News & Events


Learn more about what is going on in UC Information Technologies through the articles on this news page. For a look at what is being published in UC News, visit the Information Technologies news page.

 


UC upgrades email accounts for faculty, staff

Over the fall and spring semesters, University of Cincinnati faculty and staff email accounts will be migrated to the cloud-based Microsoft Office 365 system. Learn more about Office 365 and what you need to do to prepare for the move.    


UC offers new Blackboard tool

Read more in this accessibility update article about the high completion rate of the Accessibility Introduction course, the new accessibility tool in Blackboard, and new purchasing procedures that incoporate accessibility into the purchasing process.


UC's inclusive excellence supports student success

Accessibility advocate Rob Rokey understands the importance of electronic accessibility for all students' success. Working together is the key: not only do students need to speak up for what will make them successful, but learning environments need to be enriched to include accessibility techniques.


'Welcome Back2IT' helps UC faculty, staff & students connect

To help meet IT needs during the first few weeks of the fall rush, IT@UC has assembled a 'Welcome Back2IT' technology page connecting UC faculty, staff and students to important services, resources and information.


Increased phishing in student email system

Over the past few days in mid-August, the Office of Information Security has observed increased levels of phishing within the student email system. We have created a Phishing Alert webpage containing answers to some common questions we have received from the university community.


Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility are Key Players for New eLearning Champion

UC Athletics professor Jennifer Sturm is chosen as an eLearning Champion for incorporating teaching techniques that contribute to student success. Read more in the eLearning Champion article.


UC Instructors: Visit the New 'Canopy Creative Space' for eLearning Collaboration

New weekly face-to-face sessions offered to UC faculty from 9-11 a.m. on Fridays focus on eLearning technology and innovative teaching techniques in the classroom. Learn more by reading the Canopy Creative Space news article.


UC Faculty and Staff: Complete Updated Electronic Accessibility Awareness Training Course

UC faculty and staff are asked to complete the accessibility awareness training course on or before Sept. 14 to identify ways to make electronic content accessible to all and to support student success. Visit the Accessibility Awareness training news article for more details.


UCIT Partners with Cincinnati Public Schools in Growing ShareIT Program

UC introduces high school students to technology and skills needed in rewarding IT careers. Read more in the ShareIT news article.


New Ally Pilot Project Tests Tool for Accessibility

Faculty volunteers with the Accessibility Network at UC will kick off the Ally Pilot Project during spring semester, testing a new way to incorporate accessibility improvements into online course materials.


Accessibility Rules the Conversation

Megan Wubeker, UCIT instructional designer, and Heidi Pettyjohn, Student Affairs EIT Coordinator, from the Accessibility Network were quoted in this recent Inside Higher Ed article about incoporating accessibility into the culture of universities.


They Came. They Gamed. They Conquered. 

UCIT’s Tony Quallen is quoted in the UC Magazine article They came. They gamed. They conqured. Tony is UC’s League of Legends advisor and the article highlights the growing popularity of the eSports scene.


Keep your information on lock with IT@UC

IT@UC has some helpful tips for keeping your personal information safe.

IT@UC wants to help you secure your online information with an Information Security refresh. Learn how you can keep your online information on lock!


What is wepa?

Wepa is UC's new personal printing service that provides printing for students at various locations around campus; including computer labs, libraries, and other UC public locations. Read more about wepa on our website.


Architecting Education with Modern Technology

Vice President for Information Technology & CIO Nelson Vincent shares the importance of collaboration when it comes to technology in the modern university. Read the full story in Enterprise Services Outlook


ScienceNode: Hand in hand into the Metaverse

Chris Collins of the IT@UC Center for Simulations and Virtual Environments is featured in this story about how scientists are collaborating to discover how they can further the Metaverse uses in research and education.
Read the full article in ScienceNode.


Supporting Faculty Adoption of Technology: What Can We Do?

Pat Reid of the IT@UC Center for Excellence in eLearning and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning, authors an article featured in the Educase Review.


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