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UITS Monitor: It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month: don’t get spooked!

Monitor newsletter Oct 31, 2019
Cybersecurity Awareness Month: don't get spooked!

UITS news for October 31, 2019

Instructors: lay the foundation for student success with new module series

Build on your skills with “Teaching for Student Success.”

In 2017, President McRobbie called for support of excellence in teaching and learning at IU. In response to that charge, the professional development series Teaching for Student Success: An Evidence-Based Approach was created.

Created expressly for IU faculty, by members of the IU faculty, the module series provides a framework for education grounded in empirical research, combined with opportunities to document evidence-based practices. Topics include:

  • course design
  • assessment
  • science of learning
  • active and interactive learning
  • high-impact practices
  • positive first impressions

Learn more about the series

Don’t get tricked by a wolf in sheep’s clothing

Learn how to outsmart cyber villains in a new, fee-free course on IU Expand.

During this spooky season, watch out for the Big, Bad Wolf(rid)—you can outwit online scammers with the help of a course from UITS IT Training.

When you take the self-guided IT Security Basics course, you’ll learn how to:

  • create strong password and keep them safe
  • inspect links and web pages carefully
  • avoid phishing scams
  • get help if your information is compromised

Complete the course, pass the final exam, and earn an achievement certificate to display or share!  

Enroll in the course and get started

It’s the happiest contest on Earth!

Students: try your hand at this video design competition from Disney and the Adobe Creative Jam.

On October 18-21, student teams from colleges across the country will compete in the Adobe Drop-in Rush Creative Jam LIVE with Disney. In the competition, contestants will work with Premiere Rush, a multi-platform video editing tool that’s part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite. Teams will solve a Disney video challenge, then work to create a project by the end of the weekend.

At the finale, teams will present their work to the judges, get feedback from industry professionals, and try to take home some prize loot—up to $250 per team member!

Register for the competition

Women faculty and researchers: Open Access publishing information session

Find out how to raise the profile of your research and get more citations.

Studies show that open access research articles receive significantly more views and citations than subscription-only articles.

IU hopes to raise the profile of women’s research by encouraging faculty and researchers to publish in the IU Libraries institutional repository, IU ScholarWorks.

The Open Access publishing information session, hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty & Academic Affairs and the Center for Excellence for Women & Technology, will provide information and encourage use of the Libraries’ CV service, which makes academic work open access through IU Scholarworks.

When: October 24, 3-4:30pm
Where: Herman B Wells Library, IU Bloomington

Learn more and RSVP to attend the event

Adobe Creative Cloud gets a facelift

User Interface changes took effect October 12.

Regular users of Adobe Creative Cloud might have noticed things looking a little different lately. The rolling update was automatically pushed out to the desktop application over the weekend.

Some of the new features include:

  • faster installation and launch
  • access to resources from the desktop application
  • easier management of Creative Cloud libraries
  • more robust Product Detail pages
  • in-app Search bar
  • download links sent directly to mobile device or email
Learn more about the changes in Adobe Creative Cloud

Office 365 users: login may require one-time vendor authentication

System maintenance will take place October 23.

If you use MS Office 365, you may be affected by scheduled system maintenance taking place on October 23:  

  • Some desktop or mobile clients of Microsoft Cloud tools (Whiteboard, One Drive, or Teams) may be prompted for re-authentication.
  • Users accessing Office 365 directly or logging directly in to Azure or SharePoint will see a new set of login prompts.
  • Log in with [your username], then input your passphrase on the following page. You should then see a Duo authentication with standard IU branding.

If you have problems or questions, contact

Find out more about logging in to Office 365

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