Eduroam simplifies wireless access for travelers
The campus has joined eduroam, a service that gives UC Davis faculty, students and staff free, easy and secure access to wireless networks when they travel to other universities all across the world.
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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.
Join 600 of your UC Davis colleagues and make your online life safer
As of November 30, more than 600 faculty and staff at UC Davis have completed a short, online University of California course that shows them how to protect Social Security numbers, bank and health account data, and other sensitive information stored in computers.
Campus wireless users will need to accept new certificate Oct. 29
UC Davis faculty, students and staff who access moobilenetx or resnetx from their laptops--and in some cases, from their smartphones or tablets--will be prompted to accept a new security certificate the first time they use their device on either wireless network after 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29.
New website can help you identify authentic campus email messages
The next time you receive a UC or UC Davis e-mail message that looks authentic--but asks you for information that could be a clever phishing attempt--you can check a new campus website to help you decide if the message is legitimate.
Hundreds of Aggies take UC's new information security course; 4 receive incentive awards
Nearly 500 UC Davis faculty or staff members took a new, short online UC course in August that showed them how to protect their sensitive information stored in computers. Four received $50 gift cards for their efforts.
New tutorial teaches personal ID security, offers personal incentive
A new, short, online tutorial shows UC Davis faculty and staff how to protect sensitive information stored in computers. Anyone who completes the training will learn how to protect their electronic information and identity, and could also receive a $50 gift card.
New 'clickers' recommended for UC Davis faculty, students
A key UC Davis technology committee has recommended a new standard "clicker" for use in campus classrooms--the iClicker. The hand-held devices, similar to remote controls, are used to poll students in class.
SmartSite upgrade finishes early
Information and Educational Technology successfully upgraded SmartSite's software this weekend, as scheduled.
IET announces organizational changes
Information and Educational Technology (IET) has announced important changes to its organization starting July 1.
It's confirmed: SmartSite upgrade will occur June 22-23
Testing and preparations have confirmed that the campus is ready to install the next version upgrade of the Sakai software that powers SmartSite on June 22-23. The work will start at 10 p.m. Friday and end by 8 a.m. Saturday. SmartSite will be unavailable during that window.
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