Student Technology Orientation

It's important to be familiar with TU's essential technologies. Watch the overview video, check out the brief descriptions below and access more info through the provided links. For more help, see the technology self-help resources, search the TechHelp Knowledge Base for how-to articles or contact OTS Student Computing Services for support.

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Technology Essentials

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NetID Password Management

Your NetID is the key to accessing TU computing services. You must change your NetID password once a year following strong security standards. Visit NetID Management to learn more.

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Technical Support

OTS Student Computing Services (SCS) provides advice and troubleshooting help to students experiencing technology problems. Contact SCS by phone, email, chat, text, TechHelp or visit the Tech Services Desk in Cook Library's Academic Commons. Search the Knowledge Base for how-to articles.

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Wi-Fi Networking

TU has one of the largest wireless networks in the Baltimore area. Use your NetID to connect to tu-secure for the safest and fastest connection and wider access to resources. Visitors without a NetID or residents with devices unable to connect to tu-secure should use tu-openaccess. Learn how to connect.

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Printing on Campus

Wēpa is the cloud-printing solution at TU. Print in grayscale or color from your USB drive, email, computer or phone to any of the 18 Wēpa Print Stations. Log in and pay by swiping your OneCard at any station. 3D and large format printing are available at our Cook 35 location. Learn more at SCS Printing

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Safe Computing

Phishing, viruses, malware, spam and ID theft represent serious threats to the security of the university computer systems and your personal information. OTS Information Security offers best practices for protecting yourself. Visit Information Security to learn more. 


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TU uses Blackboard to deliver online, hybrid and web-supported classes via computers and the Blackboard Education mobile app. For support hours, self-help resources and contact info, visit TU Blackboard.

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Registration and Records

Students use Towson Online Services (PeopleSoft) to do business with the university: registering for classes, making schedule changes, paying bills, checking grades are more. The Registrar's Office offers helpful PeopleSoft guides, and TU provides access through myTU for Students.

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LinkedIn Learning

TU students enjoy full access to LinkedIn Learning's online library of video-based instruction. Acquire new technology, business, personal and creative skills from recognized experts in a wide range of content areas. Sign in with your NetID from a computer or mobile device 24/7.

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Adobe Creative Cloud

The Adobe Creative Cloud Master Collection is available for student use in many campus computer labs and Cook Library. Use Adobe apps like Photoshop and Dreamweaver on campus without a personal subscription.

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Multimedia Services

Borrow multimedia equipment and get help producing video, audio, posters and 3D prints for class assignments, regardless of your major or experience level. Try virtual reality (VR) and other emerging technologies at our weekly events. Visit OTS Multimedia Services to learn more.

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Virtual Workspace

Use Virtual Workspace to access the TU Student Desktop — with applications such as SPSS, ArcGIS and Inspiration — from any computer with an Internet connection and a web browser.

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TU uses Microsoft Outlook for email and calendaring. Open Outlook and Microsoft 365 (M365) through your browser at or the email tile on myTU. See self-help resources for accessing and using Outlook.

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Microsoft 365

All TU students receive Microsoft 365 (M365) with Outlook, OneDrive, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more. Learn how to access and use M365 apps via browser, desktop or mobile device. You may install the desktop apps on up to five devices. 

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File Delivery Service

Use TU's File Delivery Service (FDS) to safely share large and sensitive files with anyone inside or outside the university network. See the TechHelp KB for more info.

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Cloud Storage

TU provides Microsoft OneDrive for cloud-based file storage and sharing, allowing you to edit your files via any computer or mobile device. Get five terabytes of space and the peace of mind that your content is safe from device loss or damage. 

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Student Websites

TU WordPress websites are an excellent place to build an online portfolio to share ideas and projects. Students wishing to code pages or use a site development application such as Adobe Dreamweaver can also get a TigerWeb account. Visit OTS Web Publishing to learn more.

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Online Meetings: Zoom and Webex

Students use both Webex and Zoom to collaborate on group projects and share documents and desktops remotely. Communicate using voice, video and chat. You need only activate your TU Webex and Zoom accounts to get started. Visit the Webex Meetings and Zoom pages to learn more.

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Emergency Alerts

TU Police send emergency communications to all university-issued email accounts. Students can also sign up to receive these notifications via text message.