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Multi-Factor Authentication required on Microsoft 365 services for McMaster community, beginning January 2022

McMaster will be requiring Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on Microsoft 365 services for all students, faculty members and staff, beginning January 2022. We continue to see a heightened number of cyber security incidents across Higher Education. MFA is an IT Security best practice and has full support from McMaster’s senior leaders, including the Provost, VP Operations […]

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Timetable to Outlook calendar

A new functionality syncs McMaster students’ personal class timetable to their Outlook calendar. After you have enrolled in your classes, select the Timetable to Outlook tile in Mosaic or go to the Timetable to Outlook page and follow the instructions. Benefits After your timetable is synced to your Outlook: Your calendar will include all your […]

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Closed captions and transcription options

To ensure we teach, learn and work in an inclusive manner, video conferencing platforms, apps and features provide tools for transcriptions and captions. This article is subject to change and will be updated as new information is available from Microsoft. With changes rolling out to Microsoft Meetings at the moment, it is important to note the […]

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Discovering the Possibilities of Teams and Integrated Apps

Teams Education

With the Fall 2021 semester approaching, many at the university are gearing up for the school year. From instructors and teaching assistants to staff, many are preparing and organizing their courses for the start of September. Learning technology and the possibilities they bring are increasingly important with online and hybrid learning. The adoption of new […]

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Changes rolling out for Microsoft Teams meeting recordings

More changes will roll out over the next few weeks. Please check back for more updated information shared with the community. Microsoft has announced changes to how Teams meetings recordings and transcriptions function, including: Recordings can be turned on automatically before a meeting starts  Transcriptions can be turned on and shared via a Word document  […]

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Mid-Summer Drop-In Sessions

Join the UTS (University Technology Services) Collaboration & Productivity Services team at our Mid-Summer Drop-In Sessions. We’ll be hosting several 20-minute sessions on Wednesday, August 4th and Thursday, August 12th and will be covering a wide range of topics from platform updates, tips, tricks and more. Each session will include a 10-minute presentation followed by […]

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Microsoft Teams: Fall 2021 Class Teams Now Available

Class Teams have been created for all courses listed in Mosaic and are now available for instructors. Check out the setup guide on how to start using and activate your Class Teams. What are Class Teams and why use them?   Class Teams are automatically generated Microsoft Teams for courses, labs and tutorials listed in Mosaic. Instructors and students are added to the Class Teams […]

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New Chat Bubbles in Teams Meetings

overview Previously, Teams users needed to manually open a chat window to view the chat screen. Now thanks to this new feature, chats sent during a Teams meeting will surface on the screens of all meeting participants, making the chat more central to the conversation. Users: Rolling out to all users globally  Timing: Busy rolling out now and […]

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