Quick Guide to Happy Computing

Computing Tips for incoming Grad students

Getting started: 

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. 


Important Websites: 

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 UIllinois 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 IllinoisNet. 

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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Contact Information: 

Technology Services Help Desk: consult@illinois.edu / 217-244-7000 

For issues with general services- email, passwords, webstoreVPN, and personal machine inquiries 

Department IT Support: ds-ccsg@illinois.edu

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

Keywordsaces, fshn, hdfs, graduate, grad   Doc ID113017
OwnerJames K.GroupAnswers @ ACES
Created2021-08-12 14:37:50Updated2021-08-19 15:41:05
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