Skip to main content
UITS Student Guide

Getting Started

Being successful means having the right tools. Follow these tips to get started with technology at IU.

A man and two women are sitting on the grass with open laptops.

Online learning

Keep learning

In the event of prolonged campus or building closures, keep learning with key tips and resources to help you make the shift to learning online.

Use eduroam for secure Wi-Fi

The secure wireless network for all of IU is eduroam.

Connect outside with outdoor wireless

Wireless connectivity outside is available in select locations across all IU campuses.

Stay up-to-date on IU’s response to COVID-19

See how IU is actively responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in support of the well-being of students, faculty, and staff.


Never share your passphrase

Set up third-party access to allow someone else to see your personal IU info or pay your bursar bill.

Guard against Zoombombing

Keep uninvited participants out of your Zoom meetings.

Sign up for emergency alerts

IU Notify will alert you in the event of a campus emergency. Set up how you receive notifications via call, text, or email, or in any combination.

Use the Duo Mobile app

The easiest, most secure way to complete a Two-Step Login. When you enroll your iOS or Android device for Two-Step Login, set up the Duo Mobile app. It works even when you don’t have a network connection. Once your device is enrolled, choose “Send Me a Push” when logging in. Check “Remember me for 7 days” and add a backup device just in case.

Keep your account safe

Use a passcode on your cell phone. Set your phone to auto lock after inactivity, or after 10 incorrect attempts. Watch for phishing and report any suspicious email. The IU Security Center has tools to keep your accounts safe.

Student life

Zoom through group projects

Zoom lets you create a personalized online meeting room to share presentations, images, video chat, and screen share with up to 100 people at a time. Most online classes are conducted via Zoom

Find everything you need for class, in one spot

Never lose your class syllabus, miss an announcement, or forget a due date with Canvas, IU’s learning management software.

Record your name

The NameCoach tool in Canvas helps instructors and students learn how to pronounce others' names. Record your own name and listen to others'.

Get the inside scoop on IT at IU

Follow UITS on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

Use the IU Mobile app

Find everything from bus routes to advising appointments, all in one place.

Get push notifications about upcoming assignments

Boost is an Android and iOS app that works with Canvas to send you personalized information about your schoolwork so you never miss a deadline.

Keep your key to campus with you

CrimsonCard provides access to essential university services, like printing, meal plans, libraries, and secure entry to campus buildings. You can also deposit funds on your CrimsonCard and use it as payment on campus and at participating local retailers.


Visit the Student Center

The Student Center is an online hub where you can access class planning software, view financial aid information, register for classes, and much more.

Check email on the go

Synchronize your phone and other devices to stay in touch wherever you are.

Learn to use the latest tech tools

Online courses, webinars, special events, and discounted training from leading vendors are available to learn the latest tech tools.

Print from anywhere, to anywhere

Send your project to print from your computer, cell phone, or tablet, then pick it up from any printer on campus with a swipe of your CrimsonCard.

Get your game on

We've even got a network for your gaming console and media devices.

BONUS: Learn about AT&T's IU discount

Get IT support when you need it

The UITS Support Center (phone, email, and ITHelpLive chat) and the IU Knowledge Base—are available 24/7. Campuses also offer in-person support.

Store your files

At IU, you have options to store all your important files.

AskIU (almost anything)

Contact AskIU whenever you need directions to campus locations, information about a sporting or artistic event, or an answer to a general question about any IU campus.

Save money on hardware and software

As an IU student, you get perks like exclusive deals on computers and accessories. Need software? Find great titles for no cost like Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office. Use IUanyWare to stream or IUware to download.

Get unlimited access to standard images

Adobe Stock offers images and other assets for the IU community, many of them at no cost to you.