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VUIT to implement Text for Help January 18

Jan. 11, 2021—Starting this year, the Vanderbilt community will gain another option for contacting VUIT when they need assistance: SMS text. This new option will be available to the community beginning Jan. 18. With the implementation of text for help, VUIT will be reachable via five different contact methods: call, chat, help request, email and text. For...

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Changes coming to VUIT resources

Jan. 4, 2021—As the new year begins, VUIT will implement a number of changes that may impact you. Brief descriptions of the changes and links to additional details can be found below. SEPARATION OF EXCHANGE OUTLOOK ADDRESS BOOK The VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book will be separated on Jan. 8, 2021. VUMC users will be removed...

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VUIT to offer faculty training sessions on classroom technology

Dec. 16, 2020—VUIT will offer training for faculty Jan. 7–20 on using audio-visual technology in the classroom. Both remote and in-person group sessions will be offered based on room and physical-distancing capacity. One-on-one training sessions also will be available on an as-needed basis. Starting Thursday, Dec. 17, faculty may sign up for group sessions by visiting the...

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Zoom cloud recording storage cleanup to start Jan. 11

Dec. 16, 2020—When you record a meeting in Zoom, you have the option to save that recording to the Zoom cloud. However, Vanderbilt’s cloud storage with Zoom is limited and was never intended to be a long-term storage location, as the university has many other storage options available. Beginning Jan. 11, 2021, Vanderbilt will save Zoom cloud...

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Accellion Secure File Transfer to be retired January 1

Dec. 14, 2020—Accellion Secure File Transfer will be retired beginning Jan. 1, 2021, for Vanderbilt University users. In preparation for the retirement, VUIT recommends using OneDrive for Business for securely sharing or transferring files. All university faculty, staff, and students have access to this service. Details of using OneDrive for Business for Secure File Transfer are as...

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VU/VUMC shared Exchange Outlook address book to be separated in early 2021

Nov. 17, 2020—As part of continued efforts surrounding the separation of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, VUIT will initiate work to separate the shared Exchange Outlook address book on Jan. 8, 2021. The Outlook address book, also known as the Global Address List (GAL), autocompletes email addresses when you are typing addresses in the “To:”...

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Single sign-on enhancements coming to Zoom and Box for spring 2021

Nov. 5, 2020—As part of the university’s continued efforts to provide world-class technology and support its teaching and research missions, Vanderbilt University Information Technology continuously strives to increase the security posture of Vanderbilt systems while also enhancing accessibility. VUIT is excited to announce upgrades to the Zoom and Box user experience, with updates coming soon. Zoom will...

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Beware: Widespread phishing campaign currently targeting Vanderbilt University

Oct. 30, 2020—A widespread phishing campaign is currently targeting Vanderbilt University. It has been confirmed as malicious. The phishing email subject is “Heal Torture AID (Part-Time).” DO NOT RESPOND TO THE EMAIL OR OPEN ANY LINKS. Delete it from your inbox and report it to the VUIT security team at phishing@vanderbilt.edu, or call VUIT Support at 615-343-9999....

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Protect yourself from phishing

Oct. 28, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Vanderbilt University Information Technology is sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on protecting yourself from phishing. Since the creation of email, scammers have used phishing attacks to trick victims into revealing sensitive information. Phishing is when an attacker sends an email that looks...

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Protect yourself from identity theft

Oct. 20, 2020—October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Vanderbilt University Information Technology will be sharing tips for staying safe and secure online. This article focuses on protecting your personal information. Identity theft occurs when an individual’s identity is stolen. The theft can include medical, financial, and personally identifiable information. Thieves can use this information...

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