Information Systems notifies you by email when it is time to change your campus computing password. You will receive email messages 9, 6, and 3 days before your password expires.
Adobe Creative Cloud gives users access to a collection of software developed by Adobe for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services.
WFU fully supports Mac on campus. Students may purchase new Apple products with an education discount through WakeWare. Faculty and staff may also make personal purchases for themselves, friends, or family.
WFU has its own cable network. Check inside for a detailed lineup and information on scanning your channels.
Wake Forest University uses Cisco Umbrella, a secure DNS redirection tool that protects a user from accessing known malicious content.
The undergraduate college is currently evaluating campus-wide solutions for classroom capture technology.
Federal law requires us to inform students of the possible consequences of copyright infringement as outlined by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)
Files and data can be lost through viruses, accidental deletion, hardware failure, or theft of the computer. Backups will reduce the impact of such occurrences.
DeaconSpace (Virtual EMS) is the University’s space request system – simply log in with your WFU credentials to view available rooms, browse events, and request spaces.
Dropbox is an additional platform for file storage and collaboration. Dropbox, like Google Drive, provides security for your intellectual property, internal and external collaboration, and easy access to files while working remotely or traveling.
eduroam is a secure worldwide wireless network that enables students, faculty and staff to use their Wake Forest credentials when traveling to connect to the Internet at more than 5,500 participating locations worldwide.
The University manages encryption with Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) on University desktop computers and laptop computers used by faculty and staff.
IS recommends hiring out portable AV needs to one of our approved outside vendors. On-campus options are available in certain spaces.
Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision making in higher education and other industry sectors.
A free Google Web-based email service available to Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students.
The use of two-factor authentication to prove one’s identity is based on the premise that an unauthorized actor is unlikely to be able to supply both factors required for access.
Join the WFU community in using Google Calendar to schedule meetings, keep track of events and tasks, and even start hangouts with other users.
Get access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files and more with Google Drive.
A free Google service that provides discussion groups for people sharing common interests.
Whether in a 1:1 chat or a dedicated group workspace, Hangouts Chat makes it easy to collaborate with your team in an organized way. Share and discuss Docs, Sheets, and Slides all in one place.
Real-time meetings by Google. Using your browser, share your video, desktop, and presentations with teammates and collaborators.
The WFU DEAC Cluster facility was established in July 2002 to provide a centralized research computing environment for the entire University.
Wake Forest University participates in the iTunes U program, offered by Apple through the iTunes platform. Interviews, classes, and other featured content is publicly available for free.
IS provides multimedia adapters for most laptops in our classrooms and meeting spaces.
IS currently maintains over 400 multimedia technology-enabled spaces. Rooms contain various levels of multimedia integration, from simple television monitors, to elaborate high definition projection systems with multiple inputs.
Use entertainment devices (Smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc) on the wireless network by registering on MyDevices.
The One Button Studio is an automated video recording facility with a student focus, located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library behind the Service Desk.
PDC Online is the WFU Professional Development Center (PDC) online learning portal – administrative training courses are available for Workday, Finance, HR, and more!
Policies and security standards for computing at WFU
IS recommends using on-campus printing resources rather than a personal printer. It’s a greener way to go. Printers are available in the ZSR Library and at the Benson Copy Center. Faculty and staff can install networked printers, located in their departments.
Qualtrics is an easy-to-use, full-featured, web-based tool for creating and conducting online surveys and generating reports without having any previous programming knowledge.
Sakai is a set of software tools designed to help faculty and students create websites for collaboration. An instructor can track grades, create discussion boards, and receive assignments digitally.
Essential information for staying secure on the WFU campus. Protect your data, your identity, and institutional integrity.
Software @ WFU is our easy to use site for downloading software on WFU or BYOD computers.
Through Stream2, faculty, staff and students can create an account with Apogee to access streaming TV services for their computer and personal mobile devices. The streaming TV service is only available while connected to the campus network.
You will need a TV equipped with a ClearQAM tuner to access cable television on campus. Most new flat panels are supported.
VeriCite is a cloud-based service that identifies plagiarism by comparing submitted work against an ever-increasing database of sources.
IS offers video conferencing solutions free of charge to faculty, staff, and students. Connect with lecturers, experts, the business community, and more.
Check out our recommended solutions for avoiding viruses and spyware.
Commonly used for narrated PowerPoint presentations, VoiceThread is a highly flexible, collaborative environment for video, voice, images, and common documents.
Virtual Private Network software, commonly referred to as VPN, protects users on unsecure networks by encrypting data communicated over the Internet. Faculty, staff, and students can download and install VPN software here.
The WakeWare program was established for the convenience of students and their families, offering a variety of Dell and Apple laptops at specially negotiated prices.
Campus users may set up web pages via Google Sites, a cPanel instance, or a personal page.
Cisco WebEx is a platform for hosting and attending online meetings and presentations, webinars, training, and online presentations. Available to all Faculty, Staff, and Students.
WIN is the Wake Information Network. Faculty and Staff can find pay stubs, benefits information, and tax documents. Students will find their grades and transcripts, as well as online voting.
Students may purchase new Dell products with an education discount through WakeWare. Faculty and staff may also make personal purchases for themselves, friends, or family.
Wired networking jacks are available across campus in many classrooms and conference rooms, and all residence halls.
Faculty, staff, and students should use the WFUwireless network to connect. If you are a guest, use WFUguest. Campus members can register entertainment devices (Smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc) through WFUmydevices.
Newer classrooms are outfitted with wireless display technology, enabling a user to project without a physical wired connection.
Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM) is a powerful and easy-to-use email merge add-on for Gmail and Google sheets.
YouTube is included in your WFU Google Apps for Education account. Simply log into YouTube using your “@wfu.edu” email address to begin uploading.