Aug. 24, 2020—Zoom is currently experiencing widespread outages with its web portal, which Brightspace relies upon. However, the Zoom desktop client is working, so students, faculty and staff should be able to use Zoom for teaching, learning and meetings throughout the day.
Aug. 23, 2020—The Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Research IT Services and VUIT sponsor a variety of research-related IT resources at Vanderbilt.
Aug. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University Information Technology will host additional informational sessions Aug. 17–21 on the audio/video installations in classrooms and teach faculty how to leverage the technology to facilitate adaptive teaching for the fall semester.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.