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Division of IT welcomes Brice Bible as new CIO

We warmly welcome our new CIO

Beth Brigdon named Interim Vice President of Information Technology and CIO

Recently named Interim Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Beth Brigdon comes to the University of South Carolina with the knowledge and experience needed to lead IT as the university initiates a national search for a permanent VP/CIO.

Access to TikTok Platform No Longer Supported on USC's System Networks

Due to ongoing security concerns on a state, federal and international level, the USC system’s networks will no longer support access to the TikTok social media platform.

Deletion of Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Recordings

all Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings that were created before Aug. 16, 2020 will be deleted on December 15, 2023. Faculty who need to keep recordings that were created before Aug. 16, 2020 should request help transferring recordings to Panopto.

Wi-Fi and Switching Upgrades on the Columbia Campus

The Division of IT is aware of wireless issues affecting classroom and administrative buildings across the Columbia campus. While work continues to improve wireless connectivity in the short-term, the division is currently executing a long-range plan to improve a large segment of the wireless and network switching infrastructure across campus.

Hyperion High Performance Cluster Phase III in Production

Phase III of the Hyperion High Performance Computing cluster has been installed, tested, configured, and placed into production. This increases Hyperion's theoretical peak performance in quadrillion floating-point operations per second and increases the number of computing cores.

Microsoft to Retire Wiki Feature in Teams

Microsoft is retiring the Wiki feature in Teams and replacing it with OneNote. Any data stored in Wikis must be migrated to OneNote by June 2023.

Widespread Outages with Wired & Wireless Networks: May 10, 2023

Widespread outages with wired & wireless network connectivity are under investigation. The issues are also affecting some telephone services. Technicians are working to restore service as quickly as possible. Updates will be provided here.

Additional Wired and Wireless Network Improvements Begin in May

Phase 2 of the upgrade to the wired and wireless networks on the Columbia campus is scheduled to begin on May 13, 2023. When the work is completed, users should see an improved experience using both the wired and wireless networks in select classroom and administrative buildings.

Microsoft Plans to Retire Stream (Classic) at End of 2023

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Stream Classic will be retired and replaced with Stream on SharePoint. Please click on this story for more information.

Scheduled Maintenance to Virtual Desktop Service

The Virtual Desktop Service will be unavailable while critical maintenance is performed. The service will be unavailable from 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 29 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Student Employee Earns Prestigious Internship

Sophomore Emma McBride is already making a name for herself in the cybersecurity profession. She said her experience working as a student employee in the Information Security Office has opened a lot of opportunities for her.

Users Required to Select Unique Passwords

All individuals with a Network Username and password will be required to select a unique password that doesn't match any password used in the system before, beginning Oct. 30, 2022.

Columbia Campus Wi-Fi and Data Network FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about Wi-Fi and the data network on the Columbia campus.

Advanced Authentication Methods Introduced

As part of our ongoing efforts to combat malicious access to university accounts, the IT Security Office has adopted new Verified Duo Push standards to fight "push harassment."

IT Support During Inclement Weather

If you need IT support during the university closure due to Hurricane Ian on Sept. 30, 2022 here are some resources for you.

Plans to Improve WiFi on Columbia Campus Adopted

The Division of IT is aware of wireless issues affecting classroom and administrative buildings across the Columbia campus. While work is being done to improve wireless connectivity in the short-term, the division has also developed a long-range plan to improve the overall wireless infrastructure across campus.

Preferred Name and Personal Pronouns to Display in Blackboard

Beginning Friday, Sept. 9, personal pronouns and preferred names that are set in will now display in Blackboard. This change is part of the university's ongoing efforts to promote a more inclusive campus environment.

Be a Good Steward of Campus WiFi

When living on campus, what you do on WiFI affects performance for those around you. Being a good Wi-Fi citizen is about helping everyone get the connection they need.

Panopto Now Available to UofSC Instructors

Panopto is university's preferred platform for managing video content and is integrated into Blackboard.

Blackboard Introduces New Mobile App

There were previously two Blackboard apps: one for instructors and one for students. The apps have been consolidated.

Tech Resources for New Instructors

Are you a new instructor at UofSC? We compiled our most frequently asked questions from new instructors and some handy tips.

Emergency Communication Software to be Installed on Aug. 11, 2022

Employees will be alerted via a message on their desktop when a Carolina Alert is issued.

New IT Security Features Introduced the Week of June 13, 2022

The new security features will further protect the UofSC Community from malicious email messages or attachments that could compromise accounts and university assets

Blackboard Collaborate Acquired by Class Technologies, Inc.

There are not anticipated changes to the availability and use of the Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool at this time.


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