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.
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.