News

  • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Director, Carly Cirilli, recognized as SACP Woman of the Year
    The Sports Analytics Club Program (SACP) has honored Wayne State University Computing and Information Technology’s (C&IT) Director of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, Carly Cirilli, as Woman of the Year in the category of University Advisor in Data Science.
  • Qualtrics survey software updates improve navigation and consistency March 31
    Wayne State's Qualtrics online survey software will be updated on Wednesday, March 31. Existing surveys and responses will not be affected by these changes.
  • Take charge of your private info on Data Privacy Day
    Managing your privacy settings, being mindful of the risks of internet or Bluetooth connected devices, switching to a privacy-protective search engine, and watching what you share on social media are all simple actions you can take to protect your private data.
  • STARs upgrade streamlines student support experience
    The Wayne State University Student Tracking Advising Retention System (STARS) upgrade project is approximately 64% complete! The project is a collaboration between the Office of the Provost, Academic Affairs, and Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) — and will allow Wayne State to provide proactive and individualized student care that is coordinated across university schools, colleges, and departments.
  • Wayne State implements ORCID research ID to credit researchers across institutions
    Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) is proud to help the University Library System in their project to bring the Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) to Wayne State University.
  • How to stay safe online while shopping and gathering virtually this holiday season
    As you check items off your shopping list, we ask you to remain mindful of how your online actions affect the entire Wayne State community. With virtual learning and working, scammers who gain access to your personal devices may also gain access to the Wayne State systems and services you use — and any data they house.
  • Warriors asked to participate in information security awareness training with KnowBe4
    The Wayne State University Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) Information Security Office (ISO) has partnered with KnowBe4, a security awareness training provider, to educate the campus community about the security threats that target us.
  • Wayne State Information Security Office wants to test your scam email knowledge
    As the Wayne State community continues to learn and work online, virtual security threats such as scam and phishing emails remain a concern for all large businesses, corporations, and organizations that own sensitive data, including educational institutions like Wayne State University. Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) places a high priority on the security of student, faculty, and staff data, and has focused its efforts on information security training for employees.
  • WarriorIT project welcomes information technology employees, seeks to strengthen Wayne State IT systems, services and support
    Wayne State Computing and Information Technology (C&IT) has begun welcoming campus IT professionals to the organization as a part of the WarriorIT consolidation project. This change in IT employee reporting and structure was announceed earlier this year in an email from President M. Roy Wilson.
  • Webinar series answers your questions about virtual work technology and security
    Wayne State University’s Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) department is partnering with Organization and Employee Development to offer interactive webinars about technology and working in a virtual environment. The hourlong webinars will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 27.
  • Wayne State University, Merit Network partner for Michigan Moonshot broadband planning and expansion efforts
    Wayne State University has joined the Michigan Moonshot, a statewide call to action started by the nonprofit research and education organization Merit Network. Broadband internet is essential in modern society, but according to nationally available data, Michigan has at least 380,000 households without broadband access, which equates to 27% of households with school-age children.
  • Online Toolkits provide faculty, academic staff with webcams and headsets for fall
    In an effort to best support employees who work directly with our student population, the Office for Teaching and Learning (OTL) and Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) have partnered to provide Online Toolkits.
  • C&IT pilots building check-in process for COVID-19 daily screening
    Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is piloting a program to potentially trace COID-19 cases on campus. The process includes filling out an online survey and then using a QR code received in an approval email to scan on an iPad to enter buildings. The process is contact-free.
  • Technology, health and wellness in the virtual world
    Properly managing our exposure to technology can greatly improve our mood, physical health, and productivity—and ensure we’re best prepared to assist our student Warriors as the fall semester approaches.
  • STARS tool update seeks to improve student experience with advising, faculty and staff 
    Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is collaborating with Academic Affairs within the Office of the Provost to re-implement the Student Tracking Advising Retention System, or STARS, a web application that interacts with a collection of Wayne State University databases.
  • New Knowledge on Demand platform transforms online programs, experiences
    Wayne State University will soon launch a platform to transform its online programming. Coming July 1, 2020, Knowledge on Demand will provide a digital destination that has been designed to support all members of the Wayne State community.
  • Zoom video tool comes to Wayne State June 29
    Wayne State has acquired a license for the popular Zoom video communication service, and Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is making final preparations to begin distribution of accounts.  
  • How Wayne State’s investment in technology better prepared the university for online learning 
    Thanks to a strong priority placed on technology and recent investments in new tools and infrastructure, Wayne State University was better prepared for the transition to online learning and work-from-home operations than most.
  • Soon-to-be-launched Warrior Road app promotes student success
    This fall, Wayne State University will launch a free digital application to drive student success. The Warrior Road app is an engaging tool that will help students thrive at Wayne State and beyond.
  • Wayne State adding Zoom accounts to student, faculty, staff resources
    C&IT is pleased to announce that Wayne State has acquired a license for the Zoom video conferencing service. Accounts will be rolled out to campus in phases. Individuals will be notified when their account is ready to use.
  • 3D augmented reality app helps pharmacy students study protein, drug reactions
    With lead from the Office of the Provost, Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) has partnered with Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professor, Steven Firestine, and Mike Ilitch School of Business alumnus, Mahmoud Mattan, co-founder and CEO of BrandXR, to create a smartphone app that displays three-dimensional (3D) models of protein-drug complexes.
  • Protect your meetings from Zoombombing
    With the increase in web-based meetings, we've also seen an increase in Zoombombing — when people purposely disrupt an open Zoom meeting by using the screen sharing function to display disturbing or inappropriate images.
  • Do you have good online meeting etiquette?
    Just like in-person communication, remote and virtual interactions have their own social norms and expectations. This includes tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. With distractions like family, pets, and technical difficulties, it can be even harder to stay on task. That's why Computing & Information Technology has compiled these tips to help you stay distraction-free and efficient in your video calls and conferences.
  • Parking Lot 50 open for safe Wi-Fi use
    Students and employees are welcome to connect to the WSU-SECURE Wi-Fi network from their vehicles in Parking Lot 50 (outside Matthaei) until the university re-opens. 
  • Fraudulent email warning: Bitcoin sextortion
    You may have recently been the recipient of a fraudulent email that claimed to have photos of you and requested money in the form of Bitcoins. These emails, also known as phishing emails, or in this specific case sextortion scams, are very effective because the sender takes extra time to create a message specific to you in an effort to trick or confuse you into providing your personal information.