UNCG APPROVED SOFTWARE
Below is a list of university approved software you may use on your computers and laptops. If you need assistance with any of the software, if you can’t reach me, you may contact 6 Tech for assistance. [Note: If any of these links don’t work, please contact me asap. Thanks]
Adobe Creative Cloud gives users access to a collection of software from Adobe systems that is used for digital photography, graphic design, video editing, and web development. Software from the creative cloud is downloaded and installed directly onto a local computer. To learn more about the Adobe Creative Cloud and how to get the software, view the ITS Adobe Creative Cloud @ UNCG webpage.
• Box –
Box is one of 3 cloud storage solutions available to us at UNC Greensboro. Everyone with a UNC Greensboro account (Faculty, Staff, Students) has unlimited storage available on Box. All UNC Greensboro users can access Box at box.uncg.edu from any browser.
Box is available with a valid UNC Greensboro user account and can be installed on a maximum of 3 computers (Windows or Macs). There is no limit to the number of computers that can be used to access Box via a web browser.
To access Box, navigate to http://box.uncg.edu and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in.
To learn more about Box, view the ITS Box @ UNCG webpage.
Google Apps for Education (G-Suite)
UNCG’s implementation of G Suite for Education. G Suite is a collection of web-based collaboration tools, including email, chat, calendaring, word processing, and spreadsheets. These tools work through a Web browser, without requiring users to buy or install software.
All faculty, staff, and students receive an iSpartan account for access to Gmail and related Google Apps (such as Calendar, Docs, and Sites) when they activate their University Computing Accounts. iSpartan uses your UNCG user name and password. [NOTE: Clicking on the icons in the table below will direct you to the UNCG Knowledge base or to a Google training page.]
|APP ICON||APP NAME||APP DESCRIPTION|
|GMAIL||All faculty, staff, and students receive an iSpartan email account for access to Gmail and related Google Apps when they activate their University Computing Accounts. Your Gmail address will be in the format firstname.lastname@example.org. This account is integrated with other Google App components, such as Calendar, Docs, and Sites.|
|CALENDAR||Google Calendar makes it easy to organize your schedule and keep track of events. You can create multiple calendars and share your calendars with others.|
|GROUPS||A Google Group is a type of mailing list or collaborative inbox that you can create and manage on your own. You can use a Google Group to share information with groups of people and access information effectively over email and on the web.|
|HANGOUTS||Google Hangouts allows you to send and receive chats/instant messages, place and receive phone calls or participate in asynchronous (real-time) video meetings. Hangouts replaced Google Chat July 2015.|
|GOOGLE +||Google+ provides a social environment for you to collaborate with other iSpartan and Google+ users and to share information online. For information on how to get started using Google+, see: Google+ Account Setup at UNCG.|
|SITES||Google Sites is a tool that allows you to create and publish web pages. You can use the WYSIWYG editor or work directly with HTML to quickly and easily build a website.|
|DRIVE||Google Drive is a place to keep different types of documents that you can edit and share online. In addition to Google documents, you can upload other types of documents (e.g., Microsoft Word, image files, and PDFs) to your Google Drive.|
Docs lets you write reports, create joint project proposals, keep track of meeting notes, and more.
|SHEETS||Sheets lets you handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more.|
|SLIDES||Slides lets you create pitch decks, project presentations, training modules, and more.|
|FORMS||Forms lets you manage event registrations, create quizzes, analyze responses, and more.|
Additional G Suite Services
The services listed below also have been enabled for iSpartan accounts. You are able to sign in to these services directly, using your uncg.edu email address and password please click on the link below.
o Google Chrome Web Store
o Google Code
o Google Fusion Tables
o Google Analytics
o Google App Engine
o Google Voice
o Google Places
o Google Webmaster Tools
o Google Translator
o Google Maps
o Google Earth
o Google Takeout
o Google News
The following Google products also are able to be installed and used on University-owned computers:
Please note: UNCG is only able to provide support for the services that are a part of G Suite for Education (Gmail, Calendar, Chat, Groups, Sites, and Docs) and Google +. While 6-TECH can answer questions about accessing the services and products listed above, support will be handled by Google via their online help links within each service or product.
MyCloud is a service that offers UNC Greensboro faculty, staff and students’ access to applications and virtual desktops over the internet. While you can use MyCloud to access applications in computer labs on campus and your office, you can also use it to access applications from your home or mobile devices, making distance learning and commuting more convenient.
To access MyCloud, navigate to http://mycloud.uncg.edu and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in.
Office 365 is the cloud-based Microsoft productivity suite that provides access to Office applications (like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote) and other productivity services. Information Technology Services (ITS) has made Office 365 available to all UNC Greensboro students, faculty and staff, which provides feature enhancements, cost-savings and convenience advantages for the UNC Greensboro community.
To access Office 365, navigate to http://office365.uncg.edu and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in.
To learn more about Office 365 view the ITS Office 365 @ UNCG webpage.
• SoftChalk –
SoftChalk can help you to introduce active learning opportunities and improve engagement. It can be used to create interactive elements, quizzes, modules, or an entire course housing a variety of media. This software is integrated with the Canvas Gradebook, meaning that when your students take a SoftChalk activity online, the grades can automatically be linked back to a Canvas course.
To learn more about SoftChalk view the Using SoftChalk with your Canvas Course.
To use one of the multiple licenses purchased by the School of Education, please fill out the request form.
• Webex –
Webex is Cisco’s online collaboration suite, a set of video-conferencing tools that are geared toward various online collaboration needs, such as synchronous online learning, online meetings, and webinars. All UNC Greensboro faculty, staff, and students have access to WebEx. Both internal and external UNC Greensboro users may attend WebEx sessions without needing to log into a WebEx account – login is only required to host (create) sessions.
Users of Webex are expected to adhere to Policies at UNCG. Please especially review the Acceptable Use of Computing and Electronic Resources Policy.
You can access Webex directly within a Canvas course, or by navigating to http://webex.uncg.edu/ and use your UNC Greensboro credentials (username and password) to log in.
To learn more about Webex view the ITS Webex articles.
One-0n-One consultations are offered to utilize your time for any specific needs or ideas you may have when designing your course or project. If you would like to arrange an individual consultation please email me at email@example.com with a short description of your project or course idea and we can set up a date and time to meet.
Group Workshops & Training
Workshops and training are offered for faculty. I offer Canvas workshops at the beginning of the semester before students return to class. I have opened Canvas training to Graduate and PhD students in the SON. The Canvas training for these students will be online using WebEx. However, if you have a group of students who need training on university approved software or Canvas, please contact me with your request and we can set up a date and time for your class. I will offer Lunch & Laptop sessions once a month @12-1pm that offer tips and tricks you can use in your class. These sessions last about 15-20 minutes so if you have time to attend, please do so. I will send out emails of the dates and time of these sessions. If you have a special request please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is the current schedule of trainings that you may register for: