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Upgrades to analogue telephone lines

Fri, 03/05/2024 - 09:17

BT is switching off the UK’s old public switched telephone network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) services in 2025. The University’s telephone service will not be affected by this change because it is an IP-based digital service. However, the University currently uses analogue lines for some other...

Interim senior leadership arrangements for UIS

Wed, 10/04/2024 - 10:53

Professor Ian Leslie, the Director of University Information Services (UIS), retires in May. Our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chris Russell, will act as UIS’s Interim Director until the appointment of a permanent replacement. Four members of UIS’s Senior Leadership Team have volunteered to share the responsibilities of...

Change to Turnitin technical support

Thu, 28/03/2024 - 11:58

UIS now supports the technical aspects of the University's Turnitin text matching software licence. The Education Quality and Policy Office (EQPO) is responsible for any policy guidelines relating to academic integrity. Turnitin is widely used in UK universities. It text matches submitted work against a large database of...

Moodle upgrade

Thu, 28/03/2024 - 11:41

We will not be upgrading our version of Moodle this summer. Instead, we'll use the time to advance projects to improve the Moodle user experience. Our current version of Moodle (4.1) is a long-term support (LTS) release, which means it will be supported for 36 months and security updated well beyond our intended upgrade...

Google Drive and Microsoft storage quotas

Mon, 04/03/2024 - 15:58

We are starting to roll out the Google Drive 500GB quota and Microsoft 100GB (visitor and guest accounts) and 1TB (staff and student) storage quotas to all University accounts. These quotas are already in place for new accounts and existing accounts using less than the quota. The quotas are in response to Google and...

University business systems unavailable between 7am and 8:30am on 21 February

Fri, 16/02/2024 - 11:55

University business systems, including HR and finance, will be unavailable for up to 10 minutes between 7am and 8.30am on Wednesday 21 February, while we carry out essential maintenance on our data centres. During the downtime, the following services will be unavailable: CamSIS Finance systems (including UFS) HR systems (...

1TB quota for new SharePoint sites from 19 February

Fri, 09/02/2024 - 11:42

All new SharePoint Online sites, included with the University's Microsoft Office 365 offering, will have a storage quota of 1TB from 19 February 2024. This forms part of our storage review following Microsoft's announcement to limit the amount of data that can be stored on their cloud storage service. The quota will be...

Recordings made on Microsoft Stream before 4 January 2021 must be migrated by 29 February

Tue, 06/02/2024 - 11:29

Microsoft is replacing its original version of Stream, which it refers to as 'Stream (Classic)', with Microsoft Stream (on SharePoint), where videos are saved to SharePoint by default.