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February 2018

Changes to Wireless Network Coming Soon: Beginning Monday, March 26, the Division of Information Technology will be making changes to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s wireless network to further heighten security across campus. Personally-owned devices (e.g. smartphones) connecting to A&M-Corpus Christi’s wireless network will be placed in an unprivileged network. The unprivileged network allows access to all Internet resources, but A&M-Corpus Christi’s internal resources, such as the I: Drive, U: Drive and printers will not be accessible.

TAMU-CC owned devices will continue to have access to internal resources using Islander_Admin. Eduroam continues as an option for all Internet resources and allows convenience when traveling to or hosting guests from other Eduroam affiliated institutions. After the change, you may be prompted to accept a security certificate before you will be connected to the wireless network. If you are unable to connect, please contact the IT Help Desk at 361.825.2692.

Welcoming Guests with Wi-Fi: IT will be unveiling a new version of the Islander_guest network that will allow campus visitors to self-register with a valid mobile phone number and email address. Successful registration will allow 5 days access to the Islander_guest network.

If access is needed for longer than 5 days, an account can be requested through the IT Help Desk.

January 2018

Heightening email security March 2018:  For over a year, TAMUCC employees have been using Duo Two-Factor Authentication to log into Banner, Blackboard, and many other computer services.

On March 26, 2018, Duo will be added to TAMUCC email for all employees of the University.  After this date, employees will be asked to verify their identity using Duo when accessing email.

What Do I Need To Do? If you are using one of the following Duo compatible mail clients nothing needs to be done on your part:

  1. Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Windows and Mac desktops.  This is the standard email program that TAMUCC puts on all desktop computers.
  2. Microsoft Outlook Mobile Client for Apple iOS devices (e.g. iPhones, iPads) and Android devices.  The Outlook client for mobile devices is available for free from the App Store (Apple) or the Play Store (Android).
  3. Microsoft Outlook web app (  Any web browser can be used to access your email.
    4. iOS Mail, version 11 (for iOS).  This is Apple’s own mail client for the iPhones & iPads. You will need to remove your current account and recreate it to begin receiving mail again.

PLEASE NOTE: Mail for Apple computers (macOS) is NOT compatible with Duo and will not work with your University email after March 26.

If you access TAMUCC email with a program that is not on the list above, the program may cease working correctly on March 26. If you need assistance identifying which email client you are currently using, please contact the IT Help Desk. IT recommends switching to one of the programs listed above to avoid a disruption in TAMUCC email services. 

What Will Happen Next? As we get closer to March 26th, IT will send out additional communications and reminders. Additionally, IT staff will be in CCH 204 to assist you in person on the following days and times:
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 – 8:00am – 10:00am
Monday, March 12, 2018 – 10:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Friday, March 23, 2018 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Questions? Contact the IT Help Desk, (361) 825-2692.

Banner 9 Drop-in training sessions will be offered January 26 & February 2 from 2:30PM to 3:30PM in the Corpus Christi Hall 206 For more information check out our website at 

December 2017

Banner, our Student Information System, is being upgraded to comply with new technological standards and will be completed in 3 major phases. 

The upgrade delivers a number of important enhancements, including a modern user interface, enhanced navigation and process management tools, and new functionality across the student platform. It will also allow us to run Banner on any browser and on mobile devices. There is no need to learn a new application,  just the new interface.

Banner 9 Drop-in training sessions will be offered January 9 & January 11 from 2PM to 4PM in the Library Lab 216A For more information check out our website at 

I.T. will be installing Syncplicity file share and synchronization software on all University owned Windows computers on Decmeber 7, 2017.  This software will allow University members to sync any folder without having to rearrange files, access synced content on any device, edit Microsoft Office and PDF files in-app, share internally or externally with ease, and send files with optional passwords and expiration dates. 

Working with Workday Together! The Human Resources and Payroll Departments at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are excited about Workday and are ready to assist our campus community with training sessions and demonstrations during this transition. 

HR and Payroll representatives are available to guide you through your Workday tasks and answer your questions. Computer trainings will be held January 3, 5, 5, 9, 10, & 11 from 10AM-12PM & 2PM-4PM in CCH 204.

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