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.

      KeywordsNFO, New Faculty Orientation   Doc ID130254
      OwnerJeff P.GroupSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
      Created2023-08-10 09:01:42Updated2023-08-17 10:26:49
      SitesSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville
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