IT News @ Virginia Tech
Mar 27, 2020
Drive-up WiFi locations available across the Blacksburg campus
To help the community to maintain essential internet connectivity while observing public health recommendations on social distancing, we are sharing information on Virginia Tech WiFi locations that are accessible from parking lots, using either the VirginiaTech (guest) and eduroam (student, employee) networks. This access is available in several locations around Virginia Tech’s main campus in Blacksburg.
Mar 24, 2020
VPN users should choose ‘VT Traffic over SSL VPN’ setting
To improve performance, users should select ‘connect to VT Traffic over SSL VPN’ whenever possible, while using the Virginia Tech Remote Access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
Mar 24, 2020
Slack licensing fee reduced through June 17, 2020
IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) is reducing licensing fees for the online chat tool Slack to $5.00 for a period of 90 days, effective immediately.
Mar 24, 2020
TLOS Top 10: Instructional Continuity Special Edition
The coming weeks will be challenging for instructors and students alike, so TLOS has developed this special edition of the “TLOS Top 10” to share tips and gentle reminders that will help faculty adjust to a new model of teaching and interacting with students.
Mar 23, 2020
Four cybersecurity steps to take when working or taking classes from home
With the majority of Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff now accessing university networks from off-campus, questions may arise about cybersecurity when working remotely. Here are four steps to take to optimize security of your data and devices at home.
Mar 22, 2020
Six ways students can navigate online classes
Starting Monday through the end of the semester, all Virginia Tech courses will be offered online as the university aims to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Division of IT Spotlights
Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19: Technology Resources
Shifting to an entirely online format is a new and challenging experience for the Virginia Tech community. The following resources from the Division of IT will help you navigate the technology needed to successfully teach, take classes, and work remotely.
Sep 17, 2019
Honors College assistant professor receives grant to improve student access to computational research
Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis, collegiate assistant professor in the Honors College, has been awarded a 4-VA Grant through the Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) division to conduct a course redesign in the Honors College.
Apr 22, 2019
Data-Driven IT Support Operations and Decision-Making: A Grassroots Effort
Data-driven decision-making can occur at either the strategic level or the operational level. While data-driven decision-making at the strategic level often requires a carefully considered plan, significant investment, and a top-down approach, data-driven decision-making at the operational level can be a grassroots effort that does not require significant financial or personnel investment.
Jun 26, 2018
Video for Instruction: establishing a comprehensive video strategy for the future
It can seem a bit magical to users when enterprise-wide programs change service providers, but a peek inside the process reveals the teamwork and planning required to get from idea to launch. The VFI group was charged to evaluate all the available, innovative, and affordable service options for using video in teaching and learning with a specific focus on services not requiring proprietary hardware or file formats.
Mar 26, 2018
A gradual rollout of Banner 9 has begun in some administrative offices
On March 12, 2018, a gradual rollout of Banner 9 administrative pages began in a few administrative offices on campus, including the Bursar’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and others. Banner 9 is the next generation of the university’s enterprise resource planning system, which provides integrated management of our core business processes.