OIT News

  • Cloth Face Covering Distribution April 14, 2020 Recent studies on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have found that a significant portion of individuals infected with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others simply by speaking, coughing, or sneezing. Even individuals who eventually develop symptoms can unknowingly transmit the virus before symptoms appear. In light of new data about how COVID-19 spreads, ... Read more
  • Student Computer Checkout Availability March 25, 2020 UT Dallas is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning space for its students to continue with their education during the coronavirus pandemic. As part of our efforts to make the transition to online learning as smooth and seamless as possible for students in the UTD community, the Office of Information is planning to ... Read more
  • Accessibility Resources for Office 365 March 20, 2020 All customers in the UT Dallas community were upgraded to Microsoft Teams for instant messaging and collaboration. In addition to the tools that Teams provides, there are also helpful accessibility resources for the features within the Office 365 applications for our customers with low or no vision, and those who are deaf and/or hard of ... Read more
  • Adobe Offering Free Creative Cloud Tools for Students Through July 6, 2020 March 20, 2020 Updated May 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm Adobe is helping to maintain student learning virtually as most universities have been forced to move to online learning due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Adobe is continuing its license extension through July 6, 2020, from the prior May 31, 2020 deadline, to provide UT Dallas students personal in-home access ... Read more
  • Dr. Jerry Perez Selected as a National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Trusted CI Fellow March 9, 2020 Dr. Jerry Perez, Director, Cyber-Infrastructure Operations in the Office of Information Technology, has been selected as a National Science Foundation Cybersecurity Trusted CI Fellow. Perez is one of just six researchers nationwide selected for the year-long fellowship. Fellows will receive recognition, and cybersecurity professional development consisting of training and travel funding. The vision for the Trusted ... Read more
  • UTD Upgrading from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams January 29, 2020 The Office of Information Technology is excited to provide you with an upgrade from the Skype for Business communication client that you currently use to Microsoft Teams. Teams offers a new way to work by bringing together new and innovative tools that will be available to use if you desire. Beginning at 7 a.m. on ... Read more
  • Office of Information Technology Summer Project Wrapup September 4, 2019 The Office of Information Technology welcomes you back to a new academic year with an update on summer projects. New Email Spam Filtering Service To combat dangerous and unsolicited spam email that often consist of malware, viruses and spyware, the UT Dallas email edge was migrated to Microsoft Office 365’s Exchange Online Protection and Advanced Threat Protection ... Read more