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AMX panel

5

Mar 19

Need Help with the AMX Panel in Your Classroom?

OIT has short training videos to help you on many topics. Our newest videos are AMX Panel: Basic Setup and...
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Unicheck logo

4

Mar 19

Unicheck Plagiarism Checker Reports Update

Unicheck is the plagiarism checker integrated within Online@UT (Canvas). It verifies the originality of submitted texts or documents and delivers...
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1

Mar 19

Looking for Classroom C? It’s now the OIT Training Center!

OIT’s training room in the Communications Building now has a new name – and new signage! As the room was...
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The word "Blog" written on a desk

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Feb 19

New OIT Learning Blog Features Accessibility and UDL

Instructors and faculty can learn more about the theory and practice of learning through the Office of Information Technology’s (OIT)...
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Feb 19

New Antivirus Software Now Available

Malwarebytes antivirus software is now available for both Windows and Macs. The new version of Malwarebytes is a centrally managed solution;...
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Gartner logo

28

Jan 19

Gartner Campus Access

In the “what’s new” category for 2019, all UTK faculty, staff and students now have access to Gartner Core Research...
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Scam Email

28

Jan 19

How to Spot a Scam

Have you seen messages that offer you lots of money for little to no work on your part? Messages like...
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Hacker attempting to break into an account

25

Jan 19

Secure Your UT Accounts with 2FA

Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is now available to assist UT employees and students with strengthening the security of their university...
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Scantron Is Retiring

15

Jan 19

Scantron Service Closing in August 2019

The use of Scantron forms has been declining for many years. As a result, OIT will discontinue the Scantron scoring...
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Question Pro, Arc, Akindi, Accessibility, HDMI Adaptors

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Jan 19

Have You Tried Out Any of These New Services?

This past semester, OIT brought out several new services to faculty. Take advantage of them today! Several new accessibility workshops are...
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tech toys

7

Jan 19

How to get your tech toys online after the holidays

Did you pick up a new phone over the holidays?  A new laptop? Gaming System? Streaming device?  Kindle?  Have you...
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Clickers - mobile phone and turning technologies

20

Dec 18

Get Classroom Technology Help in January

OIT will be hosting multiple drop-in consultation days in January specifically focusing on training for Clickers and Cynaps. Drop by any...
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Log into lynda.com

20

Dec 18

Learn With Lynda.com Anywhere, Anytime

You’re not tied down to a computer when you want to learn. Download the Lynda.com app for your device and learn anywhere, anytime.
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Nov 18

2019 Faculty First Grant

OIT Faculty First Grant 2019 Proposals are due Monday, January 7, 2019, at 5 pm.   Do you have a vision for...
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Nov 18

Zoom – 3 Ways It’s Not Just for Professors

Did you know you can get a Zoom account through UTK? Zoom lets you do video conferencing. Use your Zoom...
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Canvas Homepage Example

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Nov 18

Customize Your Canvas Homepage

Spring 2019 Canvas course shells are now available to faculty. It might be time to give some thought to the...
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Students Group Work

12

Nov 18

Three Ways to Organize Your Group Work with Office 365

Did you know Office 365 has lots of ways you can collaborate with your group? Here’s three.
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Happy Students with Cell Phones

12

Nov 18

Can you hear me now?

During the summer and early fall, OIT oversaw the installation of enhanced cellular coverage in several areas on campus.
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stay safe online

9

Nov 18

Safety First: Getting Online during the Holidays

While we may be taking a break from school (and work) over the holidays, the bad guys are hard at...
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Upgrade

26

Oct 18

2019 Computer Upgrade Program

The FY19 Computer Upgrade Program is now underway.  The Computer Upgrade Program (CUP) is a centrally funded program designed to...
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9

Oct 18

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

This summer, OIT launched a new and improved search engine for utk.edu websites. The new web search is faster, allows...
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eduroam

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Oct 18

Are you planning your holiday travel?

Are you planning to visit other universities over the holidays? If so, check to see if that university provides an...
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Suggestion Box

14

Sep 18

OIT Suggestion Box

Have you ever wanted to suggest new technology services or request changes to an existing service? Now you can! Submit...
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14

Sep 18

October Is Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the...
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Office 365 and Google logos

13

Sep 18

Try Google Apps and Office 365 Today

Faculty, staff, and students have access to the full suite of Office 365 and Google Apps*. You can use either...
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lynda.com

12

Sep 18

Have you heard of Lynda.com and want to learn more?

Lynda.com representatives will be on campus to teach you multiple ways to use these online learning resources available to all...
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LinkedIn Clinic

7

Sep 18

Get Ready to Apply for Jobs at the OIT LinkedIn Clinic

The LinkedIn Clinic is just around the corner. Join us during this two-day event. Come dressed to get a professional...
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HDMI Adapters available for instructors

28

Aug 18

HDMI Adapters Available for Instructors

Are you teaching in a technology-enhanced classroom and find yourself in need of an HDMI adapter? If so, OIT can...
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20

Aug 18

Announcing QuestionPro

OIT is happy to announce QuestionPro, UT's newest enterprise web survey tool.  Over the next year, we will be migrating...
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We Can Help

16

Aug 18

OIT HelpDesk: Extra Hours This Weekend

OIT will have extra staff on hand this weekend to help students as they move in. Students can receive help...
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13

Aug 18

Learn About Clickers

Learn on your own schedule! Join us for drop-in consultations in Hodges Library Practice Presentation Room 220E. Ask questions on...
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GDPR

7

Aug 18

UT and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

EU Law became effective May 25, 2018 Data privacy is the key theme of the European Union’s General Data Protection...
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7

Aug 18

What Can OIT Do for You?

Are you new to campus or would you like a refresher on what OIT can do for you? OIT is...
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6

Aug 18

New Canvas Feature: Student Dashboard List View

With the August 4th update to our Canvas system, the Dashboard for students includes an enhanced view of the To...
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Introducing Arc, Video made smart, easy, and interactive

30

Jul 18

The new Arc is here…

Arc is an interactive video platform from the makers of Canvas. It allows students and instructors to upload videos to...
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12

Jul 18

Upcoming Changes to Microsoft Office licensing

Microsoft has changed their license model for Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, the full desktop version of Microsoft Office available via...
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9

Jul 18

Clicker Access for All Students

In spring of 2018, after consultations with faculty, OIT evaluated options for classroom response software. UTK extended a Request for...
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9

Jul 18

Fall 2018 Classroom Upgrades

This summer OIT’s IT Engineering Services team is hard at work upgrading the technology in several classrooms across campus (see...
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gmail logo

19

Jun 18

New Features Coming to Gmail

In April of this year, Google announced an all-new redesign of Gmail. This July, Google will be pushing out the...
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Do's and Don'ts of Email Marketing

18

May 18

Writing Non-Phishy Emails: Do’s and Don’ts

Is your department planning to send a survey or ask your students to complete a task online? Do your faculty...
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akindi

20

Oct 17

Akindi – A Scantron Alternative

  After a very successful pilot, OIT is rolling out Akindi to score Scantron-like exams. To use it, you or...
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lynda.com

5

Apr 17

Vols Get More

UTK students, faculty, and staff get full access to online training at lynda.com, available 24/7; your private tutor for learning...
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