CITS News

Omnicharge is Here!

Omnicharge provides portable power for your mobile devices. Download the Omnicharge app to your mobile device to get started. Omnicharge portable chargers are available for pickup and return at the following locations:

  • Claire T Carney Library – Second Floor Scholarly Commons 
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts – First Floor Atrium 
  • Liberal Arts – LARTS Commons, second floor 

 

Changes to Supported Email Applications

On August 22, 2018, CITS discontinued support for email clients that only provide older authentication protocols. This will discourage cyber-attacks, and reduce the number of unexpected account lockouts caused by automated hacking attempts.

CITS only supports access to email using clients that support modern (Microsoft OAuth2) authentication methods. These include:

  • Access via a web browser: use the web version of Outlook via the myUMassD portal
  • Microsoft Outlook client for Android, iOS, MacOS and Windows
  • Apple Mail for iOS 11.4 and newer

Apple is also expected to include OAuth2 support for Mail running under MacOS 10.14, Mojave. Current MacOS Mail users are urged to contact CITS immediately to prevent disruption to their email service. Contact the IT Service Center at 508.999.8790 or enter a help request at ithelp.umassd.edu.

Current Linux users should work with their departmental technicians to configure a Linux mail client that works with the OAuth2 protocol.

 

MATLAB Available for Students, Faculty and Staff

Mathworks has developed a new portal for all the UMass campuses, so you can download the software you need and update annual MATLAB licenses.

The MATLAB portal contains Help, Online Training, and Resources for Educators to help you make the most of our site license. 

Visit Matlab for more information!

 

Changes to Account Management

Updated Account Management and Self Service tools are now in place. New students and employees will be prompted to setup security questions, and select a phone number to manage their accounts via self service tools.

Existing students and employees must also set up Self Service Account Verification methods by setting security questions and a phone number. Note that these tools are part of our Microsoft Office 365 suite, and have a different appearance.

Click to proceed. If you see green circles next to your selected phone number and questions, then you have already set up your Self Service Account Verification successfully.

 

Adobe Creative Cloud Available for Faculty and Staff

UMass Dartmouth has a site license for the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications that allows each Faculty and Staff member one installation on a personally-owned computer, and one on a university-owned computer. Adobe Creative Cloud includes Acrobat DC, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, and other software titles. Visit the Download page for more information.

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