In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Microsoft has provided a 6-month free trial of their Audio Conferencing in Office 365 software to Missouri State faculty and staff. This software allows up to 250 attendees to call into meetings using their phones. Audio conferencing is useful when users cannot use the Microsoft Teams or Skype for Business applications to attend … [Read more...] about Microsoft Audio Conferencing Now Available
Self-Service Portal Now Available The new Help Desk Service Portal is now available to all Missouri State users. If you have a technology issue or need to request a service appointment, you can visit MissouriState.edu/HelpDesk to submit a request. In addition to submitting requests for help, the Help Desk Service Portal also has an extensive Knowledge Base full of helpful … [Read more...] about New Help Desk Service Portal
With the upcoming Blackboard changes, there are a lot of lingering questions out there about what exactly is happening and how to prepare for it. Computer Services is giving faculty the opportunity to answer those questions next week at a faculty information session all about the new Blackboard system. Blackboard is moving from self-hosted, local servers to Blackboard’s … [Read more...] about Blackboard in the Cloud: Faculty Information Session
A New and Improved Blackboard Learn is on the Way Spring is in the air, and with it comes change and new growth. One change in particular is very exciting for us here at Missouri State — Blackboard is moving to the cloud! But what does that mean for our campus community? It means that Blackboard is being upgraded to the Software as a Service deployment option — commonly … [Read more...] about Blackboard Learn Update: We’re Moving to the Cloud!
Phishing emails are on the rise, and it’s important to know how to recognize and protect yourself from these attempts to steal your data. According to Microsoft, phishing emails are designed to steal information, usually in an attempt to steal money and other valuable data. Cybercriminals can do this by installing malicious software or stealing personal files and data on … [Read more...] about #TipTuesday: Protect Yourself from Phishing Attempts