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Who: Students, faculty and staff who log into applications connected to Shibboleth (UNCG’s Single sign-on) authentication services (see list of services below). What: Planned downtime of Shibboleth authentication services.  Affected services affected include: Google Apps (e.g. Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, Drive) Canvas Box Office 365 SpartanCard Online WebEx Qualtrics When: Thursday, March 16, 5:00 a.m. – 7:30 [Read More]

UPDATE:2/28/17, 8:50PM EST All services are operational at this time. Notifications in Canvas may be delayed as its systems clear messages that accumulated during the outage. ITS apologizes for any inconvenience caused by this issue and will continue to monitor the situation. If you have questions or continue to experience problems, please contact 6-TECH at [Read More]

Box has released “Box Notes Desktop,” a new app for Mac and Windows, which allows users to access all of their Box Notes from their desktop. Some users may have received an email from Box about the new app, or may be prompted to download it when logging in to Box via http://box.uncg.edu. Box Notes [Read More]

Box has recently added document scanning to its “Box Capture” app for iPhones and iPads. Box Capture allows you to take pictures, scan documents, shoot video or capture audio and upload them directly into Box’s cloud storage. This provides a simple and quick method for capturing handouts, whiteboard notes, or other important information and storing [Read More]

The “Box for Office Online” app (see Box for Office Online for more information) has recently added new functionality that permits real-time co-authoring of Office documents from within Box. Whether it’s a project plan in Word, presentation file in PowerPoint or financial plan in Excel, you can edit it at the same time as other colleagues, right from [Read More]