Faculty & Staff
As a faculty or staff member, you have the following technology resources available to you:
- Network Account (NTNET): Use to login to campus computers, email, access the MyGateway portal, login to the Parking website and the Computer Helpdesk.
- University ID (UID) Number: Use to login to systems such as Blackboard and Ducktrax.
- A&M System Universal Identification Number (UIN): Use to login to systems such as A&M Single-Sign-On.
To view policies and rules regarding your accounts and other technology-related items, visit the policies and guidelines page.
Campus Refresh Project
The Campus Refresh Project is designed to provide Faculty and Staff with a predictable schedule for computer replacement.
- The following showcase dates are available for faculty to view the machine options. The showcases will be located in the Library Multipurpose Room. Staff will be available to answer questions during the showcase.
- November 4th from 11:00am - 1:00pm
- November 9th from 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Campus Refresh Project Presentation
- Campus Refresh Project Feedback
- 2016 Campus Refresh machine menu
- Campus Refresh FAQ's
Cloud File Storage
IT Services is pleased to introduce a new service available today for all faculty, staff and student employees - Syncplicity, the secure cloud file storage and synchronized backup service for Tarleton. With Syncplicity, you will be able to:
- synchronize and backup your computer folders and files to the cloud
- share files and folders
- access your files using the free Syncplicity mobile apps or the web
For more information, please access the Syncplicity page.
Email and Calendar
Tarleton State University provides all faculty and staff with a Microsoft Exchange email account. The desktop client used to access your Exchange account will be Outlook on both the PC and Mac. You can also access Outlook via your web browser, anytime, anywhere by following this exchange email link. *Note: You can use this page while on campus, as well as remotely, if you prefer, the web browser version has all the same functionality as the desktop client. You can find out more information on our Exchange Email page.
The Microsoft Outlook apps for iOS and Android put employee data at risk by storing NTNET usernames and passwords in the third-party cloud without user consent. If an NTNET username and password were compromised, it could be used to gain unauthorized access to sensitive and secure information. Tarleton ITS is blocking these apps from connecting to our tarleton.edu Exchange email servers.
Tarleton State University continues to make efforts to improve productivity and efficiency and to respond to suggestions from faculty, staff and students. Over the years, we have received numerous complaints about excessive emails generated within the university and distributed to the entire faculty, staff and student email lists. After research and testing, we have found a viable solution – the Daily Digest. Please see the Daily Digest FAQ page for more information.
If you need to review our distribution lists please visit the Distribution Lists page.
You can set password questions and reset your network (NTNET) password using self-service Password Manager. Select the option to set up your profile with a mobile phone number and personal email address. Once enrolled, you can receive a one-time use passcode via text message or email and reset your password without calling the helpdesk.
The T: drive is a virtual drive mapping to your share of server storage space. Employees will see the T: Drive on office or lab computers when logged on to Windows using his/her NTNET account. Files saved to the T: drive have the advantage of being backed up and are accessible from any machine on which you are logged in to NTNET.
Online Instructional Tools (Blackboard)
Tarleton provides an online learning community within the Blackboard course management system. Students can access the Blackboard system for online courses or as a supplement to a traditional face-to-face course. Blackboard provides the ability for students to view course materials as well as complete assignments and assessments to be evaluated by the Instructor. In addition, students have the ability to interact with their Section Instructors and their classmates through communication tools that simulate face-to-face interaction. The call center for the Blackboard system at Tarleton is 1-866-744-8900, Option 3.
The Texan Card is the name of the university's identification card issued to students, faculty and staff. It is a photo ID with a magnetic strip, and is used for a variety of things, such as:
- Building access,
- entry into on-campus events,
- Texan Bucks, a stored-value debit system for use on and off-campus,
- Accepted places you could use your Texan Bucks
Your Texan Card gives you access to many Tarleton events and facilities. It is your admission to the Recreational Sports facility and to all athletic and fine arts events.
Tarleton provides certain online research capabilities for students to utilize without having to step foot into the Library. Students are encouraged to take advantage of available Online Reference Service, Interlibrary Loan,Online Research Resources, and Circulation Services available from the Tarleton Libraries. The library also has a laptop checkout program for use within the library, and offers flat-bed scanners. The call center for support with Library Systems is 1-866-744-8900, Option 6.
Computing (Offices & Labs)
At Tarleton State University, you’ll find a full range of computing solutions to meet your needs, including over 30 computer labs, 6 of which are general access with extended operating hours to fit your schedule. You’ll find high quality laser printers in all of the labs and the library. Need help with any of these offerings? The central call center for computing at Tarleton is 1-866-744-8900.
Web Site Accounts (Cascade Server)
You may request an individual web site account on Tarleton’s web site for academic use. You will receive a pre-made template that you will be able to populate yourself. Tarleton currently uses Cascade Server, a content management system for web site management. For information and tutorials on this system, you may visit the CMS Tutorial Site or contact us for in-person training opportunities.
You may contact our office through email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-968-9885, option 4.
Access Your Drives From Home (Virtual Private Network)
The VPN Client program allows your computer to access Tarleton's Network Resources though the Internet. This has several benefits including connecting to the Library Databases, accessing your T: Drive and many more.
The VPN Client also provides a level of security using Virtual Private Networking to encrypt all traffic to and from the Tarleton network.
The security of information is extremely important here at Tarleton State University. Information Technology Services (ITS) distributes automatic updates routinely to all Tarleton-owned computers on the Tarleton network, in an attempt to protect them from known viruses and intrusions. Safe IT Security practices are encouraged for all systems. Learn more about virus protection, learning how to set a strong password, practice conscientious downloading and protect against phishing attempts at the IT Security website.
Software for Purchase
Work at Home or Personal Use (Faculty / Staff Only): Microsoft work-at-home software such as Office and Windows, and Adobe Creative Cloud products for personal use, are available for discounted purchase. Instructions for software at home purchase.
For your office: Submit a work order for a software request. A price will be quoted for the software. Upon approval the license will be ordered and the software will be installed. IT Services will charge your departmental account for the software.
*There is also a self-service portal to download some campus-licensed software to your Tarleton owned computer.
Email Integrated Voicemail
Tarleton now offers access to your voicemails through your email.
Add Your Picture to Exchange
You now have the option to add a picture to Exchange that will help others put a face to the name.
- Log into the Outlook Web App (OWA)
- Click your name in the top right and then change under the silhouette photo
- Choose your picture and save*
*Please note that it can take up to 24 hours to populate