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Explaining the Agile Mindset

Understanding what it means to have an agile mindset and how IS&T employees can use it in their day-to-day work.

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Update: Learning Management Systems

Based on faculty and other user feedback received last term, IS&T will be reviewing the roadmap for learning management systems as a whole.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About IS&T’s Work Prioritization Team

IS&T’s new Work Prioritization Team is designed to increase transparency about the workload the department takes on, both for leadership and all of IS&T.

Duo Security Requirement for VPN

As part of the ongoing rollout of Duo Security two-factor authentication (2FA) to the MIT community, on January 13, 2016 the IS&T remote-access VPN service ( will begin requiring 2FA by users who have already enabled two-factor Touchstone authentication.

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 is Now Available for Faculty and Staff

Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) has released SOLIDWORKS 2016 and 2015 SP5, solid-modeling computer-aided design (CAD) software that runs on Microsoft Windows.

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Update on Course Management Options

IS&T provides two integrated platforms for course management at MIT: the Learning Modules (LMOD) system and Stellar. Which ever option you choose, both options will remain in place until further notice.

Security FYI Newsletter: December 15, 2015

IS&T publishes this newsletter for the communication of periodic security advice, virus alerts, safe computing tips and other kinds of IT security information to the MIT community. More information on IT Security at MIT can be found at

IS&T Releases Bitlocker Encryption Program for Windows

BitLocker, Microsoft’s full-disk encryption program for Windows, is now available for use by the MIT community. BitLocker encrypts the contents of a computer's hard drive, providing important security benefits should the computer be lost or stolen.

Be Aware of this Financial Scam Using Business Email

Be on the lookout for a particularly persistent scam using business email. Please share the informational flyer from the Boston Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (BFO-FBI) on this Business Email Compromise (BEC) with your friends, co-workers and clients.

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Payroll Added to the Atlas Landing Page for Reports

There’s a new kid on the block – or rather on the Atlas reports landing page. Placed between Human Resources and Finance, the Payroll section includes links to three commonly used Payroll reports.