ENHANCED – Visitor Wi-Fi • APPROVED – Remote Access Policy • NEW – eLearning Data Workshop • RELEASED – GL Account Management Enhancements

Enhancements Made to UF’s Visitor Wi-Fi Network <https://news.it.ufl.edu/infrastructure/enhancing-the-uf-visitors-wi-fi-network/>

→ Impacts patients and their families, alumni, prospective students and their families, vendors, and others who visit campus:

UFIT is replacing the university’s guest Wi-Fi network on Sunday, February 26. The new ufguest network will be live in all areas that the current ufvisitor network is available. Several enhancements are part of this deployment, making connecting to Wi-Fi while on campus a more streamlined and efficient process.   Enhancements include:

  1. A better Wi-Fi connection, due to built-in network redundancies 2. A simplified experience–guest users no longer have to establish a temporary access PIN 3. A Wi-Fi network that can handle more simultaneous users

UF Remote Access Policy – APPROVED <https://news.it.ufl.edu/security/universitys-remote-access-policy-approved/>

The Remote Access Policy<http://www.it.ufl.edu/policies/information-security/remote-access-policy/>, approved December 14, 2016, defines how the University of Florida allows remote access to its information systems and networks. The goal of this policy is to protect UF computers and data from attack and unauthorized Internet access, and applies to all methods used to access services and information systems from off campus. Any method used for remote access<https://security.ufl.edu/faculty-staff/learn-about-information-security/remote-access/> to UF services and information systems must be approved by VP & CIO Elias Eldayrie.

New Workshop for UF Instructors and Staff: Using e-Learning Data to Improve Learning <https://news.it.ufl.edu/education/workshop-using-e-learning-data-to-improve-learning/>

→ Let your faculty and other interested parties know:

UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training is facilitating a new workshop, “Using e-Learning Data to Improve Learning”. The workshop will be held on February 23, in Hub 221 from 10:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. Faculty, postdocs, and staff are invited to register via the IT Training website<https://training.it.ufl.edu/training/items/using-e-learning-data-to-improve-learning.html>.  Please contact<mailto:profgamm@ufl.edu> Instructional Designer Rodney Gammons with any questions.

Also:  GLAM Enhancements Released – February 6, 2017 UFIT released enhancements to the GatorLink Account Management system on Feb. 6.  The enhancements streamline the current process of resetting account passwords, and make it easier for UF community members to establish their account.  System enhancements include removing the “ReCaptcha” feature and adding email as a contact method for receiving account management verification codes.  If anyone you support experiences issues with managing their GatorLink account, please ask them to call (352-392-4357/HELP), email<mailto:helpdesk@ufl.edu>, or stop by the UF Computing Help Desk (132 Hub).

Expansion of the UF Dropbox Service – Now Available to All Faculty and Staff <https://news.it.ufl.edu/infrastructure/dropbox-for-education-service-expanded/>

The UF Dropbox for Education service is now available to all faculty and staff.  It features the same interface and functionalities everyone is accustomed to using, and provides up to 1 TB of storage.  Visit http://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorcloud/ to establish a free UF Dropbox for Education account.  More information about the service is available on the services’ FAQ page<http://www.it.ufl.edu/gatorcloud/uf-dropbox/frequently-asked-questions/>.

The COMPASS Program

The January 2017 Issue of the COMPASS Program Newsletter is online<https://compass.ufl.edu/2017/02/now-available-january-2017-update/>.