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WINDOWS 7 - SUPPORT END TO ITS 10TH BIRTHDAY

Support for Windows 7 will be discontinued on January 14, 2020, according to Microsoft. After 10 years of product support, the company will focus on supporting newer technologies, it continues. In concrete terms, this means that Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for the operating system - that is, newly detected security gaps will no longer be closed and can be exploited by hackers. Computers that continue to run Windows 7 within the university network thus represent a security risk for the entire university from then on. The IT Service Center (ITS) therefore strongly recommends that all users switch to Windows 10 at the beginning of 2020. The ITS-Helpdesk offers the following support for service devices:

1. Windows 7 computers with warranty:

For computers that still have a running warranty, the ITS helpdesk offers a free data backup and basic installation of Windows 10. To do this, you can make an appointment with the ITS helpdesk. In advance, "Classic Mail" accounts used on the computer must be converted to Microsoft Exchange (see our Newsletter 2/2019). The installation of any required individual software (e.g. paid license programs) must be carried out by the user himself after the conversion.

2. Windows 7 computers out of warranty:

For computers that no longer have a warranty but are to be used nevertheless, the ITS does not offer any support for the conversion to Windows 10. It is strongly recommended to replace such computers with a newer model with Windows 10. However, if the device must still be operated under Windows 7, a more extensive antivirus program (AEP client SentinelOne) is absolutely necessary. The costs for the license have to be paid by the chair or the responsible organization. As soon as active malicious code is detected on the system, SentinelOne will shut down the network connection of the computer to prevent the risk of infection of other systems in the university network.

3. Windows 7 computers on which no antivirus program can be installed:

For measuring instruments, control systems, etc. that run Windows 7 but cannot install a SentinelOne client, the connection to the university networks is cut off. For these computers it is possible to purchase a hardware firewall in order to allow further access to the UBT network.

With Windows 7, a classic piece of Windows history is "dying", but the switch to Windows 10 should keep you busy right now. Because the ITS-Helpdesk is expecting a great demand and of course wants to advise all concerned in detail and offer them the best possible service. So don't hesitate to make an appointment.


WE ARE RETIRING THE MAIN FILE SERVER

After 8 years it is really time to exchange our file server. Already since October 2019 the preparations are running unnoticed, which you could experience between Christmas and New Year's Eve.
There is a lot going on in the IT Service Center. The file server, which has become outdated in the meantime, will be replaced by a newer model on 31.12.2019. But before the new server goes into service, there are some preparations to be made. The new hardware must be installed in the server racks, the software configured and employees qualified through workshops and training courses. Now all preparations have been completed so far that a changeover is possible.

From 23.12.2019 - 31.12.2019 no access to your saved files

As already announced in the letter of 04.12.2019 by the ITS-Helpdesk, the fileserver is not reachable from 23.12.2019 to 31.12.2019. You can neither access it via the network drive (home-pc.uni-bayreuth.de) nor via MyFiles (https://myfiles.uni-bayreuth.de)! In case you want to continue working on your projects during this time, it is absolutely necessary to copy your data to a local drive in time before 23.12.2019. The ITS also recommends that you switch off your workstations (PCs, Macs, ...) before 23.12.2019 so that the new file server can be found without problems after 31.12.2019.

As of January 2020, your data will be available again as usual. And the file server offers state-of-the-art technology and is also prepared for the growing amount of data. The ITS-Helpdesk will be happy to answer your questions in advance.


ITS-HELPDESK

ITS-ANLAUFSTELLE

Homepage

www.its.uni-bayreuth.de > Helpdesk & Support

Contact:

via telephone: 0921 55 3003,
via mail: its-beratung@uni-bayreuth.de,
as well as personally. We are located at the IT Service Center (Building NW II), Room 3.2.U1.161–163

Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday 08.30–11.00h and 13.30–15.30h
​Friday 08.30–11.00h


E-LEARNING: DO YOU ALREADY KNOW...H5P?

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Among the activities in Moodle there is an inconspicuous entry that is easily overlooked: "H5P - Interactive Content". This allows the digital teaching in the e-learning course to be implemented even more interactively in a new design. H5P hides more than 40 learning formats that are just waiting to be tested.

For example, "Interactive Video" can be used to enrich external videos or your own learning videos with quizzes, links and additional information, "Timeline" provides an interactive timeline for incorporating images and data, and "Course Presentation" offers the option of designing a learning module as a presentation in which test questions can be answered or videos viewed. Also interactive cards and pictures as well as classically or rather playfully prepared test questions are available. On h5p.org the different content types are presented in detail.

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Lecturers can insert H5P content into Moodle like any other activity by turning editing on and then clicking "Add an activity or resource" at the preferred location. Then select one of the existing H5P content types and enter the desired settings and learning content in the uncomplicated menus.


CHRISTMAS CLOSING FROM 23.12.2019 TO 06.01.2020


ANNOUNCEMENTS & INFORMATION

Maintenance Panopto

Due to maintenance work, Panopto (https://mms.uni-bayreuth.de) can only be used in a limited way or is temporarily unavailable during the period from 18.12.19 to 31.12.19. The server will be upgraded to the new hardware as part of the file server upgrade and will probably not be available all day on 23.12.19 and 27.12.19.

If you still want to record with the Panopto Recorder during this period, we recommend two steps in the recorder:

  • "Activate "Offline - Login
  • under "Advanced Settings > Record in MP4 Format".

This allows you to record locally on your computer and upload the file to Panopto afterwards. 

UBT Usage Policy

The Usage Policy was updated in December 2019. The current version 3.0 is available for download on our pages under Knowledge Transfer > Publications > Other Publications (German).


DATES & EVENTS

CMS basics course

  • Tuesday, 21. January 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., FAN A 0.20
  • Tuesday, 4. February 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., FAN A 0.20

Registration with Oliver Gschwender

CMS advanced course

  • Monday, 27. January 2020, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., FAN A 0.20

Registration with Oliver Gschwender



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Authors: Claudia Willer

Verantwortlich für die Redaktion: Dr. Heiko Schoberth.