News for Faculty and Staff

Canvas replaces Blackboard in Fall 2018, prepare your courses now.

All WebCampus courses will be taught in Canvas in Fall 2018. Faculty are responsible for migrating their courses from Blackboard to Canvas or re-designing and creating their courses directly in Canvas.

OIT is strongly encouraging faculty to begin working on their fall courses in Canvas now to allow adequate time for the creation/migration process and to resolve any issues you may encounter.

Upgrade to Google Drive File Stream by May 12

Google Drive Desktop Sync for Mac/PC will be retired on May 12, 2018. You will need to install its replacement, Google Drive File Stream, if you wish to continue to sync your Google Drive files with your PC or Mac.

You can download and install Google Drive File Stream now by going to the Drive File Stream download page.

Google Drive File Stream lets you:

UNLV wireless services unavailable 3 - 6 a.m. on Sunday

The Office of Information Technology will perform campus wireless maintenance from 3 - 6 a.m. on Sunday.

During this time, campus wireless services, including eduroam and UNLV-Secure, will be unavailable.

If you experience connectivity issues following the change, please contact the IT Help Desk.

Can’t use campus Wi-Fi? Contact the IT Help Desk

If you are unable to connect to campus Wi-Fi, webpages do not load when you are connected, or see that Wi-Fi is connected but has no Internet, your device may have been blocked from the wireless network.

OIT has identified some software, most commonly Avast antivirus, that is causing wireless interruptions. To protect campus network resources, OIT removed wireless access for certain devices.

Until the conflicting software is removed from your device and you have contacted the IT Help Desk, you will be unable to use UNLV Wi-Fi.

Reminder to Faculty: Fall 2018 Course Shells Available Only in WebCampus-Canvas

In Fall 2018, Canvas will be UNLV's Webcampus provider and Blackboard will be retired. Fall 2018 courses are now available for development in WebCampus-Canvas. Log in to Canvas now using the Canvas link on the Webcampus landing page and entering your ACE account information.

If you do not see a Fall 2018 class shell displayed, the course may not have been created in MyUNLV or may be missing an instructor assignment. Check with your department scheduler for assistance.

RebelCash Deposit Bonus and Chance to Win $50 RebelCash

Don't miss out on this limited time offer! From now until April 20, you will receive a $10 bonus for every $100 added to your RebelCash Account. All on-campus food purchases made with RebelCash are tax free, making it a great way to shop at UNLV.

You can also enter to win monthly $50 RebelCash drawings by using RebelCash at an off-campus merchant and bringing your receipt to the RebelCard office.

Our off-campus RebelCash merchants include:

UNLV Faculty Invited to Canvas Day on April 12

Faculty are invited to join the Office of Information Technology, Office of Online Education, and Lied Library for a Canvas Day event featuring lunch presentations and breakout sessions on Thursday, April 12 in Lied Library.

Hangouts Chat Team Messaging Now Available

We are excited to announce Google Hangouts Chat, a new messaging platform built for teams, is now available for Rebelmail.

What can you do with Hangouts Chat?

You can use Hangouts Chat to start a direct message with a classmate or create a 'room' to communicate with your entire team at once. Chat makes it easy for you to share files or start a video meeting with your team.

Hangouts Chat benefits:

Select Whole Foods, CVS, and Restaurants Now Accept RebelCash

The RebelCard program allows you to use RebelCash, loaded to your RebelCard, to pay for food and merchandise. We are pleased to announce five new merchants who now accept RebelCash. They are:

Fall 2018 Course Shells Available in WebCampus-Canvas

Fall 2018 courses are now available to all UNLV faculty in WebCampus-Canvas, which all of campus will use in the fall. You can log in with your ACE ID using the Log In To Canvas link on the WebCampus landing page to begin working on your fall courses now.

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