IRD Info For Students

Information For Students

Key Tech Tools for Students: 


Student Email: Your UIW email account is powered by Microsoft’s Office 365. It has all the features of Microsoft Outlook on the web, including calendar, contacts, and 100 Gigabytes (GB) of storage!  UIW Email is the official form of electronic communication between UIW and you – plan on checking it often.

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.

Dormitory Phone:  For telephone support, contact the UIW Help Desk at or (210) 829-2721.

OrgSync:  OrgSync is UIW’s student organization system.  Students may join organizations or view upcoming campus  events through the use of this system. OrgSync may be accessed via the myWord portal or the University Events and Student Programs web page


Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS): ( – UIW’s LMS, called Blackboard, provides you with access to course syllabi as well as other features faculty may choose to include, such as assignments, discussion boards, online quizzes, video lecture capture, etc.

Registration and Grades

Bannerweb:  ( - UIW’s student information system, called Bannerweb, allows you to register for classes online, check grades, view the course catalog, etc.   


Student Portal:  (https://my.uiwtx.eduYour employee portal, called myWord, provides single sign-on access to many tech tools (e.g., UIW Mail, Blackboard, Bannerweb, etc.).

Campus Wireless Network:  Students have access to wireless internet connectivity across the entire campus. In classrooms, the library, and indoor/outdoor gathering spaces, most students will want to select the uiw-connect network connection.

Residence Network: Students living on-campus will want to connect to the uiw-students network for laptops and phones when they are in their residence halls or apartments. All other devices will need to be connected to the uiw-resnet-limited network.

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

Additional information on mobile device support can be found here: Mobile Device Support

Student technology Purchases

Every undergraduate is expected to come to school with  a laptop computer. UIW's bookstore carries a large selection of laptop models.  Purchases can be made online or in the bookstore.

Financial Aid (if available) can be applied towards to purchase of a computer.  
See for details.  

M.S. Office Suite Software:

Varsity Buys.  Students can purchase 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

Don’t see what you need? Try our Student Computer Resources Training Handouts page.