IT Services News Summary

In case you missed it, this page contains a recap of new IT services and updates to services announced over the past few months. This page will be updated approximately twice a year. For the most recent IT news see the Announcements column at the right.


What happened from May through August 2017

D2 Document Management SystemD2 Document Management System is now live

As of August 2nd, 2017, D2 replaces CenterStage as McGill's primary web-based document management solution. D2 can be used to create, edit and collaborate on a wide range of document types ranging from text documents, to spreadsheets, slideshow presentations, images, media files, etc.

 

anti-spam filterAnti-spam quarantine to be replaced by anti-spam protection in Office 365

To take full advantage of the features of Email on Office 365, IT Services has replaced the old anti-spam quarantine system with Office 365’s anti-spam protection features. Student and alumni email accounts (@mail.mcgill.ca) were updated in August to use the Office 365 anti-spam protection. Faculty and Staff accounts (@mcgill.ca) were updated in early October.

 

Opus cardsReduced-fare OPUS cards for students - available through Minerva

No more waiting in line at the STM! McGill students can now order their reduced-care OPUS transit cards directly through Minerva. Must be a registered full-time student.

 

EmailSelf-Management of Multiple Email Accounts and/or forwarding

If you have multiple email accounts on services such as gmail, yahoo, in addition to your McGill email on Office 365, you can now choose to view them all on the same device, sync or forward from your McGill email to another.  See Options for dealing with multiple email services.

 

myCourses new logomyCourses upgrade - new look, consistency across devices

On May 29, 2017 myCourses was upgraded to provide a cleaner look and feel, with larger titles, customizable course icons and a more consistent user experience across computers, tablets, and mobile devices.

 

SANS IT Security Awareness TrainingSANS IT Security Awareness Training videos

SANS Security Awareness Training videos teach you how to detect and reduce the risk of cyber crime and fraud. Learn how to recognize phishing attempts, protect yourself while browsing the web, and secure your personal information.