April 27, 2016, by Peter Doughty
The end of Blackboard Learn (everything to do with teaching and learning) is May 31st, 2016. Fortunately, we have a lot planned to help you with the transition from Blackboard to myCourses. Check the Academic Technology Training Calendar at https://at-training.unh.edu/apps/ssr?action=sessions to see the full schedule of offerings. These include:
myCourses by Canvas – Introduction: This is an introduction session to give a high level overview of how to use myCourses by Canvas. You will learn...
April 26, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Webcat has been a mainstay at UNH for students looking for information on their application status, course management (add/drop), student records (transcripts, grades), and billing.
On Sunday, April 3, UNH IT and UNH Business Services launched a new version of Webcat with a new look and feel, an interface that makes navigation much easier. The new design no longer requires users to navigate through multiple screens to find what they need; all student-related information is now one place, with...
April 19, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Caller ID spoofing is a growing trend in social engineering. This occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to Caller ID, disguising their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into revealing personally-identifiable information so it can be used for fraudulent activity or sold illegally. U.S. law and FCC rules prohibit most types of Caller ID spoofing.
For more details on Caller ID spoofing, read this article provided by the FCC...
April 19, 2016, by Stan Waddell, UNH Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer
The University’s primary purpose is learning: students collaborating with faculty in teaching, research, creative expression, and service. UNH has a national and international agenda and holds land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant charters. From its main campus in Durham, its college in Manchester, and the UNH School of Law in Concord, the University serves New Hampshire and the region through continuing education, cooperative extension, cultural outreach, economic development activities, and...
April 18, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
On Monday, April 18, 2016, a new version of WebI was launched, affecting more than 1,000 University System of New Hampshire Employees. This migration of reports and upgrade of WebI has long been in the works, and with recent participation from more than sixty clients representing all the campuses, USNH is ready for this change.
WebI is the engine behind the creation of critical reports and provides the University with data for decision making. It generates reports that facilitate financial...
April 12, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Adobe recently released a critical update for its Flash Player after a vulnerability in the application was discovered which allowed for malicious parties to install ransomware on affected computers. Ransomware is an aggressive form of malware, where, once installed (usually through clicks on malicious websites) allows criminals to encrypt a user’s computer and demand money to unlock it.
Adobe released a statement on its website, saying in part that the “updates address critical vulnerabilities...
April 12, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
UNH Exchange email will soon use
Proofpoint on our mail gateway to
improve email hygiene.
It’s finally here; spring at UNH. Time to open the windows, clear out the clutter, and give everything a good scrubbing. Here at UNH Information Technology, we’re taking spring-cleaning to the next level; we’re doing the same to your email.
Proofpoint Arrives April 18th
Starting Monday, April 18th, UNH IT replaces our mail gateway service that receives incoming email from outside the...
April 5, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
New Features in Box at UNH Offer Real-time Co-Authoring of Documents Using Microsoft Office Tools
The introduction of Box at UNH in fall 2014 revolutionized the way people work here at the University. But one complaint was often overheard, whether it came from students, faculty, or staff: the inability to work on documents with others in real-time.
Enter Box for Office Online, a development which allows users to create new documents inside of Box without having to exit the web-based...
April 4, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Looking for more information on how to use Box @ UNH? Consult this list of articles:
March 22, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Data storage and classificiaton is something that comes up frequently when it comes to deciding where certain data should be stored. This Knowledge Base article provides an overview of data classes, and also the best options to store each one of these types. This article is based on standards put forth by USNH Data Classification Model. The purpose of this Model is to define data categories, provide examples of each category, and provide a model that can be used by USNH institutions for...