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New features for Email Distribution Groups

Owners of Email Distribution Group can now manage additional features, such as message and membership approval.

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Updated: Blackboard Collaborate maintenance: Thursday, 16 and 23 July 2020

Maintenance has been rescheduled for Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. It will now take place on Thursday, 16 July 2020 between 1.00am and 5.00am and from midnight on Thursday, 23 July 2020 for up to four hours.

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New Remote Access homepage for remote working

Introducing the new Remote Access homepage, providing you with a single place to access University services and help while remote working. Update any bookmarks, if you have linked to services directly.

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Turnitin maintenance: Unavailable Saturday, 1 August 2020 4pm – 10pm

Essential maintenance to Turnitin will take place from 4.00pm on Saturday, 1 August 2020 for up to six hours. During this time, entering marks or submitting assignments using Turnitin will not be possible.

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Mac Self Service maintenance – Monday, 13 July 2020 10am –12pm

Mac Self Service will be upgraded on Monday, 13 July 2020. It will be unavailable from 10.00am for up to two hours.

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SAP access has changed

Employee Self Service is now separate from other components of SAP, for security reasons.

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Mac Self Service (Jamf) now available from off-campus

As part of the University’s response to Covid-19, IT Services have enabled Mac Self Service (Jamf) to work from off-campus. You can now install applications and updates while remote working.

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Access your payslip off-campus from Monday, 1 June 2020

As part of the University’s response to Covid-19, IT Services are pleased to announce that from Monday, 1 June 2020 you will be able access your payslip while off-campus. This is particularly beneficial for staff with a University IT account, who don’t have access to University Remote access (VPN) or University Remote Desktop.

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Be vigilant for spam emails or phishing messages

Staff and students have recently received spam or phishing messages by email, text message or social media. We offer some tips for how to spot a legitimate email from the University and how to recognise malicious messages.

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Get prepared: Reinstall of eduroam wifi required on 31 March 2020

On Tuesday, 31 March 2020, staff and students will need to set up eduroam wifi on personal devices again, to continue to access the internet using eduroam wifi.

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Orders for ‘non-standard’ Apple devices may take longer than normal to deliver

If you order an Apple device that requires customisation, your order may take over a month to deliver, due to the impact of Coronavirus.

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macOS Catalina upgrade not recommended for University Macs

If you are using a University Mac, we do not recommend upgrading to macOS Catalina, whilst testing takes place. In preparation, you’ll need to consider any older ‘32-bit’ apps (e.g. Photoshop CC v2018), you are using, as they will no longer be supported.

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Blackboard Ally now available

A new accessibility feature called Ally is now available in Blackboard.

Blackboard Ally now available - Read More…

IT courses for Staff and PhD students

Develop your IT skills and make the most effective use of technology for your work. New training dates are now available.

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Student communications from Blackboard

We have seen a large number of non-academic emails being sent to students using Blackboard and wanted to clarify our guidelines to help improve student communication.

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Tabbed course view in Blackboard

You will now see a tabbed view of your course sites in Blackboard and a Course Search.

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Blackboard emails, to reply or not to reply?

You will now receive an email from blackboard@le.ac.uk if a member of staff or student sends you a message using Blackboard. This is in response to student feedback, where confusion arose around receiving emails from BLACKBOARD-NOREPLY@leicester.ac.uk and not knowing whether it was okay to reply.

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IT courses for Staff in Office 365 now available

New courses are available to attend, to help you 'Explore new ways of working with Office 365' and 'Share Ideas and documents in a Team Collaboration Space.'

IT courses for Staff in Office 365 now available - Read More…

University renews its Cyber Essentials accreditation

In January 2019, we renewed our Cyber Essentials accreditation, which means that we have met all the requirements of the nationally recognised Cyber Essentials scheme for our Research File Store and University PCs. You may be able to use this if you apply for a research bid/project.

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Changes to leaver extensions

From Friday, 1 February 2019 there will be changes to whether staff can extend their University IT account when leaving the University.

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