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    Protecting Privacy: Using AI Models Responsibly

    February 23, 2024

    In today's digital age, artificial intelligence (AI) models are widely used in various fields, including education. However, it's important to be mindful of the risks related to privacy.

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    Web accessibility drop-in Q&A session

    January 26, 2024

    Web developers for the UA Office of Information Technology and UAF University Relations will host web accessibility drop-in sessions via Zoom on the second Friday of each month.

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    Gmail announces important changes to bulk mailings coming Feb. 2024

    January 26, 2024

    Google will require the use of Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC). Any service violating this new policy will automatically have their emails sent to quarantine for Google Workspace and Gmail email accounts.

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    UA Zoom trainings for spring 2024

    January 12, 2024

    During the Spring 2024 semester UAF NTS Collaboration and Learning Spaces (CLS) will offer UA Zoom Trainings to anyone with UA Zoom account access.

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    Changes to Kaltura Media

    January 12, 2024

    Kaltura changes took effect on December 21, upgrading the LMS integrations for Bb Learn and Canvas and upgrading the player to the V7 player.

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    Revised Software Procurement Process for UA Employees Seeking to Purchase Software

    November 17, 2023

    This revised software procurement process will simplify and improve our current manual review methods. This effort works to streamline operations, enhance cost-efficiency, ensure regulatory compliance, and elevate management of our software solutions across the board.

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    The Why's and How's of Multi-Factor Authentication

    November 17, 2023

    The èƵ requires all employees to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) -- an online security step that helps prevent unauthorized access to èƵ systems.

  • Proper use of video captions

    November 03, 2023

    No matter where a video is posted, whether it's on a website or social media, it should be captioned so that deaf and hard-of-hearing users can access and enjoy the content.

  • Starting on Nov 22, 2023, UAA and UAF academic courses from Summer 2020 and earlier that have not been accessed in the last two years will be removed from active status.

    Summer 2020 and Earlier UA Blackboard Courses Being Removed

    November 03, 2023

    Starting on Nov 22, 2023, UAA and UAF academic courses from Summer 2020 and earlier that have not been accessed in the last two years will be removed from active status.

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    Tips for setting up new phone with DUO MFA

    October 06, 2023

    Even if your new phone has the same phone number, you will need to add it to your DUO account in order for push notifications to work again.