Coronavirus (Covid-19) bulletin for ucisa members - Fake alerts on campus or of site closures, Implementing Microsoft Teams

6 March 2020 - Coronavirus (Covid-19) bulletin for ucisa members - Fake alerts on campus or of site closures, Implementing Microsoft Teams

Fake alerts on campus or of site closures

We have been made aware that a number of universities have unfortunately been sent fake alerts of coronavirus/Covid-19 cases on their campuses or of a site closure. These alerts have led to extremely high volume of queries from students and in a short space of time. Universities and colleges are advised to reiterate what your institution’s official communication channels are, and what mechanisms you usually use to relay information to students and staff, and to warn helpdesks and support channels.

Implementing Microsoft Teams
If you are looking at implementing or expanding your use of Microsoft Teams (for professional services, or for teaching and learning you may find this YouTube recording of a ucisa webinar helpful. It’s delivered by John Springett, Head of Applications at the University of East London with contributions from IT Services, leaning and teaching colleagues and academics. The recording will also be available from the ucisa website, along with additional resources.