Technology News

Printer “Spam” and Printer Logic

Over the last several weeks, there have been numerous instances of printers around campus that are getting “spam” – printing out garbage and using up all of the printer’s paper... Read More

Windows 10 (update)

While OIT still recommends Windows 7 for most users to ensure the most stable work environment, if you are considering installing/upgrading to Windows 10 on your workstation, there are a... Read More

Internet Explorer 11 to Replace Earlier Versions

Beginning in February, Microsoft will no longer be providing security updates for Internet Explorer 10 and below. In early February, OIT will begin pushing Internet Explorer 11 to OIT-supported PCs... Read More

New Version of PrintLogic

OIT will be updating the PrinterLogic server to the newest version which will resolve a number of issues and add some functionality. End users will need to re-allow the plugin... Read More

OIT Recommends Delaying OS X Update to El Capitan

El Capitan, the newest version of OSX, has been released by Apple. The Office of Information Technology recommends that users wait a few months before initiating this update. As with... Read More

EndNote, NVivo, Boot Runner, and Winclone now available

Over the summer, there were a handful of new software licenses made available in addition to some specific upgrades. Please share this information in your area however you think is... Read More

Windows 10 Rollback Information

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 10 and would like to revert to Windows 7 or 8, you should be able to do so within thirty days of upgrading. Before Getting... Read More

Roaming WiFi Service eduroam Now Available for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Office of Information Technology is now providing a new wireless service called eduroam to the UA campus. Students, faculty, and staff are now able to use their myBama credentials... Read More

April 13th, 2015- As we continue the work transitioning all network services to the new campus network,  OIT is implementing a new method to administer and install network printers.  We... Read More

UA Public Wireless Network Discontinued

In early 2014, the University of Alabama will decommission the UA public wireless network. All users will be required to log on to UA-WPA2 instead. The Office of Information Technology... Read More

CIO Blog

The Changing Face of Higher Education, Part 2

In my last blog, I shared my observations and experiences with open educational resources including massive open online courses (MOOCs). In this blog, I am sharing my observations, experiences, and... Read More

The Changing Face of Higher Education – A Personal Journey

I have often been amazed at the lack of use of technology in the Ivory Tower. I came back into Higher Education after approximately 20 years in the business/corporate environment... Read More

Governance Structure

CIO Blog: Governance Structure This past summer and fall has been very a busy time for the University and for OIT. We have witnessed the transition of the Bryce properties to UA... Read More

One Community

CIO BLOG: ONE COMMUNITY                     Digital Tuscaloosa The Connected Community Concept Several years ago Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville were hit by one of... Read More

Risk Assessment

CIO Blog Risk Assessment Dear Colleagues, Today’s IT environment is changing more rapidly than at any time before. In fact many of the technologies that we now take for granted were not in... Read More

Time of Transition

CIO Blog A Time of Transition Dear OIT Team Members, It has been several months since I have communicated to all of you regarding the organization, its initiatives, and the strategic direction(s) that... Read More

OIT Continuity of Operations

A Bottom-Up Approach to Weathering the Worst The events of April, 27th, 2011 left an indelible mark on most of us.  While the city of Tuscaloosa suffered terribly along with so... Read More

Emerging Technologies Make Learning Easier

From generation to generation, parents feel compelled to tell the rising youth personal reflections from their old school days. These struggles, whether embellished or endured, often involve comments like, “Back... Read More

Back in the Habit

Clothes, supplies, textbooks…you name it. The list could go on forever. Preparing for heading back to school can jump from fun and exciting to overbearing and stressful in seconds. Luckily, students... Read More

Technology Resources for Summer Fun

Don’t let summer cause bad technology habits to roll in. Using your UA resources may be a lifesaver for you this summer while you’re taking classes at a local college... Read More

Security Alerts

Phishing Attempt: Job Opportunities

Over the past several days, many students have received emails offering job opportunities, and many are related to babysitting, child care, or note-taking. Students should not reply to these emails... Read More

Phishing Attack: “Library Services”

This week, some students, faculty, and staff may have received the email titled: “Library Services ” This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect your system with malicious code.... Read More

Phishing Email Titled “IT”

Some faculty and staff received a phishing email this morning titled “IT.” The full email is posted below. This is an attempt to steal usernames and passwords and possibly infect... Read More

Scheduled Outages

Banner Unavailable Feb. 7th

The Office of Information Technology will be updating student financial aid requirements in Banner on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Banner will be unavailable during this... Read More

myBama and Other Services Unavailable Feb. 6th

OIT will be upgrading the Oracle server on Saturday, Feb 6, from 8 a.m. until noon. The following services will not be available during the upgrade: Astra, eProcurement, Degree Works,... Read More

myBama, Banner, and Other Services Unavailable on Jan.10

OIT will install the quarterly Oracle patch on Sunday, Jan. 10, from 8 a.m. until noon. The following services will be unavailable during the installation period: Appworx, Astra, Banner, Degree... Read More

Known Issues

The Known Issues Page is a checkpoint for our IT partners across campus. The page lists software compatibility issues and known fixes.