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Effective July 1, 2019, Arc’s new name is Canvas Studio. All references to Arc are now Studio or Canvas Studio within Canvas and in Canvas Community.  Instructure, the vendor for Arc and Canvas, changed the name only. There are no functionality changes. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at (336) 256-TECH (8324) or 6-TECH@uncg.edu.

Who: Owners of Windows Server 2008 or 2008R2 servers What: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 reaching end-of-life status on January 14, 2020 On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue Windows Server 2008 support. After this date, the servers will no longer receive any updates, including critical security updates. Risk for server compromise, viruses, and malware increases [Read More]

Who: Faculty, staff, and students with computers running Windows 7 What: Windows 7 reaching end-of-life status on January 14, 2020 On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will discontinue Windows 7 support. After this date, Windows 7 computers will no longer receive any updates, including critical security updates. Risk for identity theft, viruses, and malware increases by [Read More]

On May 6, 2019, Google will update Google Groups settings to ease group management. Settings with similar functionality will be combined, and settings that are rarely used will be removed. These changes may affect existing groups. What’s changing Member management settings – Settings for adding, approving, and inviting users to groups are being merged into [Read More]

Apple iCloud is used to store files and backup settings for macOS and iOS devices. It is configured during setup or via System Preferences. However, iCloud is not approved for storing UNCG data. To ensure compliance with University data storage policies, all Mac users should disable the Desktop & Documents Folders selection of iCloud Storage. [Read More]