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Instructure (the vendor for Canvas) has made  a new gradebook available, with added functionality.  The new gradebook is still in beta, but instructors can enable and use it in their course(s) while Instructure continues to add additional features. A word of caution: You will not be able to revert to the old gradebook if you [Read More]

On Friday, February 23rd, ITS will change the default notification settings that are set for users who log in to Box @ UNCG for the first time. Existing users’ notification settings will not be affected. New users can choose to change their notification settings if they prefer, by using the options in “Account Settings” after [Read More]

Who: Faculty and staff with devices on the GCN running Windows 10 (there is limited support for Windows 7) What: Support for Windows device encryption Why: Disk encryption protects UNCG data if your device is ever stolen or lost. It can also help the University maintain data-use agreements and lessen the risk of a serious [Read More]

On Thursday Feb 15, UNCG enabled Google Jamboard as part of UNCG’s G Suite for Education offering. Google Jamboard is a collaborative digital canvas application. Collaborators can create online interactions (called “Jams”) and can collaborate by way of the desktop browser and mobile apps. In addition, where available, Google’s digital whiteboard device – a Jamboard [Read More]

Over 150 universities with enterprise-wide Box deployments (all students, faculty, and staff) participate in the Internet2 NET+ Box program. Stewardship of the program is handled by a higher education Advisory Board of eight campuses: UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame and now UNCG. Representing UNCG Information Technology Services (ITS) on the [Read More]