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Next Tech Briefing - Dec 5
Enhancement to Two-Step


Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in
Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date / Time Topic Presenter(s)
Dec 5
3 - 4:30 PM

The Enhancement to Two-Step Authentication

On December 13, 2014, University IT will implement a new two-step authentication powered by Duo.  With the current two-step authentication service, we have mechanisms. 

With Duo, we set up devices with mechanisms.  Your second factor today (SMS, Google Authenticator, or Printed List) will continue to work.  However, it is encouraged that you come to this session to learn how to take advantage of the Duo application for your smart device to receive a "push notification" or code, how to add a backup device, and what to do if you forget your device and have no backup devices set up. 

Jo-Ann Cuevas, IT Services

Nan McKenna, Computing Services

Dec 12
3 - 4:30 PM

Canvas Learning Management System: GSE’s Holistic Approach to Migration

Moving to a new technology or system is among the toughest programs to plan and execute for any organization. In 2013, the Graduate School of Education began exploring new learning management systems for GSE courses and ultimately selected and migrated to an open source version of the learning platform, Canvas.
This Tech Briefing will describe GSE’s approaches for working with Canvas software—including integrating Stanford’s PeopleSoft—as well as share about our decision-making process, pilot testing phase, communication and rollout strategies. We will address successes, lessons learned, and what’s ahead.

- Pamela Levine
- Shawn Kim
- Paul Michael David
- Wilson Wang
- Chi-Hou Vong
Jan 9
3 - 4:30 PM
Security Update  
Jan 23
3 - 4:30 PM
Open Source at Stanford  
Jan 30
3 - 4:30 PM
Stanford Media Group  

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Last modified November 24, 2014