Faculty Quick Start Guide
Our Top Tech Tips for Faculty
Howdy, partner! We’re committed to developing and maintaining an environment that’s rich in technology resources to help you be successful in your role. We’ve got a few tips below to help you access those resources. Don’t see what you’re looking for or need further assistance? Feel free to contact us.
Whose Dashboard? Your Dashboard.
MyGeorgiaSouthern is your one-stop shop for all things “Georgia Southern.” Whether it’s reading news announcements, accessing Folio or your pay and benefits, or taking a shortcut to email and other apps, you’ll love the convenience and flexibility this gateway provides.
GSWireless provides wireless access in classrooms, residence halls, administrative and auxiliary locations, and even some outdoor spaces. We have secure and guest networks to help you and your visitors access the internet.
Live the Suite Life
Georgia Southern is a Google partner school, which means that you have access to the G Suite of applications, including Gmail, Google Drive, Google Docs, and much more. It’s everything you need in one “suite” package.
Manage Your Folio
Whether you’re teaching online classes or not, our Learning Management Software, Folio, is a great online resource for organizing and communicating with your classes, delivering assignments, and making class announcements.
Meet Virtually Anywhere
Our web conferencing solution, Zoom, allows you to meet and collaborate with colleagues in any location. With crisp, clear audio and an intuitive interface, this will be one of your favorite tools for video and audio conferencing. Access the service through the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal.
The Georgia Southern App Store puts accessibility and convenience in the palm of your hands. Literally. Access G Suite, Microsoft Office, Tapingo, Starbucks and many other campus and local services by downloading the App Store.
Tools of the Trade
Looking for some instructional tools? Whether it’s smart classroom technology, classroom response solutions, or lecture capture, we’ve got the tools that will help you enhance the teaching and learning experiences.
Trending Playlist: Technology Tutorials
We’ve created a series of video tutorials to help you become familiar with some of our commonly used technology resources. Not sure what you’re looking for? Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see tutorials as they’re added. Then get back to those cat videos.
Research Your Options
Whether you’re conducting a survey or have a need for computational research tools, we’ve got a solution. Learn more about the Qualtrics research service or connect with our Computational Research Technical Support team.
Secure Access for Remote Connection
Our Virtual Private Network (VPN) access allows you to connect remotely to your campus resources via an encrypted connection, protecting sensitive data, you, and the University.
Feed the Eagle in You
Your Eagle card serves as your identification and access card, but also allows you access to EagleXpress, a stored value plan that you can use at many stores and shops on campus and in the community. Deposit money, get discounts, and much more through your EagleXpress account located in the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal.
Save on Software
As a Georgia Southern staff member you have access to free software, including Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, etc.), Endnote, Kumo, and much more. You can also access lab software from any location using our vLab virtual lab environment. Looking to make a personal software or hardware purchase? You’re eligible for some discounts. See the full list in the MyDownloads section of the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal.
Buy Into Technology
Looking to make a technology hardware or software purchase for your department? We can help you find the best fit. Contact your local technician or reach out to our MyTechSupport team for assistance.
Looking for help developing online course content? Looking for some training opportunities? The Center for Online Learning is available to help you with course development and much more.
Get in Touch
We’re here for you and we’re happy to help. Have a question or concern that we didn’t address here? Need help with a technology issue? Want to shoot the breeze with one of our really awesome customer relationship analysts? We’re available.
Last updated: 7/20/2020