Faculty & Staff

Quick Reference guide for IT resources available to faculty and staff

Anti-Virus: Visit our security page for more information.
Blackboard: Most classes on campus use a learning management system to share course documents, upload assignments and communicate electronically. Log into Blackboard with your NKU username and password.
Email: View our email page for more information.
Email on Smartphones: Follow these instructions, or contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.
Emergency Text Messaging: Sign up for Norse A!ert to receive text message notifications for school closing and other important information.
Equipment Checkout: Individual tablets are available for checkout for 2-3 week periods. Tablet carts are available for checkout for classroom use. Other equipment is also available for loan. Visit our page for more info.
File Storage: Students and employees have access to cloud and personal storage space. Learn more.
Hardware Discounts: We have negotiated discounts on certain computer models through Dell and Apple for personal purchases. Also, Western Digital offers discounts on personal purchases of external storage drives through their WD Education Store.
Help: Contact our IT Help Desk via chat, phone or submit a service request online.
Internet Access: We offer wireless internet access in most areas of campus. Visit our network page for more information on which connection is best suited for your needs.
Microsoft Office: We offer a different version of Microsoft Office depending on if you are installing on a personal computer, NKU-owned computer or smartphone/tablet. Learn more
Mobile Apps: NKU was one of the first universities in the nation to have an iPhone app. Today, NKU continues to push the boundaries of mobile application development, creating apps for iOS and Android platforms.
myNKU: myNKU is the web portal for financial, human resource and student information.

Password Reset: You can reset your password online. Or contact the IT Help Desk for assistance.
Software: Don't purchase software before checking out if NKU offers an educational discount. We also offer a virtual lab that allows you to log into a lab computer from anywhere you have internet access therefore letting you use software that you might not have installed on your own machine (SPSS, Microsoft Office, etc.) CITE offers documentation on academic software used by faculty, staff and students on campus. If you are having software problems, contact the IT Help Desk.

Survey software: NKU has a campus license for Qualtrics.
Training classes: The Center for Innovation and Technology in Education (CITE) offers hundreds of training classes per year on academic and administrative software, and also on equipment. Classes are free, learn more.
Web Conferencing/Online Meetings: NKU has a campus license for WebEx (web conferencing) and Microsoft Lync (e-communications). We also over lecture recording software (Tegrity) Learn more.
VPN: The Virtual Private Network is how you connect securely to certain NKU systems when you are not on campus.
Work at home software: Faculty and staff members can request to install certain software packages on personal computers. Microsoft Office & Adobe

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