Education Special on Dell Products
November 2015

From November 2nd, 2015 until January 31st, 2016, Dell is offering UNT an exclusive education discount on select PCs, tablets, electronics and accessories. Check out the flyer below for the coupon along with more information.

(resource: Exclusive education savings on new Dell technology)
(resource: Exclusive early access to Black Friday deals)

Java Security Concerns
October 2015

Recent exploits have been found concerning older versions of Java. The UIT Helpdesk recommends making sure you have the latest version of Java installed.

(resource: Verify and upgrade to the recommended version of Java)

National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October 2015

"October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and UNT System Information Security is encouraging faculty and staff to do their part by using best practices and staying alert for potential breaches in computer security. Cybersecurity is about maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer hardware, software and information."

(resource: UNT System Information Security)
(resource: U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

Google Chrome drops popular plug-in support
September 2015

Google Chrome 45, released September 1st, 2015, has completely dropped support for NPAPI plug-ins. Popular NPAPI plug-ins include Java and Silverlight, amongst others.

Some portions of Blackboard Learn may use one of these plug-ins, in which case, you'll need to switch to a browser that supports it, such as Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.

"The Mainframe" Apple Store opens on campus
July 2015

The Mainframe has opened a temporary location in the Stovall Temporary Union Building (STUB) room 161. You can visit the store now to see their deals on products and make purchases on campus.

When the store opens in the new Union, you will find that it is a full fledged Apple Store, providing Apple products, accessories, and Apple-certified techs for full-service repairs. This is an exciting addition to UNT, especially considering the nearest Apple Stores are in Southlake and Frisco.

Check out their Union website and "The Mainframe" Facebook page.

Office 365 ProPlus for current students through EagleConnect!

Current student EagleConnect accounts are now licensed to use Office 365 ProPlus!
What comes with Office 365 ProPlus?

  • • Office 2013 for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1
  • • Office 2011 for Mac OSX 10.5.8 and newer
  • • Office Mobile for iOS 6.1 and newer (iPhone only)
  • • Office Mobile for Android 4.0 and newer

These are full "offline" installations of Microsoft Office. You will be able to use Office on up to 5 Windows or Mac machines and use Office Mobile on up to 5 mobile devices.

Find out more by reading over the June issue of Benchmarks' Helpdesk FYI.

Blackboard Learn Browser Check

Blackboard Learn now has a browser check which will help you verify if your computer and browser are compatible with the Blackboard Learn system. Please note that the Browser check may state that your browser is not supported. As long as you are using the latest update of your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or IE) your browser should be compatible with Blackboard Learn.

Helpdesk Customer Satisfaction Survey

To ensure that we are offering a high level of customer service the UIT Helpdesk has posted a customer satisfaction survey. If you have time, please take a moment to complete the survey and let us know how we are doing.

Blackboard Learn Blog

Visit the Blackboard Learn blog where you will find the latest information, including system status, about the online learning system at UNT. This blog was recently established to improve communications to students about Learn.

Office Live for EagleConnect

MS Office Live is available on your EagleConnect account. Office Live provides a web-based solution for the creation and editing of Microsoft Documents using online versions of existing Microsoft Office products.

Office Live provides the following applications:
  • Word - Word Processor
  • Excel - Spreadsheet application
  • PowerPoint- Presentation application
  • One Note - Collaboration & Information Gathering Application

To access these applications simply log into your EagleConnect account, and click on the OneDrive menu.

Illegal File Sharing

Make sure you are aware of the consequences of illegal file sharing and also available alternatives:

Student Tour Website

Take an online tour of UNT Student Computing Resources
This site contains important information for new incoming students as well as returning students.

Eagle Alert

Verify or update your contact information to receive Eagle Alert messages

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