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UITS Monitor: Get started on your new website with UITS' WCMS template

Get started on your new website with UITS' WCMS template

IU's cyber risk mitigation policy, IT-28, encourages units to leverage shared services where possible.  We at UITS are making it easier and more affordable for the university to use our official services, including IU's designated Web Content Management System (WCMS). To that end, we’ve updated our framework and created a simple process for creating new websites. It's quick to set up, easy to use, well documented, and meets IU's branding requirements — all at no cost to you.

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Are you part of IT@IU? Learn more about the UITS style guide >>

New learning technologies pilots for fall '15

New learning technologies pilots in student response systems (REEF Polling, Learning Catalytics, and Turning Point Cloud), Web collaboration tools (Adobe Connect – Canvas Integration, Zoom), and online proctoring services (BVirtual, Examinity) will be available for IU faculty to use in their fall courses.  Information on the pilots, including how to participate and dates for infoshares and webinars, is available on the Next.IU Web site. 

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New to Box: Box Health Data Accounts

After months of work, IU has developed a mechanism to allow certain kinds of HIPAA-regulated electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) into a designated Box Health Data Account (BHDA). A BHDA allows users in healthcare, educational, and research environments to electronically and securely share information between colleagues and organizations.

Box Health Data Accounts are not a database solution or permanent storage location for ePHI.  If you need a database solution or permanent storage for ePHI, UITS Research Technologies provides more appropriate solutions.

If you have any questions about BHDAs, feel free to contact Clinical Affairs Information Technology Services (CAITS) at 317-274-5336 or, or visit our webpage: For questions about the services offered by Research Technologies, contact

Learn more:

What types of data are appropriate for my IU Box account? >>

At IU, how do I request a Box account for use with sensitive data? >>

What systems and services does UITS Research Technologies provide for researchers working with data containing HIPAA-regulated PHI? >>

Game On! Hearthstone Tournament at IU Bloomington: You could win a $100 gift card!

UITS is partnering with the IU Gaming Club to offer a Hearthstone Tournament at this year's Game On! event, featuring the "Heroes of the Dorm" Heroes of the Storm team. The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card, second place will get a $50 gift card, and third and fourth places will win $25 gift cards.

When: August 21, 9pm-1am

Where: Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union, IU Bloomington

Play is limited to the first 32 who sign up. You must be a current or incoming student to play. Sign up by sending your name, student ID number, student email address, year, and Hearthstone username to

Questions?  Contact

Cyrus (Webmail) shutting down September 30: Request automated migration now

Did you get an email about your Cyrus account? UITS is sending out reminders that Cyrus (Webmail) is officially shutting down September 30. Account data will not be preserved unless you request an automated migration to Exchange or otherwise manually preserve your data. 

Automated migrations are processed in the order they are received. Be sure to request your migration as soon as possible. Processing time for your request will depend on how many others are in the queue ahead of you and the size of the files in those requests.

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Get the training you need in a short webinar

UITS IT Training continues to offer opportunities to learn cutting-edge technologies in short webinar-style sessions. Below are just a few examples happening soon:

August 3, 1:30—3:30pm, ONLINE:

Muse - Explore how to create a website the way you would design a print layout.

August 5, 9—10:15am, ONLINE:

Acrobat: Creating a Form - Learn to create a PDF that can be filled out on a computer.

August 6, 1:30—3pm, ONLINE:

Creating Accessible Documents at IU - Get some guidance in creating instructional materials in a variety of programs and formats to allow for universal access.

Questions? Contact UITS IT Training.
Phone: (812) 855-7383 or (317) 274-7383