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MS Agreement

Microsoft Enrollment for Education Solutions


CAS has enrolled for the Microsoft Volume Licensing.  This is a program that licenses all CAS-owned machines.


There are many benefits to CAS that come with the MS Agreement:

24/7 access to the latest versions of MS software through the CAS Software Portal. No cost to CAS departments for included software to be used on University-owned computers. Home Use Rights for desktop software used by faculty and staff, to complete work-related tasks at home. CASIT can issue media allowing user installation of software at work or at home. Alternatively, users can download, burn to a ...


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

WordPress/UO Blogs

CASIT Training has put together training documentation for WordPress and UO Blogs. This training material covers:

Creating a WordPress site via UO Blogs Setting up your WordPress site An overview of the WordPress Dashboard Creation and management of pages and posts Creating menus Customizing theme and page layout Adding plugins and widgets

For an overview of WordPress from CASIT, click here.

For more information on the CAS Design Toolkit and Theme, click here.

For any additional questions, you can contact CASIT Training at 346-5017 or submit a training request.


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Canvas Early Adoption and Training Sessions

The LMS team at the UO Libraries reported that early adoption signups are now available. This will allow you more time to transition to Canvas from Blackboard. Early adopters will gain access before spring term commences. The Libraries are predicting early March 2015 at this point.

To sign-up to become an early adopter, click on this link.

Additionally, there will soon be training sessions available for you to organize your course(s) in Canvas. More information will soon be available at the CASIT Training page for the LMS transition.

If there are any questions, please contact Mike Moresi at