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Don't believe it. The Wisc! Helpdesk

December 20, 2013 by Sue Weier

Don't ruin your holiday season by falling victim to this new phishing scheme.  An email with the subject "The Wisc! Helpdesk" is making the rounds on the UW campus.  The text of the email is:

Your Incident ID is: 130329-018715

This is an automated message to notify you that we detected a login attempt
with a valid password to your Wisc! account from an unrecognized device on
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 10:20 PM BST.

Location: Czech Republic IP=

New Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning Classrooms

December 5, 2013 by Theresa Pesavento

Active learning classrooms are gradually being added to buildings around campus, which is exciting news for those instructors who would like to explore teaching in a more collaborative learning environment instead of a traditional lecture hall. Space Management has designed three new spaces in Sterling Hall that will be available starting in Spring 2014 Each Sterling Hall Collaborative Learning Classroom (CLC) has six teaching and learning pods
(large tables with moveable seating).
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New Phishing Email

December 5, 2013 by Sue Weier

Phishing emails -emails that lure personal information from the recipients - are becoming more common and more sophisticated.  A new phishing email specifically directed at the UW-Madison community has been sighted in several colleges on campus, including Letters & Science.  The email is titled "Your UW-Madison NetID is on Restriction" and it reads as follows:

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Scheduled maintenance over the Thanksgiving break

November 26, 2013 by Sue Weier

L&S Learning Support Services is planning server maintenance to coincide with the Thanksgiving break. Most of our services will have a short period of downtime in the morning on Friday, November 29th.  Emailed notifications have been sent to the primary users of each service. 

Affected services include: Read more »

TechZone Tuesday Updates for October 22, 2013

October 21, 2013 by Sue Weier

The following critical updates will be deployed to TechZone-supported computers on Tueday October 22 and Wednesday October 23.  

On Windows:

  • Adobe Reader - update to version 11.0.05
  • Security updates for Internet Explorer 10
  • Chrome update - to version 30.0.1599.101
  • Firefox update - to version 24
  • Flash player update - 11.9.900.117

On MacOS: Read more »

Introducing our Teaching with Technology workshop website!

October 17, 2013 by Theresa Pesavento

Our 2012-2013 Teaching with Technology online workshop is now its own website, and we can't wait for you to take a look (we're pretty excited about it ourselves). Find it here: Read more »

Kidnapped files held for ransom!

October 10, 2013 by Sue Weier

Cryptolocker logo

It sounds absurd, but that's exactly what happens when you are infected with a new virus called CryptoLocker.  This virus encrypts your files so that you can't open or read them.  Then you're asked to pay a sum of money (often $300) to decrypt the files. The encryption is real, and your files may not be recoverable even if you pay the ransom.

How can you avoid this threat?  Some simple precautions may help: Read more »

Exit, Stage Left

September 10, 2013 by Bruno Browning

Karen Tusack will be entering a well-earned retirement later this week. All of us here at LSS, and a great many others around the College and the rest of campus, will miss her and wish her all the best in the years ahead. Read more »

Developing your Professional Web Presence

April 24, 2013 by Lane Sunwall

In today’s digital age, the internet is a screening tool of choice for
employers, grant committees, potential students, and others. Taking proactive steps to ensure
that the online material potential employers and funders find is professional
and advances your career is not only recommended, it’s becoming
increasingly essential. Read more »

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