Technology

Technology Tools to Help You Teach, Learn, and Work

Last modified 1/31/2022

The university provides you with the technology tools to allow you to work from anywhere. You can hold online meetings and classes, you can access your files, and collaborate with colleagues.

The Technology Support Center recommends setting up the following tools prior to working from a remote location.

Internet Connectivity

Wi-Fi

VPN

  • VPN is only required for some university resources
  • Use VPN to access network drives or to view paychecks in iPeople
  • Information is available at VPN at Illinois State University.

Communication

Zoom

  • Web conferencing tool used to hold classes and meetings over the Internet
  • Allows for screen sharing
  • Information is available at Zoom.

Email

  • Illinois State University uses Office 365 (O365) for email.
  • Email can be accessed in several ways, including over the web at Office365.IllinoisState.edu
  • Additional information is available at Email.

Phones

Teams

  • Collaboration tool for individual and group chats, audio and video conferencing, and screen sharing
  • Available for desktop, mobile, and via a web browser
  • Information is available at Microsoft Teams.

Files & Storage

Network Drives

OneDrive

  • Online file storage included with Office 365
  • Allows your files to be accessed and shared anywhere
  • Information is available at Microsoft OneDrive.

SendTo

Academic Resources

Reggienet

  • ISU’s online platform for hosting classes
  • Can facilitate assignments, tests and quizzes, and posting of instructional materials
  • Information is available at ReggieNet.

Microsoft (Office) 365

  • Access all online applications available with Office 365 including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Download and install the Microsoft Office suite for use on your desktop/laptop
  • This option is available only to current faculty, staff, and students
  • Information is available at Microsoft 365.

Campus Solutions

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud applications and services.
  • Access files and projects saved in the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Information is available at Adobe Creative Cloud.

Citrix

Employee Resources

iPeople

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Download and Install Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud applications and services.
  • Access files and projects saved in the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Information is available at Adobe Creative Cloud.

Instructional Continuity at ISU

Getting Help

For technical assistance, you may Submit a Help Ticket or contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.