May 11, 2017, by UNH AT Staff
The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students and faculty. Students want to know their grade as soon as possible and faculty want to be responsive to student requests. One piece of the grade reporting process is now easier for faculty who use the myCourses's gradebook to manage and share their grades throughout the semester.
myCourses has a new feature that allows faculty to easily send final grades, as calculated in their myCourses gradebook, to Webcat. A student’s grade in ...
May 21, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Last month, Academic Technology announced myPages (referred to as Open Scholar in the article, but will be known as myPages moving forward), a replacement service for the soon-to-be retired Pubpages. Read the article here.
Pages is available at https://pages.unh.edu and is built on Harvard's OpenScholar, a Drupal-based web content management system. For a preview, go to https://openscholar.harvard.edu.
Academic Technology is offering free myPages training to all UNH faculty,...
May 9, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
UNH Firefox users are getting a message that they are not on a secure site when they go to the Change Your Password page (see image below). Although a message to the contrary appears, this web page/service is secure and safe to use. UNH IT is currently working on resolving this issue so the message will no longer display.
May 8, 2017, by Alycia Brandt
The new iPad Pro is a game-changer.
The iPad Pro is a game-changer for artists, photographers, videographers, graphic designers, traditional painters, and sketch artists alike. The iPad Pro is equipped with a retina display, a faster processor, and two cameras that capture 4k video and high-quality photos. It’s also the first iPad with True Tone Flash, allowing for flawless skin tones regardless of lighting. The iPad Pro’s weight (the 12.9 inch model weights just 1.5 pounds) makes it...
April 25, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
OpenScholar rolls out in May
Pubpages is going the way of MySpace, the Yugo, and CISUNIX email. During the first week of June 2017, PubPages will be transitioned to a read-only archival service for approximately six months; users will not be able to edit these pages, but they will still be viewable. After six months, Pubpages will be decommissioned.
In May, a new service called OpenScholar will be rolled out in its place. This platform is available to UNH students, faculty, and...
April 12, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
You can protect your internet privacy with a couple of preventative measures.
In March 2017, Congress rolled back internet privacy laws scheduled to go into effect this December, making it fair game for internet service providers to sell their customer’s internet browsing history and information without consent. This means internet service providers (ISP) will be able to create and sell to the highest bidder a profile based on private information, including their customer’s shopping...
April 4, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Scott Valcourt, Director of Strategic Technology
Scott Valcourt, UNH IT Director of Strategic Technology, and Brian Brian Shepperd, UNH IT Director of Broadband Services, recently appeared as a guest on New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange to discuss the state of broadband internet in New Hampshire.
April 3, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
The University of New Hampshire issues secure certificates to access the UNH-Secure wireless network. UNH-Secure certificates are valid for two years and some certificates are nearing their expiration. When a certificate expires, a device will simply not connect to UNH-Secure.
Thankfully, obtaining a new certificate is easily accomplished by re-running the UNH Secure Wireless applet at http://wifi.unh.edu. There is no limit on the number of certificates for a device nor on the...
March 27, 2017, by Alicia Medros
In preparation for the retirement of the Blackboard portal in June 2017, the entry and maintenance of course booklist information has been moved to https://courses.unh.edu. Now faculty and department support staff can go to one place to enter, update, and view Booklist information. They can also add other course data such as an additional course description or a sample syllabus.
All active faculty have access to login to https://courses.unh.edu by clicking on the ‘Faculty Login’ link...
March 21, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Lean at UNH is about improving processes to better serve UNH students, and to inspire and facilitate employee innovation on how best to add value while stretching UNH dollars to the benefit of the university community. Lean is fostered and curated by the UNH IT Project Management Office (PMO), who train UNH on the value of Lean, and also work with UNH departments to ensure its influence is properly leveraged.
The PMO has trained nearly 400 UNH employees on Lean. The Lean lens was applied to 20...