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Virtual Resources

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.

Login through MyGeorgiaSouthern or learn more about Folio > 


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.

Learn more about Zoom >

Technology Tutorials

We’ve created video tutorials to help you become familiar with some of our commonly used technology resources.

View Technology Tutorials >

Google Hangouts Meet

Chat, video call, and join meetings from the Meet app or on your desktop. 

Learn more about Hangouts Meet >

Google Drive

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.

Access Google Drive in your MyGS Portal or click to learn more >

Virtual Lab

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.

Start using Virtual Labs powered by AVD >


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.

Learn about VPN Access >

Internet Access

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.

Learn more about internet connectivity resources >

Software Downloads

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.

Access MyDownloads in the Technology Resources tile of the MyGS portal or click to learn more >

Eagle Alert

In the event of an emergency or crisis, the Eagle Alert warning system keeps the University community informed with alert notifications. 

Learn more and sign up on multiple devices >

Voicemail Access

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.

Learn more about Voicemail options >

Guide for Teaching Online

The Faculty Center provides guidance, strategies, and resources for quickly adapting your courses for online delivery. Sign up for bootcamps, access resources, and more.

Learn more about taking your courses online >

Folio Jumpstart Guide

Interested in making the transition to Folio? The Faculty Center’s Guide for Teaching Online with Folio is a great place to start.

Access the Folio Jumpstart Guide >

The Faculty Center’s Services

Need some hands-on assistance? The Faculty Center offers technology consultations, class observations, and feedback sessions that can help you optimize technology resources for your online classes.

Request the Faculty Center’s Services >

Have questions about these or other technology resources? Our MyTech Support team is happy to help. Contact us >

Last updated: 7/28/2022