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UITS Monitor: Return-to-campus tech tips

Return-to-campus tech tips

Be prepared for your first day back.

Many members of the IU community will return to campus on Aug. 2. There are a few things to keep in mind as you make the switch from home to campus.

  • Don’t forget your CrimsonCard and parking pass. Be sure they are up to date. Missing your CrimsonCard? See Replacing your CrimsonCard.
  • Leave plenty of time on your first day back for computer updates. Some programs, such as Zoom, may not be able to connect until they are upgraded to a recent version. You may also need to reconfigure Outlook after the Exchange migration.
  • Bring back peripherals, (e.g., mouse, keyboard, headset) that have been at home. Make sure peripherals left on campus are fully charged and connected. Docking stations may need to be reconnected to reset them.
  • Make sure you are connected to the eduroam Wi-Fi network, as IU Secure Wi-Fi is no longer available in residence halls and will be retired from all campus buildings on Dec. 22, 2021.

If you need assistance, please contact your IT Pro or local campus Support Center.

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Videoconference room updates

Videoconferencing room systems offer Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

If you conduct classes or meetings from videoconference rooms, be aware of a few updates to the videoconferencing systems. Zoom and Microsoft Teams are available from videoconferencing rooms, but you may need to update recurring meetings with physical meeting rooms and Zoom/Teams links.

Be aware of a new Zoom feature that mutes upon entry when connecting from a conference room. If you joined a Zoom meeting using the conference room equipment, and you appear as unmuted and other people in the meeting cannot hear you, please follow these steps.

  • Verify that the meeting host did not manually mute you.
  • If the host did not mute you, you were likely muted upon entry to the meeting.
  • On the touchscreen or number pad, press the # symbol then 1, and then 2.
  • If you are still muted, contact Classroom Conferencing Support at 812-856-2020.
  • The status light on the conference device may display green while muted. The light only indicates if the microphone on the conference device is active.
  • For more, connect to Zoom from a videoconferencing room.

Connect to Microsoft Teams from a videoconferencing room >>

IU at your fingertips

Download the IU Mobile app for easy access to IU resources.

New to IU? The IU Mobile app helps you navigate your campus, manage class assignments, and quickly access apps such as Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura, and more.

IU continues to improve the features, so stay tuned for more updates.

Learn more about the IU Mobile app >>

UITS is hiring

Support Center and Technology Center consultant positions available.

The IU Bloomington and IUPUI UITS Support Centers and Technology Centers are now hiring part-time consultants. Both positions offer flexible hours and an opportunity to learn new skills and advance your career.

Apply to be a Support Center or Technology Center consultant today.

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Still time to apply for Emerging Scholars Research Experience

First- and second-year women can apply until Aug.1.

The 2021-2022 Emerging Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduate Women program is accepting applications until Aug. 1. Open to first- or second-year women at IU Bloomington, no research experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome.

All projects actively use technology and/or computing. Together with other students in the cohort, students enroll in a spring class and participate in a research hackathon and a poster competition. The program is sponsored by the Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

Apply here >>

Faculty: start the semester with the Student Engagement Roster

Teaching tool gives timely, effective feedback to students.

As classes get underway soon, faculty are encouraged to provide student feedback using the Student Engagement Roster (SER). Whether it’s attendance, encouragement, class participation, or assignments, SER provides timely feedback and helps students succeed.

Access SER from your Canvas course site.

Get students started with SER >>