Technews Technews for UC Davis IET en Software code upgrade has addressed problem behind erratic eduroam access <p>The recent Wi-Fi disruptions on campus were caused by a software bug that prevented equipment from properly balancing the demand for connections to the network. A software upgrade installed on Oct. 8 and 11, plus follow-up work on Oct. 18, has solved the problem.</p> October 21, 2019 Anonymous Gradescope grading app now available to all UC Davis faculty <p>All UC Davis faculty now have access to Gradescope, an app with roots at UC Berkeley that can streamline and improve the grading process.</p> <p>More than 60 UC Davis instructors have used Gradescope so far, and wider use is expected as more faculty learn about the tool and what it offers them. The campus has obtained a license for faculty at UC Davis, and has integrated the tool so that instructors can use it through the UC Davis Canvas learning management system.</p> October 15, 2019 Anonymous Upgrade to address campus wireless problems starts at 7 tonight; short service losses possible <p>Information and Educational Technology will update key pieces of equipment that support eduroam, the campus wireless network, starting at 7 tonight. The maintenance is due to end by 6 a.m. Friday.</p> October 10, 2019 Anonymous Floppy & Cow: Making the internet safe again <p>Meet Floppy and Cow, a couple of characters at UC Davis. One has an uncanny ability to misuse technology, sometimes in spectacular fashion. The other understands how tech works.</p> October 10, 2019 Anonymous New ideas for faculty on how to use Canvas, other tools of digital learning <p>A new resource offers faculty ideas on how they can use or experiment with UC Davis Canvas and other tools of digital learning when teaching at UC Davis.</p> October 07, 2019 Anonymous Computer Lab Management moves main office from Surge IV to Surge II <p>The campus office that manages more than two dozen computer rooms and computer labs at UC Davis has moved its headquarters into a neighboring building.</p> <p>Computer Lab Management, a unit in Information and Educational Technology, moved from 301 Surge IV into part of <a href="">Surge II</a> during the first week in September. IET re-arranged space for a few of its other, more internal services to accommodate the change. </p> September 10, 2019 Anonymous Microtalks and more: Summer teaching and tech institute returns Sept. 13 <p>The microtalks by UC Davis faculty are among the best reasons to go to the yearly Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, and <a href="">this year’s lineup</a> is no exception.</p> September 03, 2019 Anonymous At the redone Rec Pool, enjoy the water, volleyball – and newly added wi-fi <p>The improved UC Davis Recreation Pool has spacious grounds, attractive pools, renovated showers and restrooms, a sand volleyball pit, and an upgrade visitors might not notice until they pick up their phones, maybe to share a Rec Pool selfie with their friends:</p> <p>The popular spot for swimming and recreation at La Rue and Hutchison now has access to eduroam, the campus wireless network.</p> July 15, 2019 Anonymous Time to upgrade: Old mobile software won’t work securely with Duo after July 28 <p>If your smartphone or tablet uses iOS 10 or Android 6 with Duo, then you need to upgrade to newer versions of the operating software by July 28. After that date, Duo will not work securely with iOS 10 or Android 6.</p> May 10, 2019 Anonymous Registration opens for UC Davis Information Security Symposium <p>Registration has opened for the 2019 Information Security Symposium, to be held June 18-19 at UC Davis.</p> <p>The $125 registration cost includes attendance at all events, breakfast and lunch each day, and conference materials.</p> <p>The symposium usually sells out in advance. Read more at the symposium <a href="">website</a>. </p> April 16, 2019 Anonymous Update: Faculty, staff and student employees are strongly encouraged to enroll in Duo by May 31 <p>UC Davis has set a target date of Friday, May 31, for enrolling as many faculty, staff, and student employees in Duo multi-factor authentication as possible. If you are among these groups and have not yet signed up, please do so by the end of May.</p> <p>The Duo requirement does not currently cover campus email accounts. UC Davis has temporarily excluded these accounts from Duo to simplify the Duo enrollment process.</p> April 08, 2019 Anonymous Spring faculty forums include instructional influence of Sept. 11, teaching when campus is shut <p>Academic Technology Services has posted its list of spring quarter forums for faculty, with topics that look both interesting and practical—ranging from “How September 11th Changed the Way I Deliver Instruction” by entomology Professor Walter Leal, to strategies for teaching during emergency campus closures like the one caused by smoke from Northern California wildfires last fall.</p> March 27, 2019 Anonymous Network Operations Center schedules important repair work for March 30 <p>The campus is taking advantage of the relative quiet of spring break to repair critically damaged power infrastructure in the Network Operations Center.</p> <p>The work is scheduled to be performed from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Power will maintained via mobile power generators to keep the center operating. No disruptions are anticipated. However, if the center were to go offline, access to services through the campus network would be affected. </p> March 22, 2019 Anonymous Let there be coverage: Shields’ Main Reading Room gets stronger wi-fi <p>Students who use the Main Reading Room in Shields Library now enjoy a much stronger connection to the campus wireless network, eduroam.</p> March 21, 2019 Anonymous Student employees, you need to sign up for Duo, too <p>You might have heard about Duo at UC Davis. For now it’s mainly a concern for faculty and staff, but if you’re a student employee, the news concerns you too. You need to enroll in Duo this spring because you work here.</p> <p>Here are the details:</p> February 22, 2019 Anonymous Want help enrolling in Duo? Drop by any of these sessions <p>If you have questions or would like help enrolling in Duo, come to one of these drop-in enrollment sessions during the week starting Feb. 25. Information and Educational Technology consultants will be available to assist you.</p> <p>Bring your smartphone, or a token if you intend to use that option. For more information about Duo multi-factor authentication, please see <a href=""></a>.</p> February 19, 2019 Anonymous Duo update: Most of us have now enrolled; drop-in sessions are in the works <p>Feb. 19 update: Schedule of drop-in sessions is <a href="">posted here</a>.</p> <p>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.</p> February 15, 2019 Anonymous Duo enrollment update: Email requirement extended to later in 2019 <p>Note: This message was emailed to faculty and staff, including TAs and student employees, on Feb. 1.</p> <p>Dear Colleagues,</p> February 01, 2019 Anonymous To improve login security, and use UCPath, it’s time to enroll in Duo <p>Faculty, staff, and student employees must enroll in Duo multi-factor authentication (MFA) so they can access <a href="">UCPath</a>, the new UC payroll and human resources system that UC Davis will adopt in March.</p> January 25, 2019 Anonymous Information Security Symposium at UC Davis calls for proposals <p>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.</p> <p>The event occurs June 18-19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although the fee will be waived for presenters.</p> <p>This year’s theme is Connect, Share, Fortify. Sessions will focus on:</p> January 22, 2019 Anonymous