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Green office platinum seal.

Green Office Certification

CASIT successfully achieved the Platinum level of Green Office Certification through the Office of Sustainability here at the University of Oregon.

With a few simple changes around the office, we can all help with environmental conservation:

Following the UO’s Environmental Health & Safety, Surplus and Disposal, and Confidential Recycling policies. Using post-consumer waste products Switching to network-based storage solutions & moving servers to a virtual machine hosting solution, both offered by CASIT Systems. Wearing warmer clothes to the office during cooler weather to conserve ...


Blackboard to be replaced by Canvas – contact CASIT for support

UO’s Blackboard Learning Management System is being replaced by Canvas. Please note the following dates:

3/01/2015 – Canvas is available for preparation of Spring courses by early adopters 3/31/2015 – Soft launch of Canvas for Spring course early adopters 9/30/2015 – Blackboard is shut off

Contact for training, support or questions related to Canvas.


Help Articles

Creating Forms with Formidable Pro


This post is using Formidable Pro, a plugin for WordPress that allows site managers to create forms for various needs. Some examples include sign-up sheets for events or avenues to receive feedback among many other options.

Create A Form

Once Formidable has been activated, you can start creating forms. Formidable will show up in the Dashboard Panel. To get started highlight the Formidable option and select Forms then click Add New.

When adding a new form, Formidable will allow you the option to either create a form from an existing template or one from scratch.

Once you have you



Vericite Anti-Plagiarism Tool for Canvas

Vericite Plagiarism Detection for Canvas

It was announced this week that the Canvas LMS now has a plagiarism detection tool that will become available Summer 2015. Vericite by Longsight Technologies is a cloud-based technology that identifies plagiarized and improperly cited text. This service will work as an integrated plugin within Canvas and will allow instructors instant access to scanned submissions and will also check papers and essays against the ever-growing online repository of materials and with campus-wide databases of materials.

The specific details of how it will work within the UO Canvas instance and installation