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WMU + 2FA = A Safer U

3 Things You Should Know About 2FA

Posted by Lindsay Rogers on

Western Michigan University students are now required to use the Duo Mobile application alongside their username and password to gain access to their GoWMU student portal.

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Get More Done with Cisco Webex Web Conferencing

Posted by Lindsay Rogers on

Cisco Webex is now available to all students, faculty, and staff offering rich, real-time collaborative web meetings and presentations. The suite provides a powerful set of tools that keeps users connected such as web conferencing, personal meeting rooms, screen sharing, interactive training environments, large-scale online events, and integration with W-Exchange email.  

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How to Protect Your Online Data With 2FA

Posted by Lindsay Rogers on

On Jan. 22, two-factor authentication (2FA) will be required for currently enrolled students to gain access to their WMU account and other campus services that require a BroncoNet ID and password. The services will include but are not limited to GoWMU, Elearning, and W-Exchange. 

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Reaching New Heights with 3D Printing

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3D-printing at Western Michigan University is changing how students solve real-world problems in the classroom.

Esports Gaming Station Expansion at the University Computing Center

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The gaming section of Western Michigan University’s Computing Center Lab recently expanded by four new stations adding up to 20 total stations. This expansion creates more availability for students that regularly practice for competitive tournaments or are actively involved in the gaming community. 

Providing Middle School Students with the Digital Toolkit

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Last week, the Western Michigan University Office of Information Technology in collaboration with the WMU University Libraries and Department of Geography participated in the 2019 MiCareerQuest Southwest.

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The Real-Life Impact of Virtual Reality

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In collaboration with Western Michigan University's Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Kevin Abbott, the director of the virtual reality (VR) development studio and Leah Barton, a student and VR lab manager, successfully helped develop 3D-printed maps that can help people with visual impairments navigate campus.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT.

Posted by Lindsay Rogers on

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), celebrated every October, is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and ensure that all Americans have the tools they need to be safer and more secure online. 

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Learning Glass, a Lecture Capture Alternative

Posted by Tom Wolf on

Almost two years have passed since the Office of Information Technology producer director John Mackenzie came across a very interesting lecture capture solution called Learning Glass.

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