February 2018 OET Newsletter
Exchange Clients to Migrate March 20
Exchange users in CEHD will have their accounts migrated to Exchange Online on Tuesday, March 20. The best way to add security for your UD Exchange account is to migrate it to Exchange Online, so that you can use Microsoft Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to protect your account and information. If you are an Exchange client, we will send you an email message in early March with further details and directions.
To prepare for the migration, we recommend that Exchange clients configure MFA now on their mobile devices. You can use either Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator, available in the Google Play and App Store, to configure MFA. Directions on configuring MFA are available from IT. All OET staff will be available to assist you on March 20 or you can contact OET for assistance in the meantime.
We have a limited number of NVivo 11 licenses available for CEHD faculty and staff. If you are interested in obtaining one of these licenses, contact OET.
2018 Secure UD Training
Look for IT to release phase I of the 2018 Secure UD Training in March. You will receive an email from the official email address of Secure UD, firstname.lastname@example.org, to announce the availability of the program. You also have the option to log into the Secure UD site directly. Although phase I will remain available through September 2018, we encourage you to complete the training as soon as possible to strengthen your cybersecurity knowledge. Phase II will be available October 2018 through early 2019. Unit heads may request a training completion report by sending email to email@example.com.
Accessibility – Reaching the widest possible audience
We all want the course content, articles and communications that we produce to reach the widest possible audience. Making sure that our websites, online courses, and online communications meet accessibility standards can make that goal a reality. Units from across the University are working to create a website and provide tools to help us get our content accessible. You will hear more about this initiative in early March. In the meantime, some basic media accessibility information is available on OET’s site.
January Phishing Stats
Total # of people who clicked on the January phish: 108
Total # of people who clicked on the phish from CEHD: 4
Only four individuals from CEHD clicked on the phish sent in January by IT. Keep up the good work–our goal of zero clicks is within reach! As a general reminder, don’t click on any links or open attachments in messages you were not expecting. Report suspicious email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WordPress Users Group: Layouts, Part II
The WordPress Users Group will continue looking at Layouts on Wednesday, March 21, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in 205 Willard Hall Education Building. In the last session, we took a brief look at all of the different widgets available within the Layouts system. In our next session, we will take a closer look at some of the elements that come built into Layouts. We’ll go over the options in the Tabs, Accordion and Grid of cells widgets as well as discuss how to best use those items. Bring your laptops so you can try things out! The WordPress Users Group is open to all UD faculty and staff.
We invite you to Access Abilities, a free, interactive event to explore features built into Apple products on Friday, April 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. You’ll see how Mac and iPad offer a rich set of accessibility features that you can customize to assist you at work, in the classroom, and at home.
• Learn about Apple’s latest accessibility initiatives.
• Discover how accessibility features increase efficiency and convenience for everyone.
• Delve into accessibility features that support individuals with physical/motor, hearing, speech, vision, and learning disabilities.
Refreshments will be provided. Access Abilities will be held at the Center for Disabilities Studies, 461 Wyoming Road. Seats are limited. For a schedule and to register, visit http://bit.ly/accessabilities.
Access Abilities is sponsored by Apple, Office of Disability Support Services, Center for Disabilities Studies, Office of Educational Technology, and the Education Resource Center.
In the Community: DigiGirlz Day is May 8
DigiGirlz is a day-long program on May 8, free to 8th and 9th grade girls in Delaware schools. Registration for the program, which highlights career and learning opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), opens March 5. More information is available through DigiKnow. The Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Center for Educational Technology, the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, and Microsoft offer the program.