Top 10 technology tips for IU students
Following are the top 10 technology tips for Indiana University students, as recommended by UITS:
Get a Box account: Box at IU gives you 50 GB of
storage and collaboration space in the cloud. Access it online, in the
Student Technology Centers (STCs), on IUanyWare
thin clients, from your mobile device, and through software in
IUanyWare. Use it for personal file storage or for collaboration on
team projects. To get started, log in with your IU username and
passphrase at https://box.iu.edu. Learn more at About Box at IU.
Authorize cloud storage: Connect your Box account
to computers in the STCs and Information Commons, IUanyWare
thin clients, and IUanyWare for your personal computer or mobile
device. Log in with your IU username and passphrase at https://cloudstorage.iu.edu,
and then choose
Authorize Cloud Storageunder the Box description.
Use IUanyWare: Use IUanyWare to stream your
favorite software, including Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative
Suite, to your desktop, laptop, smartphone, or tablet. On your
computer, go to https://iuanyware.iu.edu. To
configure your mobile device, see How do I set up and run IUanyWare applications on my mobile device?
Download software from IUware: Hundreds of
software titles, including Microsoft Office and the Adobe Creative
Suite for Mac and for Windows, are available to download while you're
a student. Go to http://iuware.iu.edu and choose
Start Downloading >.
Improve your computing knowledge and skills: Now
that you have the software, learn how to make the most of it. Take IT
Training workshops online or in person; for a schedule of upcoming
workshops, visit http://ittraining.iu.edu/. Can't
wait? Learn with videos on demand from lynda.com; to get started,
Get IT support when you need it: The
UITS Support Center provides
phone, live-chat, email, and face-to-face IT support 24 hours a day, 7
days a week. Call your campus Support Center, or chat online with a
consultant at http://ithelplive.iu.edu. Also, Technology Center Consulting provides 24x7 support for
students in the IU Bloomington Information Commons and in IT131 at IUPUI.
Contact AskIU for general IU information: For
directions to campus locations, information about sporting or artistic
events, and answers to general questions about any IU campus, contact
AskIU via email,
via UniCom/Lync instant messaging, or by phone
at 812-855-IUIU (4848).
Explore IU Mobile: IU Mobile offers useful tools
for students on the go. Use IU Mobile to check for an open seat in
your favorite computer lab, access mobile-friendly library resources,
ask a librarian for help, or see when the next Bloomington city or
campus bus is on its way. IU Mobile offers these tool and more,
depending on your campus. Download the IU Mobile app from your
favorite app store, or visit m.iu.edu.
Follow UITS on Twitter and Facebook: For the
inside scoop on IT at IU, follow UITS on Twitter at
Likeus on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/iu.uits. Check out other IU social media sites at http://www.iu.edu/connect.
Join the UITS Student IT Ambassadors: Joining the
Student IT Ambassadors provides a great opportunity to learn more
about technology, participate in a mentorship program with UITS
professional staff, and give UITS feedback on student services,
including OneStart, Oncourse, IU Mobile, and
more. To join, submit the UITS
Student IT Ambassador Application.
Note: UITS is currently exploring the possibility of instituting the Student IT Ambassador program at the regional campuses; if you are interested, contact IT Community Partnerships at
Last modified on December 02, 2013.