TEACHING & LEARNING
- AV is now available in 99% of General Purpose Classrooms, up from 75% in 2013.
- A new AV touch panel has been designed and tested. The new system will be installed in 2017.
- 80% of UMD instructors teaching in Fall 2016 used ELMS-Canvas to deliver their course content.
- 7,349 ELMS-Canvas course sections were published in Fall 2016, a 73% increase since Spring 2013.
- Terrapin Tech staff repaired about 5,548 computers and loaned 263 students temporary laptops during Fall 2016.
- 10,000 more device connected to UMD's wireless network in Fall 2016 than in Fall 2015, representing 15% growth. There are 40,000 Wi-Fi logins per weekday.
- 454 WebEx sessions were held in the first month of service.
- UMD developed a new 3-year IT Accessibility Plan to ensure equal access to information and services for all its constituencies.
- We designed an ELMS-Canvas accessibility checklist to assist instructors with making sure their course content can be accessed by everyone.
- DIT staff hosted more than 53 workshops on various topics and provided over 62 instructional design consultations in Fall 2016.
- 140 instructional videos were professionally produced by DIT for UMD customers.
- A new UMD Data Classification Table has been approved. It defines four categories of data risk: Low, Moderate, Elevated, and High.
- More than 15,000 UMD community members use UMD Box. Box is approved to hold data that is classified as being high-risk.
- 95 UMD researchers used Deepthought2 in Fall 2016 to perform 661,872 high-performance computing jobs.
- TERPware offers 60 different software products. UMD community members downloaded 60,852 programs since August 2015. Faculty/staff favorites: Adobe Creative Cloud, VPN client, and Microsoft Office Pro Plus.
- New storage services will be available in Spring 2017, including Amazon Web Services.
ADMINISTRATIVE & BUSINESS
- DIT engineers dedicated 3,736 hours in Fall 2016 toward projects that enhance UMD's online administrative systems and services.
- The number of logins to the new Testudo system increased to about 30,000 per week in Fall 2016.
- UMD's new u.achieve degree audit system was accessed an average of 2,500+ times per week in Fall 2016.
- McKeldin, Van Munching, and The Stamp are the most used Wi-Fi access areas on campus.
- Web Accessibility Guidelines were approved by the IT Council.
- 16,820 individual email accounts, 159 million messages, and 1.7 million calendar events were migrated to G Suite for Education in 2016.
- About 173,000 email messages were delivered to the UMD Google faculty/staff system each weekday.
- At the end of Fall 2016, faculty and staff used the UMD Google system to create 40,000 docs, 2,200 forms, 23,000 sheets, and 4,000 presentations in Slides, and stored 102 TB of items in Drive.
- Project NEThics is UMD's office of record for responding to digital copyright infringement claims. In 2015-2016, NEThics processed 2,172 complaints, an increase of 87% since 2001.
- DIT collaborates with a variety of UMD units to address sensitive, technology-related incidents such as cyberbullying, academic dishonesty, and theft.
- Approximately 50 email accounts were compromised by phishing attacks in 2016, and DIT guided their recovery.
- Multi-factor authentication is now available at UMD. Sign up to lock down your UMD login.
- DIT blocked about 8.2 million cyberattacks per day, a 1,563% increase since April 2015.On average, 244,970,610 cyberattacks were blocked per month.
- We welcomed 85 IT pros to the first IT Security Open House in Fall 2016.
- We've created IT Security self-assessment tools for departments. Check out the series to help you adopt IT best practices.