News for Faculty and Staff

Security Alert: Beware 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics Websites

The 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea started last Friday. Special events like these create an opportunity for malicious actors to prey on people looking to find more information.
 
Be mindful of possible attacks and protect yourself:

New Google Calendar for UNLVMail and Rebelmail becomes permanent Feb. 19

On Monday, February 19, the new Calendar interface will become permanent for UNLVMail and Rebelmail.

The new Google Calendar features include:

  • New user interface: The user interface has been updated with modern color palette and a cleaner design.

  • Rich formatting and links: You can add rich text formatting, like numbered list and underlined texts, as well as hyperlinks to web pages and Google Docs.

Help Keep Our Campus Network Secure

The security of our campus network is critical in protecting everyone’s personal information. Here’s what you can do to help keep our campus computing environment secure and stay in compliance with university policies.

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

As the spring semester and tax season begin, 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:

  • Enable 2-Step Verification to require both your password and your phone to verify your identity when you sign in

New WebCampus Open Lab Location and Hours

Our WebCampus open labs have a new location, new hours, and extra sessions for you to have your Blackboard and Canvas questions answered or to come work on your course with WebCampus support staff on hand.

WebCampus-Blackboard Unavailable Saturday Morning

WebCampus-Blackboard will be unavailable from 12:01 a.m. - 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, in order to perform a system update. This extends the normal maintenance window by two hours.

New Google Calendar will become the default user interface for ​UNLVMail on January 8

Google is updating the look and feel of the Google Calendar. On Monday, January 8, the new Calendar will become the default interface for UNLVMail and Rebelmail. If you prefer, you can switch back to the classic Google Calendar until Monday, February 19, when the new calendar will become permanent.

The new Google Calendar features include:

  • New user interface: The user interface has been updated with modern color palette and a cleaner design.

WebCampus Unavailable Wednesday, December 27

WebCampus will be unavailable to users from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, December 27 in order to implement the new landing page announced last week.

We appreciate your patience as we work to transition WebCampus to Canvas. If you have any questions or concerns about this maintenance, please contact the IT Help Desk.
 

WebCampus Unavailable Wednesday, December 27

WebCampus will be unavailable to users from 10 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, December 27 in order to implement the new landing page announced last week.

WebCampus Transition to Canvas Begins

Earlier this year, we announced that UNLV will move to Canvas from Blackboard Learn as our WebCampus provider. In Spring 2018, we will begin our pilot test of the new Canvas system, beginning with Nursing and Greenspun College of Urban Affairs courses.

As part of this change, on December 27 you will see a new landing page with options to visit the current WebCampus, Blackboard Learn, as well as the new WebCampus powered by Canvas.​

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