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