Oct. 28: Updates & Opportunities (New Canvas Transition Courses, Win2003 End-of-Life, FREE Website, Mobile User Experience Training)

Three New Workshops Supporting Transition to Canvas
This November, UFIT begins offering three new workshops to help faculty teach and manage their courses in Canvas: Effective Use of Canvas Groups, The Power of Rubrics in Canvas (Part I), and Peer Review in Canvas (Part II).   The new courses are all being offered multiple times in November and December, with additional workshop dates to be added. To register, visit https://training.it.ufl.edu/ufit-workshops/.  Please let the faculty in your area know about these new workshops, and that assistance with teaching in Canvas is available through UFIT’s e-Learning group at (352)392-4357, option 3.

Win2003 Server Death Date: July 14, 2015
Effective July 14, 2015, Microsoft support for Windows 2003 ends. University of Florida IT staff should plan now for the upgrade, replacement, or retirement of systems running Windows 2003.  Because of the potential for security compromises once Microsoft stops issuing patches or updates, VP & CIO Elias Eldayrie and Chief Information Security Officer Rob Adams are sharing lists of active Win2003 servers at UF with the deans, directors, and department chairs whose areas still use them.  Unit IT managers that need assistance with remediating Windows 2003 servers should submit a support request or contact David Gagne (dagagne@ufl.edu) in UFIT’s Technology Support Services group as soon as possible to discuss solutions.

Technically Speaking: November 5-6


The 2014 “Technically Speaking” FREE training event is November 5-6 in the Reitz Union Auditorium.

Day One –University Websites: Creating exemplary college websites with limited resources and organizational challenges.
Day TwoThe Mobile User Experience: Essential UX design principles for small-screen websites and apps.

Faculty and staff may register to attend one or both days of the training. To register, visit the Technically Speaking Registration page.

Update:  ITSM Initiative
For a sneak peek of the new platform, branded “myIT,” click here.
For information ranging from security roles to training and more, please visit the Resources section of the ITSM website.

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Tracy Gale
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UF Information Technology
1012 Turlington Hall/ PO Box #117345
Phone: (352) 273-1559