aug. 14. The first time you login after the maintenance:

  • IUanyWare may take slightly longer to load while it rebuilds your user profile—after that, IUanyWare should load faster than it did before maintenance.
  • You’ll need to reconfigure personal settings for some of the applications you use.

This maintenance will improve application performance, printing capabilities, and mapping of your IU cloud storage resources. 

For more on the reset

Want to tinker around with 3D printing?

Aug. 6 webinar open to all, no experience required.

Designing your own personalized 3D model is pretty easy. A UITS webinar shows you the basics of the free, web-based, 3D modeling software Tinkercad.

You’ll learn the basic process of 3D printing and then dive straight into a fun, hands-on tutorial. No 3D modeling experience required. 

Sign up for Aug. 6 webinar

Keeping the mysteries of the universe safe from hackers

IU provides cybersecurity for National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s deep-space discoveries.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has partnered with IU’s Research Security Operations Center (ResearchSOC) to understand and detect threats to its instruments and data.

Funded by the National Science Foundation and led by IU, ResearchSOC distributes the research cybersecurity capabilities of IU, Duke University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and the University of California San Diego.

Scientific research is a prime target for malware and active cyberattacks, witnessed by recent attempts to hack into COVID-19 research and a 2017 cyberattack against an Australian research telescope.

Learn more

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