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Duo update: Most of us have now enrolled; drop-in sessions are in the works

February 15, 2019

As you likely know by now, UC Davis expects all faculty, staff, and student employees to enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication. Adopting Duo will improve the security of privacy and information—UC Davis’, as well as yours.

For a reminder about how Duo works, jump to the end of this article. Meanwhile, here are updates about the progress at UC Davis:

Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019

February 01, 2019

Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.

Dear Colleagues,

UC Davis is extending the deadline for placing campus email accounts behind Duo multi-factor authentication until later this calendar year. The extension gives the campus additional time to address the complexities of using Duo with certain versions of hardware and email software. This decision was reached in consultation with the Academic Senate Committee on Information Technology, Academic Senate leadership, and other campus partners.

To improve login security, and use UCPath, it’s time to enroll in Duo

January 25, 2019

Faculty, staff, and student employees must enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) so they can access UCPath, the new UC payroll and human resources system that UC Davis will adopt in March.

Enrolling in Duo will also improve account security at UC Davis overall. MFA is becoming a standard practice to protect information and privacy throughout the University of California, and thousands of people at UC Davis already use Duo to protect their campus accounts.

Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals

January 22, 2019

The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference.

The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.

This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:

Cooperating on computers

March 06, 2018

Aggie Desktop, an emerging service, improves the way the campus manages desktop computing environments for staff and faculty by offering a common set of hardware, software and processes. The leadership and support of the service are similarly collaborative, drawing from the talents of four large academic and administrative organizations: The College of Engineering; Finance, Operations and Administration; the College of Letters and Science; and Information and Educational Technology.

 

Starting Feb. 10, dialing from 916 will change

January 16, 2018

If you have a 916 area code number, get ready to change your dialing habits and perhaps update your saved or programmed phone numbers.

Starting Feb. 10, when you call from a 916 number, you must include the area code of the number you’re dialing for the call to go through. Instead of dialing seven digits, you’ll dial 1 + ten.

For example, to reach UC Davis Health, you’ll dial 1-916-734-2011. Simply dialing 734-2011 won’t work anymore.

Cut to Sacramento fiber-optic cable disrupts network access at UC Davis

December 21, 2017

Several important UC Davis services were unavailable starting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, when a construction project in downtown Sacramento severed a fiber-optic cable that carries network traffic to and from the Sacramento data center used by UC Davis.
 
Computing accounts, Banner, UC Davis Canvas, Final Grade Submission, myucdavis, and Office 365 were among the services affected. UC Davis services were re-established about 2:30 p.m. after technical personnel were able to restore a redundant network access channel.
 
The outage affected much more than UC Davis.

UC Davis Canvas course rosters now identify wait-listed students to faculty

December 14, 2017

A recent change to UC Davis Canvas makes it easy for faculty to identify wait-listed students in class rosters.

Instructors can see the improvement when they look at the roster displayed in the People tool of their course sites. Beginning with classes taught in the upcoming winter quarter/spring semester, any students who are wait-listed will have “Student_Waitlist” after their names (see example).

Previously, students were listed simply as students, whether they were on a wait list or not.