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UITS Monitor: New IU Framework is an in-house, web development game-changer

New IU Framework is an in-house, web development game-changer

IU Communications and UITS have partnered to offer the IU community a new tool for their web development toolbox: the IU Framework. 

This is a template-based website development solution that can be configured by your team's web developer. The end result is an IU-branded and mobile-friendly website that most people familiar with IU’s content management system can manage and produce.

The new framework is available to anyone at IU—your department's web developer can request a copy of the framework to build your site at no charge. If you'd prefer, IU Communications or HELPnet can either completely develop your site or troubleshoot issues for a fee.

In addition, UITS IT Training will have a webinar about getting started with the framework on Monday, May 9, 2-3pm.

Learn more and request your copy of the framework today at https://framework.iu.edu

Summer doesn't mean a break for your campus Support Center

Sticking around IU for the summer? If you experience technical issues after the spring semester ends, the UITS Support Center at your IU campus is still here to help.

While the hours may be slightly different, consultants will be available to assist you in person or around the clock via chat, email, and phone.

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Faculty: Now is the time to move from Oncourse to Canvas

Oncourse will be retired in August. The teaching and learning centers on your campus can help you move from Oncourse to Canvas.

Contact your center >>

The IU Bloomington Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) is offering eight in-person workshops during the first two weeks of May.

Learn more and register >>

Can't attend an event or meet in person? UITS IT Training, in partnership with the teaching and learning centers, is offering a series of online webinars beginning May 3. If you miss any of the webinars, they will also be recorded for later viewing.

Learn more and register >>

Find more resources at: movetocanvas.iu.edu >>

Prepare to say goodbye to IU's IT Accounts website

For many years, Indiana University has used the Account Management Service (AMS) to create and manage university computing accounts. AMS has permanently transitioned to One.IU, and IU will retire the IT Accounts website on May 19, 2016.

At that time, the IT Accounts site will no longer host the AMS tools for the IU community, including the "Create My First IU Account" task. Here are some ways to help with the transition:

  • Making changes

Please update any references to the retiring IT Accounts website with the corresponding tasks in One.IU, which are available in the Access Management task center.

  • Referencing services

Remember to use the link to the appropriate One.IU task when referencing services, so the URL is up to date. Here’s a video tutorial: youtu.be/JQ058UJfeec

  • Communicating changes

We’d appreciate your help communicating this change. Following its retirement, the AMS site will redirect to the Access Management task center

Contact your campus Support Center for assistance with this transition.

Dialing changes for calls from on-campus phones

Effective May 2, all callers will need to dial 10 digits (area code and phone number) when making off-campus local calls from traditional desk phones at IU Bloomington and IUPUI.

This change is because of the new area code in the Bloomington area (930) and a new area code being added in the Indianapolis area (463). Local calls from locations with multiple area codes need to be dialed as full 10-digit numbers. However, five-digit dialing will still work between phones at IU Bloomington and IUPUI.

For more about the new dialing procedures, contact Communications Convergence at unicom@iu.edu, or via phone: (812) 856-2287 or (317) 274-3004.

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Students: Register for Hearthstone tournament before you leave

Before summer break, consider signing up for IU Bloomington’s Hearthstone tournament on August 19. Hosted by UITS and the IU Gaming Club, the tournament takes place at the same time as IU Bloomington’s Game On! event, IU’s annual back-to-school tech primer and video-game competition.

The Hearthstone tournament is limited to 32 participants and is on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t wait. It also features a $300 prize pool:

  • Grand prize: $100 gift card
  • Runner-up: $50 gift card
  • 3rd-8th place: $25 gift card

For more information and to sign up, email UITS events team assistant Jonathan Hosey at jwhosey@iu.edu

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