Final Blackboard Updates for 2012

POSTED: DECEMBER 13, 2012

In October 2010, UKIT initiated an Experience, Analysis and Design (EAD) study to collect behavior-based data from faculty and students engaged in online learning at the University of Kentucky. This effort, known as the “Blackboard EAD” identified improvements needed to enhance the Blackboard (Bb) user experience.

Upgrade of SAP R/3 System

POSTED: DECEMBER 13, 2012

The University is conducting a technical upgrade of the SAP R/3 system. The upgraded version of the software will position UK users to take advantage of new functionality being developed and implemented by SAP. This is the transactional portion of the system; BW/Reporting and portal functions are not being upgraded at this time.

UK Computer Users Warned to Be Wary of Phone Scams

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

Written by Keith Hautala, UKPR

University of Kentucky computer users are warned to be wary of phone calls purporting to come from technology companies such as Microsoft, offering to "fix" unspecified computer problems, or warning them that their computers have been "misconfigured" or that they have unwittingly downloaded malicious software.

Computer Lab Space Transforms into Media Depot

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

Efforts began in November 2012 to transform the computer lab space in The Hub at W.T. Young, into a Media Depot. UKIT is creating a student digital media space with the support of the Student Fee Committee to provide online support, recording equipment, editing stations with software, and technical support for students’ development of their academic media projects.

SSL Certificates Available

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

University of Kentucky Information Technology (UKIT) has partnered with the InCommon® Certificate Service to provide (at no cost), unlimited Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates signed by certificate authority Comodo. This new certificate service is now available to all UK departments and affiliates and replaces the Thawte certificates previously issued.

UK Information Technology Support Grants

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

Full-time faculty members and senior research staff at UK are encouraged to apply for the UKIT Grant Awards program. This is newly created grant program awards funds for projects spanning one to three years with the intention to help new investigators research programs related to learning and information technology.

UK Membership to Cutter Consortium

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

University of Kentucky has a Membership to Cutter Consortium, giving you unlimited access to all of Cutter’s written and multimedia business-IT research. We are honored to be able to help support the University of Kentucky’s mission and it's our goal to ensure you get the most value possible from your Cutter Membership.

Your Cutter Client Services Manager is Rich Whelan. Please do not hesitate to contact Rich (rwhelan@cutter.com or +1 781 641 5122) with any questions, concerns, or other feedback.

History of UK Computing told by Ron Cummings

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

My name is Ron Cummings, class of 1960, Arts and Science, Physics. I returned to UK for the first time in October 2012 for the Golden Wildcat Reunion. All of the events were fantastic, thanks to Gretchen Bower and her staff. I asked Gretchen if I could have a tour of McVey Hall since I was there in 1958 when the first computer came to the University. It was a wonderful experience. What a difference 55 years make!

Security Matters: Holiday Buyers Beware

POSTED: DECEMBER 10, 2012

Internet retailers expect over 50% of all holiday purchases to be made online this year. So, how can one buy online safely without being taken to the cyber cleaners?

Twelve Simple Tips – for online holiday shoppers:

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