Quick Guide to Happy Computing
Computing Tips for incoming Grad students
Make sure you have access to your Illinois email account.
Activate your Box, Zoom, and Google Apps accounts!
Get your faculty advisor to inform us of your needed file access.
https://identity.uillinois.edu/ - Password Change page
https://outlook.office.com/ - Microsoft Exchange Web App
http://webstore.illinois.edu/ - For University priced software/licensing
http://techservices.illinois.edu/ - General campus technology Info and guides
http://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn/download-and-set-up-the-vpn-client - For VPN Installation instructions
https://apps.uillinois.edu/ - Web Portal for Banner, Nessie, and Network Status
https://box.illinois.edu/ - Free cloud storage tied to your university account
https://illinois.zoom.us/ - University of Illinois Zoom Portal
https://cloud-dashboard.illinois.edu - For Activating Google Apps
https://answers.uillinois.edu - Campus Knowledgebase articles
Take advantage of free or inexpensive software at the webstore (some can be kept after you graduate)
If you need wireless internet access on campus, use .
To access scholarly articles or department servers from off-campus, connect to the VPN first.
Store important data in multiple locations!
When reporting issues, please include information on: room number, the department you belong to, and if applicable- the name of the computer. (We also appreciate descriptive information!)
Ask us about remote desktop access!
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Technology Services Help Desk: firstname.lastname@example.org / 217-244-7000
For issues with general services- email, passwords, webstore, VPN, and personal machine inquiries
Department IT Support: email@example.com
For department computer problems, file server access application consulting, and any dept. issues.
HDFS and FSHN: 217-244-2883 / Bevier 158
CPSC and NRES: 217-244-6407 / Turner Hall N-217