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UITS Monitor: Have technology questions?

Monitor newsletter Dec 1, 2021
Have technology questions? Kaybee, your IU virtual assistant, has answers.

UITS news for December 1, 2021

Have technology questions?

Kaybee, your IU virtual assistant, has answers.

Kaybee, your IU virtual assistant chatbot, has answers to the most frequently asked IU technology questions. Ask Kaybee how to recover your passphrase or how to download IUanyWare software. Or ask Kaybee about Two-Step Duo issues, managing Canvas settings, or setting up Zoom.

The chatbot uses artificial intelligence to determine the best answers. As Kaybee interacts with humans over time, it becomes more proficient at providing accurate responses.

Get tips for using Kaybee the chatbot

Traveling over the holidays?

Protect your data on the road and in the air.

Plan ahead to protect your data while traveling over the holidays and take extra precautions when traveling abroad. Here are some steps to take before you go.

  • Set secure passwords, codes, or screen locks for all devices so information can’t easily be accessed if the device is lost or stolen.
  • Enroll a secondary Duo device for your IU account.
  • Enable two-step login on important accounts, such as email accounts or banking sites.
  • Back up important data to a secure location before leaving and perform regular backups

Find out more about securing mobile devices when traveling

Planning to shop for technology gifts?

Use your IU credentials to get discounts.

IU’s ComputerGuide links to deals by vendors and answers your questions. Apple, Dell, and Microsoft are among the vendors offering discounts to the IU community. Before you buy software, check out the free software available to you and the IU discounts available to you. Cellular service discounts are also available to the IU community.

Shop for the holidays with IU technology discounts

Help cultivate digital literacy across IU

Apply by Dec. 5 to be a Digital Gardener Faculty Fellow for spring 2022

Be in the inaugural cohort of the Digital Gardener Faculty Fellowship Program and help incorporate digital literacy, creativity, and learning into your teaching. Fellows will build individual skills, develop curriculum materials, and work collaboratively with others across campuses and disciplines.

Fellows will receive a stipend for participation. Open to all full-time faculty, regardless of rank, discipline, or campus (part-time faculty who are also full-time IU employees may also apply). Don’t miss the Dec. 5 deadline to apply.

Learn more about the fellowship and apply today

Build your social media brand

Faculty social media community of practice to meet Dec. 7.

Learn how to use social media to increase the visibility and impact of your work. Join a new community of practice and discuss topics such as how to use social media to achieve your professional goals, and how to draw the boundaries between personal and professional. Beginners and more advanced users are welcome.

Gather for the Dec. 7 workshop virtually or in person at the Herman B Wells Library on the Bloomington campus. The event is sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology and IU Libraries. 

Register to attend the social media workshop

Statewide IT Conference on the horizon

Seeking nominations for technology recognition awards.

UITS will host attendees in person at the IU Auditorium and the Indiana Memorial Union in Bloomington for the 26th annual Statewide IT Conference, April 11-13, 2022.

Nominations for the IT Leadership Community Technologist Recognition Awards are open through Dec. 31. Winners will be announced at the Statewide IT Conference. There are four categories of awards: Promise of the Future (fewer than 10 years of experience), Spirit of Leadership (10 or more years of experience), ITLC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion, and IT Leadership Team Collaboration.

Nominate your technology recognition award winner today

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