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Information Services and Technology

Install the new Microsoft desktop apps during Operation Upgrade!

June 22, 2021 — 
Operation Upgrade has started! Information Systems and Technology (IST) are upgrading the Windows desktop Office applications on all UM-owned, IST supported computers.

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Information Services and Technology

M365 tips: How OneDrive helps you manage your files

March 17, 2021 — 
Using Microsoft OneDrive is a secure way accessing your files on any device at any time from any location with an Internet connection.

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Information Services and Technology

How to prevent Zoombombing

February 16, 2021 — 
Zoombombing is when unwelcome intruders hijack a Zoom session by saying or showing inappropriate content. This emerging form of trolling is meant to disrupt and interrupt meetings and classes. 

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Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning

Mitigating exam stress a high priority for the university

January 29, 2021 — 
Exams are a stressful time for students, and the move to online exams adds another unknown to the equation. Ensuring a very smooth online exam experience was of paramount importance for the university. IST and the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning did a lot of planning and preparation to make this happen.

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Information Services and Technology

Information Systems and Technology holiday hours

December 14, 2020 — 
The IST Service Desk will close Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at 8:00 a.m.

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Information Services and Technology

UM website outage scheduled Sunday, Nov. 29

November 24, 2020 — 
There is an outage scheduled for 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 29 to update the UM web hosting server. During this time, anyone visiting the umanitoba.ca website will see an outage page.

Information Services and Technology

Your multi-factor authentication questions answered!

October 20, 2020 — 
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) requires you to verify your identity using a second factor such as your phone or mobile device after you've entered your username and password to log in to a website. This prevents others from accessing your accounts, even if they know your password. 

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Third-party service provider experiences data breach

July 28, 2020 — 
Blackbaud experienced a ransomware attack that impacted many of its clients around the world, including UM

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Information Services and Technology

5 tips to keep your data secure while working remotely

June 9, 2020 — 
University staff and faculty are now entering our fourth month of working remotely, and it’s important to keep your computer and our university data and systems safe and healthy.

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Information Services and Technology

Online UM applications, services unavailable during maintenance, starting May 8 evening

May 8, 2020 — 
Most applications and services will be unavailable from 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8 to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, says IST

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