Tech Services News

NetID Password Requires 12 Characters Starting 11/18

Starting November 18, 2021 any new NetID password will need to be a minimum of twelve characters long. Your current password will work until you change it, at which point the new requirement will take effect.

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$100,000 awarded to social justice community project led by Tech Services staff

In July 2020, Chancellor Jones announced a $2 million annual commitment by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to prioritize research focused on systemic racial inequities and injustices that exist within our communities and higher education itself.

The Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program recently announced 22 projects that have been awarded funding. One of these projects is led by Technology Services Deputy CIO for Innovation and Technology Strategy, Tracy Smith.

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Data and Technology Innovation Lab’s 2021 Student Showcase

The Data and Technology Innovation Lab at Technology Services was started in 2018 in an effort to build data analytics expertise and expand services within the organization. Today lab leads and students consult with campus faculty and researchers across the social and computational sciences to assist with data analytics. At a showcase in May 2021, student teams presented their exciting year-long projects!

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Research and Innovation with Cloud Technologies at the U of I

In an effort to heighten research capabilities and opportunity, Technology Services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign offers three major cloud platforms for researchers to access a wide-range of resources to assist with computation, data collection and storage, website and app development, and more, in a collaborative, accessible, cost-effective, and highly-flexible environment.

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Start of Semester Technology FAQ – Students

Why can’t I find my course in Canvas or Compass? How do I connect my device to the Wi-Fi? Read more for answers to common questions we see from students at the beginning of the semester.

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Top Six Things to Know about the Compass to Canvas Transfer

With a lot of changes coming to the university this semester, including the return to in-person classes and the transfer to using Canvas from using Compass, there are bound to be a lot of questions. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the essential Compass functions, and let you know where to find that information on Canvas!

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Jane Leal: Women in IT

In honor of Women’s History month, we wanted to highlight the accomplishments of remarkable women working in IT!
We interviewed some great talent from key units across our campus.

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Priya Ravi: Women in IT

As the university plans to move more towards in-person instruction in the fall, we wanted to highlight amazing staff that work hard to ensure online learning goes as smooth as possible!