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Widespread security incidents with UO printers

Outside attacks on printers are a widespread problem on campus right now.

When UO Information Services’ security team detects a printer in CAS that they suspect is insecurely configured, CASIT is then informed and we immediately take actions to secure the printer. End-users are encouraged to report any unusual printing activity as well. Once secured, CASIT reports these printers to UO Network Services in order to block all such future threats via an edge-of-campus firewall.

CASIT is therefore examining each potentially compromised printer individually to change the security settings



Research Electronic Data Capture software service


REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a secure, web-based application for building and managing online research surveys and databases, is a premier tool for supporting UO research efforts with the goals of better collaboration and easier data management. REDCap can be used to rapidly develop projects via a point and click interface or by creating a “data dictionary” template file in Microsoft Excel that can easily be uploaded into the application. We offer REDCap as a free resource for UO researchers and their external team members.

REDCap is a preferred data


Help Articles

Turning Off Contact Info from Mail (OS X El Capitan)

With Apple OS X El Capitan (10.11), Apple introduced a feature that picks out email addresses from the Mail application and populates it within Contacts. It is meant to serve as a nice assistant when drafting emails however it is perhaps a little too eager.

When using the Mail application at the University, this feature will pull information from the signature line of mailing lists that generally have the name of the list as part of it. Mail will pull that address and associate it with the sender regardless of whether they are a list administrator–a mere post to the list can trigger



Vericite Anti-Plagiarism Tool for Canvas

Vericite Plagiarism Detection for Canvas

The Canvas LMS now has a plagiarism detection tool: Vericite–a cloud-based technology that identifies plagiarized and improperly cited text. This service works as an external tool integrated 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 with campus-wide databases of materials.

The specific details of how it works within the UO Canvas instance can be found here.