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On March 16, 2020, UNCG added Zoom to its list of available videoconferencing options that also include Webex and Google Meet. This was done in response to multiple requests from academic and administrative areas of the University as UNCG prepared to rapidly move to remote instruction and remote work. This rapid onboarding process for Zoom [Read More]

Zoombombing is a new form of internet trolling in which a hacker uses Zoom’s screen-sharing feature to disrupt meetings and classes. UNCG’s Zoom environment has default settings in place to protect against Zoombombing, but users can take other preventative steps as well. See Zoombombing: Best Practices for Prevention for more information and tips on how [Read More]

Until July 1, 2020, Google has increased the offerings of G Suite Hangouts Meet to accommodate the demand for online videoconferencing services during the Covid-19 pandemic. The following changes have been made: Meetings allow up to 250 participants per call. Live streaming allows up to 100,000 viewers from within the UNCG domain. Meetings can be [Read More]

Update (Resolved): 3/22/2020, 1:10 p.m. At approximately 11:40 a.m. on March 26, 2020, ITS became aware of an issue affecting Google services. This appeared to affect Gmail, Drive, Chat, Meet, Calendar, and most G Suite services. Google posted a resolution message on their status page (https://www.google.com/appsstatus), and ITS verified that service was restored. ITS will [Read More]

Starting March 23, 2020, current UNCG students, faculty, and staff have Adobe Creative Cloud user licenses to use on their home computers. To meet the remote-work needs of campuses during the COVID-19 crisis, Adobe provided free, at-home Creative Cloud access to schools and colleges that only have lab access for students. Currently, the service is [Read More]