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Student Insights on Pandemic Remote Teaching and Learning

To assist instructors as they consider refinements for future semesters, Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS), along with collegiate partners, in November 2020 conducted four student focus groups.

Canvas Release Notes April 2021

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades the third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes.

New Dashboards for Student Rating of Teaching Tool

Explorance Blue, the University's Student Rating of Teaching (SRT) Tool, now offers a dashboard where instructors and department SRT contacts can see response rates in real

Planned Maintenance: My-Account page

Planned Maintenance Users will be unable to create new accounts or change account passwords on the UMN My-Account page

Facebook Announces Data Breach

As you may have read in the news, Facebook has announced it was breached in 2019 and the personal records of over 500 million Facebook users were obtained by cyber criminal

IRS Warns University Students and Staff of Impersonation Email Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently warned of an ongoing IRS-impersonation scam that appears to primarily target educational institutions, including students and st

Canvas Release Notes March 2021

Instructure, the parent company of Canvas, releases Canvas upgrades the third Saturday of the month along with Release Notes. 

Google Sites Migration

Google is retiring classic Sites and will be replacing it with the

Announcement from Google: New Storage Policy

Google announced a new storage policy that ends unlimited storage for the academic community, effective July 2022.

Zoom Display Names Update Automatically

As of Thursday, February 11, the University of Minnesota Zoom application began using an automated process to update Display Names.