Technology Support for Staff
UT Campus Network Access
To connect to the wired network, connect your computer to an
Ethernet jack, open your browser and enter your domain username and password
(see Password Information section
Install Safe Connect
must install Safe Connect on your computer. Safe Connect helps keep the UT Campus Network healthy by checking your
computer for current antivirus and anti-spyware tools and operating system
updates. This installation is automatic
once you agree to the AUP.
is available at many locations throughout campus. Login information is the same as the domain
username and password (see Account and
Password Information section below).
(Recommended for fastest connection) – configured for the 5 GHz band and uses
WPA2 encryption. If your laptop of
mobile device supports WPA2 encryption and the 5 GHz band, you are encouraged
to connect to UoT_Secure for your UT Wireless Network access.
- UoT – configured
for both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands and should only be used if your device does
not support WPA2 encryption or the 5 GHz band.
All faculty are
required to take the online security awareness training course (SANs Securing
the Human) provided by Information Security, located at East Walker Hall, Room
127. Information will be provided.
If your computer
is Infected you will be
notified and provided information with instructions on what to do if we
determine that your computer has become infected with the software.
For more details
about this and other provided services, please visit www.ut.edu/infosec and review the information in the Safe
Computing @ UT link.
Account and Password Information
Okta is the tool
used by the offices of Information Security and Information Technology to
reduce the number of sign-ons for select applications. When faculty and staff log into Okta, they
can seamlessly access other applications without additional usernames and
passwords. Okta is a third-party
enterprise-grade identity management service, built for the cloud but
compatible with many on premise applications.
all browsers, visit (and bookmark!) UT’s Okta homepage to begin your reduced-login experience.
Applications accessible through Okta
- Sans Securing the
- BSwift (HR benefits)
- UT Email/Office
365 (coming soon!)
- Okta will use the
same domain username and password that is used to log in to the University
For more information about how to set up and use Okta, see http://www.ut.edu/okta/.
Your Spartans domain gives you access to Outlook email, the
UT campus network (wired and wireless), the Internet, lab computers and
printing, scanning from copiers, library resources and more.
Your domain username is typically your first initial plus last
name (e.g. jsmith).
Passwords are randomly generated by the system and are
distributed to you by your department’s staff assistant during your on boarding
Password Changes and
The best way to change your Spartans domain/email password
is through Okta at https://utampa.okta.com/.
In Okta, your password can be changed by going to the settings.
Online Email Access
through Office 365 (including Email, OneDrive, SharePoint) –
Currently you will be redirected to another login
screen. Authenticate using your full
email address (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) and
password. Office 365 defaults to your
email view. OneDrive and SharePoint can
be accessed by clicking on the icon at the far left of the information bar at
the top of the screen.
SpartanWeb – spartanweb.ut.edu
SpartanWeb is UT’s portal. When you login using your Spartan ID number (e.g. 1234567), you will be
given site navigation options based on your association to UT as either
applicant, student, faculty, staff or alumni. Use SpartanWeb to enter student grades, clear students for add/drop or
registration, download or print a class roster, etc.
Once logged on, you can access information and tools
prepared specifically for your role as:
- Faculty member
- Staff member
Information and tools include:
- Academic tasks – registration, grades, planning,
- Financial tasks – account management, make
- Group participation – join groups and
collaborate with other members
- Focused information, announcements, calendars,
- Restricted-access content
- Personalized data
SpartanMail – mail.office365.com
Username = email@example.com (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) For security purposes, your password must be changed every 90 days or it will expire. For expired passwords, Office365 prompts for the last working password, then asks for a new one. To change an existing, valid password, log into Office365 and click the Settings button at the top right of the screen to locate the “Change password” option.
Blackboard – ut.blackboard.com
Blackboard is an online tool that enhances the student’s
learning experience. The University of
Tampa makes extensive use of the Blackboard Academic Suite. Professors are able to post syllabi, notes
from classroom presentations, messages to students and other useful
information. Students can reply to
faculty messages, post questions of their own, submit papers and use many
other helpful features and tools.
Blackboard is a separate account from your domain, and the
username is typically your first initial and last name (i.e. – jsmith).
Note that new Blackboard accounts and courses are not
available until 42 days prior to the start date of a semester.
Software and Guidelines
Anti-Virus Software – Installing and maintaining anti-virus
software is required in order to access wired and wireless University
networks. If your computer already has
this software installed and you have an active subscription to receive current
updates, you don’t need to install any of the programs listed below.
If you don’t have anti-virus installed on your
system, the following are recommended (free) options that will protect your
computer against many viruses and malware threats.
The Educational Technology department acts in a liaison capacity between staff and faculty and IT service areas, coordinates existing resources, evaluates educational technology, assists with Blackboard LMS faculty development and support, and provides instructional design training.
Ed Tech assists with the use of the tools while ITS supports the tools when they are not working.
To reach the Educational Technology department, call (813) 257-6333 or email email@example.com.
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