Services for Faculty & Staff
If you are a new faculty or staff member at the University, see the Getting Started Guide to learn about technology resources available to you. Then see all of the the services for faculty and staff below.
- Technology Help & Support
CAP helps University faculty, staff, and students with disabilities access computers and information through the use of adaptive technology.
Learn about available information technology services in this online catalog.
Lynda.com video-based training courses are available at no charge to faculty, staff, and students. Courses are available for all skill levels in a wide variety of areas such as: Adobe and Microsoft applications, Apple technologies, digital photography, video editing, web design, and programming.
This site shows the current operational status and maintenance schedules of various services, systems, and applications.
Technology Help is your first point of contact for computer, Internet, and campus telephone support.
Instructor-led and online learning opportunities are available at no charge to help students, faculty, and staff get the most out of technologies used on campus.
- Internet Connections
Activate your accounts; set account preferences; set, change, and reset passwords.
VPN enables a more secure connection to the University network when you are connecting from a non-University Internet service provider or the wireless network.
The University’s wireless network provides students, faculty, staff, and guests with wireless Internet access on the Twin Cities campus.
- Communication & Collaboration Services
Email is the official means of communication at the University of Minnesota. All University affiliates are provided an email account.
Receive emergency notifications via text message.
In addition to your UMN email, Google Apps provides additional tools to communicate, collaborate, share, and store. Learn more about:
Set up and configure your mobile device to access your University email.
- Teaching & Learning Resources
Camtasia Relay enables you to easily record and share presentations, lectures, meetings, and mobile video from virtually anywhere.
Located across the Twin Cities campuses, these spaces feature leading edge computer hardware, professional software suites, and gigabit network connections. Scanning, printing, and other services are available. Faculty, staff, and students can reserve available spaces for classes and UMN-sponsored events.
Moodle is an online learning system accessed by computers and mobile devices. Instructors can create course websites with text, videos, images, and activities that enable collaboration and group participation.
Academic Technologists support faculty and staff working to integrate technology into their academic practice. Services include consultation, course production support, and exploration of emerging technologies.
NetFiles online file storage provides each student 5GB of storage through an easy-to-use web interface. With Google Drive, you can create and share word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, and collaborate with others on group projects in real-time.
Create an online course evaluation form for your students to confidentially rate their learning experience.
Faculty and staff can receive discounts on a variety of technology software and Internet services.
Usability Services helps you to gain a clearer understanding of your users’ perspectives and assess the usability of your websites and applications.
myU provides access to an integrated set of academic tools, such as Moodle and myLibrary.
An array of media management and video conferencing services are available, including web conferencing support, storage, and delivery services.
- Research Tools & Resources
Researchers can use EGMS to complete grant forms for submission to sponsors and for sponsored projects and research.
Qualtrics is the University's online survey tool. It enables faculty, staff, and active students to conduct online surveys for research, assessment, and administrative purposes.
Find sources on the University Libraries home page. Click on the "Ask a Librarian" tab for 24x7 guidance.
- IT Policies & Safe Computing
All students, faculty, and staff are required to comply with the University Information Technology Policies.
The University provides resources to keep your computers and data safe, such as antivirus software available at no charge, tools to clean up spyware, and instructions on how to secure a personal computer before it becomes infected.