All Faculty and Staff on the Sarasota-Manatee Campus with a valid Net ID log in will have access to an extra drive on their computers labeled "U:" drive. This drive will be a storage location where each user will have a 2 GB space to store important files and documents. It is vital that all users do use this location to save their important files as it is a server storage space and is not located locally on the users computer. In the case that their may be a hardware issue with you pc and the user cannot physically get to their files on the computer, all files stored on the "U" drive may be access from any other computer on campus.
The "U" drive may look like this on a Windows 7 computer:
Students may get help with any blackboard related issue by contacting our Distance Education team here on campus. For most issues, call Jason Bilesimo at (941) 359-4638 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like any additional information on Blackboard, visit the following page: Blackboard for Students
All USF Sarasota-Manatee Faculty may get help with any blackboard related issue by contacting our Distance Education team here on campus. For most issues, call Stephanie Fuhr at (941) 359-4295 or email email@example.com. If you would like any additional information on Blackboard, visit the following page: Blackboard for Faculty
At Campus Computing we make sure that all new incoming faculty or staff members get their technology up and running upon their arrival on campus. Whether it be a computer, telephone, or even a mobile phone, we make sure that all users can get to work as soon as possible to maximize productivity on our campus.
User ID Request Procedures.
The procedures below are needed for all new employees including previous and transfer employees to establish your email account as well as other services.
Below, you can download a copy of the User ID Request Form:
Here at USF S-M, we offer free wireless internet access open to all students, faculty, and staff. As long as you hava a valid NET ID log in, you will be able to simply register and use our high speed internet. To register:
Students, Faculty, and Staff with a valid NET ID can also take advantage of the printing resources we have on campus. With our wireless printing capabilities currently active, user can bring in their personal laptops and download a driver from the USF I.T. site in a few simple steps. Click on the following links to get all the steps for printing on campus: Free Printing on Campus: Instructions Campus Printer Drivers
Students, Faculty, and Staff may request our services for any issues related to USF Computers. The range of this service extends to all PC's on campus as well as all faculty/staff, USF owned, equipment that they may currently have at home or elsewhere. Reminder: As per our policy, we can provide support for any student, faculty, or staff members' personal computers or other equipment. We can only make suggestions as to how to troubleshoot certain issues.
For all help regarding printing on campus, please call or email Campus Computing. You can find an immediate help section on the home page of this site that will help you find our contact information. Student printing can be found in 3 locations on campus: the Information Commons on the 2nd Floor, the L-Room lab in A-210 on the 2nd Floor, and the Internet Cafe in Jonathan's Cafe on the 1st Floor.
Campus Computing can also provide assistance in connecting any accessory or special equipment to your desktop or laptop PC. Some examples of these are wireless keyboards, wireless mice, webcams, speakers, and many others. Simply contact us when you have the item and we will help you as soon as we can.
With the existing threat of Virus' and Spyware, it is best to make sure you make the right moves when you believe there is a potential threat on your PC. Use your best judgement and if you think your PC is acting funny then do not hesitate to contact us about the issues. Below are a few examples of PC virus symptoms:
If you are having issues with your internet browser, we do provide support for most. For example, if you cannot see certain parts of a website or if your browser is telling you that you have no internet connectivity but you are definately connected to the USF network. There are many different types of problems with internet browsers because they are all different and have different ways of reading web pages. Contact us if any of this issues arise.
Every once in a while Microsoft will send off updates to all PCs. If you see the following icon on the bottom right side of your screen this means that you have updates pending:
If this occurs, contact Campus Computing and we will make sure to run your updates for you. If not, you can simply click on the icon which will bring up a box like this:
Click "Install Updates" and wait for the box to disappear. If you see this immediately after then you've done it right!
Please contact Campus Computing via the Help button on the Home page for all issues regarding Banner.
Please contact Campus Computing via the Help button on the Home page for all issues regarding the Remote Desktop Client.
Please contact Campus Computing via the Help button on the Home page or Joe Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org for all issues regarding the Database.
Upon special request, we can also provide help with installing specific additional software and applications on any USF owned computers. This means that if the program you need is not on your computer but you have the disk or your department has the disk, we can install it for you. Reminder: We cannot install programs on personal computers. We can possibly guide users through the steps and make suggestions.
Please contact Campus Computing via the Help button on the Home page for all issues regarding anything Telecom.