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NEW! A Grad Student Guide to Campus Resources for Teaching

January 26, 2016 by Lane Sunwall

As graduate instructors we are all inundated with training, instructional tips, and suggestions our first semester of teaching. Much of this information is then forgotten in the madness that is the first week of class. Flash forward a few weeks into the semester: we’ve already settled into a teaching rut, and are flailing about for new ideas to keep our students engaged. Fear not! You can break free from your instructional malaise using those very University of Wisconsin support services you may have forgot after the conclusion of your introductory training sessions. Read more »

Introduction to LSS Handout

January 14, 2016 by Lane Sunwall

Missed out getting a copy of the LSS handout at TA orientation? Here's where you go to discover all the great things we do here!

Security updates for the week of 11/30/15

December 1, 2015 by Sue Weier

There are no security updates for this week.  Updates from previous weeks will be re-deployed to those machines that missed them.

If you have questions about the update, please contact the LSS TechZone at techzone@lss.wisc.edu .

 

Security updates for the week of 11/16/15

December 1, 2015 by Sue Weier

CHANGES: Security updates will now use a two-week patching cycle instead of weekly patching. This will mean that you are asked to restart your computer only once every two weeks. It is very important that you restart your computer. Read more »

German Poster Exhibit

November 30, 2015 by Mary Prochniak

An exhibition on the 25th anniversary of German reunification will be on display in the L&S Learning Lab (Van Hise 259) starting this Wed. afternoon (Dec. 2) until Friday, Dec. 11.  Jeanne Schueller, UW German Department, is coordinating the exhibit.  

A timeline (in English) tracing the fall of the Wall to German unity can be found by clicking the link below.  Read more »

"Mailbox Update" phishing email

November 23, 2015 by Sue Weier

There's nothing like a campus-wide phishing email to enliven a Monday afternoon.  Today, the TechZone began receiving messages from many faculty and staff regarding a suspicious email.  The email is titled "University of Wisconsin-Madison Mailbox Update" and appears to be hitting much of campus. The message is not legitimate, so we wanted to warn everyone to be careful where they click. 

Note the following interesting parts of thie email: Read more »

Security updates for the week of 11/2/15

November 9, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for the week of November 2, 2015 are:

1. Java 8 Update 65 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Security update for Windows 10 (Windows only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

Security updates for the week of 10/26/15

October 27, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are:

1. iTunes 12.3.1 (Windows and MacOS)
2. Multiple security updates (MacOS only)
3. Safari 9.0.1 (MacOS only)

More information about the security measures taken for TechZone-supported computers can be found at  http://lss.wisc.edu/node/security-measures.

 

Security updates for the week of 10/19/15

October 19, 2015 by Sue Weier

The new security updates for this week are: Read more »

Ouch!, Tips for secure Social Media. July 2015

July 1, 2015 by Sue Weier

Are you a social media user?  Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks are ubiquitous in our communities today.  Take a look at the July 2015 release of Ouch!, for tips on being secure while using social media.  Ouch! comes from SANS, a company that specializes in security training. 

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