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.

DeliverPoint: A SharePoint permissions management tool

SharePoint is a highly configurable, collaborative platform used substantially among many organizations. At the University of Waterloo, it is predominantly used as a document management and storage system. While it boasts vast permission and security options, one of its weakest links is management of those permissions as it only displays its hierarchy security structure in flat-view files. It also has no bulk management tool, no retired user cleanup, and no active directory (AD) group enumeration.​

The Fall 2018 edition of the IST Newsletter is now available

The Fall 2018 issue of the IST Newsletter is now available. Inside you'll learn about the campus network upgrade project, finphishing, improvements to Quest, a new Research Ethics system, and more!

And the winner is...

Summer edition of the IST Newsletter now available!

The Summer 2018 issue of the IST Newsletter is now available.Inside you'll learn about Office 365, password tips, learning environment retreats, two-factor authentication and more!

And the winner is...

Leveraging Lynda at Waterloo

Meet Lynda

Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Since 2014, Waterloo staff, faculty, and graduate students have reaped the benefits of these online courses. And now, as the result of a province-wide agreement negotiated by eCampusOntario and the Provincial Government, all Waterloo students have free, unlimited access to Lynda.com.

Winter 2018 issue of the IST Newsletter now available!

The Winter 2018 issue of the IST Newsletter is now available. Read about Workday; a highly successful student and Portal team initiative; whole-disk encryption; digital learning technology in the classroom; Lynda.com; and more!

And the winner is...

Congratulations to Murray Zink, who won a $25 Starbucks gift card for subscribing to the IST Newsletter.


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