Information Technology Services Announces OneDrive

Did you know that you now have 5TB of storage space on you UofM One Drive? OneDrive (Microsoft’s internet-based storage platform) is available for use with external (non-UofM) colleagues. This service will provide a solution for sharing documents with others while working on research, class projects, or administrative collaboration. Remember, use of this service should align with all UofM policies and guidelines. (Please see UM1691 Campus Data Security Policy and the ITS Data Storage Guidelines.)

To access OneDrive, visit the University of Memphis Office 365 Webmail site (authenticate using your UUID and password). Look for the App Launcher (9 tiles in a square) at the upper left of the screen (near “Office 365” logo). Select OneDrive and let the collaboration begin!

Our OneDrive documentation highlights the features of Office 365 – OneDrive. ITS Center for Teaching & Learning will provide documentation and training. Visit Learning Curve for a listing of training.

Change in Service Desk Hours

ITS will implement a change in its Service Desk Call Center availability. Effective Sunday, May 6th, 2018, the ITS Service Desk will be available from 8:00 AM until 12 AM, seven days a week, excluding some holidays. Incoming calls after hours will be handled by voicemail services. If you require assistance after 12 AM, please leave a message or submit a service request. Messages will be checked daily and receive priority response the following business day. Thank you for your attention to this announcement and for your cooperation.

The Daylight Experience is on the Horizon

Beginning May 5, 2018, eCourseware will have a brand-new look and feel. The Daylight user layout in eCourseware makes it easy to navigate courses. From the visual look and feel to how users interact with eCourseware, Daylight helps ensure a best possible experience. Whether you’re a Faculty member setting up a quiz or a student uploading an assignment, the process should be simple. Daylight makes it easy to find what you need so that you can get things done faster. With new fonts, layouts, and color scheme, Daylight makes a great first impression. Its design invites users to dive right into their eCourseware experience and is accessible to those using assistive technologies.

For training, videos and updates see our Daylight Page.

ITS Launches New Wireless Access Pilot

Information Technology Services (ITS) is launching a new wireless access network pilot with an additional layer of security. Effective Aug. 14, uofm-secure will provide wireless users enhanced security for passwords and protection of University data. ITS welcomes your participation and cooperation in helping to keep both you and the University more secure with improved encryption. Existing UofM and uofm-guest wireless networks remain in place while the new uofm-secure network is tested. The need for two older networks will be addressed during the fall semester. To learn more visit our uofm-secure wireless page.

Get Started on the Right Foot with Blogs

If you’re just getting started using UoM blogs you’ll want to head to our Support page. There you can find Edublogs Getting Started site and other useful aides.

Blogs are a great tool, but having knowledge on how to use them makes this tool even more powerful.  Enjoy and happy blogging!

Welcome to Blogs.Memphis.Edu

Blogs.memphis.edu is the University’s installation of WordPress, a blogging service that allows Memphis faculty, staff, and students to collaborate around a common subject, such as an academic course, program, department, or community service. These blogs provide a place for users to share experiences, reflect on activities, and publish student creative works through written posts, pictures, videos, links, and comments.  As with other technology resources available at the University of Memphis, the Blogs.memphis.edu service is subject to the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources policy. (See the link to the policy)

Please note: By creating a blog, you agree that you are solely responsible for the content you create. Neither the content of your blog, nor the links to other web sites, are approved or endorsed by the University of Memphis. The text and other material on your blogs are the opinion of the specific author and are not official statements of advice, opinion or information of the University of Memphis.

To get started using your blog, click on the Log In button at the top of this page and Log In using your Memphis UUID. After you Log In you will be at your Dashboard page.  Select your blog (tiger_tom@memphis.edu, for example) and start editing your blog!

Also, here is a link that lists, The 5 Reasons Students Should Blog