August 28, 2014
by Greg Walker
Welcome (back) to UH for the fall 2014 semester! Here’s a brief update and some links to details about UH Information Technology Services. There’s more information and current news at the ITS website. And watch for the updated ITS website coming in mid-September.
Students, faculty, and staff have access to Google Apps, including Gmail, Calendar, and Drive, using your UH Username.
CAMPUS WIRELESS ACCESS PASSTHROUGH (All campuses except for Windward and Kauai Community Colleges)
UH students, faculty and staff can now register your laptop and mobile devices to automatically pass through the login process for the campus WiFi network. Passthrough coverage may vary per campus.
Laulima is the learning and collaborative online environment for the University of Hawai’i. You can review the things every Laulima user needs to know and find out more at:
COURSES AVAILABLE THROUGH OCEANIC TIME WARNER CABLE
The University of Hawai’i offers cable courses statewide on Oceanic Time Warner Cable. Recent channel changes reassigned UH educational programming to digital channels: UHTV channel 355, MCTV channel 354 (Maui county only) and UHVOD (Video On Demand) channel 358. Students with basic or standard service can obtain a free digital cable box from Oceanic Cable Customer Service to view their classes.
STAY SAFE ONLINE!
ITS will NEVER ask you to provide your username and password in an email. Colleges and universities continue to face a relentless barrage of “phishing” attacks. These typically involve email that appears to come from a legitimate source – college, university, bank, credit union, credit card company or similar organization. The email will ask you to provide personal information and/or your account and password, either directly or through a false (but realistic looking) login screen. DO NOT EVER REPLY! If in doubt for any email message, do not reply. Ignore it or confirm its legitimacy through other means. Find more information at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/898 or http://www.hawaii.edu/infosec/
FREE ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF & AFFILIATES
McAfee anti-virus software is licensed by the University of Hawai’i for use by current UH students, faculty, and staff. Keep your PC or Mac safe from viruses by downloading and installing your free copy. Windows 8.1 and Mac OS X 10.9 compatible versions are available.
REGISTER FOR EMERGENCY ALERTS
If you have not already done so, please provide UH with your emergency contact information. Your emergency phone/text message information will only be used for one test a semester and in situations that threaten health & safety or for full campus closures. For those already registered, please login and review your contact information to make sure your information is up to date.
FACULTY & STAFF
DIRECT DEPOSIT OF REIMBURSEMENTS
Faculty and staff can receive travel and some other types of reimbursements more quickly and easily by registering to receive direct deposits rather than paper checks.
ONLINE PAY STATEMENTS
UH employees can now view their pay statements online. Your UH Username is required to log on to this application.
If you have questions or ideas about information technology at UH, send an email or call. If you are on the Manoa campus, stop by to see me at the new IT Center.
Best wishes for a great semester,
Interim Vice President for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
<firstname.lastname@example.org> 808 956-2808