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Recent News & Events

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

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

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

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

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

Inclusive IT Language Guide

Apr 30, 2021

OIT is committed to building a positive and inclusive environment that drives engagement, supports development, and enhances performance. By embracing our core values – especially those of inclusiveness and respect – we strengthen connections and collaborations across all of UCI. Continue Reading Inclusive IT Language Guide

Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative, Now Available

Apr 28, 2021

Access to Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative is now available to UCI faculty and staff at no cost. This free resource is for anyone interested in growing their skills in AI engineering, business intelligence or data. Access to this training platform typically costs several thousand dollars a year. Through the Enterprise Skills Initiative, participants can access… Continue Reading Microsoft’s Enterprise Skills Initiative, Now Available

Campus Web Search Upgraded

Apr 27, 2021

As of Friday, April 23, the UCI.edu search application has been upgraded to Google Programmable Search. What does this mean for you? Continue Reading Campus Web Search Upgraded

2019 OIT Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Office of Information Technology has embarked on the third cycle of our customer satisfaction survey as part of an overall strategy for continuous service improvement. In cooperation with UC San Diego, who has been successfully using this process for many years, we hope to enhance our understanding of which IT services are of most value to you, and where we have opportunities to serve you better.

We Heard You

OIT leadership has analyzed the results to develop a plan for the next fiscal year. Areas that appear to need special attention are being prioritized and a general plan for making improvements is being implemented.

We Heard You 2019

 

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