Announcements

General

Informational

Please read the entire announcement -  RPI Learning Management System (Blackboard Learn 9.1 SaaS Release 3900.28.0) Instructors, Designers and TAs

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Informational

Recent issues connecting to network printers, primarily from personal computers/laptops including those purchased through the Mobile Computing Program, has been determined to be caused by Microsoft windows updates.  If you are experiencing a problem connecting to a network printer, until Microsoft resolves this problem, DotCIO is recommending the use of Mobility Print as a temporary solution:

Planned Maintenance

DotCIO's MultiMedia Services will be performing maintenance on the Mediasite suite video streaming platform between 8:00am and 11:00am on Saturday, November 27.

Informational

Jim Evans, Director of Multimedia Services, invites all members of the Rensselaer community to attend an overview session of the Webex suite of applications, which will be held from 10:30am to 11:30am on Friday, November 19.

Informational

In order to protect your personal information and improve system security, RSS, SIS, and Banner Forms will require multi-factor authentication (MFA) for ALL students as of Wednesday, January 19, 2022.  This requirement has already been in place for faculty, staff and employed students but will be a new requirement for students that are not also employed at Rensselaer.

Informational

Rensselaer's Procurement System, Oscar (also known as Jaggaer), will be migrating to Single Sign On (SSO), where users will login with their RCS ID and password rather than the original method of email address and Oscar specific password.  SSO access to Oscar does require Multi-Factor Authentication using Duo.

Informational

In an ongoing effort to help protect members of the campus community from email phishing scams, starting 11/17/2021, emails originating from outside of RPI will have the term [EXTERNAL] at the beginning of the subject line.

If you receive an email message that appears to be from someone you know or recognize from RPI but which has been tagged as being from an [EXTERNAL] source, this should be cause for concern and further scrutiny.

Informational

Multimedia Services would like to inform the Rensselaer community that, beginning with the October update to Webex 41.10, the minimum operating system and browser requirements for Webex have changed.

Informational

Beginning in mid-October, Duo is introducing the redesigned version 4.0.0 of its Duo Mobile app, which members of the campus community use to access various applications requiring multi-factor authentication.

Informational

Microsoft is releasing Windows 11 operating system (OS) on October 5, 2021.   The update will be rolled out to personally owned machines that can support Windows 11 in a phased approach by Microsoft. 

Phishing & Spam

Phishing Email

For those of you using Office 365, there is an email circulating that asks you to open a SharePoint document.  If you click on these links you will be presented with a fake Office 365 login screen.   Any credentials you enter here will be received by malicious individuals. 

Phishing Email

A new email phishing scam is circulating at Rensselaer.  The scam typically includes the subject line “Covid Test Result” and claims to be from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute though the sender's email address is from an external address. The scam includes an attachment that claims to contain Covid test results. Opening the attachment opens a webpage that mimics the RPI CAS login page. If an individual enters their RCS username and password, the fake webpage then prompts to enter their Duo passcode.

Spam Alert

All members of the campus community should always be on the lookout for incidents of mail spoofing and scam emails.
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