Security Matters: Make it a Happy Holiday With Tips from UK's CISO

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 23, 2015) — Many identity and cyber thieves really do think that the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year; however, if you would rather thwart their attempts to swindle and defraud you and try to enjoy the festivities yourself, there are a few steps you can take, according to University of Kentucky Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Michael Carr.

Below are Carr's tips for steering clear of identity and cyber thieves:

Dell Black Friday Special

Black Friday is a week away, but University of Kentucky students, parents, alumni, faculty, & staff get exclusive early access to Black Friday deals starting at 7am on 11/19. Doorbusters will run daily at 11am EST on 11/19, 11/20, 11/23 and 11/24. There are limited quantities on all doorbusters and they are on a first come, first serve basis. We will be unable to honor the deal once the doorbuster has sold out, so shop early!

Cutter Consortium Registration Process

Cutter Consortium, a global business-technology advisory firm, is dedicated to helping organizations leverage emerging technologies and the latest business management thinking to achieve mission success.

Education Advisory Board

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2015) The Education Advisory Board (EAB), established in 2007, os currently a partner of the University of Kentucky and many other universities around the country. EAB offers practice research, data analytics, technology and consulting services to over 1,000 college campuses in an effort to enhance higher education.

UK Media Depot Club Awarded SGA Grant

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 14, 2015) Student workers in The Media Depot, UKAT's student lab which features media design tools and assistance, launched a club to support students interested in media development. In an effort to expand the club, Student Government recently awarded them a grant to fund media equipment in order to strengthen student involvement.

iOS9 and myUK Mobile

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2015) Apple has released iOS 9 and will soon release OS X El Capitan. The University of Kentucky Analytics and Technologies (UKAT) team has discovered a number of compatibility issues with iOS9 and possibly OS X El Capitan and campus services. myUK Mobile is significantly affected by this update. If you plan to upgrade, please be aware that your ability to use these services may be affected - we are working diligently to correct this situation. iOS8 continues to work without issue.

Student Learning Spaces

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 16, 2015) It was a busy summer for Student Learning Spaces and there are no signs of slowing down this fall. Learning Spaces had 24 classrooms renovated and 26 new construction projects, including three TEAL (Technology Enhanced Active Learning) classrooms. One of these classrooms, in The 90, includes 6 student tables each with 9 seats, a microphone system and projector that interact with a centralized instructor station. The following video provides insight: Contact the registrar's office to schedule.

UK moving from Blackboard to Canvas in June 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2015) — The learning management system (LMS) countdown is on: the University of Kentucky is moving from Blackboard to Canvas, and on June 1, 2016, the university will retire Blackboard completely.

Students may find that some of their fall courses are in Canvas while others are in Blackboard. Individual faculty will choose the best for their course this semester, but all courses will be in Canvas by June 1.

TurningPoint Cloud and ResponseWare Update

Our development team has been hard at work creating new features and making improvements on TurningPoint Cloud and ResponseWare. These features all come from suggestions and requests of our customers. The new release will go live on Sunday, July 19th and will be a required update.

UK Faculty Invited to Grand Opening of Faculty Media Depot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2015) — An opening reception is set for Jan. 30 to celebrate the Faculty Media Depot and its services for University of Kentucky faculty. UK Analytics and Technologies’ Academic Technology Group (ATG) and the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) are bringing together technology and pedagogy in the depot, nestled away in the Science Library, located in the M.I. King Library.


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