News archive - July 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Changes to employee user grouping in WatIAM - August 15

Update (August 12, 3:10 p.m.): 
 

What is happening? The grouping of faculty, staff, temporary employees, and casual employees in WatIAM and Nexus is changing due to associated Workday group changes.
  • Employees in affiliated colleges and institutions will now be assigned to the appropriate Workday group and have their primary affiliation and related access set up properly.
     
  • Staff with an end date (e.g. co-op, contract):
    • Will be moved from the Nexus group IdM-HR-Staff to IdM-HR-Temporary. 
    • Remain in the IdM-HR-employee Nexus group.
       
  • Temporary faculty positions (e.g. instructors, sessional, RAs):
    • Will be moved from the Nexus group IdM-HR-Temporary to IdM-HR-Faculty.
    • Remain in the IdM-HR-employee Nexus group.
Notes:
  • This change will not affect any employment records in Human Resources.
  • No users will be removed from the IdM-HR-employee Nexus group (The IdM-HR-employee Nexus groups consists of: IdM-HR-Staff, IdM-HR-Faculty, IdM-HR-Temporary, and IdM-HR-Casual.

Why is this happening?
  • To ensure the ~1800 individuals in affiliated colleges and institutions are assigned to a Workday group, have their primary affiliation set, and receive related access based on group membership.
  • To allow us to identify regular on-going staff vs. temporary staff in order to assign appropriate access.
  • To allow us to identify definite term faculty as faculty vs. temporary staff in order to assign appropriate access.
  • To ensure individuals are in the categories that best describe their employment with the University.
When is this happening? Thursday, August 15 at 10:00 a.m.
 
What is the impact? This change will re-categorize some users in WatIAM and Nexus into a different employee type which could impact some Grouper groups.
 
What do users need to do?
  • Application owners who use these Nexus groups (IdM-HR-Staff, IdM-HR-Faculty, IdM-HR-Temporary) for access to their applications should review how access is configured based on the changes noted above.
    • No action is required for application owners who use the IdM-HR-employee Nexus group for access.
  • Individuals concerned about their access to resources and data may contact their IT support group to investigate.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

LinkedIn Learning now live!

On July 29, Lynda.com was upgraded to LinkedIn Learning. If you had a Lynda.com account, you will have received an account activation email from LinkedIn Learning. If you did not have a Lynda.com account but would like to create a LinkedIn Learning account, please use the below link and follow the activation prompts.  

University of Waterloo LinkedIn Learning account activation link: https://lnkd.in/dmxpssx 

For more information, please see the full upgrade announcement shared on July 17, https://uwaterloo.ca/information-systems-technology/news/lyndacom-upgrading-linkedin-learning-july-29

Questions or concerns? Please see our LinkedIn Learning knowledge base article, https://uwaterloo.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=82575 or browse the LinkedIn Learning Help Centre,  https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning

Friday, July 19, 2019

LEARN service restored - July 19

Update (July 19, 1:55 p.m.): The vendor has confirmed that the issue has been resolved.
 
Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

IT campus systems to enable 2FA – July 24 

Update: Two-factor authentication (2FA) for LEARN has been turned off and will be enabled after the end of the Spring 2019 exam period. 2FA for Connect OWA, Office 365, Quest, Workday, Unit4, and Concur will continue to be enabled.

Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca, ext. 44357. 

What is happening? Opt-in, two-factor authentication (2FA) is being enabled for campus enterprise systems. Users who have opted-in to 2FA protection for their Connect OWA or Office 365 account will now receive a 2FA prompt when they log in to Quest, Workday, LEARN, Unit4, or Concur. 

When is this happening? After 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24. 

What do users need to do? No action is required. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Lynda.com upgrading to LinkedIn Learning – July 29 

Update (July 29): Users may be receiving LinkedIn Learning account activation emails during the content migration process. Neither platform will be accessible until after the July 29 migration is complete. Clicking on the activation link prior to migration completion will lead to an authentication error.
 
Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca, ext. 44357. 
 


What is happening? Lynda.com is upgrading to LinkedIn Learning.  

When is this happening? Monday, July 29.  

  • Lynda.com will continue to be available until July 28. 

  • Both Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning will be unavailable on July 29 as content is migrated.

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