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UM System status updates

UM system status updates are available at https://status.missouri.edu/. Users can subscribe to receive updates via text messages, emails or RSS. Notices are sent for new outages, updates, and resolutions for a number of IT Systems at MU. UMKC system status updates are available at https://www.umkc.edu/is/Support/outages/. Notices are sent to groups as selected by the author […]

Instructional Support

The UMKC Instructional Technology Services (ITS) team has moved to UMKC Online.   If you need support with Canvas, Blackboard, Panopto, Exam Proctoring, or other instructional tools you can find more info here: https://online.umkc.edu/support/, by calling 816-235-6700, or emailing them at its@umkc.edu.

Connecting to WiFi

UMKC has wireless access covering most buildings and the Residence Halls.  If you need help connecting your phone, laptop, or gaming device you can find instructions here: https://www.umkc.edu/is/wireless.

Password & Secure Authentication Toolkit

All UMKC Students, Faculty, and Staff can manage their passwords using the Secure Authentication Toolkit.  This includes changing your password or resetting it, if you’ve forgotten it.  New students will need register your data, which will enable Two Factor Authentication on your account.  This is required to access key UMKC resources and to update your […]

Security updates for Windows 7 home PCs to connect to UMKC Network

UMKC is updating the way computers and devices connect to the UMKC network on December 20th.  Specifically we are updating to the latest version of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is used to secure network communications.  While campus computers have been updated, home users running Windows 7 may need to update to the latest version […]

Two-factor authentication for myHR begins December 19th

Passwords are the forefront of protecting your personal information and the University’s electronic data. The University is taking further precautions with sensitive data by requiring two-factor authentication to log in to myHR starting Tuesday, December 19, 2017. As its name suggests, two-factor authentication provides an additional layer of password safety by requiring a second method […]

New Password Change Process for Students

Beginning this Saturday, March 4th 2017, UMKC students will be required to set their passwords using the new Secure Authentication Toolkit. If a student has not registered their security data in the Secure Authentication Toolkit before this weekend and needs to set a password, the toolkit will recognize the student has not registered and will […]

New email filtering changes

To better protect against phishing attempts, and malicious email attacks, an enhancement will be made to email filtering.  The UM System email team will implement this change starting September 28th. Inbound email is currently evaluated on how likely the message is spam.  For emails that are evaluated as high “likely spam”, three changes will be […]

iOS 9.3.4 Security Update Available

Apple has released an update for its mobile operating system, iOS 9.3.4, which fixes a memory corruption issue that could be exploited “to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges.” The update blocks a jailbreak bug known as IOMobileFrameBuffer. Please check your iOS device to ensure it is fully updated and patched.  This is done under […]

Getting Started with IT Resources for Students

Students at UMKC benefit from many technology resources and services. Whether you are new to the university, or are wanting to learn more about technology available on campus, Information Services has complied a list of technology resources available to help you succeed at UMKC. Check out our Getting Started with IT Resources for Students guide […]