New to technology at IU?
Are you new to the information technology environment at Indiana University? Here you'll find "getting started" info for students, faculty, and staff. See also the Top 10 technology tips for IU students.
On this page:
- First things: Your IU computing accounts
- Hardware and software
- Connecting in campus housing/from home and office/wirelessly
- File sharing
- Finding your class schedule and course information, registration, course listings
- Getting help from the Support Center
- Responsible use of computing resources at IU
- Secure computing
- Student orientation information
- Student Technology Centers
- Telephone and cable TV service
- Training: Available classes
First things: Your IU computing accounts
- Creating your first computing accounts - new students
- As a student, you can create your accounts yourself once you've
been admitted to the university.
- Creating your first computing accounts - new faculty and staff
- As a faculty or staff member, you can generate your accounts yourself
after your paperwork has been processed by IU Human Resources. Please
note that you will normally need to wait to create your accounts until
the morning after your employment record is entered into the
university's human resources data system.
- Your email address at IU
- Sort out your options for email at IU, based on your campus and
status with the university.
- Using your mobile device at IU
- Configure your mobile devices to access IU resources.
- Although specifics differ based on your status with the
university, as an IU student or faculty/staff member, you are eligible
for a full suite of IU computing accounts (e.g., email, file storage,
- Forget your passphrase? Want to change it?
- Enrolling in Self-Service Passphrase Reset
- Sign up with this self-service system, and then you can reset your passphrase online.
Hardware and software
- ComputerGuide: Deals by vendor, recommendations, and common questions
- IU students, faculty, and staff can purchase hardware and
peripherals at special prices, including deals from Apple, Dell, and
- Chose IUanyWare to stream software applications to your device, or IUware to download applications to your computer.
Connecting in campus housing/from home and office/wirelessly
- Get connected
- Connect your personal computer to the IU network from campus
- Connect a
computer or mobile device to a wireless network.
- If you connect through an outside ISP, VPN makes your connection more secure.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) File Sharing & Copyright Safety
- Learn about how to protect yourself from problems with copyright infringement.
Finding your class schedule and course information, registration, course listings
- About One.IU
- Use One.IU to check your
personal information, view course listings, and register for
- Oncourse is a web-based instructional environment where faculty
and students can publish and access course information, and store
files. See Training and support for Oncourse.
Note: Oncourse will be retired after the summer 2016 semester. Canvas, IU's next learning management system, is currently available for teaching and learning. For more, see About the transition from Oncourse to Canvas.
- Canvas is a web-based learning management system developed by Instructure. During the transition from Oncourse to Canvas, instructors may choose which environment to use to share course information. See Canvas at IU help menu.
Getting help from the Support Center
Can't find what you need? Need assistance with a computing question? Contact your campus Support Center.
One.IU/OneStartNote: Although original OneStart will be available until spring 2015, you can now use the new One.IU, with simple search and app store features. See About One.IU.
- IU's web-based application portal
Responsible use of computing resources at IU
- Your responsibilities as a computer user at IU
- As an IU computing account holder, you're responsible
for using IU's computing resources appropriately.
- Computing policies at IU
- IU publishes policies covering account use, computing system use, email, Student Technology Centers and Residential Technology Centers, and more.
- Best practices for computer security
- Learn more about best practices for computer security.
Student orientation information
Student Technology Centers
- Student Technology Centers
- Locations, hours, equipment and software,
- Classroom technology IUB | IUPUI
- Reserving rooms and equipment
Telephone and cable TV service
- Telephone service and equipment in campus housing and
- Personal long distance calls
- Residential long distance service available through a partnership
- About cable TV service at IUB and IUPUI
- Cable TV service, part of your housing contract
Training: Available classes
- IT Training
- Workshops, online training, certifications
- Certification and Certificate Options
- Comparison chart
- Seminars, lectures, and user groups
- Research Technologies News, InfoShares, IT News & Events