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Archive of posts filed under the Parents category.

Internet Traffic Slowness on 8/12/2014

On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, Internet speed and access to some sites was severely slowed, affecting not just UMKC, but Internet Service Providers across the globe. An article published on described the problems in this way: “…Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing tables have grown too large for some top-level Internet routers to handle. The […]

Phishing – Don’t Get Hooked!

Phishing attacks – attempts to trick you into giving away personal information that can be used to access email and personal bank accounts – have become more frequent and sophisticated. It’s easy to mistake these these scams for legitimate requests, but there are some simple steps you can follow to avoid becoming a victim, and […]

ALERT: New Phishing Spam Email

A phishing spam email message hit many UMKC mailboxes last night. The sender is listed as, but this is a false email address, and is not affiliated with UMKC.

Warning! Email Scam Targeting UMKC Students

Information Services has received notice that several UMKC students have taken fraudulent checks to local banks in relation to an email scam.

IS Lab Updates

Over the last few months, Information Services has made significant improvements to student computer lab spaces on campus, as well as to the Remote Labs environment.

IA Support for Student Online Learning Success

Students who are new to the online course environment may not be prepared for the differences between a face-to-face course and a class that is completely online.  To assist students in making this transition as smooth as possible, staff of Information Access have created the UMKC Online Readiness Tool. 

Introducing the new Outlook Live for Students site

In response to feedback from students, we’ve developed a one-stop resource for all things related to Outlook Live at UMKC.

New Information Services RSS Feeds

Recent estimates report there are over 50 million blogs on the Web, and that number is growing every day. Sifting through so much information to get at what’s important to you can be overwhelming, but as the Web evolves, so do the tools and services used to access content. The old way of accessing information […]

UMKC Remote Labs

UMKC Information Services is pleased to announce UMKC Remote Labs! This new service allows access to a virtual collection of UMKC-licensed software anytime and anywhere. From the comfort of home, residence hall or even the neighborhood coffee house, students can enjoy access to specialized software and networked resources, such as your personal storage on the […]