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UC Davis Canvas update: Migration, training, more

April 25, 2016

The transition to UC Davis Canvas is under way.

UC Davis Canvas is replacing SmartSite as the main campus learning management system (LMS) starting in 2016-17. UC Davis announced the decision in January, and the Move to Canvas project group is spending the first half of this year preparing UC Davis Canvas, talking with campus groups, answering questions, and setting up training.

Here's an update as spring quarter starts:

Status update

When checking your email, take a look at Clutter

April 25, 2016

If you use Office365 for email, check your Clutter folder. It might contain messages you want.

UC Davis uses Office365, provided by Microsoft, as the email service for most faculty and staff campus email accounts. Last year Microsoft added Clutter to Office365, to help people filter and set aside low-priority email. You can find your Clutter folder in your list of email folders, near the "junk suspects" and "quarantine" folders.

Microsoft explains it this way:

CrashPlan client software upgrades will be automatic, starting this month

April 25, 2016

CrashPlan, a data backup service used by several hundred people on campus, requires a software version upgrade that Information and Educational Technology will install on March 29.

IET manages the service for UC Davis, though use of the software is voluntary. CrashPlan is installed on nearly 400 desktop computers used by faculty and staff. The March 29 upgrade will move customers from Version 3 of the software, which manufacturer Code42 will soon no longer support, to Version 4.

Explore advanced audio-visual tech during campus showcase March 8

February 04, 2016
Information and Educational Technology is hosting a free audio-visual technology showcase on March 8. Anyone in education who uses A-V technology--or just wants to learn more about it--is invited to come talk shop, get ideas, discuss best practices, and see what's new in the field.

'What's happening to your data?' Get answers Feb. 11

January 25, 2016
Your privacy is probably not as private as you think, thanks partly to all of the dense online "terms and conditions" agreements that most of us sign without reading. But you can take steps to protect yourself.

IET moves out of South Davis location

December 14, 2015
On Dec. 16, Information and Educational Technology is moving its largest office from 3820 Chiles Road in South Davis to 260 Cousteau Place.

IET adjusts hours for winter break

December 01, 2015
Like most of the campus, Information and Educational Technology will adjust its public business hours during the year-end holidays and winter break.