Unit Updates, July 2018

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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Banner 9 Upgrade

UNIT is excited to announce that our campus will be upgrading to Banner 9 this fall.  Banner 9 is Ellucian’s latest version of the administrative computing software which delivers a number of important enhancements, additional functionality, and a modern user interface.  For an informational video, please visit link HERE


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TechZone has moved to Falvey

UNIT's TechZone has moved to Falvey Library!   UNIT's TechZone at 101 Vasey Hall and Ceer 209 are closed permanently and moved to a new location on the first floor of the Falvey Library. UNIT's TechZone@Falvey will continue to support the technology needs of our community including the following services: WIFI Connectivity (Mobile, Laptop, Tablet...); IT-Related Support (myNova, O365, Email, Blackboard...) Software Support/Hardware recommendations; Virus and Malware remediation; VPrint and Mobile Printing; Lab Support and Charging Technology; Residential Networking Support; and Password Assistance. Please visit the Techzone@Falvey with any questions or IT Support needs.


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Graduate CRM--Slate

Effective August 1, the Graduate Admissions Office in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the College of Professional Studies are moving to the Technolution’s Slate CRM.  This product will be used for Inquiries, Recruitment, Communication Plans and Application processing.  

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Mediasite Upgrade

The University’s academic enterprise video solution, Mediasite, has been upgraded to version 7.2. This upgrade provides a more robust Mediasite experience, including faster My Mediasite processing times and a new look to the My Mediasite interface. Online and on-campus training sessions will be available at future dates this summer. Please keep an eye on Campus Currents for these dates. The More Info link provides much more information about the upgrade, as well as training tutorials.

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Abroad Course Approval App

UNIT created a new application to enhance the process for course approval of students who are studying abroad.  This application utilized by faculty and students is built using Microsoft Power Apps. 

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IT Security: Phone Call Attacks & Scams

First, you need to understand what these attackers are after.  They usually want money, information, or access to your computer.  Some of the expamples and tips on prevention are below:
  • The caller pretends that they are from a government tax department or a tax collection service and that you have unpaid taxes. They explain that if you don’t pay your taxes right away you will go to jail. 
  • The caller pretends they are Microsoft Tech Support and explain that your computer is infected. 
  • You get an automated voicemail message that your bank account

The greatest defense you have against phone call attacks is yourself. Keep these things in mind:

  • Anytime anyone calls you and creates a tremendous sense of urgency, pressuring you to do something, be extremely suspicious. 
  • If you believe a phone call is an attack, simply hang up. If you want to confirm if the phone call was legitimate, go to the organization’s website
  • Never trust Caller ID. Bad guys will often spoof the caller number 
  • Never allow a caller to take temporary control of your computer 

Scams and attacks over the phone are on the rise. You are the best defense you have at detecting and stopping them.

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