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The Tutorial Allocation System has now allocated students to tutorials where possible. Please see the CIS Help Desk for modifications (changes to allocation or if you were not allocated at all). (the system now only displays allocations, it does not allow you to make changes).
Some extra tutorials will be provided on the basic programming constructs for students that have no experience with them.These might be of interest to you if you are enrolled in any of the following units:
These tutorials are only useful to you if you have NOT done KIT101 Programming Fundamentals or KIT001 Programming Preparation or college level Computer Science.
The tutorials are available in weeks 2-5. Each week the tutorials will provide different exercises for you to practice. The same tutorial is repeated a few times each week:
There are sign up sheets for these tutorials in front of the help desk on both campuses. Please sign up ASAP. They might fill very fast.
Nicole Herbert was awarded the Tasmanian iAwards ICT Educator of the Year. This award is given to an Australian educator who has shown excellence in ICT education and demonstrated exceptional outcomes for both students and employers.
Dr Paulo de Souza from CSIRO, who was a guest lecturer for ICT this year, was awarded the Tasmanian iAwards Professional of the Year. This award is given to an ICT industry professional for outstanding innovation, commitment and achievement in their field and dedication to promoting the ICT profession.
The iAwards Regional Category covers innovative ICT solutions in a regional, rural or remote location.This was awarded for their joint project Beef and Dairy.
ITS are looking for a casual staffer for their Service Desk which may be of interest to any CIS students who will be continuing their studies into 2014.
Please see the jobwatch page for more information
The University of Tasmania Career Development and Employment unit at the Student Centre have developed a FaceBook page to share careers info / job opportunities and other information about the Careers service.
You can find them on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/UtasCareers
UTAS are regularly on one or more 'blacklisting service providers' lists for known reasons. This is due to UTAS being identified as a source of spam, most commonly due to staff/students responding to 'phishing' emails resulting in spammers using their UTAS email accounts to send large spam volumes. Blacklisting service providers frequently legitimately respond to ITS requests to remove UTAS from their blacklist with ?stop sending spam first?. This results in all UTAS staff and students being unable to send email to large numbers of external institutions and external email service providers eg. Gmail, Hotmail etc. which disrupts UTAS business.
One step being undertaken by ITS which may help to reduce blacklisting is an Education campaign via a MyLO unit targeted at all staff/students with advice on how to identify phishing attempts and basic IT Security. The unit is called 'IT Security 101', you can see it in MyLO now (https://mylo.utas.edu.au) and all Students and Staff will see the unit all year and the unit will be renewed each year.
The content takes about half an hour to work through, contains some videos with practical examples of how to easily identify phishing email and has a quick quiz at the end.
Go to MyLO
If you forward your UTas email to an external email provider, there's a chance you will not receive important email from UTas.
This issue particularly affects email services provided by Microsoft (including hotmail, outlook.com, msn.com and live.com email addresses) and Apple (including mac.com, me.com and iCloud.com email addresses). These and many other email providers use a blacklisting service to block sites that are considered senders of spam, and unfortunately at times this can include UTas due to the volume of email we send.
Please reconsider carefully if you use email forwarding. It can take weeks for these services to lift any blacklisting they apply to UTas, and during this period you will not receive email that could be important in relation to your studies and your assessment.
Visit our job watch page for details of potential jobs that would be suitable for Computing/Information Systems students and/or graduates.
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24 July, 2012
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