Monday, November 4th


Note-Taking Technologies

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Murray Library, Collaborative Learning Lab

We will explore current Notetaking trends and give demonstrations of the Smartpen and Notetaking Apps for the iPad.

Apple iOS7 Tips & Tricks (iPad, iPhone & iPod)

Our apologies, this has been cancelled...

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

Since it's release, the iDevice line-up (iPhone, iPad, iPod) has revolutionized the concept of mobile computing. This course explores configuration, applications and practices that will optimize your device for use at the University of Saskatchewan. Learn how to stay connected, up-to-date and synchronized in the icloud. The seminar delves into some of the essential settings for the iOS (especially for use on the University of Saskatchewan network).

An examination of essential applications including productivity, organizational, instructional and miscellaneous applications will be included. Find out how to connect to remote servers, store files, and more!

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Arts 241 (Neatby-Timlin Theatre)

Higher education institutions like the University of Saskatchewan have supported the use of personally owned computers on their networks for over a decade. There is a growing consumerization of IT with students, faculty, and staff who now want to use make use of their personal mobile devices (smart phones/tablets) on our higher education wireless networks. They are beginning to demand to use a single mobile device to access organizational services, data, and assets, as well as their own personal services, data, and assets.

The use of personal mobile devices or “Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)” represents a technology disruption to our higher education networks. Personal mobile devices mark the de-perimeterisation of our networks with the accompanying rendering of our defense-in-depth architectures to be ineffective. The University of Saskatchewan has been begun to address this de-perimeterisation and the risk that accompanies the increased use of personal mobile devices by students, faculty, and staff. This presentation examines the changing risk profile that accompanies the support of personal mobile devices, it explores the essential policies, procedures, and IT security controls necessary to help mitigate the increased risk while supporting the use of BYOD.  It will provide an overview of the new mobile device policy being developed by the university’s Mobile Device Risk Management Task Force, and its subordinate procedures for areas such as procurement, HR, ICT, Research Ethics, and FMD to name a few.