News for Instructors

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Single sign-on: Save time and work more efficiently

What is it? Single sign-on (SSO) provides a secure method of accessing multiple web-based systems and applications without being required to log into each one. Enter your credentials once and move seamlessly between supported applications.   

Benefits of single sign-on: With single sign-on, users will authenticate once, saving time as they move more securely and efficiently between applications.    

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Resolved: Wireless networks offline - May 22

Resolved: Wireless services have been restored as of 4:00 p.m. 
 
Questions or concerns? Please contact the IST Service Desk, helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca or ext. 44357.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mattermost site license expiring - September 17

What is happening? The site license for Mattermost expires on Tuesday, September 17 and will not be renewed. 
 
What is the impact? Members of the University community are encouraged to use the robust and fully supported suite of tools provided through Microsoft Office 365, specifically, Microsoft Teams, which offers an excellent solution for communication and collaboration needs.
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Personal MySharePoint sites are being phased out - Oct 1

What is happening? MySharePoint will no longer be supported as of October 1. 

  • Current MySharePoint users will be contacted about the phased deletion of their mysharepoint.uwaterloo.ca site. 
    •  On July 17 MySharePoint sites will be read only
    • Users will have until October 1 to transfer any files they wish to keep
  • The function to create new MySharePoint sites has been disabled.
  • More details will be provided in follow-up communications.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Update to Maple license server and change in supported versions - May 23

What is happening? IST has received new Maple 2019 activation codes and server license files. The most recent three versions (2019, 2018, 2017) are officially supported by Maplesoft. The IST license server will allow use of the six most recent versions of Maple including 2016, 2015 and 18. Maple versions 17 and 16 will no longer work.
 
When is this happening? The Maple license server will be updated on Thursday, May 23 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
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