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Current Adobe installations: change required

2018/09/12 – 8:30 am

ITS has completed testing and configuration of the Adobe software to work with the user login licensing. If you currently have Adobe Acrobat or Creative …

Changes to MacEwan network account recovery

2018/08/15 – 8:30 am

ITS has been making changes to MacEwan network account recovery to make it easier to recover your account. Starting this week, if your password is …

Windows 10 migration project update

2018/07/11 – 8:30 am

The Windows 10 migration project has come to a close.
This summer, ITS will migrate any systems that were missed during the project.
If your computer is …

Email archive migration is complete

2018/07/04 – 8:30 am

The migration of email archives currently in the legacy retain system to Outlook’s In-Place Archive (or the Online Archive on the web client) is now …

Network outage June 27 (night)

2018/06/27 – 8:30 am

A planned network outage will occur between 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 and 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 28.
During the outage, the following will …

Updates to wall outlet technology

2018/06/13 – 8:30 am

The Telecom office is updating the wall outlets for computers and telephones in your area to ensure those technologies continue to work properly in the …

Windows 10 migration project comes to a close

2018/06/06 – 8:30 am

With almost 1,000 MacEwan computers now running Windows 10, the next step in the project will be for the university to stop using some Novell …

Email archive migration

2018/05/16 – 8:30 am

Last summer, the university migrated its email system from GroupWise to Microsoft Outlook. The next phase of this project is the migration of email archives …

Hangouts video calls transitioning to Hangouts Meet

2018/05/09 – 8:30 am

Hangouts Meet is Google’s new improved video meeting experience for G Suite for Education users, and will be replacing traditional Hangouts video calls in late …

Windows 10 migration project update

2018/05/09 – 8:30 am

The Migration to Windows 10 project is nearing the halfway point. With an average of 30 systems successfully migrated every evening, the project is on …

Annual Blackboard Learn upgrade introduces new features

2018/05/02 – 8:30 am

Blackboard support performed the annual Blackboard Learn upgrade on Sunday, April 29. There are a number of new features that will interest faculty, including:

An easier …

Library launches new website

2018/05/02 – 8:30 am

MacEwan University Library is pleased to announce that we have launched our new website!  While much of the content remains the same, the overall look …

Changes to PeopleSoft homepage coming on May 21

2018/04/18 – 8:30 am

The way students, faculty and staff interact with PeopleSoft is changing. On May 21, the university will implement PeopleSoft’s “Fluid” interface, which brings a new …

IT security training program launch

2018/04/18 – 8:30 am

As part of its ongoing IT security awareness efforts, the university is launching a permanent IT security awareness training program. This program will help ensure …

Discounts on Lenovo products for MacEwan employees

2018/03/28 – 9:40 am

Did you know you can get a discount on your personal Lenovo shopping? Check out this month’s discounts.

Windows 10 migration project begins March 19

2018/03/21 – 8:30 am

From March 19 to June 30, our computer vendor, Microserve, will be migrating all faculty and staff PC computers still using the Windows 7 operating …

Discounts on Lenovo products available for MacEwan staff

2018/01/31 – 8:30 am

Receive discounts on Lenovo products for personal use. Find special offers on desktops, notebooks, tablets, and accessories from both Think and Lenovo lines of products.
Check out the …

Google Drive Stream—all the files without the space

2017/12/13 – 8:30 am

With unlimited file storage, fast search, straight forward collaboration and easy sharing, Google Drive is a great tool. However, there are some file types Google …

Datacentre outage on Nov. 20

2017/11/22 – 8:30 am

The university experienced a datacentre outage between 8:30 p.m. and approximately midnight on Monday, November 20.
Systems affected included the main website (, myPortal, Blackboard and …

New self-service password tool launching

2017/11/15 – 8:30 am

MacEwan ITS has updated the self-service password tool accessed from the portal. The updated tool will provide a new look and better password management security.
The …

Taking advantage of Outlook: the Google/Outlook calendar dating game

2017/10/25 – 8:30 am

When MacEwan first moved to Outlook, one of the first things people asked was how they could see events from their personal Google calendar in …

Employee pricing on Lenovo computer products

2017/10/25 – 8:30 am

Our preferred hardware vendor, Lenovo®, is pleased to announce employee pricing is now available.
The MacEwan store provides our staff and faculty discounts on computing technologies, …

Outage notification – Oct. 14

2017/10/11 – 8:30 am

There will be a four-hour outage to some systems between 10 p.m., Saturday, October 14 and 2 a.m., Sunday, October 15 as IT completes database maintenance.
The …

Proper Filtering and Sorting in Google Sheets with filtered views

2017/09/20 – 8:30 am

Data often gets corrupted when people improperly sort information so they can group items together. Discover how “Filters” and “Filtered Views” can temporarily hide and …

Update from Web Services

2017/09/13 – 8:30 am

Submitted by Shelagh Kubish, coordinator of Web and Portal Services:
It was an especially busy summer in the Web Services department. Here are some highlights of …

Power searching Google Drive

2017/08/30 – 8:30 am

Google Drive is a great place to store files. The best part, you don’t have to be concerned exactly where the file lives if you …