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MOOCS offer learners emotional growth not just facts

July 5, 2017

Millions of people around the world have enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs), attracted by their promise of low-cost education for career advancement or gaining knowledge.

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Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality on the Quad

June 21, 2017

The virtual reality headset looked like something out of a science fiction film. It was tethered by a long cable to a glass-encased PC, which in turn was connected to thick hoses filled with glowing blue coolant. I slipped the mask over my head and was literally transported to another world.

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How Duke transformed its IT department

June 16, 2017

Senior automation engineer, Chris Collins speaks to about how OIT harnessed the power of "virtual machine" containers to power its systems from web hosting to storage. 

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Duke NetID Login Page Gets New look

June 7, 2017

After the Fourth of July holiday, members of the Duke community will find a newly designed NetID login page when accessing protected content on Duke-affiliated websites. The update will also add more security so certain sites by requiring multi-factor authentication.

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Duke Qualtrics Access Update

June 1, 2017

If you are accessing Duke Qualtrics survey software DO NOT include "www" in the URL. It will produce an error message. Instead, visit and log in as usual. Please update all bookmarks for this service. 

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Phishing Attack Warning: "HEALTH SECURITY ALERT!!!"

May 30, 2017

The IT Security Office has received reports of a phishing attack entitled "HEALTH SECURITY ALERT!!!" This is not a legitimate email and may contain viruses. Do not open the email or click on any links. For more information visit

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Dukeblue needs fix after Windows Creator update

April 21, 2017

It’s a known issue that the Windows 10 Creator OS update makes your Dukeblue wireless connection not work anymore.

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Leave the 3D Printing to IT Experts

April 10, 2017

OIT’s “Bluesmith” will configure and print 3D projects for a fee.

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LastPass security update

April 3, 2017

LastPass has posted a detailed update on the issues identified this week with its Firefox and Chrome plugins.

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Showing Your Best Side Online

March 26, 2017

Five tips for building and maintaining the right online presence