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Lunch & Learn: Using MS Teams @ UBC

UBC IT is decommissioning Skype for Business (UBC Collaboration Suite) on May 31, 2021. All remaining accounts will be automatically switched to Microsoft (MS) Teams to continue supporting your collaboration needs. MS Teams enables chat, video conferencing, and collaborating in real-time on documents. MS Teams Training for UBCO Staff & Faculty If you’d like to […]

May 2021 IT Update: IT Equipment and New Hires – Early Resumption Planning Tips

While the university is currently determining the approach and guidelines for the resumption of onsite teaching and learning, we wanted to highlight a few things to help you better prepare for any IT equipment purchases or new hires you may need for fall. We will provide additional information and resources to support your resumption planning when further details are confirmed.  IT Accounts & […]

Skype for Business Decommissioning on May 31, 2021

UBC IT is decommissioning Skype for Business (UBC Collaboration Suite) on May 31, 2021. To continue to support your collaboration needs, your Skype for Business account will also be automatically switched to Microsoft (MS) Teams on that day. MS Teams enables persistent chat, video conferencing, and collaborating in real-time on documents.  To learn more about […]

A Guide to Using MS Teams at UBC

UBC IT is decommissioning Skype for Business on May 31, 2021.  To continue to support your collaboration needs, everyone will be moved to Microsoft Teams. Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool that was launched for UBC August 2020 to allow UBC groups to create content and share information that they need to work together. MS Teams […]

How to Defuse Zoom-bombs

How to Defuse Zoom-bombs

To celebrate a year of working and teaching remotely, UBCO IT would like to share some reminders on what you can do to ensure your UBC Zoom events aren’t interrupted by uninvited guests. Unfortunately, incidents of Zoom-bombing at UBC continue, but there are some quick and easy steps that hosts or co-hosts can take to […]

UBC Okanagan CMS Maintenance

Please note the UBCO WordPress CMS is scheduled for maintenance on Tuesday October 13th between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.  Sites affected include any website on the Okanagan based WordPress CMS. Your website may be unavailable during this maintenance period but will automatically come back online. Some periodical maintenance messages may appear during this maintenance window so […]

Bulletins – IT, Media & Classroom Services News 2020-10-08 14:32:44

Interested in using public cloud services such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS)? Want to learn how they can support your research? UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC) is hosting the UBC ARC Cloud Computing Research Fall Training from October 19 – November 3, 2020. This year, the program will be offered virtually in the form […]

UBC IT Okanagan Online Helpdesk is moving!

UBC IT Okanagan Online Helpdesk is moving!

On November 2, 2020, UBC IT Okanagan will be moving to the UBC Self-Service Portal along with the Integrated Services Centre with the launch of Workday. This will make it easier for staff and faculty in the Okanagan, and across UBC, to access a variety of UBC support services from a single website: ubc.service-now.com (cwl […]

Planned Telephone Service Maintenance -Okanagan Campus, September 26, 2020, 08:00-12:00 PT

Planned maintenance will be conducted on the Okanagan campus telephone system Saturday September 26, 2020, between the hours of 08:00 to 12:00 PT. Incoming calls to campus may experience intermittent service interruptions during this time. Local calls …

External emails to include a new security warning banner

UBC Cybersecurity and UBC IT Communication & Collaboration Services will be launching a new email security enhancement on September 28, 2020, targeting emails that originate from outside the university. This enhancement will add a warning tag to the top of emails that originate from outside the University. The External Email Security Warning Tag serves as a reminder […]