News

Blackboard System Maintenance on December 24
Blackboard will be unavailable December 24 from 12 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Check out Black Friday deals from Dell
Dell is offering Black Friday deals for personal purchases to all of Wayne State.
WSU-SECURE issues resolved
WSU-SECURE is up and running. WSU-PUBLIC is experiencing intermittent outages.
Emergency network reboot at Student Center Building
The SCB network is being rebooted due to a power outage. Internet and phones (including the C&IT Help Desk) may be out for up to half an hour around 4:45 p.m on 11/7.
WSU-SECURE issues for iOS devices
Your iPhone may ask for your password to reconnect to WSU-SECURE, but then give you an error message. Try deleting the network and readding it. Learn more at tech.wayne.edu.
Construction begins on new university data center
Wayne State is building a new university data center to meet the technology demands of tomorrow.
VoIP phone emergency software update
VoIP phones are receiving an emergency update Oct. 30. See tech.wayne.edu for more details.
Microsoft bug impacting Wayne Connect login
Some users are receiving an error message when trying to access Wayne Connect. Microsoft is aware and working on a fix. Clear your browser cache and cookies for a temporary fix.
"Email account suspended" phishing attack
Scammers are sending emails to Wayne Connect users trying to steal personal information. Delete the email if you see it. Call 313-577-HELP if you clicked the link.
Canvas is coming soon to a classroom near you
Blackboard will be unavailable at the end of August 2018. Starting in fall 2018, all courses will be taught in Canvas.
IT survey reports 83 percent satisfaction rating among WSU community
Computing & Information Technology is pleased to report that the 2017 IT Services Survey shows 83 percent of respondents had a favorable overall satisfaction rating for IT services at Wayne State University.
Skype online meetings are your conference solution!
Connect to eduroam Wi-Fi around the world
Connect to eduroam at any participating institution with your AccessID@wayne.edu email address and password.
Qualtrics update includes offline use and API access
Qualtrics users may now utilize the Qualtrics Offline App to gather information without internet access and the Qualtrics Application Programming Interface (API) to automate processes.
C&IT awards 2017 scholarship to Michanda Gant
Congratulations Michanda! Learn more about the annual C&IT Scholarship at go.wayne.edu/citscholarship.
Faster two-factor authentication now available
USB authentication keys are now available for purchase at the C&IT Help Desk.
IT security: How to protect yourself from ransomware
Ransomware is a serious threat – thankfully there are a few easy ways you can protect yourself from downtime and financial (and reputational) loss.
2017 SPSS and SAS downloads are now available
The 2017 SPSS and SAS software products are now available for purchase through the Help Desk store at commerce.wayne.edu/helpdesk.
New File Upload feature lets Qualtrics surveyors collect non-standard data
Wayne State University Qualtrics users may now utilize the File Upload feature in their surveys thanks to a contract update with Qualtrics.
Familiarize yourself with sites before buying online
Online shopping is convenient, both for you and for cyber attackers. Heavy use periods like the holiday shopping season are open season for online attackers.
Skype for Business download available for macOS and PC
Skype for Business is now available for download as a desktop client for both macOS and Microsoft.
Don't get tricked: Cyber attacks are no treat
Protect yourself against identity theft
Identity theft is a very real threat and it may take years to recover if you ever find yourself a victim of fraud. In fact, it is one of the most common and costly crimes in the country.
Create and maintain secure passwords
It can be hard to keep track of all the passwords you're required to have today. School, work, banking, plus a handful of social media accounts – every corner of our life requires credentials that not only must be secure, but must be easy to remember.
Practice safe browsing habits every day
We spend most of our daily lives online, but none of the browsers, apps or devices we use are 100 percent secure. That’s why it’s important to practice safe browsing habits every day.