OIT News

OIT Announces New UTKwifi Texting Pilot


The Office of Information Technology is piloting a new service that allows you to text “UTKwifi” followed by your building and room number information to 55000 to report areas on campus where there may be issues with the wireless network.

Using the Office 365/Volmail Clutter Feature

Microsoft is enabling the Office 365 Clutter feature for all UT accounts. Clutter is designed to move low-priority messages out of the inbox and into a Clutter folder, saving users time when scanning for important messages.

Lynda is on Campus!

Lynda.com is an online library with more than a thousand instructional videos on the latest software and is available to UT students, staff, and faculty. Faculty can assign Lynda.com courses to their students through Online@UT (Blackboard Learn).

OIT Offers Sneak Peek of the New MyUTK Portal

On July 1, the Office of Information Technology will launch an all-new version of the MyUTK portal. The redesigned portal is clean and simple to use and offers enhanced functionality for students, faculty, and staff.

Internet Explorer Security Update

Microsoft has released a security update that resolves the vulnerability in its Internet Explorer web browser that was announced earlier this week. This update covers versions 6 through 11 of the browser software. If you have Windows configured to install updates automatically, this critical update will be downloaded and installed automatically within the next few days.

OIT Advises Against Using Internet Explorer Web Browser

A severe vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft’s web browser, Internet Explorer. The Office of Information Technology is recommending that UT students, faculty, and staff stop using Internet Explorer and switch to an alternate web browser such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.