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A New Semester, an Updated Gradebook: Learn More at an Overview Session

In response to community feedback, IS&T recently released an updated Gradebook Module. It offers advanced grade management options, integrated student photos, recitation and section support, and more robust standalone functionality.

Securing Your Devices: STOP Tags and Tracking Systems

Be proactive: find out ways to improve your odds of retrieving a lost or stolen laptop or mobile device.

How to Prevent Wireless Carriers from Selling Your Usage Data

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint have announced that they will be selling “anonymized and aggregated” user data to third-party businesses and marketing companies. You can choose to opt out: here's how.

Software Change-up: Sophos Anti-Virus Is the New Malware Protection Product for MIT

Effective July 1, IS&T is providing Sophos as the new malware protection product for MIT. IS&T will no longer offer licenses for McAfee VirusScan or McAfee Security, although they will continue to run on machines on which they're installed.

MIT Improves Cybersecurity through Stronger Password Requirements and Expiration Policies

To provide the community with a more secure network environment, MIT is tying stronger Kerberos password requirements and password expiration policies to the annual certificate renewal process.

MIT Forum on Technology-Enabled Education Ranges Far and Wide

At a daylong meeting sponsored by the Office of Digital Learning, over 70 faculty and 50 staff discussed technology-enabled education at MIT – everything from games to graduate education.

Help, I Have Too Many Passwords!

Given the large number of sites most of us frequent while at work and at home, the only real way to ensure password security (and keep our sanity) is to leverage a password manager.

Long Hours at the Computer? Take Measures to Prevent Repetitive Strain Injuries

It’s estimated that at least 10 percent of the MIT community has some form of repetitive strain injury (RSI). The good news is that there are preventive measures you can take to keep RSIs at arm’s length.

W91 Renovations Optimize Space and Sustainability

Building W91 has been the scene of major renovations, including energy-saving measures and updates to meet safety, code, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The renovations, carried out by Elaine Construction over roughly six months, include both infrastructure and office updates.

CommuniTech Works Locally to Bridge the Digital Divide

CommuniTech is a volunteer-based initiative at MIT that, since 2000, has worked to bridge the digital divide – the gap between those who have access to information technologies and those who do not.

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