Getting Started with ITS
Students: Get Started with Technology at UT
Welcome! Information Technology Services (ITS) is here to help. For those of you new to the university or wanting to learn more about the technology offered on campus, we have compiled a list of ITS resources available to help with your collegiate career.
A word about your UT EID
You should already have a UT Electronic Identity (EID) and password. You’ll need your EID to log in to online university services. Remember, your EID provides access to your grades, finances, and other personal information, so you should NEVER share your password. EID help is available through the UT EID Self-Service Tools.
Set up a university email account
You can create your own UTmail e-mail address, which will be yours forever, even after graduation. UTmail provides 30GB of storage, an easy-to-use interface, and a number of collaborative applications, including Google Drive for file storage and sharing. Set up your email account at the UTmail site.
Get help when you need it
The ITS Help Desk is available by phone, email, and walk-in every day of the week to answer your questions on computers and ITS services. Help Desk hours and contact information are available on the Help Desk site.
Print on campus
UTprint has printers conveniently located all over campus. You can even print to these printers from your personal computer. As long as you have BevoBucks, you can print on campus. Information on printer locations, prices, and printing from your personal computer are available at the UTprint site.
Campus Computer Store
Need a new computer or software? Need repairs for your current computer? The Campus Computer Store in the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) has special educational discounts on a variety of computer products and accessories in addition to serving as an authorized Apple and Dell service center. Stop by to shop in person or browse the on-line catalog.
Locate computer labs on campus
Lab resources include Macs, PCs, printers, and a variety of software. You can find information on all campus computer labs on the Campus Computer Labs site.
Use your Wi-Fi devices on campus
The wireless network at the university, called restricted.utexas.edu, is available almost everywhere on campus. Plentiful bandwidth may be purchased at very low rates. Information for connecting your device to the wireless network, bandwidth plans, and wireless coverage maps are available on the Public Internet Access site.
Access UT Direct – your personalized campus portal
UT Direct is a customizable university portal that provides personalized information based on your EID. The system allows you to register for classes, check grades, view course information, and make on-line payments, as well as hundreds of other things. Take a look around UT Direct to get familiar with all the features available.
Protect yourself from copyright infringement
Every year, students get caught sharing copyrighted material, which can result in being placed on academic probation and having to pay significant settlement fees. The university cannot protect you against allegations of copyright infringement. The best way to protect yourself is to read the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and abide by its rules. Familiarize yourself with the AUP to make sure you are following the rules.
Earn while you learn
ITS is a great place for finding a convenient on-campus job. Whether you want to develop your technical or customer service skills, our lab proctor, Help Desk consultant, and student programmer positions will help you gain the professional experience you are looking for. You can find information on available student positions at the ITS Jobs site.