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Select legacy email protocols to be disabled on September 22, 2021

In order to strengthen the security of UBC email services, the IMAPS and POPS email protocols will be disabled on September 22, 2021. This change will be implemented for all new FASmail users, as well as users who have not used these services since March 2021. 

Behind the Scenes with UBC IT’s Desktop Services Team

This month marks the start of our #readyforcampusreturn series, which sheds light on the incredible IT teams who are working behind the scenes to support UBC's transition back to campus. Thank you to our amazing staff, who are adapting to meet UBC's connectivity needs as we prepare to welcome everyone back this fall.

Find Your Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordings on OneDrive/Teams Starting September 2

Microsoft is rolling out a new way to store recorded meetings in Microsoft (MS) Teams. To align with Microsoft’s new policy, UBC’s MS Team service will be updated on September 2 to store recorded meetings in MS OneDrive (or Teams for meetings associated with a Teams site).  

Transitioning to and from Qualtrics in the fall term

As we end the summer and prepare for the start of the new term, Qualtrics survey tool users are asked to review the following checklist for those who are leaving campus, and for those who may be welcoming new faculty, staff, and students.

By attending to any administrative tasks now, you can avoid causing issues that could impact colleagues who may rely on your survey data for their studies or work.

Students to use CWL authentication for Library and Labs

UBC IT Okanagan is working to reduce the number of accounts and logins students require to access campus services. Starting August 30, students will no longer use a Novell username/password to access computers in the library or instructional computer labs. Instead, students will use their CWL based authentication. Student Printing and the Study Room Booking System will also be updated to use CWL authentication. For more information, please visit it.ok.ubc.ca/student-login

Behind the Scenes with UBC IT’s Network Team

This month marks the start of our #readyforcampusreturn series, which sheds light on the incredible IT teams who are working behind the scenes to support UBC's transition back to campus. Thank you to our amazing staff, who are adapting to meet UBC's connectivity needs as we prepare to welcome everyone back this fall.

A 90-day data retention schedule for FASmail default transitory folders is coming October 4, 2021

Starting October 4, 2021, a 90-day automated data retention schedule will be implemented at UBC to default transitory folders in the enterprise email service UBC Faculty and Staff Email (FASmail) in compliance with UBC Records Management policies and requirements.

UBC Studios is ready to welcome you back

Welcome to our #ReadyforCampusReturn series!

And that’s a wrap – 2021 ARC Research Computing Bootcamp a success!