Introducing OIT’s BigFix Self-Service Portal

The Office of Information Technology has launched it’s BigFix Self-Service Portal to better serve the needs of its managed users.  Now, OIT-managed PC users have the ability to install specific software without the need to contact the Help Desk. Continue Reading Introducing OIT’s BigFix Self-Service Portal

Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

As part of our ongoing security initiative, changes are planned for the UCI Google Workspace service that will affect all UCI Google users. These changes are intended to further protect accounts from unauthorized access.  Continue Reading Planned Changes to UCI Google Workspace Service

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Throughout October, OIT Security will be hosting events, sharing resources and providing helpful tips on how each member of the UCI community can protect themselves and the University from cyber threats. Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart. Continue Reading October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Poll Everywhere, Now Available for UCI Faculty & Staff

New Interactive, No-Cost Polling Resource Available for UCI Faculty & Staff Poll Everywhere, a popular web-based polling tool, is now available to faculty and staff as a free resource campus-wide. Using Poll Everywhere allows users to capture audience feedback across remote classes, meetings, and hybrid workspaces through live online polling, surveys, Q&As, quizzes, word clouds,… Continue Reading Poll Everywhere, Now Available for UCI Faculty & Staff

A Universal Change To Duration of Outlook Meetings

Beginning on Thursday, July 15, default meeting time settings on all UCI Microsoft Outlook accounts will be changed. Any new meetings scheduled in the Outlook calendar, will now default to 25 minutes and 50 minutes, instead of the legacy 30 and 60 minute options previously provided.  Doing so will help address meeting fatigue, and will… Continue Reading A Universal Change To Duration of Outlook Meetings

Duo MFA Now Required for UCI’s Virtual Private Network

Duo multi-factor authentication is now required to access UCI’s virtual private network (VPN). This new requirement applies to all users who are already enrolled in UCI’s Duo MFA. The process of connecting to the VPN will change slightly, with details outlined below:  After selecting the Connect button, a popup window will appear requesting the user’s… Continue Reading Duo MFA Now Required for UCI’s Virtual Private Network

Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business

On July 31, 2021, Microsoft is discontinuing Skype for Business. It is being replaced with Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams features chat options similar to Skype, and also includes richer messaging tools and new features to better collaborate within each unit.  UCI staff or faculty still using Skype for Business will need to begin using Microsoft… Continue Reading Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business

Student Duo Enrollment Begins

The Office of Information Technology will soon require Duo multi-factor authentication for all students.  Enabling this tool now means students won’t have to worry about any disruptions to UCI account access in the future. A website has been created to help students get signed up and to provide additional details and news announcements during the… Continue Reading Student Duo Enrollment Begins

Free Access to Udemy’s Professional Learning Platform

  The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has renewed the campuswide license of the professional learning platform, Udemy for Business for another year. This resource is free to all UCI employees to support their professional growth and development, especially during a time when remote learning has become a vital source of growth and connection. More… Continue Reading Free Access to Udemy’s Professional Learning Platform