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UITS Monitor: Have a Duo backup

Monitor newsletter Aug 10, 2022
It's good to have a back-up. Enroll a second device for Two-Step Login (Duo) or request a token.

UITS news for August 10, 2022

It’s good to have a Duo backup

IU recommends setting up at least two devices for Two-Step Login (Duo), in case your primary device (usually your smartphone) is not available. You can also request a token.

Duo provides an additional layer of security when you log in at IU, helping protect sensitive data and guarding against increasingly sophisticated email and online phishing attack scams.

More about Duo Two-Step logins

New secure file-sharing service available

Start using Secure Share now. Secure Share, which will replace Slashtmp, features enhanced security and an improved customer experience. Starting September 30, the previous file-sharing service, Slashtmp, will be read-only, and no new files can be added after that date.

Learn more about Secure Share

Cell coverage iffy? Use Wi-Fi calling on cell phones

Wi-Fi calling allows you to make phone calls and send text messages when Wi-Fi is available but cellular coverage is inadequate (in the case of several famous IU limestone buildings).

You need to make minor configuration adjustments on your cellular phone to activate Wi-Fi calling. Once enabled, cellular phones automatically use Wi-Fi calling when needed.

Find out more about Wi-Fi calling on your cell phone

What’s eText and how do I use it?

If you are new to IU eTexts or just want a refresher, join a 30-minute session of Getting Started with IU eTexts for Students on August 17, 2022 at 11am or 2pm. You’ll learn how to access your course materials, use Engage e-reader features, and get help if needed. If you can’t make it that day, the webinar will be recorded.

More about Getting Started with IU eTexts for Students

Get communications and event planning experience

Manage communications, develop marketing materials, and organize events for IU Women in Technology (IUWIT). In partnership with the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology, IUWIT is hiring a communications and event planning intern. See full job description and apply.

IUWIT communications and event planning intern position

Prep for fall with Teaching for Student Success Modules

Teaching for Student Success is a professional development series created by and for IU faculty. Whether you’re a new instructor or have been teaching for years, these modules will help you better serve your students, regardless of discipline. Take one of three pathways: Foundational; Active Learning; or Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. The course is available at no cost.

Find out more about Teaching for Student Success

UITS can provide IT training for your students

Do you teach a course that requires students to use particular software to complete assignments? Do you provide your students with instruction on how to use the software? Instead, let UITS IT Training teach your students. They will learn best practices from a training expert. Let us know what software and topics you’d like presented to your students.

Learn more about customized IT training

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