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Microsoft Teams for Students Announcing Teams for Academics  The Division of Information Technology is pleased to announce the launch of Microsoft Teams for students. This launch will provide you an additional option to engage with your students, enable file collaboration, and enhance communications.    Noteworthy features include:   The...

Screenshot of Gradescope In early September, The Division of Information Technology implemented a new grading tool for faculty called Gradescope. Gradescope helps faculty keep track of assignments and allows for an easier, more efficient way to grade digitally.   Useful Features  Gradescope offers a scanning feature that allows you to scan your...

Staff assembling equipment for improved instruction. In-person instruction will change dramatically this Fall with the requirements in place to ensure physical distancing.  To accommodate the needs defined by these requirements, a Classroom Technology Committee was formed to make recommendations on technology solutions designed to support a quality instructional experience at a distance. The...

Drew Shipka and Katie Asaro Hold Training Sessions With the Faculty in Florence, Italy As the concern of the COVID-19 pandemic heightened throughout the month of March, Kent State made the decision to cancel face-to-face classes and move to completely online classes. But that meant some heavy lifting on the part of faculty, staff and students. According to Valerie Kelly, associate vice president for the Office of Continuing and...

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DeWeese Health Center On March 10, Kent State University officials ceased face-to-face classes and has allowed for flexible work arrangements through April 12 due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19. The Division of Information Technology has created a guide on how to maintain productivity using collaborative tools like Microsoft Teams when working off site; this guide...

Gartner is now available at Kent State University Free access to Gartner is now offered through Kent State University for students, faculty, and staff across its eight campuses. Gartner is a research and advisory company that provides technology-related information and insights to help clients make informed decisions. Its website offers access to accurate and current research on information...

Secure My Account Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an additional layer of protection to your account. An authentication protected by MFA will usually start the same way as any other login – by requiring a username and password. After your password is verified, MFA will require a second form of verification to ensure that the correct person is accessing an...

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SafeTravel Remember cybersecurity should not be limited to just the home or office. It is very important to practice safe online behavior when preparing for your vacation. So, who’s ready for a summer vacation? As everyone knows, no matter where you’re headed, having fun and relaxing is the goal. If you’re going to be traveling abroad, there’ll be...

MS Teams Header The Division of Information Technology recently expanded the university’s Microsoft agreement to include additional productivity and collaboration tools. Faculty and staff have access to Teams, Planner, OneDrive and other convenient collaborative tools integrated with Office 365. Teams can make your workplace collaboration much easier; it allows...

EaaSyIT Banner Image The Division of Information Technology began this year by establishing a new approach to how we provide service to the university applying the guiding theme, “EaaSy IT.” The acronym stands for “Everything as a Service plus YESability,” a comprehensive approach to daily operations in the division. Everything as a Service aims to benefit the...