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WVU Mac users may want to delay installing OSX 10.10 until further notice

Information Technology Services recommends that WVU students and employees delay installing the new Mac operating system Yosemite,OSX 10.10 until its components are compatible with various University systems.

Students who download the new version are likely to experience problems with eCampus as a result because the Java version required forOSX 10.10 is incompatible. If users decide to upgrade, they must use Java 7 U 71 or higher.

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Printing expanding services; new site opening in Evansdale library

Copy centers in four locations around the Morgantown campus have added test scanning and several other new services, becoming more convenient Service Centers under Information Technology Services.

The Service Centers now serve as convenient, same-day pickup sites for purchases made through the Software Licensing Information Center (http://it.wvu.edu/services/slic/softwarelist). The Service Centers also will serve as pickup and drop-off locations for SEIs, or Student Evaluation of Instruction surveys, giving faculty members an alternative to campus mail.

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ITS taking action over unsolicited student emails from GetStudyRoom.com

Information Technology Services has taken several steps to try to block unsolicited email invitations to students from a third-party, commercial website called GetStudyRoom.com. About three dozen students have complained since Sept. 29 that they received unwanted invitations from the social media site that purports to let students collaborate on academic work.

ITS also intends to contact the operators of the GetStudyRoom application, and request that they stop asking students for their WVUcredentials.

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ITS replacing Datacenter hardware Oct. 24-26

Information Technology Services will be replacing hardware that guarantees an uninterrupted power supply to the Datacenter at One Waterfront Place from 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 until 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

The first phase was conducted Oct. 10-12 with no interruption of service, and no outages or downtime are expected for any servers or University systems during the second phase.

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Researchers should begin using MyID credentials for CITI training

Effective immediately, WVU researchers and their staff should begin using MyID usernames and passwords when accessing services offered by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) at the University of Miami.

CITI provides training modules that help researchers nationwide learn to comply with federal standards as they conduct their work. Federal agencies that fund research often require this training, and WVU’s Office of Research Integrity and Compliance (ORIC) also requires certification through some training modules.

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Students should NOT use WVU credentials for StudyRoom.com

Students who are invited to join a third-party, commercial website called GetStudyRoom.com, should NOT use WVU passwords to join. Students who have already joined StudyRoom using WVU credentials should immediately go to https://myid.wvu.edu/ and change their passwords while Information Technology Services investigates several inquiries from students who have received unsolicited invitations.

StudyRoom requires an .edu e-mail address to sign up and asks students for their institution’s name. But StudyRoom was not created by the eCampus vendor, Blackboard, or by ITS.

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