Getting Started Guide

For Students

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

IU's top tech tips

$ave money on hardware and software

As an IU student, you get perks like exclusive deals on computers and accessories at the UITS Computer Guide. Need software? IU has you covered there, too. Find great titles for no cost, like Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office for Mac and Windows, as well as security software. Use IUanyWare to stream or  IUware  to download. 

Use the whole Canvas

Never lose your class syllabus, miss an announcement, or forget a due date with IU's "learning management software"—a fancy term that means basically all of your class stuff is online in one place: Canvas.

Forecast: unlimited cloud storage

Access Box at IU for all the no-cost cloud storage you can handle (it's unlimited). Box is also a great space to collaborate with classmates and instructors. Authorize IU Cloud Storage to connect your Box account to IUanyWare and campus computers. It'll help you access everything, anywhere on campus.

Your key(card) to campus

Use your CrimsonCard to access everything on campus: computer workstations, printers, your dorm building, recreation facilities, meal points, and more. And with CrimsonAccounts, you can add funds and use your ID like a debit card at stores all around campus and beyond.

No sleep for tech help

Get the technology  support you need—any time. The UITS Support Center and IU Knowledge Base  are there 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to remedy your tech issues.  At IU Bloomington and IUPUI, students can also receive in-person support from Technology Center Consulting at the Wells Library West Tower at IU Bloomington, 24/7 and at IUPUI, 24/5 in IT131.

Your one-stop shop for IU services

Head over to  One.IU  if you need to do, well… almost anything. It’s the one-stop shop for university services. You can pay your bursar bill, check your grades, track a bus, and a lot more.

Put your data on lockdown

Use Two-Step Login and the Duo app to add an extra layer of security to your IU account. Two-step helps protect your data and IU systems from cyber criminals, and will be required university-wide by November 2, 2017. Speaking of security, get the training and tools you need to protect yourself from phishing attacks, and know how to reset your passphrase if you need to.

Buck the tyranny of print cartridges

Ditch your printer. Set up mobile printing and keep track of your print quota with  IU Print.

Food, water, Wi-Fi

Make sure you can Wi-Fi and chill. Learn how to access IU Secure—the encrypted Wi-Fi network exclusively for the IU community. After you connect once, you’ll automatically be connected anywhere on campus, on any IU campus. Gamer? Use DeviceNet to connect your console.

Channel your inner couch potato

As part of campus housing at Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI, each residence hall room and on-campus apartment comes with one local telephone line and cable TV. Available channels include local, nationwide cable networks, and foreign language satellite feeds.

Email, in the palm of your hand

If you need additional help setting up your IU email through Umail on your mobile device, the IU Knowledge Base has step-by-step instructions, all organized by device maker and model.

Zoom through group projects

Use Zoom to meet online and collaborate with friends and classmates. 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. It works with Canvas and on any platform, including iOS and Android.

Level up your tech skills

Hungry for more knowledge? IU offers in-person and online workshops from  UITS IT Training. They can  help you develop or improve all kinds of tech know-how.


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