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  • Sherri Braxton-Lieber Named Dir. of Instructional Technology

    I am pleased to announce that Dr. Sherri Braxton-Lieber, Special Assistant to the Provost and Director of Course Redesign at Bowie State University (BSU), has accepted UMBC’s Director of...
    Posted: April 11, 2014 12:58 PM
  • Temporary myUMBC Outage

    Friday, April 11 from 6:30 to 7:00 am
    On Friday, April 11th at 6:30 am, UMBC DoIT will be performing maintenance on the myUMBC network.  This maintenance should take no longer than 30 minutes, but during this time myUMBC will be...
    Posted: April 10, 2014 3:21 PM
  • Warning: Email Phishing Attacks Targeting Faculty & Staff

    Never give out your username or password
    DoIT continues to receive reports of faculty and staff receiving that is part of a targeted "phishing" attack to steal your username and password information or infect your computer. One recent...
    Posted: April 10, 2014 12:48 AM
  • UMBC Response to Heartbleed Security Incident

    Issue potentially affects "https" web sites using Open SSL
    A major security vulnerability named  Heartbleed  was disclosed Monday night.  The vulnerability affects a large portion of websites on the Internet, and here at UMBC, that use the...
    Posted: April 9, 2014 7:40 PM
  • Classroom/Event Scheduling Downtime (R25)

    Please note that the Classroom and Event scheduling system known as R25 will be down from 4-15-2014 through 4-17-2014. The downtime is needed to complete phase 1 of 2 for migrating the current R25...
    Posted: April 9, 2014 2:14 PM
  • Cyrus Mail Outage Tonight at 10pm

    At 10pm tonight, Tuesday April 8th, there will be a 45min outage of the Cyrus mail system.  This outage is needed to patch a critical security vulnerability which has just been discovered.  In...
    Posted: April 8, 2014 4:33 PM
  • Change to Lab Profile

    MyDocuments No Longer Available In The Labs
    After Thursday, May 22, the My Documents folder on lab computers will be disabled for storing files. Instead, DoIT recommends using Box ( box.umbc.edu ) for...
    Posted: April 4, 2014 5:27 PM
  • Everyone Must Reset Password and Create Security Questions

    Deadline: May 23, 2014
    Update: Given recent IT security threats generally, DoIT has decided to force the password change to May 23, 2014, the day after Undergraduate Commencement. Thank you in advance for...
    Posted: April 2, 2014 10:57 PM
  • Blackboard Down for Maintenance 10 pm 3/28 to 1 am 3/29

    The UMBC Blackboard server will be down from 10 pm Friday 3/28 to 1 am Saturday 3/29.  This down time is during the regularly scheduled maintenance window and is necessary for DoIT staff to...
    Posted: March 27, 2014 8:03 PM
  • Changes to the Blackboard WT2014 Server

    http://bb-winter.umbc.edu will go offline on 3/21
    DoIT staff will be making several changes to the WT2014 Bb server in preparation for archiving/restoring the WT2014 courses to the UMBC Bb production server.  All WT2014 instructors have been...
    Posted: March 14, 2014 1:43 PM