Unit Updates, November 2015

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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Augustine's Confessions App

Mobile App built by Villanovans for Villanovans:  The Web Services and Technology Group released Augustine’s Confessions for Android and iOS devices in the Google Play and iTunes App Store.  The Confessions mobile app is an annotated interactive sourcebook. Textual, visual, and audio aids developed by Villanova's ACS program facilitate learning for scholars of all levels and learning styles.  For more information:  http://www.villanova.edu/augustinesconfessions.

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Office 365 Now Available to Faculty and Staff

UNIT is pleased to announce the release of Microsoft's Office 365 to the Villanova Faculty and Staff. The cloud-based version of the Microsoft Office desktop suite includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and OneDrive.  This initiative will provide increased storage using Microsoft OneDrive (OneDrive-Villanova University).  Located at http://office.villanova.edu and login using your Villanova username (MyNova) password.  More information located HERE.

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CAMPUS Events Calendar

The Web Services and Technology Group implemented an enterprise-wide solution that manages the multitude of events happening on campus.   This enterprise-wide event and facility management solution creates an overall awareness for all members of the Villanova community of the events happening on campus.  Check out the new look of our University Calendar on our website.  For more information:  http://campusevents.Villanova.edu/vuevents

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MS Home Use Program--Office 2016

Office 2016 is Now Available!  Exclusively through the Microsoft Home Use Program; Faculty, Staff, and Students are eligible for a one-time purchase of Office 2016, Mac Office 2016, Project 2016, and Visio 2016 for $9.95 each to be installed on their personal laptop or desktop computer.  Please visit the following link using your Villanova email address and selecting “Don’t Know your Program Code? Click Here”, for additional details. 


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Academic History Grade Change – Pilot Launch

In partnership with Enrollment Management and the College of Engineering, UNIT is pleased to announce the implementation of the first phase of the  web-based Academic History Grade Change process. Each year the Office of the Registrar processes over two thousand grade changes. These major events were handled manually.  The College of Engineering was chosen for the initial pilot launch of this new process, and was instrumental in improving the process by providing valuable feedback.   

Engineering faculty are now able to access their academic history class list through mYNova, select the student and course and  submit the grade change.  Upon submission, notifications for approvals are automatically emailed to the administrators, resulting in the improved timeline for completion of tasks while ensuring consistency and accuracy of data in a secure environment.   The results allow for efficient operations, improved customer service, and accurate information in the hands of the people who need it.  

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TEDx--"Let's Imagine"

UNIT’s Multimedia Technology group, part of Instructional Technologies, provided planning, event and video production support for the University’s third TEDx event in October. This year's event, “Let’s Imagine,” featured speakers from across the Villanova community and talks focusing on race, gender, poverty and more.These talks are now available for viewing on the TEDx YouTube channel and at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_Z9mt0HJesmqYP-CTpYd3ljCb5BpCeqT

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IT Security: Stay Safe Online

Tis the Season to Stay Safe Online and many people will choose to shop online. Unfortunately, this is also the time unscrupulous websites may attempt to scam you by selling counterfeit products, stealing your credit card information, or failing to deliver anything. Below are some tips to ensure IT safety:

  • Check out sellers & make sure Sites are Legitimate
  • Protect your Personal Information
  • Use Safe Payment Options

For more tips and information, click HERE.  

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