Many faculty want students to use computers for taking quizzes or tests, but also want to prevent access to the internet or other resources during the test. The Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special web browser that students can use when taking tests in Canvas. Once a test is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading; they are unable to access other web sites or programs. The Lockdown Browser is intended for use in on-campus, proctored settings.
Doug Smullens of the University Library reports that faculty members are receiving fraudulent emails warning that their Penn Library accounts have expired. The email is an attempt to obtain your password!
Two-step authentication is now available for PennKey users! All of SAS staff and faculty are encouraged to opt in. It's easy, and it dramatically increases the security of your PennKey protected accounts. Follow this link to opt in.
Campus Pack blogs have been integrated into Canvas as external tools for
courses taught in the School of Arts & Sciences. These are the same
blogs that have been available in Blackboard. Here are instructions for creating a Campus Pack blog in Canvas and for creating a link to the blog to make it easy for students to find.