New Faculty Orientation References

Welcome to the Information Technology Services (ITS) repository for New Faculty Orientation presentation materials. This page serves as a convenient gateway, providing quick access to all the essential links and resources covered during the ITS presentation.

Information Technology Services (ITS) Contact Information:

  • ITS Homepage: Find more information about our services on our homepage.
  • Email: For assistance, contact us at
  • Phone: Reach out to us at (618) 650-5500.
  • Knowledge Base: Explore our Knowledge Base for further guidance.
  • Blackboard: Learning Management System.

Faculty Computer Initiative (FCI):

Every full-time faculty member is eligible for a new computer every four years. Coordinate with your department or school administrative office to place your computer order. Learn more at: Faculty Computer Initiative.


Familiarize yourself with our ITS Policies.


  • Your e-ID is a unique identifier granting access to Blackboard, email, and other systems.
  • Activate your e-ID at
  • Change your e-ID password annually; notifications will be sent via email.
  • Access CougarNet for tasks like viewing pay stubs or submitting grades.
  • Set up password changes via text message through the e-Lert notification system:
  • Enhance security with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA); learn how to set it up and explore authentication options.

Office 365:

  • Your Microsoft Office 365 account includes desktop and cloud versions of popular applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more.
  • Access 5 TB of storage with OneDrive.
  • Install full desktop Office versions on up to 5 personal devices at

WiFi Network Connectivity:

  • Connect to the "Welcome to SIUE" open network for guest access.
  • Access the secured Eduroam network, valid for 4 years without certificate updates.
  • Use Eduroam anywhere in the world at institutions that use Eduroam.

Learning Spaces:

Academic Software:

  • Learning Management System: Blackboard is utilized in many ways for teaching and learning at SIUE.
  • Communication: Explore tools like Zoom (web conferencing) and Teams (P2P and group chats).
  • Media: Utilize YuJa for lecture capture and streaming media.
  • Student Interaction: Engage with Starfish (advising and early warning) and Poll Everywhere (classroom response system).
  • Faculty Interaction: Use Faculty Success (formerly Digital Measures) for scholarly publications and tenure activities.
  • Desktop Software: SPSS, SAS, Mathematica, MatLab, Adobe Creative Cloud, AutoDesk Products: vLab Downloads 

Remote Software Access - vLab:

  • Remote software access for your students from anywhere with your PC or Mac: vLab

Teaching, Learning, and Technology:

  • Engage with the Instructional Design & Learning Technologies group for assistance with course design or teaching strategies for courses of all modalities, integrating technology into the online or face-to-face classroom, and ensuring content and courses are accessible and encourage student engagement. Visit the IDLT site to learn about the services the group provides.
  • The IDLT Teaching Toolkit is an excellent resource for course planning and includes a fully accessible syllabus template, a course planning grid, and SIUE's course quality standards (OSCQR).
  • IDLT and many other individuals and campus units partner with the Center for Faculty Development & Innovation to provide faculty development events and resources including workshops, seminars, panels, focus groups, and other activities and publications.

Templates and Graphics:


If you have any inquiries during or after our presentation, this space will serve to address them effectively. We're here to support your technology needs.

      Keywords:NFO, New Faculty Orientation   Doc ID:130254
      Owner:Jeff P.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
      Created:2023-08-10 10:01 CDTUpdated:2023-08-17 11:26 CDT
      Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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