OIT updates in time for 2019-20


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As the new academic year begins, the Office of Information Technologies (OIT) has some service changes to report.


Okta is the two-step login service that was launched at the end of July. If you haven’t already, faculty and staff can log in to Okta to view settings, change passwords or add backup devices. The OIT recommends setting up the Okta Verify mobile app and at least one other backup option. Go to okta.nd.edu.


Google introduced some changes and enhancements to its apps.

  • Team Drives are called Shared Drives. The name changed on the web, mobile app and Drive File Stream app. If you created desktop shortcuts to Drive File Stream that pointed to content in the former Team Drives, you may need to re-create that shortcut in Drive File Stream. Make sure you have the latest version of Drive File Stream. Details at ntrda.me/shareddrives.

  • Time-saving enhancements in Gmail include Dynamic Email, Confidential Mode, Simplify and Snooze. Find out more about these convenience features at ntrda.me/gmailchanges.

  • New calendar features help with easier scheduling and managing large events. Details are available at ntrda.me/calendarchanges.


If you want to learn more about Sakai, or just need a refresher, attend one of the upcoming informational workshops. Topics include how to set up Gradebook and organize learning content in Lessons. Details at ntrda.me/sakaitraining.


Panopto is the new classroom video recording and distribution service that replaced Kaltura/Sakai Media Gallery. You can log in to Panopto to see the list of your video files. The OIT recommends that you open these files to verify the videos still work in Panopto. To find out more about Panopto, go to ntrda.me/panopto.


Gradescope is a new online tool that saves time when grading assignments or exams. Whether it’s paper-based, digital or code assignments, Gradescope digitizes the grading process so instructors can return feedback quickly, and provides insights into how students are doing in the class. For more information, go to ntrda.me/gradescope.


Good data is an important part of strategy and decision-making. Learn how to use dataND, the new home for the University’s institutional data. Demonstrations are available on how to access, combine and explore data; how to view easy-to-use reports; and how to search and download valuable data. Sign up at ntrda.me/datanddemo.

Computer Service Center

The computer service center has moved to the Hammes Technology Hub at the Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore. It continues to provide support for University-owned and personally owned machines, and warranty hardware repair for Lenovo, Apple and Dell products. Details about hours and services are at ntrda.me/computerservicecenter.