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Who: Students, faculty, staff What: Potential downtime for multiple campus-wide services which depend upon UNCG Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO) authentication service. Affected services include: iSpartan (Google apps, e.g. Gmail, Drive, Calendar) Canvas Office 365 Box SpartanCard Online Qualtrics When: Friday, February 5, 5:30am to 7:30am Why: Duo software for multi-factor authentication (MFA) is being installed. MFA [Read More]

Box has announced updates that will be included in its next release (mid-January 2016). Design improvements have been made to streamline user experience. The changes focus on layout and feature placement. Product tours for both first time and existing users provide tips on how to use Box most effectively.  First time users will be given [Read More]

Box Notes is regularly updated to improve functionality and design and to provide users a more fully featured editor within the Box environment. A recent redesign for Box Notes focused on content and collaboration.  An added comments section allows users to have ongoing conversations related to their notes.  Also, Box’s workflow capabilities support email and [Read More]

Who: All users of applications connected to Shibboleth authentication services. What: Planned downtime of Shibboleth authentication services.  Users may have to login again after the restart.  Affected services affected include: iSpartan (Google apps, e.g. Mail, Drive, Calendar) Canvas Box Office 365 SpartanCard Online Qualtrics When: Friday, December 4, 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. (brief downtime [Read More]

Within the next two weeks, Box will update their web interface to improve the organization of the options in drop-down menus, as well as make changes to Box Notes. In addition, Box will add a new “Box Tour Guide” feature designed to help users learn how to use the Box service. The Box Tour Guide will [Read More]