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  • How to start and schedule a meeting in Zoom

    August 23, 2019

    The Gmail add-on allows you to start an instant meeting or schedule a meeting with your email participants in Gmail. The add-on will automatically send an email invitation to everyone on the email thread and can also send a meeting summary after the meeting is completed. Once the add-on is enabled for your account, it will appear on your desktop browser.
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  • No phone billing rate increase for FY20

    August 16, 2019

    The annual phone billing will post to Banner in August. There are no rate increases for FY20, but OIT did negotiate a new flat-rate long-distance plan for UAA, UAF and UAS. The new plan will reduce long-distance costs by approximately 50 percent and eliminates the need for tracking monthly long-distance charges for each department - a savings in time and effort for university staff.
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  • How to install Zoom and log into the Gmail Add-on

    August 16, 2019

    The Office of Information Technology has integrated Zoom into UA's Google G Suite. You will see these integrations within your Google alaska.edu email as well as in your Google calendar.
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  • July tech tips

    August 02, 2019

    The University of Alaska offers free access to Office 365. Office 365 includes Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, etc. Visit portal.office.com and log in with your @alaska.edu account and University password to claim your account.
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  • New Changes for Video Conferencing with Zoom

    August 02, 2019

    Last month, the Office of Information Technology announced a system-wide transition to the Zoom web-conferencing platform. Zoom will change the way UA faculty and staff schedule and book video conferencing rooms.
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  • National test of the Emergency Alert System

    August 02, 2019

    A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is slated for 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7. The one-minute message will only be broadcast on radio and television.
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  • Zoom vulnerability for Mac users

    July 19, 2019

    A vulnerability published last week informed Mac users worldwide that the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission. Both Apple and Zoom have since responded to this vulnerability by releasing updates.
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  • Quality Matters Exemplary Online Program

    UAF is first university to earn QM 'exemplary' status

    July 19, 2019

    Quality Matters, which promotes high-caliber online education, designated UAF's online special education and teaching program as "exemplary." UAF is the first university to earn that status from QM in any field.
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  • Claim your Zoom account now

    July 19, 2019

    You can now claim your Zoom account by logging in at alaska.zoom.us, and then follow these instructions:
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  • OIT Video Conferencing Service announces new conferencing platform

    July 09, 2019

    Video Conferencing Services (VCS) has selected Zoom as its new conferencing platform. Zoom will be available to students, faculty, and staff later this month.
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