January 2019

Welcome to uWaterloo Connect IT! This blog and video series will provide IT service and event information and updates to the campus, while offering a collaborative environment for University community members to share their comments/feedback and help shape the future of IT at Waterloo.

Journey to the Cloud

A path to greater local value

Over 25% of the University’s core information systems and departmental applications are now in the cloud, or more accurately Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). This means that instead of purchasing a copy of the software, installing it on University-owned server, in a University-owned data centre, we often purchase an annual subscription to an online, web-based service that is running on servers somewhere else. This shift to the cloud can be recognized in our personal use of computers and devices, too (e.g. storing of photos, watching movies online). 

All about Office 365 ProPlus (desktop)

What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Akindi is now available at the University of Waterloo!

Akindi is the new central tool for UWaterloo and will replace the existing Scantron exam processing service. Where you once used Scantron for multiple choice assessments, you can now use Akindi! Learn more at: uwaterloo.ca/akindi

Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning

On July 29, Lynda.com was upgraded to LinkedIn Learning.

University of Waterloo Central IT Systems Enable 2FA

As of July 24 2019, users already using two-factor authentication (2FA) for their email accounts will also receive 2FA prompts when logging in to Quest and LEARN*. Protect your accounts with 2FA and learn more about it here: https://uwaterloo.ca/2fa.
 

*2FA will be disabled on LEARN until Oct and additional communications will be shared once enabled.

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