IT News @ Virginia Tech
Mar 24, 2020
VPN users should choose ‘VT Traffic over SSL VPN’ setting
To improve performance, users should select ‘connect to VT Traffic over SSL VPN’ whenever possible, while using the Virginia Tech Remote Access Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
Mar 24, 2020
Slack licensing fee reduced through June 17, 2020
IT Procurement and Licensing Solutions (ITPALS) is reducing licensing fees for the online chat tool Slack to $5.00 for a period of 90 days, effective immediately.
Mar 24, 2020
TLOS Top 10: Instructional Continuity Special Edition
The coming weeks will be challenging for instructors and students alike, so TLOS has developed this special edition of the “TLOS Top 10” to share tips and gentle reminders that will help faculty adjust to a new model of teaching and interacting with students.
Mar 22, 2020
Six ways students can navigate online classes
Starting Monday through the end of the semester, all Virginia Tech courses will be offered online as the university aims to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Mar 20, 2020
IT Security Office warns of uptick in COVID-19 related phishing and malware, offers online security tips
The Virginia Tech IT Security Office has received an increase in phishing and suspicious websites related to COVID-19. Follow these tips to protect yourself and your data.
Mar 16, 2020
Phone calls, email available for computer issues, software services
Walk-in IT support and software services on Torgersen Bridge and in the Student Services Building are being suspended until further notice to reduce community spread of COVID-19. Online and phone support options are available.
Division of IT Spotlights
Mar 24, 2020
COVID-19: Technology Resources
Shifting to an entirely online format is a new and challenging experience for the Virginia Tech community. The following resources from the Division of IT will help you navigate the technology needed to successfully teach, take classes, and work remotely.
Sep 17, 2019
Honors College assistant professor receives grant to improve student access to computational research
Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis, collegiate assistant professor in the Honors College, has been awarded a 4-VA Grant through the Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) division to conduct a course redesign in the Honors College.
Apr 22, 2019
Data-Driven IT Support Operations and Decision-Making: A Grassroots Effort
Data-driven decision-making can occur at either the strategic level or the operational level. While data-driven decision-making at the strategic level often requires a carefully considered plan, significant investment, and a top-down approach, data-driven decision-making at the operational level can be a grassroots effort that does not require significant financial or personnel investment.
Jun 26, 2018
Video for Instruction: establishing a comprehensive video strategy for the future
It can seem a bit magical to users when enterprise-wide programs change service providers, but a peek inside the process reveals the teamwork and planning required to get from idea to launch. The VFI group was charged to evaluate all the available, innovative, and affordable service options for using video in teaching and learning with a specific focus on services not requiring proprietary hardware or file formats.
Mar 26, 2018
A gradual rollout of Banner 9 has begun in some administrative offices
On March 12, 2018, a gradual rollout of Banner 9 administrative pages began in a few administrative offices on campus, including the Bursar’s Office, the Registrar’s Office, and others. Banner 9 is the next generation of the university’s enterprise resource planning system, which provides integrated management of our core business processes.