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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wayne State University Computing & Information Technology (C&IT) is proud to offer students, faculty and staff the services they need to accomplish their goals off-campus — but if done incorrectly, accessing university data from a home connection leaves all of us vulnerable to attack.