When can you use the cloud to back up data?UAB has developed interim guidelines for using public cloud applications and services — such as file storage, Web conferencing and content hosting — to store information related to university business. Review them online to ensure that your handling of information complies with all relevant UAB policies and best practices.Help evaluate Web-conferencing toolsUAB’s contract with Blackboard Collaborate expires in December, and options are being explored by UAB Online.New cleanroom expands diamond-based researchAmong the first projects, the UAB's Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration will be using the first electrical micro-circuit fabricated on diamond using maskless lithography.Blackboard access to end Sept. 12
Students and instructors will be able to access the Blackboard LMS until Sept. 12 — 10 days after the summer term grades due date. Download any files that you want to keep prior to this date. The system will be inaccessible beyond Sept. 13. Contact your school administrator if you need assistance.Make your classroom accessible to everyoneNew resources include online training for faculty and staff, a tool to assess course accessibility and guidelines for service and assistance animals.New digital-profiling technology is available to researchersThe nCounter Analysis System enables investigators to profile hundreds of targets simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision.UABIT launches new WiFi networksUABIT introduces a faster, stronger, more secure WiFi network that will offer greater convenience for users with BlazerIDs and simplify WiFi access for guests.New Adobe licensing agreement effective in JuneThe new agreement covers its Creative Cloud — comprising products such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver — and Acrobat Pro, plus improved home-use rights. Order details are online.Canvas rolling out in select courses this summerCanvas launched May 5 for some and will start June 2 for the 10-week term and June 23 for the Summer B Term. Students will be enrolled in Canvas for courses included in the pilot; all others will remain in Blackboard until fall. Register for training, technical support, request a feature and more on the Canvas Success Site.Protect your personal systems against HeartbleedUAB IT recommends that employees, staff and students who conduct personal business using the Internet change those personal passwords to protect themselves against fraud, identity theft and other cyber-crimes.
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