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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.


New Salesforce (Lightning) Platform Coming--10/5

Beginning October 6, Salesforce is changing to the newest version called Lightning for all users. This will significantly enhance the look and feel of your Salesforce experience and simplify business processes. While we encourage all of our users to utilize the new Lightning experience, the Classic experience will still be available, and the ability switch back and forth is a simple process. More information and opportunities for training and support will become available over the next couple weeks. If you have questions about the upcoming change, please don’t hesitate to email


Reserve a room at the TechZone @ The Commons

UNIT has begun leveraging Microsoft Bookings, a scheduling tool included in Office365 ( in multiple locations on campus. This tool allows users to book appointments and submit calendar invitations.  Most recently in the TechZone @ The Commons, Bookings has been used to easily create a a link which lets users find available times to schedule rooms and resources. Clients can find the link by searching for the “Tech Zone” in MyNova ( or by following the direct link


NovaAlert Enhancements

Unit has partnered with the Public Safety to make enhancements to the NovaAlert emergency text system.  The newest feature is the increase in the number of text message devices allowed to be configured in the NovaAlert System.  You can now have up to 5 devices assigned to your account.  Please go to Mynova and search 'Nova Alert' and add additional devices.  


Power BI: Career Outcomes

Power BI is a business analytics solution that lets you visualize your data and share insights across your organization.  Leveraging the University’s license of Office 365; the Career Center with advisement from UNIT created an interactive data-set through Microsoft Power BI that allows users to explore career outcomes data.  To access Power BI, login HERE.  


Banner 9 Training Available

Banner 8 is retiring and transitioning to Banner 9!  Banner 9 is  Ellucian’s latest version of the administrative computing software which delivers a number of important enhancements, additional functionality, and a modern ERP user interface.  UNIT is holding Banner 9 training sessions each month.   Please sign up HERE as class size is limited.  


IT Security:

Villanova has once again become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019.  We will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

As part of Villanova’s NCSAM efforts and as an official champion, Villanova recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity, online safety and privacy.  

UNIT will make available a variety of cyber security safety resources during the month of October 2019!

So stay tuned as always to the UNIT’s social media channels, including our Tech Zone’s Facebook and Twitter feed, as well as campus-wide digital signage.  

For more information about NCSAM and the Villanova’s participation in the Cyber Security Awareness Champion program, visit


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