Blackboard upgrade, outage Dec. 21-23
Blackboard will be unavailable 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, until noon Saturday, Dec. 23. The Blackboard Manager application used to activate, copy and merge courses also will be unavailable.
"Crocodoc" inline grading tool in Blackboard to be replaced
The current inline grading service ("Crocodoc") that allows instructors to view and annotate student assignments while grading them in Blackboard will be discontinued by the vendor on Jan. 15, 2018.
24/7 computer labs now provide uninterrupted computer access
Starting Friday, Dec. 1, NDSU students will have true 24-hour access to computers in labs that are open 24/7. This includes the lab in Quentin Burdick Building 150 and, for the duration of dead week...
NDSU web cleanup on November 28
On November 28, IT staff will make two changes to clean up the NDSU website:
- Retire the Web domain, www.ndsu.nodak.edu. NDSU officially switched from www.ndsu.nodak.edu to www.ndsu.edu in 2006.
ITS announces new Learning and Applied Innovation group
The NDSU Information Technology Services department announces the formation of a new group: Learning and Applied Innovation (LAI).
The group combines the expertise, technology resources and services...
Multi-factor authentication: What is it and why should I care?
In 2012 a hacker stole 6.5 million encrypted passwords from LinkedIn and posted them online. Perhaps the most shocking outcome of this breach: later analysis revealed that the most common passwords...
Throw everything you knew about passwords out the window
As it turns out, widespread requirements for creating strong passwords – combining uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and special characters, and changing your password periodically –...
Preventing the domino effect: Set a unique password for each account
Yahoo: 2016, 3 billion user accounts and passwords.
MySpace: Unknown date, 360 million user accounts and passwords.
LinkedIn: 2012, 165 million user accounts and passwords.
Dropbox: 2012, 68 million user...
Do this one thing to protect your electronic devices
Tips and best practices for protecting computers, smartphones and other electronic devices from security threats are in no short supply. But if there is only one action you take now to protect your...
Alumna, UCodeGirl founder to speak at NDSU
Betty Gronneberg, computer science alumna and founder of UCodeGirl, is scheduled to speak at NDSU on September 22. The talk, “Software Engineer Turned Social Entrepreneur: Lessons from an NDSU Grad,”...