The Office of Technology provisions each TWU student with a username and password. With these login credentials, students can access:
- e-mail with Google Apps for Education;
- secure information, tools, and resources in Pioneer Portal;
- the Blackboard Learn (Bb) learning management system;
- Wi-Fi and Kiosks on each TWU campus;
- other apps in Google Apps for Education such as Drive, Hangouts, and Sites;
- TWU scholarships;
- TWUConnect for internships, jobs, and more;
- course registration in WebAdvisor; and
- degree plan auditing. (not currently available to graduate students)
Highlights of Office of Technology Services:
- Wi-Fi for connectivity of personal devices as well as access to computers through general use computer labs, classroom teaching computer labs, and department labs that directly support academic programs;
- Each student is eligible for certain technology discounts through our partnership with E-Academy OnTheHub.
- TWU technology is strategically located in common areas such as the Denton campus Student Union, student lounges, the Blagg-Huey Library, and residence halls;
- Computer kiosks appear across TWU’s campuses as an opportunity for students to login to a PC for quick information;
- TWU classrooms are also equipped with the latest instructional technology providing optimal classroom learning experiences;
- Students have a wide selection of software resources available to support their studies, including statistical analyses, word processing, and discipline-specific courseware;
- The High Performance Computing (HPC) system gives students access via faculty sponsorship to cluster computing sources for data-rich studies;
- The Office of Technology also offers employment opportunities for students on each TWU campus. Check out the Career Services site for available jobs;
- The Student Technology Assistants and Resources (STAR) program employs technically capable students to help with troubleshooting peers' personal technology hardware & software issues. STAR is available on the Denton campus. Labor is free; students only pay for software and parts, if needed;
- Lynda.com is a web-based, on-demand training resource available to TWU students at no additional cost. With Lynda.com, students can learn about common applications (Blackboard, Word, Excel, SPSS), or learn soft skills (leadership, communication), or learn a new skill (photography, design, programming) at their own pace. Students can earn certificates of completion for Lynda courses that can be shared through LinkedIn;
- The Students Advisory Committee for Technology (StudentsACT) represents the diverse student body of TWU and provides the opportunity for students to participate in the governance of technology at TWU.
Support for technology is available through the Technology Service Catalog. To inquire about any of the technology services at TWU, students may call the Technology Service Desk at 940-898-3971, Live Chat with them, or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are subject to the University’s Computer & Software Acceptable Use Policy (9.01).