1 – Claim your NetID. You will need your University Identification Number, which is provided with your admission letter.
2 – Set up Two-Factor authentication on your device using the Duo Mobile app. This app makes it very easy to access a variety of applications and web pages throughout the University of Illinois system. You must first have a Net ID in order to access the Knowledgebase and/or set up two-factor authentication. Set this up and learn more on the NetID Center page.
3 – Link your @Illinois.edu email account to Illinois’ Google apps system. We use Google apps for several things including a roster and Google chat. (Be sure to always check which Google account you are on, it may say that you don’t have access to something, but that may be because you are on your personal gmail or other Google Workspaces account.)
4 – Set up your @Illinois email address on your device(s). We encourage you to regularly check your school e-mail. We discourage you from forwarding your school address to another account, because not all messages can be forwarded and sometimes other email providers mark the messages as Spam, so you may miss out on important information. Please take the time to set up your email and two-factor authentication on your devices to make it easy to check your Illinois email address often.
5 – Learn about the technology used in the LDL Program, especially CGScholar, and where to find technical help. Note that courses taught by faculty outside of our concentration use different technology platforms, such as Canvas. To see a list of courses taught by LDL Faculty, click here.
5a – Attend the next CGScholar Bootcamp
6 – Set up your University Library account and start exploring the Library resources! You do NOT need your own account to access subscription e-resources (i.e. journals) from Library webpages. This can be done using your NetID and Password. Visit this Library FAQ page for more login details. Check out these videos produced by your Education library, Nancy O’Brien on how to navigate the library search databases.
7. Review software (University of Illinois Webstore) and hardware (University of Illinois Tech Zone) discounts that may be available to you. Office 365 and Adobe Creative Cloud are free while you are a student.
8. Set up access to the University of Illinois’ Box files sharing app. Similar to Google apps, be sure that you are logged in to the correct account when trying to access files shared with you.
For all general technology support needs, refer to the University’s Technology Services Help Desk.