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Student Employee Earns Prestigious Internship

Sophomore Emma McBride is already making a name for herself in the cybersecurity profession. She said her experience working as a student employee in the Information Security Office has opened a lot of opportunities for her.

Users Required to Select Unique Passwords

All individuals with a Network Username and password will be required to select a unique password that doesn't match any password used in the system before, beginning Oct. 30, 2022.

Columbia Campus Wi-Fi and Data Network FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Wi-Fi and the data network on the Columbia campus.

Advanced Authentication Methods Introduced

As part of our ongoing efforts to combat malicious access to university accounts, the IT Security Office has adopted new Verified Duo Push standards to fight "push harassment."

IT Support During Inclement Weather

If you need IT support during the university closure due to Hurricane Ian on Sept. 30, 2022 here are some resources for you.

Plans to Improve WiFi on Columbia Campus Adopted

The Division of IT is aware of wireless issues affecting classroom and administrative buildings across the Columbia campus. While work is being done to improve wireless connectivity in the short-term, the division has also developed a long-range plan to improve the overall wireless infrastructure across campus.

Preferred Name and Personal Pronouns to Display in Blackboard

Beginning Friday, Sept. 9, personal pronouns and preferred names that are set in will now display in Blackboard. This change is part of the university's ongoing efforts to promote a more inclusive campus environment.

Be a Good Steward of Campus WiFi

When living on campus, what you do on WiFI affects performance for those around you. Being a good Wi-Fi citizen is about helping everyone get the connection they need.

Panopto Now Available to UofSC Instructors

Panopto is university's preferred platform for managing video content and is integrated into Blackboard.

Blackboard Introduces New Mobile App

There were previously two Blackboard apps: one for instructors and one for students. The apps have been consolidated.

Tech Resources for New Instructors

Are you a new instructor at UofSC? We compiled our most frequently asked questions from new instructors and some handy tips.

Price Increase for UofSC Students Who Use MATLAB Software

The MATLAB software will no longer be free for students. A $75 annual charge will be accessed.

Emergency Communication Software to be Installed on Aug. 11, 2022

Employees will be alerted via a message on their desktop when a Carolina Alert is issued.

New IT Security Features Introduced the Week of June 13, 2022

The new security features will further protect the UofSC Community from malicious email messages or attachments that could compromise accounts and university assets

Blackboard Collaborate Acquired by Class Technologies, Inc.

There are not anticipated changes to the availability and use of the Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool at this time.

WiFi Security Certificates Upgraded on May 17, 2022

Users of campus WiFi will be required to accept the new certificate

Tableau Day Scheduled for March 24, 2022

Join Tableau users from across the University of South Carolina in order to enhance your Tableau skills and to see how Tableau is being leveraged by colleagues across the campus.

IT Security Team Closely Monitoring Circumstances in Ukraine

The University Information Security Office is on heightened alert as a result of the invasion of Ukraine.

Blackboard Courses Will Not Be Deleted

Some faculty received an inaccurate email from Blackboard earlier today. Please read this article for clarification.

Carolina Tech Zone Temporarily Closed

The CTZ will reopen on Tuesday, January 17, 2022.

Matt Warthen Receives 2021 CIO Award of Excellence

Production Manager Matt Warthen was honored for his work ethic, innovation, and hard work.

Maintenance Scheduled for CarolinaAnalytics and CarolinaDataWorks

Maintenance will result in reduced services from Dec. 10 to Jan. 2.

Microsoft Power BI and Teams Dial-In Now Available to UofSC at No Cost

UofSC users now have free access to Microsoft's visualization tool and a dial-in phone number option for Teams meetings.

Units Can Subscribe to Stream2

The university will offer a new streaming TV service to academic and administrative units, beginning Oct. 1, 2021. The service is not available to students at this time.

Gamecock Cable to be Discontinued on Oct. 1, 2021

Due to a steady decline in usage, effective October 1, 2021, UofSC Columbia will no longer offer Gamecock Cable. A subscription-based streaming service will be offered to administrative and academic units.


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