UK Information Technology Launches New AcadTrain Site


UK Information Technology has launched a newly redesigned Academic Technology Training Library at The Academic Technology Training Library is designed to serve as a resource to faculty and teaching assistants. Two of the most popular features are the “Getting Started” tutorials for Blackboard and Adobe Connect and the step-by-step user guides for Echo360 Personal Capture. The site features a new look and new options for searching, sharing, and commenting.

Revised Announcement Concerning Blackberry Devices


An announcement was made two days ago, August 8, 2012, from UKIT which stated Blackberry Enterprises Services would be discontinued effective September 14, 2012.

The services will not be discontinued. Blackberry Enterprise Services will remain intact, and end users will not be affected. We apologize for the confusion.

Please contact Vicki Riddell-Peavler, 859-257-0122, for any other questions or concerns.

Direct Dial International Calling


Effective September 1, 2012 Departments with Cisco Voice Over IP phones will be able to place direct dial international long distance phone calls without using a calling card. The direct dial call will still require the caller to use his/her long distance authorization code.
To facilitate this calling feature, Business Officers must first go SAP PA20 9020 screen and change the current Domestic Long distance selection from 100 to 150 (Domestic & International LD) for each employee they designate as requiring International LD.

Google Apps Extended to Faculty and Staff


Google Apps for University of Kentucky has now been extended to UK faculty and staff. Google Apps accounts, which are optional for faculty and staff, provide access to Google Sites, Talk, Docs, Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Blogger, Reader, Voice, Code, Picasa and Webmaster Tools. Others may be enabled in the future.

"Big Data" Discussion with IT Futurist Thorton May

POSTED: JUNE 25, 2012

UKIT invites you to a “Big Data” discussion with IT futurist Thornton May on July 17, 2012 from 10:30am-12:30pm in the Student Center Worsham Theater.

Unsurprisingly, the IT industry has created another buzzword: Big Data. This session will separate hype from reality regarding big data systems and will dig deeper into the real-world issues and solutions. Attendees should leave with an understanding of the term, “Big Data,” what UK is doing currently with big data analytics and how UK might implement future “big data” solutions.

UK Awards Supercomputer Contract

POSTED: JULY 25, 2012

The University of Kentucky has awarded a contract to Dell Inc for a new supercomputer cluster to replace our Lipscomb High Performance Computing Cluster, also known as the DLX. The University put out an RFP on March 29 and received five responses. After a thorough assessment by an evaluation committee of faculty and IT administrators, Dell's proposal was chosen as the best fit for our needs, within our budget, and the most flexible proposal overall.

UKIT Announces New Mobile Grading App


UKIT is pleased to announce the release of a new mobile grading application which provides faculty and staff the convenience of grading courses from their mobile devices. This currently available app is supported on iPads, iPhones and Android phones and tablets. More information and instructions can be found at

New Feature for Requesting Changes on UKIT/CNS


For users of the UKIT / CNS (Communications and Network Systems) service request web application, we want you to be aware of a new feature for requesting changes to telephone options. The web page linked below contains an instructional video and a quick reference guide illustrating how to navigate the form and some of the changes that may be requested through this update. Please direct any questions to (859) 218-HELP.

UK’s InCommon Membership

POSTED: JULY 25, 2012

For several months now, UK has been a member of InCommon: a coalition of US education and research communities supporting a common federated identity management framework. This framework permits UK faculty and researchers to log in to certain information resources without having to obtain a user ID and password for each resource. Instead, they log in using their LinkBlue account and password.

As a result, UK faculty and researchers can access the following websites and resources and authenticate using their UK LinkBlue account and password:

Apple and Adobe Conduct Training on UK’s Campus

POSTED: JULY, 25 2012

UKIT sponsored two vendor visits to campus during the spring. Presentations were made to full houses, including standing room only, for Apple iBooks Author and ePubs as well as for a preview of Adobe’s Creative Suite.


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