IT Newsletter

Gmail Changes

Google continues to update its suite of products and Gmail recently received a makeover. You may have already made the switch to the new version when prompted by a pop-up that appeared during the last few weeks, or perhaps you have done so with a personal Gmail account. Although it’s currently possible to opt out of transitioning to the new […]

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Kaltura – Video Content Platform

​Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system that can be used for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other types of media. The system works with Blackboard and accounts are now available to University of Maine System students, faculty, and staff. Over the past two years, the University of Maine System has worked […]

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Zoom Web Conferencing

Zoom is a web conferencing tool available to all University of Maine System students, faculty, and staff. Zoom provides high-quality audio and video, intuitive sharing and co-annotation tools, breakout rooms, white-boarding tools, the ability to easily add content to a meeting on the fly, and the option to download meeting recordings as MP4 files. Zoom […]

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Summer 2018 Classroom Upgrades

This summer’s Paint & Polish and Classrooms for the Future project completed renovations in classrooms across the UMaine Campus. The renovations consist of facilities work, classroom technology installations and upgrades, and network infrastructure (wireless) upgrades. The following groups participated in this effort:  Provost’s Office, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), UMaine Campus IT […]

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Information Security Reminders

Phishing emails continue to plague our University community by attempting to deceive individuals. The most popular version tries to get you to divulge your password with such ruses as “Unable to display this email,” and “Click here to view this message,” or “Log in for the secure email,” or notices that your account requires urgent […]

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Coming Soon! FirstClass Retirement – May 2018

The project to retire FirstClass in May 2018 continues to progress and is on schedule. The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) and members of the FirstClass retirement project team are meeting with faculty, departments, and organizations to assist them with the transition to alternative solutions for FirstClass conferences and to migrate FirstClass email to Gmail. […]

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NEW UMaine Print Kiosks and PrintFromAnywhere

Thanks to the success of a pilot in the Hilltop Dining Commons to gauge interest in and the effectiveness of print kiosks located outside of IT computer labs and classrooms, two additional print kiosks are now open for business on campus. The kiosks are located in York Hall Dining Hall and in the Memorial Union. […]

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2018 Faculty Laptop Incentive Program

This year’s Faculty Laptop Incentive Program (FLIP) is brought to you by the UMaine Provost’s Office and UMS IT. The FLIP program will run through April 30, 2018 and is for faculty only. Faculty should contact their Dean’s Office to request inclusion in the program. See below for available FLIP bundles.     Apple® MacBook […]

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FirstClass Retirement Update and Important Reminders

The project to retire FirstClass in May 2018 continues to progress. What’s Been Happening? The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) and members of the FirstClass project team are meeting with faculty, departments, and organizations to assist them with the transition to alternative solutions for FirstClass conferences. The options include Blackboard, Google Apps […]

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