Getting Started Guide


For Students

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


Tips for online learning

Keep learning during prolonged campus or building closures. Here are key tips and resources to help you make the shift to learning online. keeplearning.iu.edu

Parking lot hot spots. Access free eduroam secure WiFi from your car via IU’s 24-hour parking lot hot spots that allow for social distancing while keeping faculty, staff, students—and the public—connected. Learn more about eduroam—the secure wireless network for all of IU. wifi.iu.edu

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

Tips for anytime, anywhere

Support

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. Check the link for current locations and hours: uits.iu.edu/support

Email on the go. Synchronize your phone and other devices to stay in touch wherever you are. kb.iu.edu/d/apqh

Options for storing files at IU.  At IU, you have options to store all your important stuff. Then, with IU Cloud Storage, connect your files to computers in the STCs, and IUanyWare for your personal computer or mobile device. kb.iu.edu/d/ajay

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

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. kb.iu.edu/d/ayec

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. kb.iu.edu/d/bfan

Get your game on. We've even got a network for your gaming console and media devices. kb.iu.edu/d/bdjb

BONUS: 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. kb.iu.edu/d/antk

BONUS: Learn about AT&T's IU discountkb.iu.edu/d/aqia

Security

Never share your passphrase. Set up third-party access to allow someone else to see your personal IU info or pay your bursar bill. kb.iu.edu/d/auoz

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. go.iu.edu/duoapp

Keep it secret. Keep it 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. kb.iu.edu/d/hack

Emergency alerts, your way. 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. go.iu.edu/notify

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. zoom.iu.edu

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. canvas.iu.edu

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. kb.iu.edu/d/atud

Say my name, say my name. The NameCoach tool in Canvas helps instructors and students learn how to pronounce others' names. Record your own name and listen to others'. kb.iu.edu/d/appu

Your key to campus. 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. crimsoncard.iu.edu

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