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Increase in Phishing Attempts

March 2024

We have noticed a significant increase in phishing attempts targeting our community. Phishing is a deceptive practice where attackers pose as trusted entities to steal sensitive information. These phishing scams often involve emails that appear to come from legitimate sources, aiming to trick individuals into divulging personal data. To safeguard your information, please adhere to the following guidelines...


Zoom Login Screen Update

March 2024

On March 28th at 5:00AM, we are going to change how Zoom authenticates users. Today, authentication is accomplished via Shibboleth SSO. Going forward, we will use Microsoft Azure SSO. Zoom functionality will be the same, however the login experience will be different.

Research Computing Services

Leaf Goes Live

October 2023

The Leaf cohort discovery tool is now live and available to researchers. Leaf is a self-service web application which allows cohort discovery from clinical data from single or multiple institutions. Leaf is an Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) initiative, and the other participating ITM institutions are RUSH and the University of Chicago.


Fall Webinar Series

October 2023

Information Technology Services is thrilled to announce the ITRS Fall 2023 Webinar Series. These 1-hour sessions offer a quick and easy way to learn more about the abundance of technology tools and resources available from ITRS with a panel of moderators. Upcoming sessions include “Assessing Written Work in Sakai: Turnitin Feedback Studio”, “Overview of Qualtrics at Loyola” and “Virtual 3D Lab Simulations in Sakai: Labster”.

Planned Upgrade

Office Upgrade to Microsoft 365

September 2023

Starting October 10th, 2023, Microsoft will reduce support for Office 2016 and 2019 apps. While older Office versions may work, they face performance and reliability issues if not updated. University computers with Office 2019, 2016, or older will be upgraded, beginning October 6th, following Microsoft's recommendation. ITS strongly encourages you to upgrade to the latest version of Office -Microsoft 365- prior to the mandatory deployment, as it allows you to perform the installation at your personal convenience.

Digital Media Services

WebCheckout Upgrade

August 2023

On Tuesday, August 22nd, we will upgrade our WebCheckout system used for equipment loan and other department's resource management. This system will be cloud-hosted and enable new features, such as ease of Microsoft Single Sign-On (SSO) and an updated patron portal experience.

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