UTech News

QuikPay Maintenance Occurring Monday and Tuesday Mornings

QuikPay will be unavailable during the scheduled maintenance times noted below. QuikPay is used by authorized users to view student financial information/account balances and make payments.

PeopleSoft Financials Reporting Maintenance This Sunday

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Financials Reporting will be unavailable on Sunday, November 17th from 3 AM to 6 AM.

Origin 2019b Software Now Available for Download

Origin was upgraded to Origin 2019b in the [U]Tech Software Center and is available at no cost to all students, faculty and staff. It's available for the Windows operating system only. Origin is a data analysis and graphing software application used worldwide.

Several UTech Systems Unavailable November 17-18

Several UTech services will be unavailable between 11:45 PM on Sunday, November 17 and 4:00 AM on Monday, November 18 due to an upgrade of an underlying storage system. Also unavailable during that time will be file shares on the storage system.

SIS Maintenance Occurring on Sunday

Due to scheduled maintenance, the PeopleSoft Student Information System (SIS) will be unavailable on Sunday, November 3rd from 1 AM to 7 AM.

Duo Voice Prompt Update

An update of Duo, our multi-factor login tool, recently took place that changes the voice prompts of the "Call Me" feature in Duo. Previously, users would be able to press any key to authenticate.

HCM Maintenance Occurring On Sunday

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM) will be unavailable on Saturday, October 26th from 12 AM to 6 AM. Campus community users will be unable to approve time, update time or view pay details as well as other functionality within HCM during this time.

Maintenance Occurring This Weekend

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft ERP Services will be unavailable on Sunday, October 20 from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Campus community users will be unable to access the following services during this time:

Update Your VPN Software to Fortinet

Whenever connecting to the university network from a public network, CWRU community members should use the Virtual Private Network (VPN) for security and encryption.

Maintenance Occurring on Google Apps within Canvas

Google Apps functionality within Canvas will be briefly unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, October 16th between 3:15 AM and 5:15 AM.

Scheduled Maintenance on Tuesday Affecting Many Systems

Multiple systems will experience a brief outage due to scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, October 15th from 3:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Affected systems include:

FIN Maintenance on Sunday

Due to scheduled maintenance, PeopleSoft Financials (FIN) will be unavailable on Sunday, October 13th from 3 AM to 6 AM.  Campus community users will be unable to create or approve requisitions, submit travel and expense reports, as well as other functionality within FIN during this time.  

Many Services Affected By Upgrade on October 20-21

Several UTech services will be unavailable between 11:45 PM on Sunday, October 20 and 6:00 AM on Monday, October 21 due to an upgrade of an underlying storage system.  Also unavailable during that time will be file shares on the storage system.

Affected systems include:

LinkedIn Learning Account Registration

The CWRU portal to Lynda.com will be unavailable during its transition to LinkedIn Learning on Thursday, August 8.

Lynda.com Transitioning to LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com, the video training site, was purchased by the social media company LinkedIn.

Dell Flash Sale this Monday

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Monday June 10 Dell is having a 12-hour sale. Over 20% savings sitewide when using the coupon code SAVE15 with the instant 10% off.

Patching for Microsoft Worm Vulnerability

Microsoft has released security updates to prevent a vulnerability to computer worms in some older operating systems, both server and desktop versions.

Avoid Gift Card Scam Emails

There has been an increase in emailed scam attempts received by members of the university community. The type received most often has been a gift card scam. Such scams appear to come from a department chair or other high-ranking employee asking the recipient to purchase multiple gift cards.

Dell Memorial Day Sale From May 20-24

To celebrate the upcoming Memorial Day, Dell deals will unlock early for Case Western Reserve University starting May 20- May 24!

A few of the best offers include:

[U]Tech and UCITE Event on May 6

Are you curious about what it takes to design, develop and teach an online course?

Phone Spoofing of CWRU Numbers Rising

There has been an increased occurrence of campus phone numbers receiving spam or solicitation calls that appear to originate from other CWRU numbers (starting with the 368 prefix).

The Importance Of Keeping Your Technology Updated

According to the "Avast PC Trends Report 2019", over half of all computers used worldwide are running out- of- date software. In the last year, the average PC is 6 years old, up from 5.5 years old in 2017.

Service Desk Emails Redesign

On Thursday, February 14, the look of emails generated by the incident ticketing system of the [U]Tech Service Desk will change.

Phishing Attempt - Please be alert!

The Information Security Office (ISO) wants to alert CWRU community members of a scam email that

Learn How to Safely Shop Online

Are you doing everything you can to ensure you're shopping online safely? An article from Krebs on Security outlines the best practices everyone should follow this holiday season and beyond.

Box Updates Now Available

There are two updates to Box, the secure data storage service, for CWRU users:

Google Hangouts Chat To Be Enabled

On Wednesday, October 24, Google Hangouts Chat will be enabled for the CWRU community in G Suite. Google Hangouts Chat is a messaging platform that makes it easy for teams to get their work done in one place.

LabVIEW 2018 Now Available on Software Center

The [U]Tech Software Center has upgraded to LabVIEW 2018. It is available at no additional cost for students, faculty and staff.

To download:

Four Software Titles on Software Center Receive Upgrades

There are four updates to the [U]Tech Software Center.

IBM SPSS Statistics: Upgrade to version 25

The new annual license for SPSS 25 Premium Campus Edition will expire 7/31/2019, and is now available for the following products/groups:

Updates to the Software Center

There are two updates to the [U]Tech Software Center:

Security Defenses Start at Home

US-CERT recently issued an alert (https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A) about the targeting of vulnerable network routers by the Russian government.