May 9, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
On May 20, UNH Information Technology and Academic Technology will launch a collaborative change management model based on industry best practices. To learn more about UNH's new change management model, UNH Signals IT News recently sat down with three members of the cross-functional Change Management Model Project Team, Paul DeMello from the Project Management Office, Maureen Johnston from Enterprise Technology Services, and Mark Kelleher from Academic Technology.
May 6, 2016, by Alicia Medros
Congratulations, spring term is almost over! Now that exams are wrapping up and final grades are done (or at least close!), the questions emerge: "What happens to my course now? What access do I and students have going forward?"
These questions and answers will explain a little more about how the process works.
Q1. How long is a course available to students and faculty after the end of the term?
A1. By default, students and faculty will continue to have full access to the course until the...
May 3, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
The UNH Parent Portal provides students and their parents a convenient way to pay University-related expenses, such as housing deposits and tuition. Starting this semester, the new Parent Portal will now offer optional access to other information, too.
On Monday, May 2, 2016, UNH launched a new Parent Portal. The new system now provides service options for financial aid and final grades, in addition to UNH billing information. UNH students are in charge of granting parents access to any or all...
May 3, 2016, by UNH IT Staff
Mark Your Calendars!
Please take note the deadline for requesting Telecommunications’ work to be charged in FY16 is Friday, May 20, 2016.
Service order requests received after May 20, will be charged to FY17. This applies to all work orders, installations, moves of phones and data equipment, and purchases of data equipment. The final bill for FY16 is June 1, 2015.
As in previous years, the June 1 bill is the last bill of this fiscal year. The July 1 bill, which represents charges for June 1-30...
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...