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Engage eText

Engage eText: What Students Need To Know

If your spring semester courses offer digital textbooks and other materials via Engage, here’s what you need to know—including how much money students have saved on print textbooks and other advantages. (Instructors: Order by Dec 1 for the spring 2022 semester.) Continue Reading Engage eText: What Students Need To Know

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IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.

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Join Us For “CommunITea”

Thursdays at 3:30pm via Zoom. Oct 21: IT Leadership Program offerings this year, Q&A (ITLP applications now open!). Continue Reading Join Us For “CommunITea”

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Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

Unscripted conversations with CIO Lois Brooks. Fridays, 9:15am. Next special guest: Dr Christina Olstad, dean of students, Oct 22. Continue Reading Virtual Office Hours With UW–‍Madison CIO Lois Brooks

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Endpoint Management Project Roadmap

An "endpoint" is a computing device that communicates back and forth with a network, including desktops, laptops, servers, and smartphones. Learn more about this project, critical to reducing threats to university networks. Continue Reading Endpoint Management Project Roadmap

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A Conversation on Gender Allyship

Join us Oct 20 on Zoom for a conversation with Karen Catlin, nationally known author of "Better Allies: Everyday Actions To Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces." Presented by UW Women+ In IT. Continue Reading A Conversation on Gender Allyship

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10/11 Phishing Alert! Subject: “Evaluation of State Retirement Benefits for University of Wisconsin System”

There are active phishing campaigns on campus in which the attacker impersonates a consultant offering retirement advice. The email asks recipients to click a link to schedule an appointment or to unsubscribe. Continue Reading 10/11 Phishing Alert! Subject: “Evaluation of State Retirement Benefits for University of Wisconsin System”

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Manage Your Passwords With LastPass Enterprise

UW–‍Madison has implemented LastPass Enterprise to help you store and easily access all your passwords. Get details on what LastPass is and why you should use it. Continue Reading Manage Your Passwords With LastPass Enterprise

#BeCyberSmart October is Cybersecurity awareness month with digital brain

Join us for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

You're invited to 3 virtual events to help you learn about the importance of cybersecurity and get info and tools to be more safe and secure online. Next up: Oct 13, "Hot Hacks and Scams." Continue Reading Join us for Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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Final call for I&TLC 2021 proposals!

Submit your proposal by Oct 13 to present at the 8th annual Information & Technology Leadership Conference on Nov 30. Continue Reading Final call for I&TLC 2021 proposals!

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Are your smart home devices secure?

Smart TVs, cameras, speakers, watches, toys, phones, tablets and other internet-connected devices add convenience to our lives, but their security isn't guaranteed. Get tips to protect your personal info. Continue Reading Are your smart home devices secure?

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Sign Up For The 2021-22 UW IT Mentoring Matchup Program

Expand your personal and professional network, improve cross-campus collaboration, and work with other IT folks to improve your own skillset. Submit your interest by Oct 18. Continue Reading Sign Up For The 2021-22 UW IT Mentoring Matchup Program

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Workaround Options In The Event Of Campus Wireless Issues

Here are some alternatives you can try if the campus wireless network is having difficulties. Plus, how and why to contact the Help Desk whenever you run into tech issues. Continue Reading Workaround Options In The Event Of Campus Wireless Issues

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UW–Madison Zoom Implementation Roadmap Update

From outreach to documentation, here is the latest news from the UW‍–‍Madison Zoom implementation team at DoIT, with support of the Zoom advisory group. Continue Reading UW–Madison Zoom Implementation Roadmap Update

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Tech Tip: Create Backup Codes For MFA-Duo

Sooner or later, you're going to find yourself unable to use a phone for multi-factor authentication. The solution? Generate a list of backup passcodes for future use. Here's how. Continue Reading Tech Tip: Create Backup Codes For MFA-Duo

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Join Us On Social

Follow us to get tech tips, news, scam and outage alerts, ways to stay safe and secure online, info about events and learning opportunities, and more. Continue Reading Join Us On Social

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Register For The Cybersecurity Forward 2021 Review and Networking Session

Join us as we discuss Cybersecurity Forward 2021 and upcoming Cybersecurity Awareness Month events. The last 30 minutes will be reserved for informal networking. Continue Reading Register For The Cybersecurity Forward 2021 Review and Networking Session

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EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2021 in Philadelphia Or Remote

Experience the best thinking in higher-ed IT. Philadelphia, Oct 26-29. Attend virtually or in person. Continue Reading EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2021 in Philadelphia Or Remote

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What is eduroam?

During the recent intermittent campus wireless network outage, you may have heard suggestions to use eduroam as your wireless network. Learn more about it in this article. Continue Reading What is eduroam?

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Campus Wireless Network Status

UPDATE: 9/23/21, 8:30pm — The wireless network is now stable. You should no longer have issues connecting to the wireless network through UWNet or eduroam. DoIT technologists continue to monitor the network for any signs of instability. If problems, please call the Help Desk at 608-‍264-‍4357 and check the Outages page for the latest: outages.doit.wisc.edu. Continue Reading Campus Wireless Network Status

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