News for Faculty and Staff

RebelCard Office Saturday Dates for Fall 2017

The RebelCard office is now open from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month in addition to our normal hours.

Visit us to pick up or replace your RebelCard and deposit RebelCash Saturday, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact the RebelCard office at 702-895-2351.

Upcoming X: Drive changes: Shut down campus computers by 11 p.m. on Mon., Oct. 23

Group directories, also known as the "X:" Drive, will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, October 24 as OIT moves these directories to a new server.

To avoid losing any unsaved changes, save all files, logoff or shutdown your computer before leaving work on Monday, and avoid saving files or making changes to X: Drive folders during the maintenance window.

During the outage window, you should be able to open and read files if necessary, but any changes to files, folders, etc. made during this time will not be saved.

Classroom Technology Workshop: Three Ways To Activate Your Lectures

The Office of Information Technology invites faculty to join us at noon on Friday, October 13 in CBC B-117  for a workshop with Deb Pires, life sciences faculty with the University of California, Los Angeles, to learn strategies for using clickers and increasing active learning in the classroom.  

This one-hour workshop will include:

  • Three before-and-after examples of how to change elements of a traditional lecture into active learning techniques.

UNLV Wireless Unavailable from 2 - 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30

The Office of Information Technology will conduct maintenance on campus wireless hardware from 2 - 6 a.m. on Saturday, September 30. 
 
During this time, all UNLV wireless services will be unavailable. This includes UNLV-Secure and UNLV-Guest networks.
 
Please note that the 24/7 computer lab in TBE A311 is available for students who need to access the Internet during this time. 
 

Computer security is your responsibility - here’s what you need to know.

As UNLV starts the academic year, the Office of Information Technology would like to remind everyone protecting our campus technology starts with you. Here’s what you need to know to do your part:

Information Security 101

Action required for upcoming Y: Drive changes: Shut down campus computers by 11 p.m. on Mon., Sept 18

Home directories, also known as the "Y:" Drive, will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. through 4 a.m. on Tuesday, September 19 as OIT moves these directories to a new server.

Faculty Websites (faculty.unlv.edu) will be unavailable in the evening of Sept. 6

The Faculty Web Server, faculty.unlv.edu, will be unavailable from 8 - 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6 in order for OIT to upgrade the WordPress version that supports the Faculty Web Server “ready made” sites. 
 
Site owners will be unable to login or make changes for both “ready made” and DIY sites during this scheduled maintenance window.
  • Visitors may be unable the access websites for brief periods. 

WebCampus unavailable from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. on Sun., Sept. 3 for emergency maintenance

WebCampus will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. until approximately 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 3 to correct a critical performance issue. This is outside of the normal maintenance schedule.

Please save changes and exit WebCampus before midnight on Saturday night to avoid losing any work.

You can check the status of WebCampus and other campus technologies at status.unlv.edu.

Beware of phishing scams this semester and protect your account with 2-Step Verification

As the Fall 2017 semester begins, remember to be mindful about phishing attempts and other scams that may steal your private information. These attempts can appear to come from anywhere, even people you know, and often contain official-looking signatures.

We recommend taking the following steps to help protect yourself from phishing scams:

Classroom Technology Updates and Help Information for Fall 2017

Over the summer, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) refreshed 30 classrooms with upgraded technology, including touch panels, Windows 10 PCs, projectors, and Blu-Ray players. In addition, all classroom PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10 and Office 2016.

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