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    iSouthernMS Mobile updates

    The iSouthernMS Mobile application allows you to stay connected to Southern Miss anytime, anywhere with your iPhone or Android device. This application offers instant mobile access to keep you up to date on Southern Miss events, news, athletics, etc. The iSouthernMS mobile app has recently been updated with new features and a fresh, new look. We have added four personas: current student, future student, alumni and friends, and faculty and staff. The persona must be selected once and will default each time the application is started.

    There are also four new modules included in the update:

    • Blackboard Student - Blackboard’s newest mobile solution that helps students react quickly to their changing course needs, while learning to plan for the future.
    • Social -  Quickly access the university’s Twitter and Facebook accounts
    • Speak Up - This module encourages students to provide feedback and/or concerns to Student Government Association
    • Customize my navigation - This module allows our customers to place their most used modules at the top of their screen.

     If you do not currently have the iSouthernMS app on your phone, download it in the iTunes store for Apple devices and on Google Play for Android. 

    Sharing Documents in Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive

    OneDrive is cloud storage provided by Microsoft intended for storing and organizing work/educational related documents. All files stored in OneDrive are private initially unless you decide to share them. You can easily make a file available to everyone at the university by placing it in the "Shared with Everyone" folder, or you can share files with specified users for collaborative projects. Currently, the university does not allow you to share files with external users. 

    Alternatively, if you want to ensure that you are not sharing sensitive files or data you believe should be private, please follow these steps:

    1. Open an internet browser. 
    2. Navigate to “Portal.Office.com.” 
    3. Select the “OneDrive” icon.
      a. Review the sharing column and make sure the correct permissions are applied. 
      b. Select the “Shared with Everyone” folder and ensure the data in that folder is data you want to share with everyone.

    For additional help, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    SOARHR, SOAR and SOARFIN Downtime Scheduled for September 1

    SOAR, SOARHR and SOARFIN will down for maintenance on Thursday, September 1 from 8 p.m. - midnight. Users will not be able to log into these systems during the scheduled downtime.

    If you need to address an issue concerning any of the outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

     

    SOARHR and SOAR Downtime Scheduled for Aug. 13

    SOARHR will be down for maintenance on Saturday, Aug. 13, from midnight-2 p.m. SOAR will be down for maintenance from 2 a.m.-6 p.m. Users will not be able to log into these systems during the scheduled downtime.

    You can go to the iTech website for an up-to-date system status. If you need to address an issue concerning any of the outages, contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357).

    Student Email Change to Office 365

    Effective Aug. 24, all active student email addresses will be updated in SOAR to an @usm.edu address, which is a part of Microsoft Office 365. At that time, the EagleApps account (@eagles.usm.edu) will no longer serve as the university’s communication contact.  All official university email will be sent to your Outlook account (@usm.edu).

    The naming convention for new student emails is first name.last name@usm.edu, with some variation for account users sharing the same name. You can log into Outlook and confirm your email address by clicking on the avatar in the top right corner of the screen.

    Log in to Outlook 

    Username: W+ID#@usm.edu  (ex: w123456@usm.edu)
    Password: CampusID Password  

    In addition to having access to web versions, students will be able to download Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus applications on up to 5 devices (PC, Mac, and/or mobile devices - Android or iOS). Learn how you can take advantage of Microsoft Office 365 for your computer and mobile devices. 

    Frequently Asked Questions are available here. For assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 601.266.4357 (HELP) or helpdesk@usm.edu.