Technology Services and Resources
Samford University provides a wealth
of computing resources to its community. Highlights of these resources include:
Technology assistance is available
from the Service Desk, located in Brooks Hall 329. You can reach the Service Desk 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at (205) 726-2662. You
may also send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For hands-on
assistance, Service Desk technicians are available Monday – Friday from 7:00
a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The general-access computing labs
are staffed by student laboratory assistants who can help with the use of the
resources located in the labs. Computing
resources and assistance are free of charge to Samford University students.
All members of the Samford community
have access to a variety of computing resources. A Campus Portal via the Web is the entry point from which all members of the
campus community can tap into academic resources, administrative services,
community information, e-mail, and the Internet—all online, from anywhere. Some
of the administrative resources available to Samford students are grades, class
schedules, and account information. Upon admission to Samford University,
students may go to the Samford home page and log in to the Campus Portal using
the user name and password provided by Technology Services through https://pwchange.samford.edu/newuser.
Four general-access computer
laboratories are available to every student, except during times when one or
more of the labs is scheduled for classes. Several academic departments or
schools also have computing labs that support their specialized needs. The
general-access laboratories offer a substantial suite of software to assist
with word processing, page layout, presentation preparation, and statistical
analysis. Each computer in the general-access computing labs is connected to
the campus network, which is connected to the Internet. This gives every
Samford student access to the World Wide Web and other networked resources. For
more information about laboratory resources, hours, and availability, see http://www2.samford.edu/labs/.
University offers wireless network access across the campus, including resident
halls and outdoor spaces. This service provides students the convenience and
flexibility of using portable devices. Nonresident students may access
campus computing resources through an Internet service provider. For further
information regarding network connections, contact the Service Desk at (205)
726-2662, send an email to email@example.com, or consult the
Technology Services website at www.samford.edu/wireless.
The online catalog for the Samford
library and several other library-related resources are available through the
campus network. Samford is an active participant in the Network of Alabama
Academic Libraries and other consortia that enhance the resources available to
the Samford community. For more information about library resources, see http://library.samford.edu.
refer to Computing and Information Technology Values and Policies under Student
Rights and Responsibilities for specific policies governing computer use.
Office for Students
Through the Microsoft Student Advantage
program, students may receive Microsoft Office at no charge. Samford students
are able to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus desktop suite.
Included is a digital download of Office 365 ProPlus to install on PC or Mac
for up to 5 devices. Also included is Office Mobile access for iOS and Android
devices. You may create and store Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, and
Publisher files locally on your computer/device. You may connect your Bulldog
email account to the Outlook desktop client, opening more features to use with
your email and calendars.
To sign up and download a free copy of
Microsoft Office ProPlus, visit the Technology Services Web site at http://www.samford.edu/ts, or contact the
Service Desk for assistance at (205) 726-2662, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is the Web-based learning management system used at Samford University to
enhance class communication, organization, and presentation by providing
customizable, website templates for courses offered. It is designed to provide
tools for building online resources for use with face-to face-instruction,
hybrid classes, or to support classes offered completely online. The degree to
which the system is used in each course varies.
sites enable faculty to:
- Upload and share materials such as a course syllabus,
lecture notes, reading assignments, and articles for students to access at
- Create forums and chats to encourage discussion and
exploration of course topics, projects, and more.
- Develop quizzes and exams.
- Gather and review assignments.
- Record grades, which allows students to stay up-to-date
about their performance in each course and allows faculty to easily manage
may access Moodle at http://moodle.samford.edu. For additional
information regarding Moodle, contact the Technology Services Service Desk at (205)
726-2662 or at email@example.com.