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OneDrive is a file hosting service and sharing service offered as part of Office 365. It is available to all UWindsor faculty, staff, and students and boasts a storage limit of one terabyte.

Watch IT Services team member Carl Amlin as he provides an overview of OneDrive basics, including syncing files to your computer, in this 149-second Tech Talk video. If you want more information about OneDrive, click on the link in the Comments section below the video.

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In support of continued remote teaching and learning requirements from universities and colleges, Microsoft will release additional features for Teams in the coming weeks:

  • Large Gallery View Just like in a physical classroom, students and educators will see up to 49 attendees in a 7×7 class meeting view.
  • Breakout Rooms Instead of trying to work with the whole class, instructors will be able to create virtual breakout rooms so students can work within their smaller groups on a discussion or assignment, then easily be called back to the larger group.
  • Meeting Attendance Download attendance sheets during and after meetings.
  • Together Mode Create a virtual classroom to better engage with attendees during meetings or lessons.

“Teams is continuing to adapt and change to what educators need,” says Marcin Pulcer, assistant director, client services, Information Technology Services. “At the same time, it is the safest option available to our campus community members and the only collaboration tool for which support is provided by the University.”

If you have questions about these features, contact the IT Service Desk at 519-253-3000, ext. 4440.
Tech Talk logo is an often overlooked but useful launchpad for all Microsoft 365 Apps — from the usual suspects such as Word and Excel to the emerging tools such as Stream and Forms. It is also an access point for documents saved in OneDrive or SharePoint.

Watch Information Technology Services team member Mike Ritzer as he provides an overview of the homepage in this 114-second Tech Talk video.

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—Ericka Greenham

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One of the questions faculty and staff are likely to receive from the incoming class of new UWindsor students pertains to UWin Accounts.

To help explain the importance of UWin Accounts — as well as the steps incoming students need to take to get theirs fully operational — watch (and share with students) this 115-second Tech Talk video.

More information about UWin Accounts for incoming students can be found on A few key articles include:

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Ericka Greenham

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As of today, users will be required to use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to sign in to from an off-campus network.

UWindsor’s gateway to human resource information, myUWinfo joins Blackboard, Office 365, UWinsite Finance, and UWinsite Student as an MFA-protected online resource.

MFA combines two or more independent credentials or “factors” — what you know (i.e. your password) with something you have (e.g. mobile phone) — to create a second layer of security. The security measure was introduced at the University of Windsor during the Winter 2020 semester and is already familiar to most faculty, staff, and students.

“MFA offers our faculty, staff, and student employees an additional layer of protection for their UWindsor employee information,” says Ryan Kenney, executive director of Information Technology Services. “It augments the security measures such as data encryption and local storage already in place.”

If you have not set up your MFA options, you can do so from an off-campus location following the steps outlined at

Additional myUWinfo support resources can be found at or by signing into and selecting a link on the Help tile.

—Ericka Greenham