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Teaching room AV upgrades

A number of AV refurbishments have taken place over summer 2017 to meet new teaching room standards. Medical School LT3 and LT4 were both upgraded with high powered laser projectors with long-throw lenses, in order that the projectors could be mounted in the projection rooms, not in the theatre itself. In addition, new column array …

Cyber awareness – Wireless security

The university has been made aware of a significant cyber ‘flaw’ that can impact wireless security. The ‘flaw’, which has been termed as ‘Key Reinstallation Attack’ (KRACK), can leave devices connected via Wi-Fi more vulnerable to hijack and attack. Information Services are taking actions to protect the university, but in the meantime, we would please …

New Cyber Security video

Staying safe online – new material for students In order to increase awareness regarding cyber safety, Information Services have produced a number of new promotional materials for students to promote ‘staying safe online’. Firstly, we’ve produced a new video, featured on our IT Services YouTube playlist – which captures the key messages for students about …

Smart Bars have the answers – Welcome Back!

Our five IT Smart Bars are now open again following the summer break.   We took our pop-up Smart Bar to the registration event at the David Ross Sports Centre where our fantastic Student IT Support tutors were on-hand to help new students with their IT issues. From Monday 25 September, anyone with an IT query …

New Office 365 videos for students

Introducing our new Office 365 videos for new and returning students Information Services have produced three new ‘how to’ videos to help new and returning students to get to grips with some very useful and important features of Office 365 Introducing Office 365 – view the video here This video is a quick fire summary of …

Cyber attacks target universities

As we move closer towards the start of a new academic session, Information Services would ask our UoN community to be particularly vigilant regarding cyber security and phishing attacks, as we will very likely see an increase in activity at this time of year, especially targeting new students. This week the BBC reported reported that …

Summer upgrades in Lecture Theatres and Teaching Rooms

Earlier this month, we alerted users to the programme of work being undertaken by Information Services to upgrade PCs in lecture theatres and teaching rooms to Windows 10. We’re also introducing further changes to IT equipment and software in learning spaces that will benefit staff and students. Changes to screen annotation One of the advantages …

Windows 10 is coming to campus near you

Changes to Windows operating system in open access areas This summer Information Services will be undertaking a programme of work to install Windows 10 on all PCs located in open access areas including libraries, cafes, computer rooms, lecture theatres and teaching rooms ready for the start of the 2017/18 academic session. This upgrade ensures that …

Changes to Windows logon in lecture theatres and teaching rooms

Windows 10 upgrade 2017 This summer, Information Services is undertaking a programme of work to upgrade lecture theatre and teaching room PCs to Windows 10.  As part of this upgrade, a new method of logging into lectern PCs will be implemented from 15 August 2017. This will apply to existing Windows 7 lectern PCs whilst …

UoN Office 365 – on the road again

The Smarter Computing team are scheduling another round of Office 365 Roadshows next month. If you have not yet had the chance to attend, you can find them at the following locations: 5  September – 10:00 – 12:00, Sir Clive Grainger, A41, University Park 6 September – 13:30 – 15:30, Gateway building A07, Sutton Bonington …