UAPD to Test Public Address System

Beginning Monday, May 21, The University of Alabama Police Department will periodically test the indoor public address system. The test should be audible only at the University Police building. However, should you hear the test, please contact UAPD at 205-348-5454.

Digital Signage Upgrade

Beginning Wednesday, May 16 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, May 18, at 4:30 p.m., OIT will be implementing an upgrade to the AxisTV (digital signage) application.  During the upgrade, content managers will not be able to update any signage content. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

Microsoft Imagine Web Store Maintenance

The Microsoft Imagine web store will undergo system maintenance Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

New downloads will be unavailable during this time; however, programs that have already been installed will not be affected by this maintenance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or

Expiration Email – May 9, 2018

*Update* 9:30 a.m. – The error has been resolved. Email accounts will not be disabled.

Many users received an email with the subject title “Email Account to be Disabled” If you received this message, please disregard the email. OIT is investigating a mis-formatted data file.

Expiration email

NVivo Plus Now Available

UA upgraded its agreement with NVivo to now offer NVivo Plus.  NVivo Plus offers all of the functionality of NVivo Pro, but with the addition of powerful social network and research automation tools for deeper understanding of social themes and sentiments. The upgrade is automatically amended, no action is required of the user.

Learn more and get started with NVivo at If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

OIT Introduces New Login Page

Saturday, May 19, 2018, OIT will implement a new login page for myBama and other systems. The new design features a beautiful campus photo, along with quick links where users can easily change their password or access DUO passcodes. No functionality of myBama will change, this is simply a fresh design for the login page. The change will occur May 19 at 6:00 a.m. and will result in a 30-minute outage of all sign-on including myBama, Degree Works, Box, and other systems. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or


new login page

May 19 – Box Data Center Maintenance

Saturday, May 19, 2018 Box will perform planned maintenance to upgrade infrastructure in their data centers. The maintenance will take place throughout the day on Saturday, May 19 starting at 3:00 p.m. (CST). Box does not anticipate adverse user impact or downtime from this activity. Updates on the maintenance as well as any changes in status will be shared through on Box’s status site.

Sunday, May 13, 2018 Network Upgrades

OIT will be performing network upgrades Sunday, May 13, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. Users may experience connections drop during this maintenance time. All connections should resume by 7:00 a.m. If you experience any connectivity issues after 7:00 a.m., please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

April 24, 2018 Phishing Attempt

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, many UA employees received a phishing email with the subject title “Della Lorenzen sent you “file 3231””

This email is a phishing attempt designed to steal credentials such as a myBama username or password.  If you haven’t already, please delete the email. Additionally, if you are not a DUO user, please activate your DUO account at

If you did receive this email, and you did provide any sensitive information, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or

Below is a screenshot of the email.

Phishing Attempt