The TurningPoint clicker software was updated on classroom computers supported by Audio/Visual Services in June 2013. The new version, TurningPoint 5, is available for UK instructors to download from download.uky.edu.
Undergraduate and graduate students from any major are encouraged to submit proposals by September 23, 2013 for the Dell Empowering Women Challenge. Students’ submissions should “propose initiatives to empower women and girls, thereby creating business opportunities and recognizing female influence.” Fifty finalists will receive mentors to develop their ideas and the winning team will be awarded $15,000 in December 2013. More information is available at www.DellEmpoweringWomen.org.
The link blue password policy for UK students and campus employees will be updated Spring 2014. The revised policy creates a better user experience and increase security while keeping current with computing trends. Included in the revision are changes to the expiration timeframe and minimum length. The number of lockout attempts and a new default password were implemented in Fall 2013.
Google is currently offering educational institutions hosting for email, calendars, and other productivity tools through Google Apps for Education, an integrated communication and collaboration solution. This product enables UK to provide students and employees with UK-branded, advertising-free access to a variety of popular cloud-based tools at a low cost to the university. All current employees and students can create an UK Google Apps account.
Several years ago, Microsoft announced public folders would be discontinued, but did not provide an exact date. The remaining public folders need to be phased out by June 30, 2014 as support continues to decrease and disk space is limited.
The link blue password policy for UK students and campus employees will be updated Fall 2013. The revised policy will create a better user experience and increase security while keeping current with computing trends. Included in the revision are changes to the expiration timeframe, minimum length, and number of lockout attempts.