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Monitor newsletter Oct 8, 2020
New app aids academic success. Help us name it. Submit your idea for a chance to win $100.

UITS news for October 8, 2020

New app aids academic success

Help us name it. Submit your idea for a chance to win $100.

Help us name a new app for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. The new app helps you manage your academic success. The app gives you quick access to important information such as notes from your advisor, the ability to schedule and manage advisor appointments, faculty feedback on your classes, and access to your iGPS plan.

To download the app to your desktop or laptop, go to, search for “Student Advising Records,” and follow the prompts to enter your name idea. A mobile version is in the works and will be available soon.

Check out the new app here. Search for Student Advising Records

Get ready for upgrades to Exchange and its Outlook email app

Upcoming email will explain steps for migration to Exchange Online.  

Exchange, which hosts the Outlook email client, will soon be upgraded to Exchange Online. An upcoming email will explain the steps you need to take to complete the update and to make sure your transition goes smoothly.

The Exchange Online migration will improve IU’s email security and provide advanced threat protection settings. Exchange Online also integrates directly with Microsoft Teams, allowing you to schedule meetings and see your calendar along with Free/Busy information.

For more on the Exchange Online migration

Think outside Box. Your group’s on the move.

Deadline approaching for group account migration.

If you own a group or organizational account, you are urged to determine where your files will go by Oct. 10. You can fill out a survey to tell us where to put those files.

The experts at IT Training are also offering webinars to help you learn about the Microsoft and Google collaboration and storage tools. Recordings are available to view at your convenience.

Learn more about group migration

Supercomputing for Everyone webinars now available

Advanced computing webinars aid research.

Supercomputing for Everyone Series webinars enable IU students, staff, and faculty to get the most out of IU’s advanced computing resources. Whether it’s visualization, computation, analytics, or storage, accelerate your academic success by attending live virtual workshops and on-demand courses, hosted by Research Technologies.

Upcoming virtual workshops include:

  • Oct. 8 – Getting Started with IU REDCap
  • Oct. 14 – Intro to High Performance Computing
  • Oct. 22 – Surveys in IU REDCap
  • Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 – Intro to R for Biologists

On-demand courses include:

  • Carbonate Supercomputer (Introduction to computing at IU)
  • Research Desktop

Courses and registration available here

Faculty: IU eTexts save money

Time to order spring 2021 digital course materials.

Ordering IU eTexts for the spring 2021 semester is the student-friendly approach. Classes will start online, and students will be ready with digital materials the first day of class.

IU eTexts offer significant discounts, Canvas integration before the first day of class, and Bursar-billing covered by all forms of financial aid. Best of all, students save up to 90 percent off retail prices.

Explore more about IU eTexts

Be aware: DC2 will be read-only on Oct. 11

Data Capacitor 2 will be retired on Dec. 11.

The Data Capacitor 2 (DC2) file system will be read-only as of Oct. 11, and all data that remains on DC2 after Dec. 11 will be deleted. The migration affects some 20,000 IU users. 

IU has provided two places to migrate your data:

You are responsible for migrating your data, but if you require help, contact

DC2 retirement details

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