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Posted Date: 06/08/2018

The UC Computing Services Conference at UC Davis has sold out. To be added to a wait list in case space becomes available, email uccsc2018-registration@ucdavis.edu.

The annual UC conference meets Aug. 13-15 this year. See details at uccsc.ucdavis.edu.

Posted Date: 06/07/2018

Plans are taking shape for the 2018 Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), where UC Davis faculty will “meet with colleagues from across the disciplines, talk about teaching discoveries and strategies, and learn about new technologies that help our students accomplish their learning objectives.”

Information and Educational Technology presents the program each summer at no charge to participants (this photo shows one of the 2017 presentations). This year's sessions will meet Sept. 14 in 1309 The Grove (Surge III).

Posted Date: 05/29/2018

Only campus technologists are likely to notice this change, although the entire campus will benefit.

In the second half of June, UC Davis will modify its CAS Service Registry, which identifies the applications and services that are allowed to use the campus Central Authentication Service (CAS) to secure their log-in processes.

CAS is a core campus resource used by approximately 1,900 UC Davis-related services and apps, including myucdavis, UC Davis Canvas and the Time Reporting System. They’ll continue to use CAS, and faculty, students and staff shouldn’t see any changes in how they log in to those services.

Posted Date: 05/25/2018

Ideally, no one’s UC Davis account would ever be harmed by a phishing scam.

But because phishing is pervasive, UC Davis is now offering Duo as a resource to help faculty and staff protect their campus Office 365 accounts as part of the recovery if their accounts do get compromised.

Duo is a multi-factor authentication product. It requires you to provide a second “factor” before you can log in to a service it protects. Typically, Duo sends a temporary, second passcode to your smartphone. You accept the code, and you’re in.

Posted Date: 05/11/2018

UC Davis has lined up two highly accomplished California technologists as keynote speakers for this year’s UC Computing Services Conference:

Posted Date: 05/10/2018

This is it. What’s left of SmartSite will go offline next month.

But first, thanks to a tool created at UC Santa Cruz, materials in Resources folders inside old SmartSite sites will be copied into Box folders that the sites’ owners can have if they want. The owners can then keep or discard the materials as they wish.

Information and Educational Technology (IET) is making the copies to provide additional support, particularly for faculty, as the campus closes out its use of SmartSite.

Posted Date: 05/07/2018

Heads up if you use eduroam, the UC Davis wireless network.

The campus will install a new electronic security certificate on eduroam at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, which means you might see a prompt on your phone or other device sometime after then asking you to accept the new certificate.

Posted Date: 04/25/2018

An accidental deletion of files contained in old SmartSite course and project sites has led to the loss of about 161,000 uploaded files, or about 2 percent of all files uploaded to the former learning management system.

The lost files varied in size and type, ranging from homework assignments and syllabi to files attached to emails. All were uploaded to SmartSite from June through December 2016, except for about 100 files from early 2017. Of the total, about 9.3 percent were uploaded by instructors. Almost all of the rest were uploaded by students.

Posted Date: 04/06/2018

The new schedule of faculty forums and presentations on teaching with technology is out, and the lineup includes a look at the digital learning environment at UC Davis, plus sessions on mobile learning, providing feedback on student writing, online education, and more.

They’re all free, and all UC Davis instructors are welcome to attend. The events are part of the ongoing Discussing Online Learning and Collaborative Education (DOLCE) and Faculty Forum series presented by Information and Educational Technology (IET). Each session occurs on a Friday from noon to 1 in 1310 The Grove (Surge III).

Posted Date: 03/15/2018

More details are emerging about this year’s University of California Computing Services Conference, which will meet Aug. 13-15, 2018, at UC Davis:

  • Proposals for presentations are due March 23.
  • Registration will cost $250 per person. (The charge is waived for ..

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