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When using Microsoft Teams to facilitate classes or meetings, creating meaningful connection can be difficult in one large group. Breakout rooms allow instructors or organizers to divide the class or meeting into sub-groups to facilitate discussion and other learning or working opportunities.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Craig Brown as he provides an overview of breakroom rooms in this 136-second Tech Talk video.

If you want more information about using Teams breakout rooms, click on the links in the Comments section below the video.

Other new Microsoft Teams features include:

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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FindTime is an Outlook add-on for scheduling meetings. The meeting organizer can send multiple time options to attendees through FindTime, minimizing the back-and-forth email often involved in this type of scheduling.

FindTime shows what days and times work best for attendees using available free/busy data. You then propose your selected times to all attendees, allow everyone to vote, and quickly reach a consensus. FindTime works with attendees both inside and outside the University.

Watch Office of Open Learning’s student online learning assistant Anas Al-Chalabi as he demonstrates how to use FindTime in this 150-second Tech Talk video. If you want more information about using FindTime, click on the links in the Comments section below the video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of Information Technology Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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The University of Windsor’s web content management system, Drupal, offers a tool for content editors to scan the body of their webpages and identify elements that do not comply with the standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Watch Information Technology Services team member Gam Macasaet demonstrate how to use the Check Accessibility tool in Drupal in this 120-second Tech Talk video.

If you want more information about Drupal, click on the link in the Comments section below the video.

Tech Talk is a presentation of IT Services. More Tech Talks are available at www.uwindsor.ca/its/tech-talk.

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Information Technology Services has issued a statement of thanks to all campus community members who took up the challenge to test their cybersecurity prowess and completed the Cybersecurity Learning Modules and Self-Assessment.

Irene Schiller, secretary to the director of the School of Creative Arts, is the recipient of the $100 UWinCash prize. She was selected by random draw from the pool of participants who successfully completed the self-assessment.

Launched by IT Services to conclude Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020, the Cybersecurity Learning Modules and Self-Assessment is a means for faculty, staff, and students to reinforce and expand their own cybersecurity knowledge.

The Cybersecurity Learning Modules and Self-Assessment remains open and campus community members are encouraged to complete both. Additional cybersecurity resources can be found at www.uwindsor.ca/cybersecurity.

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Campus Police and Information Technology Services will conduct a test of the UWindsor Alert mass notification system Friday, Dec. 4.

In the event of an incident, UWindsor Alert sends information to registrants — by phone call, text, and email — providing an additional layer of security and protection in incident response.

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to register or update their contact information ahead of the upcoming test signal.

The UWindsor Alert system is accessible with a UWin ID and password at uwindsor.ca/alert.