News for Students

Planned maintenance on Rebelfiles and Rebelsites during Spring Break

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The Office of Information Technology will be performing maintenance on and during spring break.  The services will be unavailable during this maintenance.

  • On Monday, March 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Rebelfiles will be unavailable.
  • On Wednesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m, Rebelsites will be unavailable.

During the maintenance, the pages may appear to be back in service, but please refrain from using them until all work has been completed by 5 pm.

Security updates released for vulnerability in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Adobe has identified a vulnerability in its Acrobat and Reader products that could potentially allow malicious code to be executed on your computer.

This vulnerability affects users of Windows, OS X and Linux. Adobe is currently working on a fix for this issue and we will update this page when it becomes available.

Remember to always exercise safe computing practices by being wary of any document (not just PDF files) that originates from an unknown or untrusted source. If you are unsure of the validity of any document, you should err on the side of caution and delete it.

UNLV Wireless Will Be Unavailable From Midnight to 2am on 2/14

OIT staff will perform upgrades on UNLV Wireless on Thursday, February 14 from midnight until 2 a.m.

Wireless users in all locations will experience a service outage of approximately 15 minutes during the change.

Once the network becomes available again, wireless devices will automatically reconnect to the network. This upgrade will address software bugs and feature enhancements.

Many Campus Technology Services Unavailable From 2/14 11pm to 2/15 5am

On February 14, engineers in the Office of Information Technology will be making firewall changes on a variety of equipment. This change is part of a larger effort to make campus computing more secure. While the work is being done, numerous campus technology services will be unavailable.

Work will begin at 11 p.m. on Thursday, February 14 and will be completed by Friday, February 15 at 5 a.m.

The following applications will be unavailable:

Java Security Risk to Computers: How This Affects You

A recently discovered exploit in Java software could allow attackers to take control of vulnerable computers when a user visits a malicious website.

This vulnerability affects Mac, Windows and Linux computers running Java version 7 Updates 1 through 10 (also known as versions through

Update Feb. 19, 2013: Oracle has now released Java 7 Update 15.

Important changes to how you will access and use Computer Labs and Teaching Labs

Over winter break, we transitioned various UNLV Lab Computer Services to a new authentication service which uses UNLV ACE accounts (currently used to access VPN, iLeave, MUNIS, Archibus, and similar campus systems).

As a result of this transition, there are several changes to how faculty and students use the Computer Labs and Computer Teaching Labs.

UNLV Mobile App Now Available in iTunes App Store

UNLV has launched UNLV Mobile, an iOS app that gives Rebels an easy and convenient way to stay connected to campus.

Key features:

Latest OS X Update Removes Java Plug-In From Web Browsers

Apple's latest update for OS X 10.7 and 10.8 removes the Apple-provided Java plug-in from all OS X web browsers. This update is labeled "Java for OS X 2012-006" and was released October 16, 2012.

Because Java is required by several campus web applications, you may receive a "Missing Plug-in" message when you load a web site that requires Java. Clicking the arrow icon in this message will install the Java plug-in from Oracle.

Important Qualtrics and SurveyTool News

Qualtrics is a research survey tool available for UNLV faculty, staff, and students through a university-wide site license. This tool will make it easier for the campus community to create surveys, conduct research, collect and store data, and create reports.

Qualtrics is easy-to-use yet powerful enough to satisfy most researchers. Tutorials, webinars, and useful documentation all are available via Qualtrics University, which includes its five-step online training program to help you master Qualtrics.

UNLV IT Master Planning to Commence October 17th

As part of the Focus 50 to 100 initiatives for 2012-13 announced at the state of the university address, the campus is developing its first ever UNLV IT Master Plan. The plan will provide a blueprint of the technology necessary to support the instructional, research, and administrative vision of UNLV as a first choice institution. It will require collaboration between technical and non-technical members of the campus community, faculty, staff, students, and administrators.

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