News for Faculty and Staff

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.

Join us on August 24 for an iClicker introductory workshop

Are you interested in increasing attendance, integrating active learning, and improving student performance? Have you considered implementing iClicker personal response systems in your course, but are not sure where to start?

If so, join us for an iClicker Workshop from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. or 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 24. Come see how easy it is to get started using iClicker with remotes or the iClicker mobile app.  

We'll cover the latest updates including:

  • Software and hardware options

WebCampus will be unavailable in the morning of Sunday, August 20

WebCampus will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 20 in order to apply a necessary upgrade. During this time, you will not be able to access WebCampus. We encourage you to plan ahead in order to avoid losing any work. 
 
This upgrade contains several technical upgrades and bug fixes but does not include any major design, feature, or interface changes for users.
 
If you have any questions about this maintenance, please contact the IT Help Desk

Network Outage in Numerous Buildings on Fri., Aug 18 until 7 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 19

From 11 p.m. on Friday, August 18 until 7 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, wired and wireless network connections and any systems requiring network connections, including VoIP telephones, point of sale systems, digital signage, etc., will be unavailable in the following buildings:

Internet and many services unavailable from 12:01 - 6 a.m. on Sat., Aug. 5

OIT will be upgrading the UNLV Internet connection from 12:01 a.m. until approximately 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 5. During this time, users will not be able to connect to many campus services from on or off campus. 
 
If you are on campus during this time, you will not be able to access the Internet and the following services:
  • MyUNLV
  • NSHE hosted services/applications
  • Any cloud services/applications, including UNLVMail and Rebelmail
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