New to Campus- Faculty/Staff

Personalized (and Personal) Help

Every department is assigned a Technology Consultant. Your consultant knows your department and will help you with any technology-related question or problem. If you have a quick or routine question (or one that needs an immediate answer), contact the IRT Tech Desk at (651) 962-6230 (or 2-6230 from any on-campus phone).

Background of Key Systems

St. Thomas uses a Learning Management System (LMS) named Blackboard. Course Information and enrollments (students and instructors) are automatically moved from Banner to Blackboard; if you're teaching, you have a Blackboard course and your students have access to it!

Banner has a basic self-service area that's accessed through Murphy Online. Murphy holds student registration data; that is where Faculty go to enter grades. If you are serving as a student advisor, this is also where you will go for more information.

Your UST Account

Your UST account allows you access to campus computers, email, Blackboard and a variety of other UST resources.

Email and Network Resources—what your access includes

All Faculty and Staff receive email, central storage, and Web space. Faculty and Staff are encouraged to use these resources. UST email is our "communication system of record" and your students' lives will be easier if you use it rather than other email accounts you might have elsewhere.

Faculty and Staff receive an e-mail account on our Microsoft Exchange server. If you have a university computer, IRT installs and configures Outlook for you to read and send email on campus. You can also read and send email from Outlook Web App (OWA), a web interface to the email system.

You also receive 1000 MB of central storage space named MyStorage. This space is private and restricted via password. You can access it from any point on campus, and anything stored there is backed up nightly. If you have a university computer, this central storage directory is automatically mapped to your computer. There is also a shortcut on your desktop labeled MyStorage which also points to this directory.

There is a web-enabled folder within MyStorage called MyWeb. Files saved within the MyWeb folder will be served to the internet with the address
http://personal.stthomas.edu/username/filename. It can be a place to build a personal web site or to share files (Word, PDF, videos etc.) to external people over the web.