Faculty & Staff

Part 1: Getting ready to start at Georgia State | Part 2: After you arrive at Georgia State

Getting ready to start at Georgia State:

Step 1: Activate your CampusID

You’ll use your CampusID to access many technical systems on campus, including the wireless network and email.

Step 2: Access your Office 365 faculty & staff email account

Office 365 is your faculty & staff email account and is the email address at which you’ll receive official notifications from the university.

Step 3: Edit Your Panther Profile

Your Panther Profile lets you edit the information that is listed for you in the Campus Directory. You should enter your office phone number, using this application, to make sure co-workers and others know where to reach you. Changing your Preferred Name in this application also allows you to define what name is used in the “From:” field when you send email.

Step 4: Download FREE Anti-virus software on your personal computer

GSU offers free anti-virus software to help protect your computer and the university’s network when you use your personal computer on campus.

Step 5: Check out available computer discounts

Shopping for a new computer? Take advantage of these discounts available to members of the GSU community.

Step 6: Get the GSU app

Stay up-to-date with the latest campus news and sports using the GSU mobile app!

Step 7: Read through the university’s campus IT policies

As a new GSU member , there are a few policies at Georgia State you should know about. Be sure to read:


After you arrive at Georgia State:

Step 1: Complete ADP payroll account registration

ADP allows you to manage information about your GSU employee payroll record, including time worked, disbursed payments, benefits and personnel data.

Step 2: Connect to GSU’s wireless network, CatChat2x

The CatChat2x wireless network is available nearly anywhere on campus, and you can log in using your CampusID and password.

Step 3: Set up your telephone and voicemail

Set up your Avaya telephone and voicemail at your workstation.

Step 4: Access your networked file storage

All Georgia State University faculty and staff have access to a personal, 3 GB Home Drive, and a shared Department Drive. This storage is regularly backed up, and provides a safe location for important files.

Step 5: Explore your OneDrive Account

OneDrive Pro gives you 25GB of free cloud storage that’s accessible online from your campus email account. Included in OneDrive are Microsoft Office Web Apps, which are light, online versions of Office Suite programs, such as Word or Excel.

Step 6: Download Georgia State’s Virtual Private Network (VPN)

If you are working from off campus, you can access shared network resources and certain access-restricted online systems using the VPN.

Step 7: Familiarize yourself with our online learning system (Desire2Learn)

At GSU, online courses such as the required Ethics policy training for faculty and staff are taught using the university’s central online learning management system, Desire2Learn. Faculty use this system to supplement or teach courses online.

Step 8: Know where to go for technology support

The IS&T Help Center is your front-line resource for help and technical support. Contact the IS&T Help Center at help@gsu.edu or 404-413-4357 (HELP).

Step 9: Discover more technology resources to support your success

  • The Exchange – Find technology resources for faculty and academic support staff, including private workspace, conference areas, a recording studio, computer labs and equipment available for checkout.
  • Lynda.com – Train online with video tutorials in areas such as animation, audio and video editing, software development, photography, and graphic and web design.
  • SkillSoft – Get online training and accreditation for technical and business skills.
  • iTunes U – Share podcasts and other academic material using GSU’s iTunesU account.

Step 10: Familiarize yourself with Research Computing Resources at Georgia State University

Georgia State has a number of research facilities, supercomputers and distributed computing resources that can advance your research and supplement your classroom teaching.

 
IS&T is ready and excited to help you with technology! via @GSUTechnology