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Google Workspace (Formerly G-Suite) Storage Changes

Sep 21, 2021

Google has announced they are changing their service and pricing models for educational institutions. These new models end unlimited storage for all accounts. UC Irvine expects to transition to these new pricing and storage models between mid 2022 and early 2023.  This post will contain general information regarding the changes, along with updated guidance for… Continue Reading Google Workspace (Formerly G-Suite) Storage Changes

OIT Walk-in Help Desk Closed

Sep 16, 2021

The OIT Walk-in Help Desk in Aldrich Hall will remain closed until further notice. Call (949) 824-2222 or email oit@uci.edu. We are staffed and ready to help, day or night. Watch for our new live chat service – coming soon. Continue Reading OIT Walk-in Help Desk Closed

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Poll Everywhere, Now Available for UCI Faculty & Staff

Jul 27, 2021

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

UCI makes universal change to default meeting times in Microsoft Outlook

A Universal Change To Duration of Outlook Meetings

Jul 14, 2021

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

Jul 14, 2021

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

Jun 24, 2021

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

Technology at UCI: 2020 Impact Report

2020 Technology Impact Report

Jun 16, 2021

The 2020 Technology Impact Report represents the work that the Office of Information Technology did on a number of critical projects across our teams, and highlights the best examples of how OIT worked together with our campus partners to support digital transformation at UCI during an unprecedented year. Continue Reading 2020 Technology Impact Report

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Student Duo Enrollment Begins

May 18, 2021

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

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Free Access to Udemy’s Professional Learning Platform

May 13, 2021

  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