IT Services news
A series of fraudulent emails containing malware attachments have been reported that use a different variations of a subject related to an order/invoice, for example "Invoice <random set of numbers>", "Order Status #xxxxxxx" or "Notification from XXXX". A sample of one of the emails is shown below.
A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Confirmation #<some random set of numbers>". It urges the recipient to open a possibly malicious attachment. A sample of the email is shown below.
A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Web Email Interface Notice". It urges the recipient to click a link and then enter email and password details. A sample of the email is shown below.
A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised McGill Username and McGill Password". It urges the recipient to click a link to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.
As of March 2016, IT Services has made the Skype Federation feature available to members of the McGill community. This feature allows you to add people to your Skype for Business contact list even if they are using regular Skype.
A phishing email has been reported with the subject "WELCOME TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY - ONLINE SERVICES". It urges the recipient to click a link to upgrade their email account. A sample of the email is shown below.
A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromised Account". It is signed from McGill's Information Security (InfoSec) team, and urges the recipient to fill out a form to unlock their account. A sample of the email is shown below.
This spring, McGill University will be upgrading Banner, the University’s enterprise repository of data for administrative systems, including Student Records, Human Resources, Finance and Student Aid. Starting at noon on Friday, April 1Ending at noon on Tuesday, April 5 Banner and Minerva will be unavailable during this period, and several major services including:
If you currently use External Learning Tools (ELT) to integrate an application within myCourses, or are interested in integrating third-party applications in the future, please read on.
A new version of EndNote X7 for Mac is now available for download. It is compatible with Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac. All McGill University full-time faculty, staff and students can download and install EndNote for use on their personal computers or on McGill workstations for which they have administrative rights. To download the software, visit the IT Knowledge Base.
For the time being, when you click on the Access myCourses link in the myMcGill portal, you have to re-enter your McGill credentials. You can also access myCourses directly through one of the following options: Direct link to myCourses: https://mycourses2.mcgill.ca/ The Quick Links tab, located on the top right of any web page on the McGill domain (www.mcgill.ca).
If you've installed Alertus software on your laptop or computer, new versions are now available for Windows and Mac. Among other improvements, now you can see all recent alerts by right-clicking on the yellow Alertus icon in your System Tray/Menu Bar. From there, you can click to view the details of an Active Alert or any other recent alerts/messages (shown in red).
People Pages, located at people.mcgill.ca, are slated for decommissioning by the end of May 2016. As such, any issues related to People Pages will no longer be addressed. The replacement tool for managing biographical information is called McGill Profiles and will be available to all Site Managers shortly. For more information, see McGill Profiles - Overview.
McGill IT Services has extended the Wireless Network service to outdoor areas on the downtown campus. As of today you should be able to receive a signal near the Roddick Gates and around the intersection in front of the Three Bares statue. Additional access points will be added in the Spring at Redpath terrace and James Sculpture Garden/James Square. Read the recent article in the McGill Reporter ...
McGill IT Services is preparing to decommission the EVault email archiving service, used by active and retired faculty and staff, by March 31, 2016. Between December 20 and the end of March, archived mail messages will be moved from EVault to an “in-place” archive folder structure, which is accessible from Outlook 2010/2013/2016 on Windows and Outlook 2016. The archive folder, and subfolder structure, will also be available from the Outlook Web App (OWA), so you can access archived messages on the web if you don’t have one of these Outlook client applications.