When the new MyUCDavis student services portal debuts on Oct. 1, the campus will also get its first look at Aggie Feed--a new way to distribute and receive information about campus events.
Aggie Feed is an activity stream, similar to Twitter but without the focus on social interaction or 140-character limit. As the service develops, departments, authorized personnel and campus organizations will be able to post items to Aggie Feed, and use it as a real-time stream of information gathered from many campus sources.
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IT Express will close for Thanksgiving, but you can always check xbase
The IT Express Computing Services Help Desk will reduce its hours during the long Thanksgiving weekend, but anyone who needs its help during the holiday can still tap its online library of more than 1,000 help documents.
Coming soon, a new look for SmartSite
During winter break, SmartSite is scheduled to adopt a redesigned user portal that is easier to use than the current version, especially on small screens.
MU computer room will close Oct. 31, reopen in Wellman Nov. 4
The open access computer room in 177 Memorial Union is moving to Wellman Hall at the end of October to accommodate a planned renovation of the MU.
Get free help setting a mobile password during lunch on Oct. 30
You've decided to install a password and timeout on your smartphone or tablet. But you could use a hand from someone who knows the technology, just to confirm you're doing it correctly.
Please, put a password and timeout on that smartphone!
The colorful posters showing up on campus bulletin boards this fall depict unhappy events that befell smartphone owners who work or study at UC Davis. But the outcomes could have been much worse.
Box.com available to campus starting Oct. 1
Faculty, students and staff will soon gain access to Box.com, a powerful file-sharing and data storage tool.
Coming soon to campus: Google Apps, Box.com and new email services
Faculty, students and staff will gain access to new communication and collaboration tools in 2013-14, starting as soon as next week.
Common campus login page will add mobile version, new wording
Faculty, staff and students soon will see two changes to the Central Authentication Service (CAS) login page--the familiar screen that guards MyUCDavis, SmartSite, MyTravel, and dozens of other UC Davis services.
Latest phishing outbreak underscores importance of knowing how to spot the scams
A new rash of phishing attacks against campus email accounts shows why people need to know how to identify and avoid the scams.
Student computer recommendations updated for 2013-14
The question returns each year as new students prepare to enroll at UC Davis: What kind of computer should they bring? The set of recommended computer configurations for students, recently updated for 2013-14, has guidance.
Improve your knowledge of Web accessibility on May 9
Learn more about Web accessibility--and if you manage Web pages, get them tested--at the free Global Accessibility Awareness Day event at UC Davis this Thursday, May 9.
Registration opens for IT Security Symposium at UC Davis
Registration has opened for the 2013 IT Security Symposium, an event for University of California IT professionals to be held June 18-19 at UC Davis.
Part of rSmart is sold; no changes to SmartSite are expected
rSmart, an open-source software services company, has sold its learning management division to Asahi Net International. The division hosts SmartSite for UC Davis, but no changes to SmartSite are expected.
Privacy-enhancing software available at no or low-cost for personal use
Identity Finder Home Edition, a software program that scans personally owned computers and reports the presence of high-risk personal identity information (PII), is now available for private use at low cost to UC Davis faculty and staff, and no cost to students.
Levin addresses emerging topics of academic tech in UC Davis blog
E-textbooks. Hybrid and online courses. Using learner analytics to assess experiments involving academic technology. The future of SmartSite.
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