Articles By: DSG Group

Humanities AWS Cloud Migration Complete

Published: February 4, 2021

HumTech’s Digital Services Group (DSG)—responsible for managing websites, servers, and networking for Humanities—successfully completed the migration of the majority of its websites and applications to servers on Amazon Web Services (AWS). With the added flexibility, cost savings, and ease of use it brings, AWS will enable DSG to offer improved services and a wider variety…

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Humanities Migration to Box for File Storage and Collaboration

Published: September 23, 2020
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This fall 2020, the Computing Support Group at HumTech will partner with departments to migrate from on-premise file storage to the UCLA Box Cloud Storage Service. This migration will make it easier to support a wider variety of file storage with more flexibility, usability, and reliability. The migration has been carefully planned, and will be…

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Migration to Amazon Web Services Cloud Computing

Published: June 16, 2020

In July 2020, the Digital Services team at HumTech will began migrating the Humanities on-premise data center the cloud using Amazon Web Services (AWS). This migration will make it easier to support a wider variety of computing resources with more flexibility, usability, and reliability. AWS offers over 150 tools and resources, drastically increasing the amount…

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UCLA College Humanities 2020 Virtual Commencement

Published: June 12, 2020

As the Dean of Humanities mentions below, “we are living in an extraordinary moment in time” filled with many challenges, so we thought it important to spread his message and the accompanying virtual commencement video below in celebration of our Humanities Graduates. Visit the Humanities website to see photos and videos from last years commencement….

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Help Moving Humanities Instruction Online

Published: March 12, 2020

HumTech is here to help with moving Humanities finals and instruction online as a result of COVID-19, and we are coordinating with all other support teams on campus. Here is a targeted list of options for getting help with winter finals and spring-quarter course prep. When in doubt, email ritc@humnet.ucla.edu. Loaner Equipment There is still…

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Helping Students Become Better Writers with Calibrated Peer Review

Published: May 8, 2018

Although it’s not specific to the humanities, the teaching of writing is an important priority for undergraduate instruction. Often, we don’t think of technology as a way of helping students learn how to write, because computers can’t understand writing, and are poor judges of its quality. That said, technology can help students become better writers…

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How to Make Your Website Accessible

Published: November 20, 2017

In this article I explain what web accessibility means and why it matters, and provide a handful of recommendations you can use to make your websites available to a broader audience.

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Three general characteristics to watch for in a phishing email

Published: August 31, 2016

One of the most common technology questions we receive is: “How do I tell if an email message is legitimate or not?” Sometimes it can be easy, but many times it can be hard to discern. Here are three general characteristics to watch for: The email ultimately asks for your personal information In a phishing…

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Are 4K TVs worth buying?

Published: May 9, 2016

It seems not too long ago that we were making the switch from Standard Definition (SD) TV to High Definition (HD). Now, within the past few years the buzz has been about 4K TV, which is supposed to be the next logical step for a crisper, clearer viewing experience. 4K TVs tout a resolution that…

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Opening Communication with Technology

Published: February 29, 2016

If you were to ask any technical professional working within the digital humanities today about the state of innovation or development present in the field you would probably hear many similar responses. I’m sure most would tell you that it is an exciting and interesting time to be involved with the humanities as a myriad…

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