The University of Minnesota's Office of Information Technology (OIT) welcomes returning students, faculty, and staff--and the incoming class of 2014! Read OIT: Providing All of Your Back-to-School Technology Needs
By now, many of you have experienced first-hand, or at least heard about the adoption of Google Apps for the University of Minnesota. Partnering with Google will give University students, faculty, and staff access to a suite of state-of-the art communication and collaboration tools that will enhance their ability to work together. Read Let Me Google That for You: An Update on the University's Migration to Google Apps
OIT's Tech Stop and discounted software programs for University faculty, staff and students were featured in a recent KARE11 story on helping students "ease into the University's electronic requirements" by helping them choose the right laptop computer and software for their back-to-school needs. Read the story
Students often think research only pertains to the hard sciences. But research needs a creative side as well. Driven to Discover: The Research Series website
OIT participated in more than 35 informational resource fairs this summer. Our services were represented at fairs for new faculty; new, transfer, and graduate students; and community advisers. Approximately 300 students attended each day, many of whom were helped by OIT staff who answered their questions regarding computing on campus. Our technology training staff engaged, educated, and entertained new students and parents with their daily technology sessions. OIT also plans to participate in the Gophers After Dark program during Welcome Week. OIT is honored and proud to participate in these essential events for new University students and faculty.
During spring semester 2010 OIT's public computer labs were used by more than 14,000 unique customers who logged in a total of more than 81,000 times. The average session length was approximately one hour. OIT manages more than 30 public and contract computer labs containing more than 1,200 computers, with more than 100 different software applications available in the public labs. Classes taught in OIT managed computer classrooms average as many as 30 per day. Find public labs
The Office of Information Technology's fall technology training schedule is available on the OIT training website.
TXT-U, the University of Minnesota's emergency notification text messaging system, helps students, faculty, and staff stay informed about critical campus safety information. Find out more and register to receive TXT-U messages at the Emergency Preparedness website.