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Informs and engages the UNB community on IT developments and news

ITS Wishing you a SpookTacular Halloween

ITS

Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


  If you were roaming the halls of ITS today, you may have noticed a few peculiar looking characters. A big thank you to all those ITS staff members who participated in ITS’s Spooktacular Costume Contest today. In case you missed it, here were the big winners (as voted by the staff at ITS): Funniest: Scott Chamberlain (Manager, Client Relations & Support) - Luigi Most Creative: Mary-Lou...

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Last Chance to Name Your UNB Photo ID Card for a Shot at 250

ITS

Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


UNB Students, only a few days left to submit your name ideas for the UNB Photo ID Card for a chance to win $250! To submit your name suggestion, just visit the UNB Card website, log in to the Contest page with your UNB Login ID and Password, give your name suggestion and click Submit! Not only will you walk away with $250 if your card name is chosen, but just for entering you’ll also be...

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Student Technology Fee How do you want it spent

ITS

Posted: October 31, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Students, did you know you can have a say in how your $50 Student Technology Fee is spent?  Make a suggestion: 1. Visit the Student Technology Fee website. 2. Click on ‘Suggest a Project – Students’. 3. Type in your suggestion. 4. Click ‘Send Suggestion’. The Student Technology Fee is a $50 fee paid by every student attending UNBF that is used to improve information technology services on...

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myUNB Portal wins UNB s Macaulay-O Sullivan Award

ITS

Posted: October 29, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: myUNB Portal Project, General Interest


The myUNB Portal was among the first recipients of UNB’s Macaulay-O'Sullivan Awards for Administrative Service and Innovation, announced last week. This award aims to acknowledge projects on campus that demonstrate creativity and innovation and greatly support administrative activities, making it easier for UNB to achieve its mission. Providing faculty, staff and students with information...

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ConGRADulations to ITS s Jon MacAdam

ITS

Posted: October 25, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Our Community


ITS would like to say a big congratulations to Jon MacAdam, one of ITS’s Network Technologists, who graduated last Thursday during UNB’s fall convocation ceremony here in Fredericton. Jon received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. From all of us at ITS, congratulations Jon!

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Illegally downloading movies TV shows and music might put you in the Hurt Locker

ITS

Posted: October 25, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Downloading movies, TV shows and music illegally may cause you far more grief than the cost of legally acquiring them. Let’s talk about why.  First, there’s the risk to your computer and your personal information stored on that computer. Why is there a risk? Tainted software and websites What guarantees do you have the software program you are using, or the website you visited to gain...

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connectEd Tip Vacation Messaging 101

ITS

Posted: October 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Heading to a conference or going on vacation down south this November? Don’t forget to set up your Out of Office message for your UNB email before you go. In Outlook 2010 (Windows): 1.    Go to 'File' > 'Info'. 2.    Click ‘Automatic Replies (Out of Office)’. 3.    Click ‘Send automatic replies’. 4.    Select the time range you will be away. 5.    On the ‘Inside My Organization’ and ‘Outside...

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Sometimes all you need is a bit of FaceTime

ITS

Posted: October 17, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


There are times you have to see the problem to understand it. When Cory Brown from Saint John’s recruitment office called David Shipley, UNB’s enterprise strategy analyst, with an urgent projector issue, they discussed the problem a bit on the telephone as Dave was in Fredericton and Cory was in his office in Oland Hall. As a fellow Mac user, Cory was hoping Dave might have a quick...

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

ITS

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Month? Now is a great time to learn more about issues such as e-mail phishing attempts, which are the number one way cyber criminals target UNB students, faculty and staff in order to gain access to your information, compromise your computer or attempt to scam your friends. To learn more, check out this short, informative video from SANS on...

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Purchase Food in a Flash using your UNB Photo ID Card

ITS

Posted: October 10, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


Looking to grab a quick snack between classes? You can now deposit funds onto your UNB Photo ID Card and use it to make speedy purchases at any Sodexo café or dining location on campus, including Tim Hortons, Starbucks, The Grill, Quiznos and more. Just visit the UNB Card Office in the SUB room 106 (upstairs by the Campus Shop) to deposit money onto your card and you’ll be able to start using...

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Name Your UNB Photo ID Card for a Chance to Win 250

ITS

Posted: October 4, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest


UNB Students, want a chance to WIN $250? ITS is looking for a fresh, new name for the UNB Photo ID Card – something fun and creative that bundles up all the UNB Card does for you in one name. After all, your UNB Photo ID Card does a lot more than just display your pretty picture. It gives you discounts around town on things like groceries, study candy from the Bulk Barn or a new mug at the...

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Are you still logged in Accessing your UNB IT services safely and securely

ITS

Posted: October 3, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: General Interest, Tips and Tricks


Whenever you log into a web site from a shared computer - whether that’s a UNB computer lab, a friend’s computer or a loaner laptop or tablet from the library, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your account isn’t accessed by someone else once you’re done. The easiest and safest step is to use the safe browsing or private browsing mode available on most web browsers like Internet...

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Jeremy Hollins and Graeme Ellis Hop on Board the ITS Crew

ITS

Posted: October 3, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Our Community, General Interest


ITS would like to give a warm welcome to Jeremy Hollins and Graeme Ellis, the latest two individuals to join our staff team. As a member of the Systems and Applications team, Graeme will be taking on the role of Systems Analyst during his time at ITS. Jeremy, who previously worked as a student employee at ITS while attending UNB, will be serving as a Desktop System Analyst within the Desktop...

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Just for Fun Decorate your UNB email with the Colours of Fall

ITS

Posted: October 3, 2012 5:00:00 AM ADT

Category: Tips and Tricks, General Interest


Now that the leaves have started to change colours and Thanksgiving is just around the corner, why not spruce up the look of your UNB email to reflect the season? Your UNB email available through the myUNB Portal gives you the option of selecting a theme to liven up the look of your email window and make it your own. To change your theme: 1.    Log in to the myUNB Portal. 2.    Click ‘Go to my...

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