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Archive of posts filed under the Students category.

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 […]

The UMKC Call Center closed for the holidays.

The UMKC Call Center will be closed for the holidays from Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open with normal business hours on January 2, 2018. Thank you and happy holidays.

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 […]

It’s Back-To-School Time Again!

Fall semester 2016 is here! If you are a new student or faculty member, welcome. If you’ve been around a while, welcome back. To help with the back-to-school rush, the UMKC IS Call Center will be open this weekend: Saturday, August 20th from 11am to 5pm Sunday, August 21st from 12pm to 6pm Information Services […]

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 […]