New faculty guide to digital resources
Welcome to the University of Utah! This guide is meant to provide you with a quick glance at some of the many digital resources you may need as a staff member and to direct you to answers for any questions you may have. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if you have suggestions for something you think staff should know about, email email@example.com.
Please consult with your local IT support staff, who also may provide other helpful resources specific to your department or college.
Wired connections are available in most office areas and computer labs. Campus also has four wireless networks: UConnect, UGuest, ULink, and eduroam.
- UConnect is a secure connection requiring a valid uNID and password. Most users can visit onboard.utah.edu to connect a device.
- UGuest is an unsecured, open-access network for visitors with limited bandwidth.
- ULink is the university’s wireless network for Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, Chromecast, etc.
- Eduroam allows students, researchers, and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
Campus Information Services (CIS)
University Network ID (uNID) — which you received on your first day — and password. The first time you log in to Campus Information Services (CIS) or cis.utah.edu, you will use a default date-of-birth password in a MMDDYY format. You will then be prompted to answer security questions and set a permanent password.Many university services require you to log in using your
The CIS portal contains a variety of employee self-service apps that allow you to view or change your information, including payroll and taxes, benefits, personal info, cellphone reimbursements, and more. Please see our help guide for information about updates to the portal.
To log in:
- Go to www.umail.utah.edu
- Sign in with your uNID@umail.utah.edu email address and your password
- You may be prompted to verify your identity with Duo 2FA
You can also set up UMail with a mobile or desktop email client. We recommend that new users create an email alias that follows a firstname.lastname@example.org format.
Duo Security (Duo 2FA)
Duo Security for UMail and Microsoft Office 365 apps, including Skype for Business and Teams. 2FA helps prevent unauthorized access to university email accounts as a result of phishing schemes. To set up your Duo 2FA account, please visit the Duo Management Portal.All University of Utah faculty and staff, including student employees with access to sensitive or restricted data, and University of Utah Health personnel must use two-factor authentication (2FA) through
is the U’s primary online learning management system (LMS), where you can view your courses, add course content for students, grade their work, and more. You can access Canvas by Canvaslogging in with your uNID and password, or by selecting "Canvas" in the CIS portal. For Canvas support, call 801-581-6112 or email email@example.com.
Teaching & Learning Technologies
oversees the Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT)UOnline Center, and offers support and tutorials for Canvas, Ink2Go, Turning Point Audience Response Systems (clickers), Respondus, Turnitin, and MediaCore/Equella. Faculty may also borrow TLT's audio, video and imaging equipment and cables for class instruction.
provides services for online courses that require proctored exam support. The main campus test lab is located in Marriott Library in the UOnline Center. Extension sites also provide proctored services. TLT Exam Services
Center for High Performance Computing
Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) provides high-performance computational, data, and networking resources. In addition, CHPC serves as an expert team to support the university's increasingly diverse research computing needs, and provides advanced user support and training.The
Office of the Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research website contains information and tools for faculty researchers. The Office of Sponsored Projects under the VP Research site also offers a variety of tools and information.The
four major libraries on campus: J. Willard Marriott Library, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, James E. Faust Law Library, and McKay Music Library.There are
Free or discounted software
Office of Software Licensing (OSL). Use on university-owned machines is usually free, and home-use licenses are available for free or for purchase. Products include:The University of Utah has several campus agreements to provide some of the most popular software to faculty at no cost or at a greatly reduced price. This software can be found at the
- Microsoft Office
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Box cloud collaboration and storage
- MATLAB, Simulink, and 100+ companion products
- Security tools
Grammarly Premium free of charge, thanks to a licensing agreement by the Graduate School. Grammarly Premium features 400 advanced checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, context, sentence structure, and more.Graduate and professional students have access to
Online meeting/video conferencing
The university offers several products that provide online communication and collaboration via video and voice calls, meetings, messaging, content sharing, calendering, and more.
cellphone discounts from various carriers.University faculty and staff are eligible for
Campus and hospital help desks
Many departments and/or colleges have internal IT staff who should be considered the first contact for IT questions or issues.
