On Sunday, August 13, from midnight - 11 am, within the published maintenance window, we will be performing necessary maintenance and upgrades to Blackboard.
Information on the Petya ransomware threat, how to spot a ransomware attack, what you should do to reduce your risk, and what the IT Security Office is doing to protect KU data and systems.
Students, faculty and staff will lose access to most services and accounts—including email—210 days after they leave the University (see exceptions below).
May 3, 2017
If you received a message like the one below, DO NOT click any links or reply to the message.
April 26, 2017
KU Information Technology conducted our third self-phishing exercise today to raise awareness of IT security on campus and the dangers of phishing emails. KU IT conducted similar self-phishing exercises in October 2016 and in January this year.
KU's Blackboard resources website (blackboard.ku.edu) will soon be getting a new look and feel (see below). A new homepage and improved navigation will make it even easier to find the resources you need on Blackboard at KU.
February 3, 2017
July 26, 2017
June 22, 2016
With Skype for Business phone service, KU faculty and staff will use their computer to make and receive traditional phone calls via their KU work number.
KU students, faculty and staff now have 1TB of free cloud storage via OneDrive for Business and access to online versions of Microsoft Office products through Office 365 as part of a new service at KU called myCommunity.
Beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 11, KU Information Technology is upgrading the University’s email platform. This upgrade will not significantly change the Windows Outlook desktop client, but you will see improved design and new features in the Outlook Web App.
On Thursday, June 18, we made a change to the service that allows KU students, faculty and staff to synchronize their KU email and calendars to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Lync is now Skype for Business.
Microsoft is changing Lync to Skype for Business. KU faculty, staff and students may begin seeing the change to Skype for Business beginning April 14.
Your KU experience is filled with a wide range of websites and applications.
Thanks to a new three-year licensing agreement with Adobe, KU faculty and staff can now purchase a home use subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, etc.) for just $10 per year. That’s a savings of more than 95% off the standard educational price of $240 per year.
Do you want to work in a dynamic, flexible environment where you can make a difference? At KU Information Technology, our employees support the University of Kansas in its mission to educate leaders, build healthy communities and make discoveries that change the world.
As of Jan. 27, all KU Blackboard users can now create a Blackboard profile. If you haven't logged in since before Jan. 27, you’ll see a welcome screen with details about the new Blackboard profile found in the global navigation menu.
Earlier this year we redesigned and added new functionality to the myKU portal. The changes we made were based on customer feedback about the portal, and since that time we’ve continued to gather customer feedback and make small changes in the portal to improve the user experience.