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MOOCs and GROOCs on the move

Wed, 2014-07-02 15:20

McGill’s initial experiment with Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, has been a success and the first offering, Food for Thought, will be repeated next year. More than 32,000 people from 160 countries, with an average age of 35 (a bit younger than normal) signed up for the MOOC. Almost 1,800 people completed all elements of the course, and another 7,000 people completed at least one assignment or test.

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Implications of Canada’s new Anti-Spam Law

Wed, 2014-07-02 10:22
Canada Says No to Spam

To conform with Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), coming into effect July 1, 2014, McGill IT Services is increasing efforts to reduce the risk of spam on our mailing lists. We have tightened the regulations on the two types of email distribution lists currently supported.

1) LISTSERV mailing lists are those with addresses of the form xxx [at] lists [dot] mcgill [dot] ca.

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Emails requesting continued subscription to mailing lists – due to Canadian Anti-Spam Law

Fri, 2014-06-27 17:15

You may recently have received one or more emails requesting that you click a link to "Continue receiving promotions" from an organization or commercial company. As of July 1, 2014 the Canadian government will pass new anti-spam legislation (CASL), which imposes severe penalties for organizations that do not abide by the laws concerning mailing lists.

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Electrical shutdown in several buildings on campus - June 27, 11 pm to June 28, 3 am

Fri, 2014-06-27 23:00 - Sat, 2014-06-28 03:00

Please be advised that Hydro Quebec will be performing maintenance starting on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 pm and ending on Saturday, June 28 at 3:00 am, which will affect the power in all of the following buildings on and around downtown campus.

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New software available from the McGill software site

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:29

The ChemBioDraw Ultra 14 Suite is now available from the McGill software site.

Go to the McGill software licensing site to place an order, and get the instructions on how to download the software from the vendor site (Cambridgesoft).

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IT Security Alert: Phishing Scam - "Re-validate your e-mail account"

Tue, 2014-07-15 15:43

A phishing attempt is circulating with the subject line: "Re-validate your e-amil account". A sample of the email is shown below.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 29

Wed, 2014-10-29 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 29, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 22

Wed, 2014-10-22 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 22, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 15

Wed, 2014-10-15 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 15, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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uApply (Graduate Admissions System) maintenance - October 8

Wed, 2014-10-08 16:00 - 18:00

The uApply system will undergo a scheduled maintenance operation Wednesday, October 8, between 4 pm and 6 pm. The system will be unavailable during this period. 

uApply is the system used by applicants to McGill graduate programs and by admissions staff to process those applications.

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