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Official Ole Miss App ~ Announcement of Survey Winners 2014

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by Deetra Wiley

In April, the University of Mississippi (UM) and Mercury Intermedia conducted a survey on the Official Ole Miss App  to gather input for future enhancements to the app. The survey was open to students, parents, employees, alumni, fans and other interested individuals who were age 18 or older. To be eligible to win, survey participants were required […]

Now Available: The Official Ole Miss App for Android!

Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by JIMMY BALL

The University o Mississippi has released the Android edition of the Official Ole Miss App.  As with the iPad edition released in May 2012, we want to thank the many UM employees involved in the project from different areas including  the Office of Information Technology, University Communications, Athletics, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the Student Media Center, Student […]

Mobile Devices: Safety & Privacy Considerations

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by Parishweta Bhatt

With the proliferation of mobile devices in our lives and the trend of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) on campuses, teachers and students need to be more aware of the safety and privacy concerns related to mobile devices. Users are three times more likely to give out sensitive information on a mobile device and fall […]

Mobile App Review: Mailbox

Posted on: May 5th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

Before you head out of town after the spring semester, you might take a look at Mailbox App as an alternative email app to use with your UM Gmail account. We know you are busy this week, so let’s get to the point. The Good Swipe Gestures – The goal of Mailbox is to quickly “get […]

Emergency Apps: Using your Mobile Device in an Emergency

Posted on: March 13th, 2013 by JIMMY BALL

If you have a mobile phone, there are several apps today targeted at assisting you in a potential emergency. The list below contains information on emergency apps you might consider downloading, just in case. Emergency Notifications Before we dive into the mobile emergency app review, please remember the University of Mississippi (UM) offers a few […]

Request Your UM Transcript From a Mobile Device

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by fmathew

Transcript requests have recently been added to the mobile-friendly version of the myOleMiss portal.  Students can conveniently request official and unofficial transcripts on their mobile devices by visiting myOleMiss and selecting the request a transcript link in the list of mobile friendly myOleMiss services available to them. This service is consistent with the transcript request […]

Blackboard Becomes More Mobile with Recent Upgrades

Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Penny Rice

If you haven’t noticed by now, the Blackboard Learning Management System recently received several product enhancements with the release of a new version of Blackboard Mobile Learn and a system upgrade to version 9.1 SP7. Blackboard Mobile Learn gives students and instructors access to their course content on a variety of mobile devices, including the […]

Official Ole Miss App: Announcement of Survey Winners

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

In April, the University of Mississippi (UM) conducted a survey on the Official Ole Miss App ~ iPad Edition to gauge initial reactions and to gather input for future enhancements to the app. The survey was open to students, parents, employees, alumni, fans and other interested individuals who were age 18 or older. To be eligible to win, […]

Announcing the Official Ole Miss App – iPad Edition

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by Deetra Wiley

The University of Mississippi has unveiled a new iPad application designed to engage and connect the university community.  Over thirty UM employees have been involved in the project from many different areas including IT, University Communications, Athletics, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media, the Student Media Center, Student Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Human Resources, […]