IRD Information for Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Key Tech Tools for Employees:

  • Communication

    Email:  ( – Your UIW email account is available off campus through Office 365  Web Access.

    Emergency Notification System: UIW utilizes Rave Alert for its emergency notification system. For more information on Rave, log in to the MyWord portal and select the "Rave Alert" button from the launchpad.

    Phone – Details on how to access you voice mailbox, create greetings, forward calls, etc…Click here Telephone Support

  • Available Software

    Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS):  ( –provides faculty with a system for posting course syllabi, assignments, discussion boards, online quizzes, video lecture capture, etc. Other employees may use Blackboard to log in to various “Blackboard Organizations” in which they participate

    Kaltura MediaSpace ( is the university’s video repository for its educational and promotional videos. Users can create, upload, share, search, browse, and watch live and on-demand videos, video presentations, screencasts, and other media content. Kaltura also works with Blackboard courses to deliver lecture capture and video materials, video assignments, and sharing of student and faculty video content within the Blackboard Learn platform.

     M.S. Office Suite Software:

    UIW has an agreement with Microsoft Corporation which permits all UIW faculty and staff to use popular Microsoft software on their work computers.  More details here:  Microsoft Software for Employees

    Adobe Creative Suite Software:

    UIW has a licensing agreement with Adobe to provide its Creative Suite on all UIW employee and lab computers.

    Web-Conference Software:

    UIW Instructional Technology has a limited number of licenses for departments to check out and use to moderate web conferences. The Zoom service is free for those that only need a one-to-one session and for an unlimited time. However, once you have three to 50 people, your time will be limited to 40 minutes. If you want a longer meeting time with 3-50 attendees, you'll need a paid license. That's where we come in. Find out more by clicking here.

  • Access

    Portal:  ( – Your employee portal, called myWord, provides single sign-on access to many tech tools (e.g., UIW Mail, Blackboard, Bannerweb, etc.).

    Campus Wireless Network:  Employees have access to wireless internet connectivity across campus. In classrooms, the library, and indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, most users will want to select the uiw-connect network connection. Guests should connect to the guest network to get access to the Internet only. Employee login credentials for wireless are the same as they are for email.

    Mobile App:  download the Mobile App for iOS devices or Android:

    Additional information on mobile device support can be found here: Mobile Device Support
  • Data & Storage
    Office365 - OneDrive:  In the Spring of 2017 UIW employees were migrated to Office 365.  This provides every user with 5 Terabytes of online storage space.  Users should keep all work related files in their OneDrive to have safe and secure access from any device.  Of Note - Users SHOULD NOT store work files on personal file storage services such as Dropbox, Box, or others.
  • Employee Purchases

    Dell:  Dell Educational Discounts (create a free account and log in to Dell’s UIW site for discount pricing).  More details by clicking here.

    Varsity Buys: Employees can purchase certain software at a discount through this site.  More details at: VarsityBuys

  • Other Technical Information:


Please note: if you have questions about any of the information on this page, please contact our 24×7 helpdesk at 210-829-2721, toll-free at 1-866-614-5043, or via email at

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