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UITS Monitor: Tech news from UITS

Monitor newsletter Aug 14, 2023
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UITS news for August 14, 2023

Watch for tech updates in the Monitor every other week

Tech at IU is constantly evolving to help students do their best work. University Information Technology Services (UITS) supports tech at IU. Every other week, you’ll receive this newsletter, called the Monitor, to keep you informed about the top-notch tech IU offers every student.

Visit the Getting Started Student Guide, contact your campus IT Support Center, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and X, formerly known as Twitter, for more info.

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CrimsonCard, your key to campus

CrimsonCard is the official photo ID for IU. You’ll use it to access your dorm, buildings, labs, and your meal plan—if you have one. You’ll swipe it when printing, attending events, taking tests, or using the fitness center. You can even put money on it and use it as payment on and off campus including on the Grubhub app!

Learn more about your CrimsonCard

Friendly reminder: beware of phishing

New students are especially susceptible to phishing emails, but everyone at IU is vulnerable. These emails can come from a variety of sources, even other IU accounts that have been phished, and can try to steal a range of personal information.

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How to hook up your gaming console or smart TV

Register your gaming system, smart TV, or streaming device before connecting to IU PublicNet. For wireless connection, find your console/smart TV’s wireless MAC address. Go here for wired connection. If you need help, contact the Support Center.

How to hook up your gaming console or media device at IU

IU campus websites summer glow up

Over the summer, websites for IU campuses across the state joined the domain. Now is a great time to bookmark the new web address for your campus. The new sites follow this easy-to-find formula:

Bookmark,,,,,, The IUPUI and IUPUC web addresses remain unchanged and will be updated later as part of the switch to IU Indianapolis.

More about streamlining IU’s online presence

Hardware discounts and no cost software for you

Did you know that IU students have access to hardware discounts and no cost software? IU has teamed up with Apple and Dell to offer computers, electronics, and accessories at a discount. You are also eligible for no cost software downloads from IUware and Microsoft 365. You can stream applications to your device by visiting IUanyWare.

Find out more about IU hardware discounts and no cost software

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