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eCampus down May 13-14 for maintenance; open labs and training set for May 15

The eCampus system will be unavailable from 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 13 until 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14 for scheduled maintenance. If the work is completed faster than anticipated, the system could be released to users before 5 p.m.

This maintenance will fix some bugs, set the Content Editor spell-check option to ON by default for instructors, and enhance some features in the Calendar tool. Users will have more choice in how their calendars are formatted and when making date selections. They also will be able to alter the first day of the week that starts the calendar view in both month and week views.

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ITS surveying randomly chosen faculty on technology needs, experiences

A randomly selected group of 2,500 University faculty members will soon receive an email invitation from Chief Information Officer John Campbell to participate in a national survey about experiences with technology. Participation in this 15-minute, web-based survey is strongly encouraged and could help Information Technology Services provide better services and experiences.

The survey link will be sent within a week from CIO@mail.wvu.edu and will remain live until midnight March 20. The WVU Institutional Research Board has approved this research project as an exempt study.

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Many systems, services will be unavailable 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb.15

Many systems and applications, including eCampus and the research funding tool WVU+kc, will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 15 while ITS conducts maintenance.

This work will also affect access to systems or services that require MyID authentication, and all development tools and code repositories that are managed by ITS.

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Faculty and Staff: Training opportunities scheduled throughout spring semester

Information Technology Services has scheduled a wide range of training opportunities for faculty and staff throughout the spring 2015 semester, including multiple sessions on eCampus. Check out the calendar here: http://it.wvu.edu/services/training/schedule

The schedule includes hands-on experience with eCampus and Blackboard Collaborate Feb.5-6 at the Potomac State campus, and a session on creating eCampus tests and surveys on the Morgantown campus Feb. 13.

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New 'Outlook from Microsoft' email app raises security concerns

Information Security Services urges faculty, staff and students who have downloaded the new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS and Android to be aware of possible security risks with the application. Although the app is a legitimate Microsoft product, it has raised privacy concerns among information technology experts.

The product, now available in iTunes and Google Play Store, is a rebranded version of the Acompli email app that Microsoft recently acquired. The security and privacy concerns center on the storage of credentials and data.

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