Division of Information Technology
IT News @ Virginia Tech
Jan 22, 2020
Save time on scheduling: Microsoft Bookings app now available for faculty and staff
Microsoft Bookings is an optional app designed to make appointment scheduling easier by allowing students and other visitors to book their own appointments based on your stated availability.
Jan 21, 2020
Dawn Zimmer joins Division of Information Technology as IT experience and engagement lead
Zimmer has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, service delivery, business partnerships, relationship management, and strategic planning and execution.
Jan 17, 2020
Teaching faculty: do you use the Google class groups that are auto-generated when your class is created?
On January 24, 2020, auto-generated Google class groups from previous classes (Dec 2018 and prior) will be deleted. Please let us know if you are still using one of these groups, and your opinions on this service.
Jan 14, 2020
Additional walk-in computer support hours added in the Student Services Building
4Help and Network Infrastructure & Services will provide additional walk-in IT support hours in the Student Services Building (Room 120) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays starting Tuesday, January 21, 2020.
Jan 13, 2020
Windows 7 operating system reaches end of service life January 14, 2020
After January 14, 2020, the Windows 7 operating system will no longer receive security updates. All users should update their Windows devices to Windows 10. A free upgrade is available for personal devices with valid Windows 7 retail licenses.
Division of IT Spotlights
Jan 16, 2020
Introducing the "IT Connect" Program in the Division of IT
You may recall my mention of the IT Connect program during our Core Values Retreat in May. This is a program that will introduce a continuous feedback model to our organization. Continuous feedback programs promote regular, ongoing exchanges between employees and their supervisors rather than waiting for a once-per-year performance review to get feedback.
Sep 17, 2019
Honors College assistant professor receives grant to improve student access to computational research
Stephanie “Nikki” Lewis, collegiate assistant professor in the Honors College, has been awarded a 4-VA Grant through the Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) division to conduct a course redesign in the Honors College.
Apr 22, 2019
Data-Driven IT Support Operations and Decision-Making: A Grassroots Effort
Data-driven decision-making can occur at either the strategic level or the operational level. While data-driven decision-making at the strategic level often requires a carefully considered plan, significant investment, and a top-down approach, data-driven decision-making at the operational level can be a grassroots effort that does not require significant financial or personnel investment.