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Desire2Learn, v. 10.6 upgrade scheduled June 8-9

D2L will be unavailable June 8-9 as the upgrade to version 10.6 is applied during the 12-hour outage at the start of the summer term. This upgrade is vital to the stability and support of D2L for the UW System and will provide UW-Platteville with the newest available version of D2L. Read more...

Web students keep site on track

When UW-Platteville found itself without a web developer in Summer 2015, a team of newly-hired student web technologists worked to complete daily updates and customer requests including the training of new content stewards,maintaining cyclical events, creating new sections, and enhancing the online phone book. Read more...

Happy trails: Best wishes and important information for graduates

Graduates, access to your UW-Platteville account continues until February 2017. This includes Office 365, Desire2Learn, and PASS. The free Office applications you downloaded to your personal devices through Office 365 will also expire around the time your campus account is disabled. Read more...

ImageNow: Working Lean and Green

For nearly 10 years, an increasing number of departments on campus have benefited from ImageNow, an electronic document management system that acts as a repository for digital files and offers the ability to create workflows that can be completed online without leaving one’s desk. In these times of tight budgets and reduced staff, ImageNow provides an opportunity to use university resources wisely while reducing our environmental footprint. Read more...

No vacation for email security

Whether you are sunning yourself on a tropical beach, camping in the Northwoods, or sightseeing in Europe, taking a break from school should not mean taking a break from information security. Following are five common email security mistakes according to ITSecurity.com. Keep these tips in mind as you travel in the coming months and beyond. Read more...

Save the Date: Technology Mashup August 29-30

On Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29-30, a newly-expanded planning committee will host the bi-annual Technology Mashup for UW-Platteville employees. This professional development event features numerous tracks and dozens of technology topics of interest to instructional and non-instructional staff, targeting new and seasoned technology users alike. Read more...

Help wanted: ITS student positions open

ITS is hiring for numerous student positions, some starting as early as April. All positions include opportunities for summer employment. Experience in technology is a plus; on-the-job training provided. Read on for more details. Read more...

Spring Break 2016 Projects Completed

With Pioneers off vacationing and visiting home, spring break is the perfect time for ITS to “make some hay”. Look for these changes on your return to campus. Read more...

Phishing on the phone: Beware the scammer’s call

Everyone with an email account has probably received a “phishy” message or two in their day. But the truth is, email is only one vehicle scammers use to try to trick you. The telephone has been a popular medium on campus and in Southwest Wisconsin lately. Read more...

Partner Spotlight: Facilities Management

As a member of Administrative Services at UW-Platteville, ITS serves all areas of campus and partners with a wide array of individuals and groups to make sure the campus’s needs are understood and our strategic goals are met. By the sheer nature of their jobs, ITS and Facilities Management collaborate on numerous projects every year. A prime example is the electronic door access initiative. Read more...

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