Unit Updates

Welcome to the UNIT Updates webpage where UNIT will display monthly updates on services and solutions, projects, new UNIT initiatives and relevant UNIT information for the Villanova Community.  Please let us know if you have any comments or ideas for future issues.

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Blackboard Analytics

Bb Analytics has Arrived! Measuring student interaction in the online environment is sometimes complex but with the addition of Blackboard Analytics, gauging student performance just got a little easier.  Blackboard Analytics is a robust reporting tool that gives faculty a deeper view of student data in their course such as logins, minutes spent, and interactions.  The reports focus around real time learning statistics that will help faculty determine at-risk students.For more information, go to our website by clicking here.

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Directory Services

Directory Services has been updated to be mobile friendly.  Through a web browser on any device users can use the Directory Services functionality in a clear and concise way. 

Go to www.directory.villanova.edu and check it out! 

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Microsoft Office Home Use Program (HUP)

Through the Universities campus license agreement with Microsoft we are able to offer all current Faculty, Staff, and Students Microsoft Office 2013 for $9.95.  For more details please click here.  This link will give you access to purchase the software for installation on up to 2 machines (PC or MAC).  

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Gateway 2-Factor Authentication

Starting in February, UNIT will be initiating 2-Factor Authentication.  2-Factor Authentication is a second level of security when logging into the gateway from off-campus (https://gateway.villanova.edu).  A cell phone number or landline phone number will be needed to assist you in this new Security Initiative.  2-Factor Authentication Security further prevents potential data breach scenario’s for the University.  More information will be communicated before our February implementation.  For further information on the University’s IT Security Awareness Program, please visit:  http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit.html

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Security: Data Privacy & Awareness Month

SANS (an information security training, certification, and research organization) and EDUCAUSE (the higher education information technology professional society) have teamed together to develop a free privacy awareness video that colleges and universities can use in their privacy education and training efforts. It's short and to the point - why not take a look and increase your privacy awareness? It's free and open to the public:

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