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UITS Monitor: Faculty: Get creative with Adobe this summer

Monitor newsletter Jul 10, 2019
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UITS news for July 10, 2019

Faculty: Get creative with Adobe this summer

Learn about cool tools in the two-part workshops

For the first time, Adobe is offering drop-in Faculty Creative Jams—you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your air conditioning to participate. Two types of Creative Jams are being offered:

  • Adobe Xd Creative Jams: provide design prompts in experience and mobile design
  • Adobe Premiere Rush Creative Jams: explore the process of gathering and assembling footage into a storytelling challenge

Drop in to learn about Adobe tools, take home a project to use in your curriculum, and maybe even win a prize!

  • Back to School Rush Jam: Tuesday, 7/30 and Tuesday, 8/6
  • August XD Jam: Tuesday, 8/6 and Tuesday, 8/13

Learn more and register for a Creative Jam

Hi! My name is….

Name pronunciations are now available in the IU Directory and the News at IU experts directory

What’s in a name? Plenty, especially when it’s not pronounced correctly. All staff, faculty, and students at IU have access to NameCoach, a tool for recording your name so others can learn how to pronounce it.

Names can be recorded on your mobile device, a computer microphone, or over the phone, then made available:

  • In Canvas
  • From your email signature
  • On social media (Linkedin, etc.)
  • In your News at IU expert profile page (by request)
  • Anywhere you choose to share your NameBadge

Now your name recording will also appear in the IU Directory after you’ve made the recording. You can even show some school spirit with a crimson NameBadge. So, what are you waiting for—go make a name for yourself!

Find out more about using NameCoach

Changes are coming to your inbox

New phishing recognition service to launch July 24

In the ongoing campaign against phishing, the IU Security Center offers external email flagging to help protect you and your personal information. The service will be activated for all IU accounts on July 24.

After this date, messages received from non-IU email addresses will have an [External] tag added to the beginning of the subject line. You will also see a warning at the top of the message with a reminder to use caution when clicking linking or opening attachments from external sources.

This service can be turned off at any time by toggling the setting in the IU Security Center.

For more information on how—and why—to avoid email scams, visit

Manage your external email flagging setting

Love a deal? Use your CrimsonCard!

Daily deals available on several campuses through May 2020

Did you know that you can get discounts from local and online retailers when you use your CrimsonCard? Just present or pay with your card to get savings on everything from food to entertainment to phone service.

On the following campuses, CrimsonCard is offering the Deal of the Day promotion, featuring daily discounts from local vendors through May 2020:

Don’t miss another day of deals!

Make a deposit or sign up for payroll deduction

Register now for Cybertech Midwest 2019

IU students, faculty, and staff can attend at a discounted rate

Rub elbows with some of the top minds in the cyber industry at Cybertech Midwest 2019. Cybertech is the go-to place to learn all about the latest technological innovations, threats, and techniques for combating those threats.

Learn from industry leaders, trendsetters, government officials, investors, and many more at this unique networking event. If you’re affiliated with IU, you get a discount! Enter code indunmdw19dis when you register. 

When: July 24-25

Where: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis

Learn more and register for Cybertech Midwest

Do the research and earn course credit

Research program for women seeks applicants

The Center of Excellence for Women & Technology is accepting applications from first and second-year female students at IU Bloomington for the Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women. No research experience is necessary, as the idea is for women to learn the skills they need along the way. Applicants will be matched with a faculty research project based on their interests, and they can earn five hours of research course credit for the entire program (fall and spring).

Learn more and apply

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