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Read more at: University Wireless Service maintenance: Tuesday 21 September, 08:00–09:00

University Wireless Service maintenance: Tuesday 21 September, 08:00–09:00

The University Wireless Service will be undergoing essential maintenance between 08:00 and 09.00 on Tuesday 21 September while we apply a security software patch. This is a security update to ClearPass, which provides Wireless Service network access control. We're not expecting any disruption to service, but it should be...


Read more at: Mailing list migrations from Mailman to Sympa

Mailing list migrations from Mailman to Sympa

We intend to migrate all remaining lists associated with colleges from Mailman to Sympa during the week commencing 13 September 2020. The current total is 1,567. How this will affect users of the mailing list management service Most mailing list subscribers shouldn't notice any difference. During the switchover, there will...


Read more at: Managed Zone Service closedown and migration to Mythic Beasts

Managed Zone Service closedown and migration to Mythic Beasts

The Managed Zone Service (MZS) is being shut down, and its data content migrated to a commercial provider, Mythic Beasts. There will be no interruption to the service, but MZS users in institutions will need to make arrangements to retain management access to their zones. What is changing? UIS set up the MZS many years ago...


Read more at: Resolved: Delays in pre-registration of some new staff and visitors

Resolved: Delays in pre-registration of some new staff and visitors

We believe we've resolved the error in the pre-registration process, which resulted in some new staff members and visitors being unable to collect their initial passwords and log in to Raven. We are working to manually fix any remaining affected accounts, and will be monitoring the process closely. If you have any concerns...


Read more at: DS-Print eCredit top-ups may be unavailable during 09.00-11.00 on Tuesday 17 August

DS-Print eCredit top-ups may be unavailable during 09.00-11.00 on Tuesday 17 August

The eCredit top-up system will be undergoing an upgrade during 09.00-11.00 on Tuesday 17 August. You’ll still be able to use DS-Print during this period, but you might not be able to buy additional credit. You may wish to ensure you have enough credit by visiting My DS-Print before Tuesday. Note that the payment interface...


Read more at: Lecture capture (Panopto) public video sharing options to be disabled

Lecture capture (Panopto) public video sharing options to be disabled

We are disabling the public video sharing options in Panopto, the University’s online platform for lecture capture and educational videos, to protect the University from unintended additional costs. No videos will be lost as a result of this change, but you will need to download any videos that you wish to continue to...


Read more at: Turnitin maintenance: Saturday 14 August 16:00–18:00

Turnitin maintenance: Saturday 14 August 16:00–18:00

Turnitin will be undergoing essential maintenance on Saturday 14 August during 16:00–18:00 BST. Please be aware that submissions or grading for Turnitin Assignments in Moodle will not be possible during this time. We therefore advise that submission deadlines are set outside this maintenance window. Follow @TurnitinStatus...


Read more at: Easier way for Departments and NSIs to get ‘bolt-on’ Office 365 licences for staff

Easier way for Departments and NSIs to get ‘bolt-on’ Office 365 licences for staff

It will be quicker, easier, and cheaper to for Departments to get bolt-on product licences to add to individual users’ Office 365 licences from 1 October 2021. The new process will apply to individual licences for products such as Visio, Project and PowerBI that are not included under the Microsoft EES Agreement. UIS will...


Read more at: Beware fake NHS 'Covid vaccine passport' emails

Beware fake NHS 'Covid vaccine passport' emails

We’re aware that University email accounts are currently receiving phishing emails that appear to be from the NHS encouraging people to apply for a ‘Covid vaccine passport’ or mentioning other Covid-related issues. What to do if you are suspicious of an email Don’t click on the email or any of the links. Follow the advice...


Read more at: New digital certificate service launched

New digital certificate service launched

We've launched a new digital certificate service, and are now onboarding institutions and IT staff. The new Jisc-based service enables IT staff to create and manage a broader range of certificates (TLS, client and code signing) in minutes and at no cost to their institution. Comparing the old and new certificate services...


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University Wireless Service maintenance: Tuesday 21 September, 08:00–09:00

16 September 2021

The University Wireless Service will be undergoing essential maintenance between 08:00 and 09.00 on Tuesday 21 September while we apply a security software patch. This is a security update to ClearPass, which provides Wireless Service network access control. We're not expecting any disruption to service, but it should be...

Mailing list migrations from Mailman to Sympa

31 August 2021

We intend to migrate all remaining lists associated with colleges from Mailman to Sympa during the week commencing 13 September 2020. The current total is 1,567. How this will affect users of the mailing list management service Most mailing list subscribers shouldn't notice any difference. During the switchover, there will...

Managed Zone Service closedown and migration to Mythic Beasts

24 August 2021

The Managed Zone Service (MZS) is being shut down, and its data content migrated to a commercial provider, Mythic Beasts. There will be no interruption to the service, but MZS users in institutions will need to make arrangements to retain management access to their zones. What is changing? UIS set up the MZS many years ago...