Users now can custom configure the buttons that access various systems, from Banner to Oracle to Xtender. The default layout shows the systems in alphabetical order, but users can click the “Configure Layout” button to rearrange the buttons, add or remove them.
Under the new policy to be phased in beginning Sept. 15, passwords/passphrases must be 15 characters, but the passwords will not have to be changed for one year. Users will not be required to change their passwords until their current password expires. This video may help you create one.
Faculty Profiles is a new online tool to help faculty manage their professional information — to document grants, publications, professional activities and teaching — and foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.
Rave Guardian, a personal safety service available to anyone with a uab.edu email address, is an app that enables users to designate “guardians” — family, friends or even UAB Police — to provide a virtual safety escort and direct emergency access to UABPD. Users also can use it to report suspicious activity to UABPD. Learn more about its features and encourage others to do so.
UAB IT’s SPARK initiative, which has generated more than 60 ideas since its inception last month, inspired an easy win for campus: an increase in the size limit for files uploaded to the UAB Dropbox. Share your idea on the new SPARK site; BlazerID required.
UAB IT is crowdsourcing innovation with SPARK, a new site that enables UAB faculty, staff and students to submit ideas for technology and vote to support the ideas of others. “Our intent is to create a voice for you,” said Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB chief information officer and vice president of information technology.