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.
Efforts began in November 2012 to transform the computer lab space in The Hub at W.T. Young to a student digital media space to be known as “The Media Depot.” The Media Depot will provide online assistance, recording equipment and space, editing stations with software, and technical support for students’ development of their academic media projects. The Media Depot is funded by the Student Technology Fee and is a collaboration between Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) and UK Libraries and is in support of the QEP, Presentation U.
Sujin Kim, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Division of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biostatistics, within the College of Public Health, jointly appointed with the School of Library and Information Science, College of Communication and Information has been awarded the first Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) Internal Grant Award in the amount of $13,000, to pursue her study, “An Effectiveness Study of a Personalized Learning Platform for Health Informatics Instruction.”
UK full-time and part-time faculty/instructors are encouraged to apply for a new grant opportunity, “Active Learning LectureTools Development Grants,” which are funded by the Academic Planning, Analytics and Technologies (APAT) Internal Grant Award Fund. These one year awards were developed to explore the use of an active learning platform and to develop a course integrating LectureTools. Ten awards will be given in the amount of $1,500 each. Application deadlines are July 1, 2013 and October 2, 2013.
The Kirwan and Blanding Complex, built in 1967, is home to over 2500 undergraduate students each semester. Residents spend a significant amount of time using wireless services on smartphones, computers and tablet devices. Wireless access is slow and unavailable in resident rooms and common areas. The complex is not conducive to modern wireless technology which hinders student living and learning experiences.
Enterprise Content Management (ECM), a service provided by UK Information Technology (UKIT), allows archiving of documents, workflow, document viewing, email integration, and audit trails among other features.
University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) upgraded the Microsoft's Live@edu cloud email service to Microsoft Office 365 on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. UK students who had a Live@edu account now have two separate accounts: a UK-branded Microsoft Office 365 account and a personal Microsoft Account. All existing email, contacts, files, and other personal information migrated in the transition.
UKIT Academic Technology invite IT and faculty colleagues to attend UKIT Talks Tech Apple events on March 21-22. Registration is requested for both events. Directions and parking information will be included in the registration confirmation email.