IT Newsletter

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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New UMaine MyCampus Portal Announcement and Community Boards!

The new UMaine Portal announcement and community bulletin boards that replace FirstClass Conference boards will be open for business on December 1! The FirstClass bulletin conferences will remain active until the end of this calendar year. After that, you will be able to view messages in the conferences but will not be able to post new […]

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UMaine IT Print From Anywhere

What is it? PrintFromAnywhere provides convenient and easy printing options for the UMaine campus community. Using a Website, Email or standard print client you can send print jobs to an IT PrintFromAnywhere Release Station. Then, stop at any IT PrintFromAnywhere Release Station, swipe your MaineCard, select and print your item. How do I use it? […]

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FirstClass Retirement Project Update

The project to retire FirstClass in May 2018 continues to progress. Last fall and spring, the project team collected information from faculty, staff, and students about how they use FirstClass and which features are most important to them. The team is using the information to identify and recommend FirstClass alternatives to faculty, staff, and students […]

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Updates to Computer Setup Service

The UMaine IT Support Services staff is working to enhance and streamline how it provides computer setup support for University-purchased computing equipment and devices. Computers are setup based on a standard configuration, and user-specified applications are installed. Support staff will make certain the new equipment is fully functional, and that the user can access resources needed […]

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Summer 2017 Classroom Upgrades

This summer’s Paint & Polish and Classrooms for the Future projects completed renovations in classrooms across the UMaine Campus. The renovations consist of facilities work, classroom technology installations and upgrades, and network infrastructure upgrades. The following groups participated in this effort:  Provost’s Office, CITL, UMaine Campus IT Officer, Classroom Technology and Networkmaine teams, Facilities Management, […]

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