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Welcome to TechBrief, a regular e-newsletter to keep you informed of the latest happenings in Information Technology at Union University.

In this issue, you'll learn about...

  • where to find the services you need
  • Union's mobile app and our support of your mobility
  • new student-focused resources in the portal
  • how to look up a student's UU email address
  • where to get discounted or free software
  • how to get help from IT if you're having a problem


 
Portal

Finding services, sites you need


University links now centralized in Information Technology website, portal



With approximately 20 distinct sites/services for students and for employees, it's hard to remember all of them. You can now learn two addresses and use those to get all the services we provide now or in the future.

 

www.uu.edu/it - The IT website has links to all major IT-provided services. Reset your password, ask for help, or get to student-specific links. Whether it's mobile device support or discounted software, it's all there on the QuickLinks toolbar.


portal.uu.edu - The portal centralizes resources for current students and employees. This includes Moodlerooms classes, Union email/calendar as well as WedAdvisor services like academic and financial information. There are also student-specific UU Bookmarks.


You're mobile - We're mobile


Union's mobile app and
support for your mobility


Do you have an app for my phone? Can I get to my network files when I'm off campus? Can I attend a webinar on my tablet? Yes, yes and yes!

MOX
 

Questions like these are getting more common... and we've centralized the answers. The Support for mobility link on the www.uu.edu/it takes you to www.uu.edu/it/mobility. From there you can go to app stores for University-related tools. Other include email access, access to services by device type and cellular service discounts.


To read about and to get Union's app, on www.uu.edu/it/mobility, open the Mobile Apps section and visit the MOX support page. It's free for anyone who wants it - prospective students, current students, employees, parents, alumni or friends.


Portal

Student resources added to portal

portal.uu.edu centralizes many services and resources you need, in one place. You can learn more about it at www.uu.edu/portal and www.uu.edu/it/services/portal.cfm

Here are some student-focused resources available now or coming soon to the portal.

  • Moodlerooms - your classes with online content will appear in My Classes
  • Student Forms & Documents - Student Resources menu - this includes a name/marital/address/phone change form
  • Voting - vote for class officers, SGA officers and more online - UU Resources > Voting and Surveys
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) - read about SIFE and view their Stall Street Journal online - Student Resources menu > Student Organizations
  • Teacher Education - students wanting to interview for program admission can choose a time online
  • Degree Audit (coming soon) - Traditional undergraduate students can apply for a degree audit appointment online
  • SGA (coming soon) - track new bills and resolutions online - learn who you senators are - watch for calendared events
  • Disability Services (coming soon) - request accommodations online

How to: Looking up a UU email address


Email students, employees quickly

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Anyone inside the University can find a student's or employee's email address and picture within three clicks in the portal.


On the UU Resources menu, go to UU Contact Directories & Pictures. Traditional undergraduates, non-traditional undergraduates, graduate students and employees have their own directory. Each directory includes email addresses and photos.


On

Academic software at uu.OnTheHub.com


Great prices on great tools


Union University uses OnTheHub to provide a convenient and secure way to purchase and download academically-discounted software for personal use.


As a student, you can select from a variety of software titles including Microsoft Office (Windows or Mac), Windows 7, SPSS, Parallels and more. Most prices are under $100, with some as low as $20!


Download software immediately to your home computer from uu.onthehub.com or choose to order a DVD copy. Best of all, you'll have access to some of the best academic software titles around at prices you won't find elsewhere.


For complete details and a link to helpful frequently asked questions, visit our Software Purchasing information page.


Need help?
Contact IT


Contact us from a UU email address, by phone,
or by web

email

Are you having problems getting to a specific website or all websites? Do you need help with Moodlerooms or the portal?


Contact IT for help. You can e-mail us from a Union email address at help@uu.edu, call us at 731-661-HELP (4357) or use our online form at ithelp.uu.edu. You can always find this contact information at www.uu.edu/it (as pictured above). Learn more about the information we'll need when you contact us.


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