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Sophos upgrade 2019

From Monday 20 May, Information Services will be upgrading Sophos on all University managed laptop and desktop computers (see schedule below). Sophos will be upgraded to Sophos Central, which utilises cloud based technology to improve detection rates and has a modernised interface. The core functionality of Sophos Anti-Virus will remain the same. The installation of …

Recruitment now open for 2019 Student IT tutors

Student IT Support (SITS) tutors recruitment Are you a postgraduate or undergraduate student who would like to help other students with IT services when they arrive at the University? If you are, then a job on the Student IT Support programme (SITS) at this year’s start-of-session could be just the opportunity for you! Here’s what’s on offer …

Finance System upgrade *update*

An upgrade to the University finance system, Agresso, is now well underway as part of the Digital Futures programme. IS are working with Finance to deliver an upgrade to our Finance System (currently called Agresso). The project, sponsored by Sally Blackamore and managed by Gayle Cooper, commenced September 2018 and falls under the ‘Digital Futures’ programme of work. We will …

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – coming soon 

As part of the overarching Security Remediation project, led by the University’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), we will soon be introducing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).   MFA is used to mitigate against password guessing and theft, including brute force attacks. MFA can also be called 2-step verification or 2-factor authentication (2FA). It requires users to approve access requests via the …

Migration of recordings to Engage

Thank you for your support and use of Engage, our new ‘Active Learning Platform’. We know that it has been challenging moving to Engage at the start of term, but we are pleased to report that there have been over 16,000 recordings since September 23rd, and 235,000 hours of viewings and downloads. Now that Engage is …

Freshers IT Survey – Competition Winner

Thank you to all students who participated in our survey Congratulations to Sofenit Thewodros from the Health Sciences who won the Fresher’s IT Survey Prize.  1100 students responded to the Freshers’ survey in 2018; 474 more than in 2017. All students who completed the survey were entered into a prize draw to win an Apple iPad …

Getting Started with… Planner and Teams

Office 365 Workshop Dates – Early 2019 Want to get to grips with all that Office 365 has to offer? Our upcoming series of 1 hour sessions will give you the basics to get started with two key Office 365 applications: Planner and Teams. Details are below. Sessions at University Park and Jubilee, there is …

Agresso Upgrade Underway

An upgrade to the University finance system, Agresso, is now well underway as part of the Digital Futures programme. A like for like upgrade to our Finance System, (Currently called Agresso, but will in future be called ‘Business World’), is now well underway and forms part of the Digital Futures programme of work.  The project, sponsored by …

Awareness of phishing emails

As a large institution, the University of Nottingham will, from time to time, be targeted for malicious emails including spam, viruses, malware and phishing attacks. These emails can cause a lot of damage to University data but also could have significant personal impact, including financial consequences. Our users have reported recent Phishing emails with the …

Engage – your new active learning platform

Earlier this year, we announced we were upgrading our Lecture Capture service, Echo360 and we invited you to choose a new name. We’re delighted to confirm that ‘Engage’, your new active learning platform is now operational in all UK teaching rooms. Congratulations to Dimitrios Potsos (pictured on the right) on winning the name competition. Via Engage you can …