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Queen's University
 

Getting Started for Faculty

 

Photo credits: Greg Black

 

ITServices 2013 New Faculty Resource Guide(PDF, 515 KB)   

 

First Steps


  1. How do I get my NetID?
  2. The day after you have had your information entered into the Human Resources system by your HR Departmental Administrator, you can get your Queen's Network Identity (NetID) by contacting your ITAdmin Representative or by coming to the ITServices Learning Commons Desk on the main floor of Stauffer Library with your staff card. Your NetID gives you access to most resources and services offered by ITServices at Queen's.


  3. How do I get an email account?
  4. Your email account can be created and activated by contacting your ITAdmin Representative. This account includes integrated calendar, contacts and tasks functionality and synchronizes seamlessly with mobile devices.


  5. How do I get a telephone in my office?
  6. Telephone access is available by contacting your ITAdmin Representative.


  7. How do I get Internet access in my office?
  8. Internet access is available by contacting your ITAdmin Representative.


Additional Information


Where can I find out about the technologies available to support teaching and learning at Queen's?

Please review our Teaching and Learning Technology Services Overview (PDF, 566 KB) to learn more about how ITServices can support you in the delivery of quality learning opportunities using technology where appropriate.

 

Where can I find the software I need?

Normally, your ITAdmin Representative will ensure that you have the necessary software, but there are many other programs and applications that you might find useful outside of your everyday work needs.

 

ITServices has negotiated exclusive discounts with some of our software vendors that we can then pass on to you. We even provide some products, such as Microsoft Office, for free! Some of these programs can be downloaded from the Software Centre in MyQueensU. Certain other products can be purchased from the Campus Computer Store, in Dupuis Hall, Room G25. 

 

What services are available to me for data backup?

Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) is a backup tool that allows users to back up the disk drives on most workstations connection to the campus network.


Are there file sharing services available at Queen's?

QShare is the online file storage, distribution and sharing solution for the Queen's community.


Is wireless Internet access available on campus?

Wireless Internet access, including a secure wireless network (WPA2), is available in many locations across campus. Please consult this list for updated locations.

 

Are there online resources available for teaching?

Queen's Moodle is an open-source, password-protected learning management system. It can be used to deliver academic courses on the Web or to supplement face-to-face instruction. It can also be used for collaborative research and project-based group work.

 

Are there any professional development opportunities for faculty available through ITServices?

ITServices has a number of free programs available for the professional development of Queen's faculty, staff and students. These include workshops (hands-on, instructor-led training in the systems and services used at Queen's); lunchtime lectures (instructor-led presentations); and showcases (drop-in demonstrations featuring an emerging technology and how it might be utilized in a teaching and learning environment).

 


For more information about the various services available to faculty at Queen's, please visit our Services for Faculty page.



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