Popular Services and Resources for Staff
Below you will find some of the most commonly used technology resources that are available to staff at Illinois Tech. For a printable guide to technology resources for university employees, download the Employee Tech Guide.
New Staff Members
Please keep in mind that some services cannot be accessed until Human Resources finishes processing your new hire paperwork. For information about hiring procedures, please contact Human Resources at 312.567.3318 or Ext. 7.3318.
MyIIT is your gateway to many web-based services. Staff members have the ability to view paychecks, enter hours and perform other work-related tasks.
Most computer systems at the university use your myIIT username and password. If you have forgotten your myIIT password, please use the Forget Password link, which is located immediately below the login button. Once you answer your secret questions, your password will be reset. You can also reset your password by calling (on campus x7Desk) or vising the Support Desk, which is located on the upper level of the Galvin Library.
Your portal ID is basically the login name/username you use to access the portal and other resources. It is the same as the beginning part of your email address. If your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, then your portal id would be abc123.
Your "A number" or CWID is in the form A01000001. This is a unique number used to identify each staff/faculty/student at the university. The CWID is used instead of a Social Security number.
There are over 110 technology-equipped classrooms across Illinois Tech campuses. These classrooms consist of an LCD projector, DVD player, control system, and external device connectivity.
PC Classrooms are hybrid computer labs/classrooms that provide the same teaching experience as regular classrooms but with the addition of individual computers for each student. A PC classroom also provides access to a printing station in the room. There are several PC Classrooms located on the Mies Campus and they can be reserved through the classroom reservation process. Please see the PC Classrooms section below for more information.
Computers Labs are located across the Mies Campus. These spaces cannot be reserved. Instead, please use the PC Classrooms.
An university email account is provided to all staff members. You can access your @iit.edu e-mail account via the web browser or email client of your choice. You also have the option of connecting your smartphone and other mobile devices to the university's email server. Please see the instructions for setting up your Illinois Tech email on your smartphone or other mobile device, or contact the Support Desk for assistance (x7Desk).
Mobile Phones and Other Wireless Devices
You have the option of connecting your smart phone and other mobile devices to the university's wireless network and Google Apps. Please follow the instructions here or contact the Support Desk for assistance.
To connect a computer to our network via a wired network cable where one had not previously been connected, a network jack may need to be installed and/or activated. In such an event, your department's Budget Manager should submit the network activation request form.
Instructions for connecting to an existing and activated jack are located here.
Illinois Tech employees may save data on their Google Drive and share documents as needed.
Ordering Computer and Network Equipment
To order new computers and network equipment, your department's Budget Manager should work with the Support Desk on specific needs and then place the order through Procurement. For new employees, departments should place orders at the very beginning of the hiring process. Please allow up to 28 business days for equipment to be shipped and installed.
OTS recommended PC and Mac configurations can be found here: Faculty / Staff PCs and Faculty / Staff MACs
PC Classrooms are hybrid computer labs/classrooms that provide the same teaching experience as regular classrooms, with the addition of individual computers for each student. A PC classroom also provides access to a printing station in the room. There are several PC classrooms located on Main Campus and they can be reserved through the classroom reservation process.
All computers in PC classrooms have the same standard lab software that is provided in all computer labs. If the software you need is not on the list, please follow the Lab and Classroom Software request process to have the software installed. Note that software can only be installed between academic terms.
Printing on Campus
Most offices have access to shared departmental network printers. For assistance adding a network printer to your computer, please contact the Support Desk (x7Desk).
The PaperCut system allows Illinois Tech employees and students to print from computers in university computer labs as well as from personal devices. All students receive a set amount of free print credits each semester. When you have exhausted your allotted printing credit, you can add funds for printing via TechCash. To add funds to you TechCash account, please visit https://get.cbord.com/iit/. Members of the Illinois Tech community can send a print job from their personal device (PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone) to any printer. Please see the the IIT Mobile Printing section here for more information on this service.
The Support Desk is your resource for technical assistance via phone, e-mail and Web. The Support Desk supports all Illinois Tech networks, telephones, email accounts and software, and will troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software related issues on both Mac and PC operating systems.