On Wednesday morning November 5, from 6 - 7 a.m., we will be performing network maintenance that will affect some campus buildings (click on title to see list), which will cause a network outage of 5-10 minutes.
Credit Card Payment services will be unavailable on Monday morning November 3 from midnight - 4 a.m. Ecommerce departmental web sites, KUCard (Beak 'Em Bucks) recharges, and tuition payments will not be available during this maintenance. Other KUCard services will not be affected.
We will be performing routine maintenance on Oracle databases on Sunday morning November 2, from 7 a.m. - noon. We do not anticipate any service outages during this maintenance.
KU Information Technology is seeking a tenured faculty member to serve as an IT Faculty Fellow. This person will help KU IT better understand faculty needs and provide guidance on innovative solutions to support the academic and research goals of all KU faculty.
We have upgraded Blackboard to the most recent version and added a number of new, exciting features and enhancements contained in four new modules to help instructors and students better manage their courses and provide a more interactive and engaging learning environment.
As part of our efforts to improve Blackboard, KU is introducing four new Blackboard modules: Collaborate Suite, Content Management, Community Engagement and Outcomes Assessment. We expect to launch Collaborate Suite this fall.
Nearly every day in the KU Today e-newsletter from KU News, you can read about the innovative research your colleagues are working on here at KU. Strong research is vitally important to our standing as the state’s flagship university and our membership in the elite Association of American Universities (AAU). KU Information Technology is collaborating with campus partners to strengthen our technology infrastructure and implement new solutions to support KU researchers.
The Computer Services Facility at the University of Kansas is being renamed Price Computing Center in honor of Griffith Baley Price.
A serious vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) has gotten substantial press coverage since it was announced Monday. At this time, Microsoft has not released a fix, or announced that they will. The IT Security Office is aware of and monitoring the situation as it develops.
As you may already be aware from online and mainstream news reports, the “Heartbleed" bug is widespread and quite serious. Heartbleed affects software called “OpenSSL” that runs on many servers.