Information Technology Services

Canvas has several new, exciting features available this semester!

OneDrive Integration

With OneDrive integrated into your Canvas course, you can easily share files with students, collaborate on shared documents, provide assignment templates, and connect students to their own OneDrive for easy access.

Learn more about the OneDrive Integration.

Canvas Student ePortfolios

Canvas Student ePortfolios provides a platform for students to create a professional profile and share their work, experience, and accomplishments with both internal and external audiences.

Learn more about Canvas Student ePortfolios.

LinkedIn Learning Integration

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with thousands of high-quality videos on topics ranging from technology to soft skills and more. The LinkedIn Learning integration in Canvas allows you to add LinkedIn Learning content directly to your course, either for students to review or as an assignment where points are awarded automatically when the student watches the required content.

Learn more about the LinkedIn Learning Integration.

Enhanced Gradebook Filters

New filters offer greater customization of the gradebook view, such as the ability to filter for ungraded submissions or students with missing assignments. Filtered views can be saved or easily removed.

With the addition of the new filters, the gradebook’s interface has changed slightly so that some of the features you may be accustomed to using can now be found in different locations.

To learn more, read the guides or watch an overview video. Teams Meetings and Teams Classes Integrations

Teams Meetings and Teams Classes Integrations

You can schedule Teams meetings and share a link to the Teams class where recordings are stored in Canvas.

Learn more about using Teams Meetings for class sessions in Canvas.

As always, you can reach out to 6-TECH or your school’s Academic Technology Specialist for support.

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, ITS will change the behavior of shared voicemail.

After the change, shared voicemail will no longer forward a copy of voicemail messages to individuals. Consequently, shared voicemail messages will not be available in Teams. To check voicemail messages, individuals must log into Outlook, expand groups in the bottom left of the browser window, and check the voicemail there. For more information, see Check Shared Voicemail.

Individual voicemail will continue to operate as normal.

If you have questions or need technical assistance, contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or [email protected]. 

Who: Faculty, Staff, and Students
What: Oracle Database Quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU)
When: Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Why: Information Technology Services (ITS) follows a standard quarterly patching release schedule to improve delivery and ensure the most secure hosted Oracle database services.

The following core Oracle-dependent services will be impacted during the maintenance window:

Faculty and Student Services

  • Self-Service Banner (UNCGenie)
  • DegreeWorks
  • Student Accounts Credit Card payments
  • UNCG Account Provisioning
  • AIMS Administrative services
  • Banner Admin Pages
  • Banner Workflow
  • WebFOCUS reporting from Banner and ODS Degree Works
  • Argos Reporting
  • ODS
  • Grouper
  • Power BI connections to Oracle

If you have questions or need technical assistance, contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or [email protected]. 

On Wednesday, August 30, 2023, macOS antivirus on UNCG-managed Apple Silicon devices will move from Jamf Protect to Microsoft Defender for Enpoint on Mac. Intel-based Macs will be unaffected; they have been protected by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Mac since the initial release of Jamf at UNCG. 

Jamf allows Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide next-generation macOS device configuration management, keeps macOS computers up to date, and allows users to install UNCG software. 

No action is required; Apple Silicon-based Macs managed by Jamf will automatically uninstall Jamf Protect and install Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Mac.

Please contact your department Distributed Technical Staff (DTS) or 6-TECH for assistance. 

Learn more about Microsoft Defender for Endpoint on Mac.

If you have questions or need technical assistance, contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or [email protected].