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Timetabled events not showing in MyUoL calendar

Some students may encounter an issue where they cannot see timetabled events when viewing the calendar published in the MyUoL app.

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Mobile and website printing maintenance - Disruption on 7 January 2020

Important maintenance is required to Mobile print, including printing by email or using the mobile print website. Staff and students should send documents to print using a University PC on 7 January 2020.

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High Performance Computing maintenance: Unavailable 8-9 January 2020

ALICE and SPECTRE will be unavailable for two days between 8.00am on Wednesday, 8 January 2020 and 6.00pm on 9 January 2020 due to essential maintenance. You will not be able to use ALICE and SPECTRE during this time.

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Support for old versions of ERDAS IMAGINE and MATLAB to be withdrawn

From January, you will no longer be able to use installations of ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 and MATLAB R2017a on Windows 10. Ensure you use the more recent version, which is available to install from the Software Center.

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Windows 10 Software Center maintenance – unavailable Tuesday, 17 December 2019 2pm – 6pm

You may not be able to install programs using the Software Center, during the afternoon of Tuesday, 17 December 2019, from 2.00pm for about four hours.

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Windows 7 University PC support ends on 10 January 2020

95% of University PCs have been upgraded to Windows 10. You will no longer be able to use a Windows 7 University PC from Friday, 10 January 2020. Ensure you are available for your appointment, if your University PC is scheduled to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Turnitin maintenance: Unavailable Saturday, 4 January 2020 4pm – 10pm

Essential maintenance to Turnitin will take place from 4.00pm on Saturday, 4 January 2020 for up to six hours. During this time, entering marks or submitting assignments using Turnitin will not be possible.

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‘blue screen’ error message appears on University staff laptop

Contact the IT Service Desk if you see an error message when you open or save a file on a University staff laptop.

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Blackboard Ally now available

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

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Christmas closure of the IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk will close at 12 Noon on Friday, 20 December 2019 and will reopen on Thursday, 2 January 2020 from 8.30am.

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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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Windows 7 support is ending very soon

Over 8500 University PCs have now been upgraded to Windows 10. With Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020, Windows 7 PCs will be removed from the University network, beginning with those that are not in use.

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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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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 you are using, as they will no longer be supported.

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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.'

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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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