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IT Aims for Good Time Management – Part 1

Posted on: January 26th, 2015 by kfg

A recurring request from our team (Information Technology) is for opportunities to build community and grow professionally.  A specific example is to explore ways to become more productive and effective at work.   One of the most common struggles is making good use of time, both at work and in our personal lives.   In IT, we […]

Major Upgrade Easter Weekend: SAP Production & myOleMiss Unavailable April 2-7, 2015

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 by Deetra Wiley

The SAP production system and the myOleMiss portal will be unavailable beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, due to a major upgrade. The system is scheduled to be unavailable until Tuesday, April 7, at 8 a.m. During this downtime, Office of Information Technology (IT) staff members will upgrade these systems to the required […]

Get up to Speed on Recent IT Enhancements

Posted on: January 12th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning faculty and students. Below are some of the important changes we completed over the winter break. Paperless Time Entry for Employees After an extensive pilot process involving several departments within the Administration and Finance division of the University, the Offices of […]

Attention Students! Top 10 Technology Tips

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 by JIMMY BALL

Welcome! The Office of Information Technology (IT) has been busy preparing for new and returning students. Below are some of the key technology topics; please take a moment to get up to speed. Protect your WebID.   Your UM WebID is used to access many University systems and services mentioned below.  Please treat it like your […]

Time Entry Goes Paperless for the Ole Miss Campus

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by Al Ling

Eligible Faculty and Staff Can Submit Time Online via myOleMiss If you have attended the SAP CATS/Timesheets workshop within the past few months, you have likely heard the instructor introduce a new application in myOleMiss, which allows for the secure online submission and approval of employee time, eliminating the need for paper timesheets. UM employees […]

Blackboard Upgrade Scheduled to Begin on December 16

Posted on: November 14th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

On Tuesday, December 16, beginning at midnight (CST), IT will begin an upgrade of Blackboard Learn to the latest stable 2014 release. During this maintenance, blackboard.olemiss.edu will be offline. We expect Blackboard Learn will be available on Tuesday, December 23. However, we will make every effort to complete this work sooner and will announce availability when […]

UM Technology Tips for Departments

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

The Office of Information Technology (IT) regularly receives requests concerning departmental technology. Below, view the most common requests along with guidance on how to get started: I want to use a scantron form for a test. Where is a scantron scanner located on campus? What forms are supported? I want to monitor and possibly charge for printing […]

Public Demonstrations of Learning Management Systems

Posted on: October 13th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

The University of Mississippi (UM) has hosted the Blackboard Learn platform since 1998, when the product was named CourseInfo. In April 2014, the Instructional Technology Standing committee (ITSC) was given the task of performing an evaluation of the different Learning Management Systems (LMS) in order to select the LMS platform that will be in place […]

Enhancements to GM Analytics Reports

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by Al Ling

Enhanced oversight and better management of research funding was one of the primary goals of the implementation of SAP’s Grants Management (GM) module, which launched on July 1, 2014. To better manage their research projects, principal investigators and department administrators need the ability to review their revenues and expenditures on demand instead of waiting on […]

Attention Gamers: Access to Destiny’s Servers is Enabled

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

Recently, the IT Helpdesk received multiple calls regarding a new console game, Destiny, developed by Bungie.   To the game enthusiast, Destiny promises to be a great Sci-Fi shooter game on the scale that rivals top massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. Gaming on UM Networks Destiny’s servers were inaccessible from UM networks because of a design […]