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VUIT to host adaptive teaching training sessions for faculty Aug. 10–11

Aug. 9, 2020—Over the next two weeks, VUIT will host informational sessions on audio/video equipment installations in classrooms and teach faculty how to leverage the technology. In-person sessions for a limited number of participants as well as Zoom options are available.

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Adaptive Teaching at Vanderbilt: Investing in new classroom technology to support faculty this fall

Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.

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Onboard personal smart devices before returning to campus following wireless network security update

Jun. 9, 2020—VUIT updated the vuNet and eduroam campus wireless networks in early July. All VU-managed devices will automatically connect to the newly updated networks. Personal smart devices, such as smart phones and tablets or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices, will need to be onboarded to the networks by the user.

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John M. Lutz appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s senior technology leader, John M. Lutz, has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, effective immediately, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today. He also will continue to serve as vice chancellor for information technology.

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Microsoft Office 365 online applications protected by multi-factor authentication beginning April 22

Apr. 16, 2020—As the Vanderbilt community continues to engage in new modes of online collaboration for remote teaching, learning and work, it is essential that we boost our cybersecurity posture to protect Vanderbilt systems and data. Multi-factor authentication is one of the best ways to protect our systems from cyberattacks.

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Want professional development while working remotely? Visit VUIT’s Microsoft Office 365 training page

Apr. 13, 2020—In response to requests from the Vanderbilt community for Microsoft Office training, Vanderbilt University Information Technology has added a Microsoft Office 365 training page to its website.

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Enroll in multi-factor authentication to protect Vanderbilt systems and data

Apr. 8, 2020—As the Vanderbilt community continues to engage in new modes of online collaboration for remote teaching, learning and work, VUIT is asking everyone in the Vanderbilt community to enroll in the multi-factor authentication solution DUO.

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Passwords now required for Zoom meetings

Apr. 8, 2020—In response to the rise of “Zoombombing,” VUIT, in consultation with Academic Affairs and the Center for Teaching, has enabled a security feature on Vanderbilt Zoom accounts that will require a password when scheduling new meetings.

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Behind the computer screen: VUIT enhances resources for remote work, learning

Apr. 6, 2020—From protecting data to training on Zoom to ensuring systems function properly to answering phones for the university and Medical Center, more than 280 staff members behind computer screens are working diligently to keep the university running smoothly online.

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Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’

Apr. 2, 2020—"Zoombombing" happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings and share their screens to bombard real attendees. Vanderbilt University Information Technology offers tips for Zoom hosts to help secure their meetings.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Beware of new phishing scam

Mar. 26, 2020—Be aware—malicious individuals are using email to pose as Vanderbilt leaders in an attempt to steal personal information and attack the institution.

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