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New version of EndNote available for Mac users

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.

Published: 10 Feb 2016

Access to myCourses from myMcGill

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:

Published: 9 Feb 2016

New versions of Alertus software now available

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).

Published: 3 Feb 2016

Decommissioning of People Pages

People Pages, located at, 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. 

Published: 26 Jan 2016

Outdoor WiFi now available on downtown campus

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.

Published: 12 Jan 2016

Evault archives moving to in-place archive mail folder in Outlook

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....

Published: 17 Dec 2015

Mac users: Trend Antivirus license extended till December 31, 2016

If you have Trend Antivirus for Mac, you may have noticed a message saying the "Trial Expires" December 31, 2015.The license has now been extended for another year, till December 31, 2016. Just click on the words “Trial Expires” and the new expiry date will take effect (you need to be connected to the Internet).

Published: 8 Dec 2015

Update for SofTest exam software now supports Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10

Attention Law Students: ExamSoft, the company that makes Softest online exam software, has released an update, which now supports Mac OS X 10.11- "El Capitan" and Windows 10. The update is automatically downloaded on computers that already have Softest installed.

Published: 4 Dec 2015

WiFi expands outdoors

Starting this January, McGill IT Services will begin providing WiFi to outdoor areas on campus. Initially, two areas will be covered: the Roddick Gates and the crossroads between the main entry road and the road in front of the 3 Bares statue. Another two areas will be covered in the spring:  Redpath terrace and the James Sculpture Garden / James Square.

Published: 2 Dec 2015

McGill Classifed Ads New Location

The old WPS Classified Ads website ( has been archived. Find a link to the "MCGILL CLASSIFIED" on the top right-hand column of the McGill Reporter site at

Published: 26 Nov 2015

Phishing scam: "Compromised Account"

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.

Published: 25 Nov 2015

Lecture Recordings from Nov. 19 unavailable in myCourses

Lecture recordings from November 19 are not available in myCourses. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam with subject: "Compromissed account"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Compromissed account". It is signed from McGill's IT Service Desk, and urges the recipient to click a CHANGED PASSWORD link. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam with subject: "Dear McGill account user"

A phishing email has been reported with the subject "Dear McGill account users". It is from McGill University Webmail and asks the user to click on a fraudulent link to increase their e-mail quota. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 23 Nov 2015

Phishing scam resurfacing: "Subject: McGill University Admin"

A phishing email is circulating which tells users that a virus has been spotted on "our Sever" and the user must take action to avoid shut down of their account. A sample of the email is shown below.

Published: 17 Nov 2015