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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

Google Drive Overview


Google Drive is a web-based file repository for the office applications of Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Drawings) and for various other formats commonly used including the Microsoft Office suite of programs and Adobe Acrobat’s PDF file format. Google Drive under the CAS Google Apps for Education works in conjunction with Gmail and other Google Apps (YouTube, Maps, etc.) to allow for a fully interactive and collaborative user experience.

In order to take advantage of the Google Apps for use on campus, please consult CASIT to create a CAS Google account for you by



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.