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Staff & Student Employees

Technology Services and Resources for Staff

Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to staff at DePaul.  For a printable guide to technology resources for DePaul employees, download the Employee Tech Guide.  

New Staff 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 Ext. 2-8500.


Campus Connect

Campus Connect is your gateway to many web-based services at DePaul.  This is where staff members can view paychecks, enter hours and perform other work related tasks.

Most computer systems at DePaul use your Campus Connect username and password.  New employees typically receive their Campus Connection credentials at their DePaul Foundations new employee orientation. 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.

Computer Labs

Computers labs are located on all DePaul campuses.  Staff may use this  free service with a valid DePaul ID Card.  There are also PC classroom labs on each campus, available by reservation.

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.

E-Mail

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 for assistance.
If you would like to learn more about your DePaul email account and how to use Outlook, please visit the Media Outlook Training Resources Page.

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.

Lynda.com Technical Training

DePaul employees 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.

Media Production

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, instructional and promotional video production, event recording, video and podcast streaming, graphic design, professional photography, video conferencing, and more.

Mobile Phones

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 employee'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. 

Network Connection

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.

Network Drives

DePaul employees may save data on two network drives​.  Both network drives are backed-up nightly.  U: is a personal network drive just for youW: is a shared network drive for work.  Your supervisor will 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
  • 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 employees, departments should place orders at the very beginning of the hiring process.  Please allow 28 business days for equipment to be shipped and installed.

PC Classrooms

PC Classrooms are computer labs that also contain the standard classroom setup, including an instructor podium, LCD projector, speakers, and a computer for each student.  PC Classrooms are available on all DePaul campuses and are available to staff members by reservation.

PeopleSoft and Datamart Database Access

If a staff member's job requires access to PeopleSoft or Datamart databases, the new employee and manager should fill out the appropriate access request form.

Policies

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

Network Printers

Most offices have access to shared departmental network printers.  For assistance adding a network printer to your computer, please contact the Help Desk.
 

Intelliprint Printers

The Intelliprint system allows DePaul employees and students to print from computers in DePaul computer labs. 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.

Security

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 security@depaul.edu. 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.

Software

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 softwareto the university community.

Technical Support

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.

Telephone and Voicemail

Staff have access to the DePaul phone and voicemail system. Accounts must be created for all new staff members. The hiring department initiates this request several days before the employee's first day.  To learn how to use your phone, view the Telephone Features and Voicemail Instructions pages.

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. 

Eduroam 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 difficulty connecting, contact the Help Desk or visit the Genius Squad.​​