The Campus Help Desk is staffed from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (MT) Monday-Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (MT) Saturday-Sunday. To quickly find answers to your questions, search the UIT Knowledge Base. If you still need help, call 801-581-4000, option. 1. For less urgent issues, you may also email firstname.lastname@example.org. For IT outage information, visit our IT Services Status page at uofu.status.io or follow @UofUITStatus on Twitter.
University of Utah Health employees should contact internal department IT staff first if possible. The University of Utah Health ITS Service Desk can be reached at 801-587-6000.
RedPrint allows you to send print jobs to the RedPrint cloud to be retrieved any time at any RedPrint machine. Simply tap your UCard to the card reader at any RedPrint machine, then proceed with printing. Copiers have been strategically placed in more than campus 10 buildings, with more locations on the way.
allow members of the U community to remotely and securely access the campus network. For instructions on how to connect to the campus VPNs with an iOS device, see Virtual private networks (VPNs)this UIT Knowledge Base article.
Campus alerts and IT incident alerts
Once you're signed up for campus alerts, you can also sign up to receive notices of campus network outages or other IT problems through our NotifyIT service. You may also visit our IT Services Status page at uofu.status.io or follow @UofUITStatus on Twitter.
Campus directory information
Personal information in CIS
the CIS portal. Simply log in with your uNID and password, and select the "Change Bio/Demo Info" tile.You can change your home address, phone number, emergency contacts, email address, and more through
Direct deposit or W-4 tax information
CIS. Once logged in, select the "Payroll, Taxes and Salary" tile.You can also update your direct deposit and tax information through
Faculty Activity Report
Faculty Activity Report (FAR) collects data on faculty activities for university reporting purposes and annual faculty reviews. Faculty members or their proxies may access their FARs during their college's FAR open period.The
Find a Researcher
is a public search engine, powered by Google, that allows users to find U faculty, graduate students, and other researchers based on name, department, research keywords, international experience, research equipment, and testing capabilities. Data is pulled from the FAR. Find a Researcher
Faculty Profile is available for faculty members, proxies, ad hoc users, and anyone teaching a course at the university for maintaining their public web profile for the University of Utah. Profiles are linked to multiple websites and applications, such as Find a Researcher and some departmental websites.The
Human Resources tools and training
HR department provides campus faculty and staff a number of helpful tools, training, and resources, including a total compensation estimator, a new employee resources page, and many professional development and certification courses.The university's
The Hospitals and Clinics HR department serves University of Utah Health clinical and nonclinical staff. Check out the employee quick links page for FAQs about benefits, parking, time keeping, and much more.
University GIS team has partnered with several university groups to launch maps that help people find their way around campus and the hospital, and highlight campus assets.The
- Campus Map
- Hospital Wayfinding app
- Tree Tour app
- Green Map (sustainability projects)
- Snow removal routes map
UIT news and information resources
IT news and information resources for the U community, including our monthly Node 4 newsletter with university IT news, software announcements, employee features, and more; @UofUIT, @UofU_ISO, and @UofUITStatus Twitter accounts; email news service; unplanned outage alerts and updates; and a host of websites for our teams and services.UIT provides a number of
UIT Service Guide
UIT Service Guide gives a glance at UIT services and resources, highlights how we support our partners, and is designed for printing individual pages for meetings as needed.The
Information technology governance
IT governance section of the UIT website.Key IT decisions are made by several groups of academic, administration, and IT leaders with input from others on campus. Find meeting minutes and summaries on the
IT org memberships
campus membership and/or subscription to IT-related groups. They include EDUCAUSE, the Education Advisory Board, Gartner, Internet2, Westnet, and the Center for Internet Security.Members of the U community have access to privileged research, professional development, and other opportunities through
IT policies that have not already been referenced, as well as future IT policies, can be found on the IT Policies page.