Important Change: Microsoft Authenticator app is now the primary method for Two-Factor Authentication
Microsoft has updated its authentication process, making the Microsoft Authenticator app the preferred method of authentication. For individuals such as staff, faculty, and students who have opted for various methods of authentication, including Microsoft Authenticator, the system will now prioritize the use of the Microsoft Authenticator app by default.
Update: The issue affecting course synchronization in myCoures has been resolved.
Original message, published on August 24, 2023:
The issues affecting the non-credit course registration system have now been resolved.
Original announcement: A technical issue is affecting the non-credit course registration system. As a result, students of the School of Continuing Studies may be unable to access McGill services. IT Services is working towards a resolution, and we thank you for your patience during this time.
The issue affecting Facilities and Space Management System (FAMIS) is now resolved and the system is now available.
Original message: McGill's Facilities and Space Management System (FAMIS) is currently unavailable. IT Services is working towards a resolution. We thank you for your patience.
Over the next few months, we will introduce enhancements for those of you that use Microsoft Authenticator for two-factor authentication (2FA), and make it much easier for you to report suspicious emails in Outlook.
Reporting spam or a suspicious email just got easier. You can now report them with the click of a button (or two) in Outlook for desktop, web, and mobile.
Earlier today, Minerva experienced a temporary outage and some users were unable to access the site during this time. Please be advised that all users should now be able to access Minerva.
We thank you for your understanding.
UPDATE: The technical issue affecting MMP is now resolved.
Original message, published May 15, 2023:
We are experiencing a technical issue with MMP. You can continue submitting your purchase requisitions; however, there may be delays in issuing POs to the supplier. We are working on resolving the issue.
McGill is a founding member of Calcul Québec, a consortium of Québec Universities whose objective is to provide Advanced Research Computing (ARC) infrastructure and expertise to the research community.
What services are offered?
McGill and Calcul Québec work closely together to offer the following services:
We would like to thank you for your patience during the recent Documentum downtime.
The scheduled upgrade has been successfully completed and all related systems are now up and running!
ORIGINAL MESSAGE posted on March 3, 2023:
Dear members of the McGill community,
Please note that Spectrum NG Sign-on mechanism was updated today, February 28th, to an enhanced, up-to-date version including 2FA (Two-factor authentication). If you experience trouble signing-in, please reach out to the Service Desk and include the steps you followed and a screenshot of the error message.
La version française suit.
Dear members of the McGill community,
Effective immediately, please be advised that the application TikTok must not be installed on any mobile device (i.e., mobile phone or tablet) that has been provided to you by the University, or on any mobile device for which McGill covers the cost of the mobile service. If you currently have TikTok installed on your McGill mobile device, you must remove it immediately.
As part of McGill’s ongoing efforts to keep our systems secure, McGill IT Services will begin on February 15, 2023, automatically uninstalling unused and outdated software that may contain security vulnerabilities from ICS-managed desktop and laptop Windows computers.
How does this affect you?
The IT Services team has created 10 information drop-in sessions for the resource account sponsor community to ask any questions they may have regarding their respective account(s) and about the process moving forward, whether your respective account(s) should remain active, deactivated, transferred to a shared mailbox account, or transitioned to another type of non-personal account.
An updated version of It Takes All of Us for all students, staff, and faculty will be live and available in myCourses as of January 30, 2023. More details: https://www.mcgill.ca/sv-education/