IT News Archives

May 17, 2024
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Students Can Now Self-withdraw from a Course

Sometimes life happens. When responsibilities collide, you may decide it’s time to postpone taking a class. If so, the process to withdraw after the course adjustment period (drop-add) has just...

May 03, 2024
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SSO Required for VPN

ECU’s virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted virtual tunnel between off-campus devices and on-campus information. Connecting to ECU through prevents unauthorized persons from accessing data traveling between your...

Apr 16, 2024
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IT Compliance Guide NOW AVAILABLE

Have you ever wished for an all-in-one resource page of information technology guidelines to aid you in research, academic and administrative compliance? Well, that resource is here. We’ve created the...

Mar 26, 2024
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ECU Email Auto-Forwarding Recently Disabled

ECU disabled the ability to auto-forward* ECU messages to an external, non-ECU account on Monday, April 1, 2024. This includes both auto-forwarding your entire ECU email account and creating an...

Feb 28, 2024
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ECU Guidelines for Using Artificial Intelligence

While it can be difficult to separate the hype from reality, it is clear that: AI tools impact the way we work. Vendors are building AI tools into existing products....

Feb 22, 2024
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Streamlined PiratePort Login Page Coming Soon

PiratePort provides prospective students, current students, faculty and staff access to essential ECU resources and services - all within a secure, easy-to-navigate format. Recently, we've removed outdated and unnecessary functionality...

Feb 09, 2024
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Important Changes for Teams/SharePoint/OneDrive Owners

Microsoft Teams and SharePoint are two of THE most useful collaborative services at ECU with constantly-improving tools to help achieve your work, research and instructional goals. Recently, we’ve updated management...

Jan 31, 2024
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Microsoft Teams Classic Client – Notification Alert

Starting February 1, while launching Microsoft Classic Teams, you may see a banner notification that states something similar to: "Classic Teams won’t be available for use after March 2024. You...

Nov 03, 2023
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ITCS Retrieval of Unused VoIP Phones

As ITCS now provides voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones to departments throughout the university, we are also managing the university’s inventory of unused phones and disposing of damaged or end-of-life phones. This...

Oct 18, 2023
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ECU Cybersecurity Awareness Month Speaker Series

Since 2004, the President of the United States and Congress have declared the month of October to be Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a dedicated month for the public and private sectors...