Virtual Resources for Faculty & Staff
Sometimes it’s necessary to work, learn, and collaborate outside of the traditional classroom setting. The technology resources below can help you keep in touch when you can’t make it to campus. Keep reading to learn more about the virtual services available to you.
Our Learning Management Software, Folio, is a great online resource for organizing your classes, staying up-to-date on announcements, and tracking due dates. Check out the “Documentation” tab on the page linked below for helpful resources.
Zoom is available to all Georgia Southern students, faculty, and staff. This tool provides high quality audio and video, sharing capabilities, breakout rooms, and much more. Access the service through the MyGeorgiaSouthern portal.
We’ve created video tutorials to help you become familiar with some of our commonly used technology resources.
Google Hangouts Meet
Chat, video call, and join meetings from the Meet app or on your desktop.
Upload, store, and share an unlimited amount of documents, spreadsheets, and files. You can access Google Drive from anywhere, so storing and sharing files is a breeze.
We offer a virtual computer lab environment that closely mirrors our physical computer labs. If you need to access software but can’t make it to a campus lab, our virtual labs offer a convenient alternative.
Our Virtual Private Network (VPN) service is a timed connection that allows you to securely access resources like Banner (not WINGS), network drives, and other sensitive systems from off-campus locations. Click the link below to learn more about when and how to use this service.
ITS offers many resources to support virtual learning, teaching, and working. In addition to our Virtual Resources, we have begun collecting information regarding internet connectivity resources for those who may not have internet access.
A number of software packages are available to download free of charge in the MyDownloads section of your MyGS portal. In addition to our typical offerings, we have been able to extend licensing for some software packages as part of the COVID-19 response.
Remote Access for Campus Computer Labs
Our remote lab access tool allows you to use campus computer labs from any location. Unlike our virtual lab environment, remote labs allow you to use campus hardware in order to run programs that have limited licensing or which require significant computing resources.
In the event of an emergency or crisis, the Eagle Alert warning system keeps the University community informed with alert notifications.
The voicemail system used on the three Georgia Southern campuses offers many flexible options to help make sure you have access to your important messages, including receiving email notifications for your messages.
Guide for Teaching Online
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) provides guidance, strategies, and resources for quickly adapting your courses for online delivery. Sign up for bootcamps, access resources, and more.
Folio Jumpstart Guide
Interested in making the transition to Folio? CTE’s Guide for Teaching Online with Folio is a great place to start.
Center for Teaching Excellence Services
Need some hands-on assistance? CTE offers technology consultations, class observations, and feedback sessions that can help you optimize technology resources for your online classes.
Have questions about these or other technology resources? Our MyTech Support team is happy to help. Contact us >
Last updated: 11/3/2020