IT Services manages a large portfolio of applications for the university. Finding out information about any single application can be confusing, especially for new employees and students.
Use this registry to learn what each application does, who can use it, how to log in, and how to get support.
The Active Directory domain (UALR or ad.ualr.edu) provides authentication and endpoint management for user accounts and devices such as desktop computers or servers. Access to many university services requires an Active Directory account—also known as the NetID 2.0 account—and all university-owned Windows devices should be joined to the Active Directory domain.
Degree Works is a web-based academic advising and degree audit tool that helps students and their advisers successfully navigate degree requirements. Using this tool, students can easily identify courses that are required for each term throughout their academic career, and bring them towards their goal of graduation day.
Your university email account is the primary means of official communication. It is necessary for all students and employees to use their university email accounts to receive emergency alerts, registration and billing information, campus announcements, and other critical notices.
Gmail is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.
Use Google Calendar to schedule meetings by inviting anyone with an email address. You can set up meeting reminders, check for conflicts with other UALR users, and share your calendar with others.
Google Calendar is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.
Google Drive—along with associated productivity apps like Docs, Sheets, and Slides—allows you to create and store files that can be accessed anywhere, and then share those files with others instead of attaching them to emails. You can also collaborate with other users on the same document in real-time.
Google Groups makes it easy for groups of people—such as project teams, departments, or classmates—to communicate and collaborate. You can send an email to everyone in a group with one address, invite a group to an event, or share documents with a group.
Google Groups is one of the core services in G Suite for Education.
Google Meet is a video conferencing service that enables you to join virtual meetings via audio, video, chat, and screen sharing with up to 100 people with no time limits. Telephone dial-in to a U.S. phone number is provided; dial-out is free to the United States and Canada.
ImageNow is a document imaging system used to electronically store and retrieve images of documents. ImageNow is available in a client version that is necessary for inputting documents into the system, as well as a web version (known as WebNow) that can be used for viewing/read-only purposes.
Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program included in the Microsoft Office suite of applications. With Office 365, you are able to download the application to your hard drive and will also have access to the online version. The online version gives you the capability to share and collaborate with others on your files in real-time.
Office 365 is a communication and collaboration service hosted by Microsoft offered to current students and employees for personal use. Office 365 allows users to install Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneNote applications on their local computers, as well as access to the online versions of the software.
Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. This is a great tool for organizing your classes or your daily activities.
Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful slide show presentation program. It is a standard component of the company's Microsoft Office suite software, and is bundled together with Word, Excel, and other office productivity tools. The program uses slides to convey information rich in multimedia. The term slide refers to the old slide projector, which this software effectively replaces.
Microsoft Word is a word processing program that allows for the creation of both simple and complex documents. With Office 365, you are able to download the application to your hard drive and will also have access to the online version. The online version gives you the capability to share and collaborate with others on your files in real-time.
A virtual private network (VPN) connection allows remote access to campus-only services (such as restricted web applications or office computers) from outside the campus network.