10 Things New People Need To Know

If You’re New To the Purdue Community…

Here are 10 Things You Need To Know:

1. Purdue ID Card

You’ll need a Purdue ID card — a plastic card with your picture and PUID number. You can get one at the Card Services Office in Hovde Hall (610 Purdue Mall), Room 14.
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 Purdue IDCard Pete 

2. Career Account

You’ll need a Purdue Career Account — A Purdue career account gives you access to IT resources:

    • SAP Employee self-service
    • BANNER Student System
    • Blackboard LMS
    • Email
    • Purdue computer labs
    • PAL wireless network
    • College of Education office computers
    • Many other Purdue resources that require an ID and password

If you are faculty/staff, most likely your department + EdIT has already initialized your career account for you.

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student, see the ITaP consultants in the HSSE Library in Stewart Center (entrance under the mural) for assistance initializing your career account. You probably received information about your career account via the mail.

Click here for more info about career accounts.

3. Email Account

You’ll need a Purdue Email Account

If you are faculty/staff in the College of Education, contact EdIT for help setting up your Purdue email account so you can start reading email ASAP. Be sure to set up your career account first! Faculty and staff members will be using the ITaP Exchange Email/Calendaring system + Microsoft Outlook.

If you are a non-staff graduate or undergraduate student, the ITaP consultants in the HSSE Library in Stewart Center (entrance under the mural) can help you get started with email on the Purdue Student Email System.

Career account dashboard:
https://www.purdue.edu/apps/account/Account

Once you have email –> get signed up for College of Education mailing lists!

4. College of Education IT Resources

Feel free to make use of College of Education IT Resources! …

  • Get signed up for College of Education mailing lists!
  • Departmental file servers (the U: drive) are available for in-house collaboration within BRNG
    • College and departmental historical documents reside locally on this server.
    • If your workgroup needs a file share that is accessible outside of the building, contact EdIT.
  • SharePoint for workgroup collaboration from any web browser anywhere – we can create a site for you
    • Web space for faculty and staff on Sharepoint
  • Agenda Builder – manage committees, work schedules and agendas online (About)
  • GART – Graduate Activity Reporting Tool (contact the Education Graduate Studies Office)
  • Instructional Labs (contact Mike Eldridge)
  • Videoconferencing tools and facilities (contact Mike Eldridge)
  • TRC – Technology Resources Center – library, computer lab, equipment checkout (BRNG 3287) – your Teacher Education Program home!
  • Education IT Service Catalog
  • Windows 10 and and Office 2016 – are supported on COE computers
  • An Overview of Purdue IT Resources (PDF)
  • User Services Notes:
    • Please contact EdIT before moving computers and furniture!!!
    • Please use EDUROAM or PAL Wi-Fi for all personally owned computers!
      –> NOTE: Our wired network is reserved for Purdue-owned computers only.
    • We can assist with configuration of Purdue Wi-Fi and Email
    • Graduate Assistant office computers can be used only by College of Education GAs
    • Watch for weekly EdIT Online Virtual Office Hours and periodic Tech Talks

5. IT Security & Policy

  • Purdue encourages everyone to maintain a “culture of carefulness” and be security conscious…
  • The Purdue IT Resource Acceptable Use Policy
  • See the SecurePurdue web site for security guidelines and tips:
    SecurePurdue – http://www.purdue.edu/securepurdue
  • Get signed up for the Purdue Emergency Warning Notification System – Purdue ALERT (You are automatically signed up for email alerts when your Purdue career account is created, HOWEVER you can also sign up for cell phone text-message alerts.)
  • WATCH FOR SCAMS!!!
    • Purdue is continually being targeted by email scams.  Please do not respond to email messages asking for your Purdue career account and password.  Purdue will never ask for your password via email.  Avoid email and web site scams impersonating Purdue web sites!
  • Avoid opening unsolicited email attachments, or downloading programs from the Internet and installing them on Purdue-owned computers.
  • Be careful about publishing your personal information on the Internet! What happens on the Internet STAYS on the Internet.
  • Don’t un-subscribe from spam or they’ll know yours is a valid email address.
  • On personally owned computers, use anti-virus software that is provided free via the SecurePurdue web site (or use other freely available software) and enable your computer’s firewall.
  • Click Here for More Security Tips from the Purdue Education IT Team (PDF)

See also:

Cyber Security Tips from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)

Purdue IT Policies
( Noteable Reading: Purdue IT Resource Acceptable Use Policy )

6. Backup!

Remember to maintain multiple backups of critically important data!

Check out our Backup web page for general info and recommendations. Basically, we recommend that you purchase at least TWO offline external storage devices for backing up your personal / professional data…and mirror them!  If you fall victim to ransomware, you’ll be glad you have an offline backup.  When using portable drives, ALWAYS make multiple copies of your data/documents!  Storage devices such as flash drives do fail: Cartoon.

7. Select Purdue Campus-wide IT Resources & Systems

8. TaskStream e-Portfolios

Taskstream is the online Electronic Portfolio and Assessment System used by the Purdue University Teacher Education Program.

See The Taskstream Process Diagram! (PDF)

See The Taskstream Map – all programs and requirements (PDF)

Edu Taskstream Support Web Site

If you have questions or need assistance with TaskStream, please contact:

Betsy Kersey

Students should purchase their Taskstream accounts directly from Taskstream.

9. General Purdue Information

10. EdIT Contact Info

Education IT – the College of Education IT team

The best way to reach us is via our shared team email address:

edit@purdue.edu

Contact info for Graduate Students

Contact Info for Faculty

Submit A Ticket to Education IT online: I Need IT Help!