Technology Services and Resources for Faculty
Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to faculty at DePaul. For a printable guide to technology resources for DePaul employees, download the Employee Tech Guide.
New Faculty Members
Please keep in mind that some services cannot be accessed until Human Resources finishes processing your new hire paperwork. For information about hiring procedures, please contact Human Resources at 312-362-8500 or Ext. 2-8500.
New faculty members, be sure to watch our video guides to technology at DePaul.
is your gateway to many web-based services at DePaul. This is where faculty members have the ability to view class rosters, assign official grades, view paystubs and perform other related tasks.
Most computer systems at DePaul use your Campus Connect username and password. If you have forgotten your Campus Connect password, please use the Recover Password
link, which is located at the bottom of the Campus Connect login page.
Your password will be sent to your preferred e-mail address. You can
also obtain your password by by calling the Help Desk at 312-362-8765 or visiting the nearest ID Card Office with a valid photo ID.
There are over 400 technology equipped classrooms
across the DePaul campuses. These classrooms consist of a computer,
LCD projector, DVD/VHS combo player, amplifier and laptop connectivity.
are hybrid computer labs/classrooms that provide the same teaching
experience as regular classrooms, with the addition of individual
computers for each student. A PC classroom also provides access to an Intelliprint station in the room. There are PC Classrooms located on all DePaul campuses and can be reserved through the room reservation process.
DePaul ID Card
Your DePaul ID Card serves as your official campus
identification. It gives you access to DePaul services, such as library
checkout, computer labs, and printers. ID Services will issue you an ID card free of charge when you present a valid photo ID card.
DePaul ID Cards can be programmed to allow you access to various buildings and rooms. To request door access, an authorized department representative should complete a request form. To activate photocopy access on a DePaul ID Card, an authorized department representative should contact Document Services.
Desire 2 Learn (D2L)
is an electronic course management system that enables interaction
between students and faculty. D2L incorporates document
sharing, discussion boards, e-mail, an online grade book, assignment
drop boxes, chat rooms, small group areas, online quizzes, and more.
Log in with your Campus Connect username and password. Faculty support
and training in D2L is provided by Faculty Instructional Technology Services(FITS.) Instructions for students can be found here.
If you are a faculty member who is new to D2L, please visit Teaching Commons
for a list of helpful tutorials. Written guides and videos explain how
to create and combine courses, upload course content, communicate with
students, create quizzes, record attendance, create a gradebook, record
grades, among a variety of other tasks. If you require further
assistance with your D2L course, please contact FITS.
A DePaul email account
is automatically provisioned for all DePaul employees, including faculty members. You can access your @depaul.edu e-mail account on a DePaul Mac or PC using the Microsoft Outlook
application. You can also access e-mail online from anywhere at outlook.depaul.edu.
Use your Campus Connect username and password to log in. DePaul Staff and Faculty may also choose personalized long-emails
for use based on their name. You also have the option of connecting your smartphone and other mobile devices to DePaul’s e-mail server. Please see the instructions
for setting up your DePaul email on your smartphone or other mobile device, or contact the Help Desk
Guest Wireless Network Sponsorship
Visitors and guests with a business need to access the network and a faculty or staff sponsor can access wireless through the depaul-guest network. Conference attendees are
also able to use the depaul-guest
wireless network for the duration of the
conference. If you are hosting a conference or need assistance hosting a guest on the depaul-guest network, please call the Help Desk.
Faculty Instructional Technology Services (FITS)
a department separate from Information Services (IS), provides training
and support to faculty for instructional technologies at DePaul. FITS
assists faculty in using technology to enhance teaching and learning, by
providing training, consultation, online course design and development,
and end-user support of technology applications. Please contact FITS for more information.
DePaul faculty have access to a wide variety of instructional technologies, including:
- Ares, Library course material reserve system
- D2L, online course management system
- Digication, online portfolio system
- iDePaul Mobile Application, university-wide smartphone application
- i>Clicker, classroom response system
- Online Rooms, Blackboard Collaborate online classroom platform
- Qualtrics, online survey platform
- Respondus, quiz and exam creation software
- SoftChalk, web-based course content authoring software
- TurnItIn, plagiarism detection software
Support for most instructional technologies at DePaul
is provided by FITS. FITS assists faculty in using technology to enhance teaching and learning, by providing training, consultation, online course design and development and end-user support of technology applications.
Lynda.com Technical Training
DePaul faculty, staff, and students can log in to lynda.com
for unlimited FREE access to a vast online library of instructional
videos covering the latest software, creative and business skills.
Taught by accomplished teachers and recognized industry experts,
lynda.com is a high-quality resource for those looking to develop skills in
Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac & Windows, SPSS,
Tableau, databases, web design, social media, photography, audio &
video, design, animation, business and a wide range of other topics. Visit software.depaul.edu/lynda for more information and to log in.
Macs on Campus
If you are a Mac user, visit this page for more information about using Macs on campus, including how to access your network drives.
The Media Production and Training
(MPT) team provides a variety of media production services to the DePaul community including: onsite and in studio video recording and
production, lecture capture, instructional video production, course introduction video production, event
recording, video and podcast streaming, professional
photography and headhsot services, video conferencing, and more.
You have the option of connecting your smart phone and other mobile devices to DePaul’s wireless network and Exchange e-mail server. Please follow the instructions, or contact the Help Desk for assistance.
If an faculty or staff member's job requires him or her to have a mobile phone, the department's Budget Manager can work with Procurement to place an order through AT&T Premier, DePaul's preferred vendor.
To connect a computer to our network via a wired
network cable where one was not previously connected, a network jack may
need to be installed and/or activated. The department's Budget Manager
should submit the network activation request form.
DePaul employees may save data on two network drives
. Both network drives are backed-up nightly. U:
is a personal network drive just for you
is a shared network drive for work.
Your supervisor can request access to the necessary portions of the W drive for you. To access the network drives:
- Windows: through the "My PC" or "My Computer" icon on any DePaul owned PC
- Mac: access the DePaul Drive Mapper here
- Off Campus: visit the Webdrive page
Ordering Computer & Network Equipment
To order new computers and network equipment, the department's Budget Manager should work with Procurement
to place an order. For new hires, departments should place orders
at the very beginning of the hiring process. Please allow 28 business
days for equipment to be shipped and installed.
DePaul provides computing resources to the university
community to provide educational experiences, perform research and
development, conduct business activities, and provide cost-effective
communication. DePaul University has several policies that govern the
use of software, technology and data. These policies apply
to anyone who uses the DePaul network or other University technology.
Please familiarize yourself with the full text of these policies.
Printing on Campus
Most offices have access to shared departmental network printers
. For assistance adding a network printer to your computer, please contact the Help Desk.
The Intelliprint system
allows DePaul faculty, staff, and students to print from computers in DePaul
computer labs and PC Classrooms. A DePaul ID Card is needed to use the printers. Certain
DePaul employees and all students receive a set amount of free print
credits each quarter. Additional funds can be added to your Demon
Express account. With the free iPrint from Anywhere
software, you can also print wirelessly from your laptop to the lab Intelliprint printers. Download the software from Campus Connect.
The Information Security team offers a
variety of services to safeguard the university’s information assets and
the personal privacy of university community members. If you have a
question or concern about computer security, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For tips on how to keep your computer safe from viruses, malware, and other malicious attacks, please visit our security page and read our list of Top 10 Computer Security Tips.
All software installed on DePaul computers must be
properly licensed. For information on software that is currently
available on DePaul lab, classroom, and office computers or how to
purchase new software, visit the software
section of our website.
Need to upgrade your personal computer or software? The Demon Discounts
website provides discounted products and services, including computer hardware and software,
to the university community.
The Help Desk is
your first point of contact for technical assistance. The Help Desk
provides free assistance via phone, e-mail and web for the DePaul
community. We support all DePaul computers, software, email accounts,
and telephones. We troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues on both Mac and PC operating systems.
Wireless Internet Access
Wireless network access
is available on all DePaul campuses. There are wireless access points installed in all DePaul buildings, and wireless is accessible from most DePaul classrooms and labs. DePaul employees can connect to the wireless network with any wireless capable device using their Campus Connection username and password. Follow the setup instructions
related to your device.
is also available at DePaul and on participating University Campuses, giving you wireless access when traveling to participating institutions. Eduroam is the secure worldwide federated network access service developed for the international research and education community.
For more information about wireless access, visit our wireless
page. If you experience diffuculty connecting, contact the Help Desk
or visit the Genius Squad