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March 2014


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Division of Information Technology
P.O. Box 6888
Radford, VA 24142
Phone: (540) 831-5173
Fax: (540) 831-6217

IT Security Tip
Not all sites on the Internet are safe. Always ensure that the source you are downloading from is legitimate. Use extreme caution if you are referred to a site by an email message. If you are uncertain, do not download the file.

IT Tip
Pressing Alt + D in any major Internet browser will move the cursor into the address bar. This is a great way to quickly enter an Internet address without having to click the mouse cursor in the address bar.

Accessibility Tip
Avoid having links open in a new window. In the CMS, there is a check box when you create a link that allows you to have a link open in a new window. The default is unchecked. Avoid checking this box.

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Division of Information Technology
(DoIT) Radford University

Multimedia project highlights amazing research project

While many members of the Radford University community enjoyed warmer weather over spring break, a group of RU students and a handful of high school students from the Southwest Virginia Governor's School braved bone-rattling temperatures and shivery arctic winds at Barrow, Alaska, all in the name of science. This year, Multimedia Producer Jaslyn Gilbert joined the group to document the experience. MORE>>>

RUmobile receives major upgrade

Radford University's mobile application, RUmobile, received a major upgrade this semester. RUmobile 2.0 is significantly faster and includes the same functionality as prior versions in a sleeker, easier-to-use interface. MORE>>>

Banner upgrade update

The Division of Information Technology is planning an upgrade to all modules of the Banner administrative system. MORE>>>

Improvements coming soon to account and password management

RU is currently implementing a new account management system that will provide significant improvements to the way you manage your RU accounts and passwords. MORE>>>
May 2014 Our Turn

Mark your calendars for May 2014 Our Turn. This series of workshops geared toward enhancing technology skills will be offered Tuesday, May 13 through Friday, May 16. MORE>>>

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) enhancements May 13

Desire 2 Learn (D2L) will be upgraded from version 10.1 to 10.3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13. D2L will be unavailable during this period. MORE>>>

Meet the DoIT Staff: Wendy Smith, Budget Manager

The DoIT staff serves the RU community by providing service and technical support to faculty, students and staff. Each month, we introduce the campus to a DoIT staff member who can facilitate the use of today's amazing technologies. This month, it is our pleasure to introduce Wendy Smith, Budget Manager. MORE>>>