Getting Started

Feeling a little lost? The Office of Information Technology (or "IT" as it is informally known) provides so many services to the Ole Miss community that it's easy to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, you don't need to learn everything all at once. Just explore the section that best fits you to get started.

  • Everyone!

    Fall 2013 IT Survival Guide

    UM Today Tips — A single, common system, called UM Today, collects all your announcements (based on your name, your courses, your major, etc.) and delivers them to you each morning in email. These often become too large to skim through unless you know some handy tricks. Learn how to sort the ones you are interested in and delete the ones you aren't.

    TECHNews — Stay informed about updates, upgrades, and new services by following IT's blog.

    Mobile App — Stay connected to campus with the Official Ole Miss App. Currently available for the Android and Apple devices, the app gives you news, scores, weather, and more.

  • Students

    IT Presentation for Freshman Orientation (PDF) — IT hosts a session during summer Orientation that provides helpful information about the technical facilities and services available to students. If you missed this session, you might find these presentation slides helpful.

    Online @ Ole Miss - Guide that is distributed during summer Orientation

    Go! — The starting point for student email, Blackboard, myOleMiss, and more.

  • Faculty and Staff

    New Faculty Orientation: Faculty Self-Service (PDF) — Provides an overview of online services for instructors and advisors.

    New Faculty Orientation: Online Design & eLearning, Compressed Video & Online Meetings, Introduction to Blackboard (PDF) — Highlights the various ways technology can be used to enhance teaching and learning.

    Faculty Technology Development Center Handout (PDF) — Located in Weir Hall, FTDC, provides training, assistance and technical support to enhance faculty use of technology.

    Technology Enhancement Week (September 9-13) — A full week packed with relevant, interesting technology workshops! Sessions will be posted for registration by August 30, 2014.

    TACIT 2013 General SessionTACIT is a program sponsored by the Office of the Provost for the cyclical replacement for faculty computers.

    UM Mail — Employee email and calendar accounts are accessed through Microsoft Exchange server's Outlook Web application.

  • Parents

    IT Presentation for Freshman Orientation (PDF) — IT hosts a session during summer Orientation that provides helpful information about the technical facilities and services available to students. If you missed this session, you might find these presentation slides helpful.

    Online @ Ole Miss — Guide that is distributed during summer Orientation

    Parent WebIDs — At the discretion of the students, parents may receive permission to view grades, review Financial Aid status, pay bills, or even access the campus wireless network.

  • Guests and Visitors

    Guest Wireless Access — If you don't have a WebID but need to get on the campus WiFi, you can partner with any WebID owner who can grant you temporary access.

    Eduroam — UM participates in the Eduroam wireless network service. If you are visiting from a participating university, you may sign into our campus wifi using your home credentials.