Wherever You Are
This website is intended to ensure that you have the technological resources and support to successfully instruct your students remotely. Please refer students to the Keep Learning page for similar information that's relevant to their needs. For information pertaining to employment and staff-related matters, please refer to the Keep Working page.
We Are Here to Help
The ITS Service Desk is your first point of contact for all of your technology-related questions and issues. Even if you aren't sure what to do or how to get help with a particular issue, a member of our team will help answer your questions or route you to the appropriate department.
- High Engagement Teaching in Low Engagement World for a quick guide to online teaching.
- Organization Communication and Collaboration for tips and tricks for successful online interaction with your students.
- Syllabus Checklist with suggestions for online modalities.
- Faculty Hub for development and teaching, research, promotion and tenure, sabbaticals, faculty hiring, and more.
- Brightspace Tutorials for written instructions and video tutorials.
- Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) with additional resources for faculty.
- Keep Learning webpage with resources for students. Please direct your students to this site.
- Spring Technology Workshops for workshop description, date/time, and Zoom link.
- Back-to-School Email for Spring 2021 for tools and resources ITS offers.
- ITS Technology Support Cards for tools and resources ITS offers.
Instructional System Updates
Brightspace: New Navigation Bar on the main page is available now to help you get to key LMU links, which are tailored to faculty and students - more info.
VoiceThread: VT Universal will be available on Dec. 31, with an updated interface, and is finally accessible for screen readers. More info coming soon.
Teams: Brightspace integration is available directly through your Brightspace course for additional communication and collaboration with students - more info.
Zoom: Brightspace integration is available directly now to allow for an easy way of keeping your course's Zoom link in Brightspace - more info.
Essential Tools & Services
Your main hub for class documents, assignments, homework, etc.
LMU's preferred video conferencing solution.
FlipGrid is perfect for engaging students in an asynchronous video conversation wherein students record and post videos of a prescribed length (30-60 seconds) and then respond to each other via a comparable video reply.
Voicethread is perfect for engaging students in a discussion around a PowerPoint presentation, a video, or a series of images, and allows students and faculty to comment via video, audio, or text at any point in the asynchronous conversation.
LMU is piloting with Respondus for online examinations.
LMU's cloud-based file repository.
LMU faculty and staff have access to many software and applications that can be download on their personal devices.
LMU faculty and staff can install Office 365, which includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and more, on up to five computers.
A suite of tools such as Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, and many more. ITS provides single sign-on access to LMU faculty and staff.
Remotely access software that you typically have access to in computer labs or at the library.
Multi-factor authentication is available for active faculty and staff at single sign-on, and is required for various university system logins.
While working from home, faculty and staff can set up call forwarding for the phone number associated with their office line.
Certification for Online & Hybrid Learning
The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) has a number of resources and programs for faculty teaching in online & hybrid modalities. Please view their eFaculty Certification program offerings, as well as the resources offered by offices around campus (CTE, ITS, Office of Intercultural Affairs, etc.) and the Committee on Excellence in Teaching.
Free or Discounted WiFi
Many internet service providers are offering free service during COVID-19. The website Campus Technology has provided a list of nationwide internet service providers to help students to keep up with their school work.
Note: This article is continuously being updated, so you may wish to check back over time.
Find a Preferred ISP
Below are several internet service providers which are offering free or discounted internet rates. Please note that these offers may be repealed at any time at the discretion of each organization.
Information Security Notice
LMU has seen an increased number of fraudulent emails designed to trick recipients into clicking links, opening attachments, or taking other actions since the start of COVID-19.
Specifically, there have been a large number of attempted Email Impersonation Scams, where the sender impersonates a member of LMU personnel in a position of authority. They request for the target to perform money transfers, pay invoices, or send sensitive data.
Learn more about how to recognize these phishing emails to protect yourself and the campus.Combat Phishing Attempts Secure Your Home Network