Faculty & Staff
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.
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.
GSU offers free anti-virus software to help protect your computer and the university’s network when you use your personal computer on campus.
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!
As a new GSU member , there are a few policies at Georgia State you should know about. Be sure to read:
- Systems Use Policy – Please use university IT systems safely and appropriately.
After you arrive at Georgia State:
ADP allows you to manage information about your GSU employee payroll record, including time worked, disbursed payments, benefits and personnel data.
The CatChat2x wireless network is available nearly anywhere on campus, and you can log in using your CampusID and password.
Set up your Avaya telephone and voicemail at your workstation.
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.
If you are working from off campus, you can access shared network resources and certain access-restricted online systems using the VPN.
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.
The IS&T Help Center is your front-line resource for help and technical support. Contact the IS&T Help Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-413-4357 (HELP).
- 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.
Georgia State has a number of research facilities, supercomputers and distributed computing resources that can advance your research and supplement your classroom teaching.