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Preparing for Spring Semester

Depending upon what you would like to do with your class (e.g., try Moodle), now may be the time to start preparing for spring.

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Compromised Accounts Used in University Payroll Theft Scheme

Why you should keep your University Internet ID secure

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Captioning Video

Do you have video material on the Web or use it in your courses? Are these materials captioned?

Posted on Friday, Nov 14, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Social Engineering: You are Your Own Best Defense

What is "social engineering" and how can it lead to a cyber attack into your computer, accounts or mobile devices?

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Is Your Web Site Accessible?

Reminder: the deadline for making legacy University of Minnesota Web pages WCAG AA compliant is approaching.

Posted on Monday, Nov 10, 2014 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Google Drive for Education Now has Unlimited Storage

With Drive for Education users can put an end to worries about storage limits.

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Staff Updates

We are pleased to announce that Kara Hanson is a new ITSS Academic Technologist. Joanna (Joey) Helder has moved within ITSS from TechCenter/End User Support to Systems Administrator. And Becky Nelson joined our staff as a temporary TechCenter/End User Support replacement for Joey.

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Local Email Delivery Retired

On Friday, October 31, 2014, ITSS shutdown local email delivery service. Starting November 1, all email addressed to UMD email accounts that have not migrated into Gmail will be bounced back with the message: "Account permanently disabled."

Posted on Monday, Nov 3, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

New Accessibility Training Video Available

The video "Course Foundations of UX: Accessibility" is available to University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff via

Posted on Monday, Oct 20, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments

Welcome New Staff

We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired two End User Support staff to replace ITSS staff who retired last spring.

Posted on Friday, Oct 3, 2014 | Permalink | No Comments