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Accounts & Passwords
Accounts are managed according to the Academic Computer Use Policy and the Student and Employee Computer Use Policy.
Supervisors should request and transfer work-related data files from exiting employees before their last day.
Faculty, staff and students are assigned a unique ECU identification number for administrative purposes and not account access.
New users must create a strong passphrase when they activate their new PirateID. Thereafter, the passphrase is changed every 90 days through the Passphrase Maintenance Portal.
Information on ways newly-hired faculty are added to the ECU system.
Students should check this "To Do" list before graduation.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is a security action that requires both your passphrase and a response from your phone to verify your identity during login.
Newly-hired faculty/staff and newly-admitted students receive a username, or PirateID, which is activated through the Passphrase Maintenance Portal.
Upon retirement, faculty and staff may retain some ECU accounts, such as email, Web space, and Self-Service Banner.
AV & Classroom Tech
Whether you need a lab, classroom or conference room, ECU has over 400 technology-enhanced spaces.
This state-of-the-art teaching/learning center supports hardware-based videoconferencing and software-based web conferencing for asynchronous and synchronous collaboration in three classrooms and one conference room.
Business & Clinical
AppWorx is a job scheduler used for automation of Banner-related processes.
AssetWorks AiM is a work management system and database of ECU’s physical space and employee location inventory.
Banner is the administrative software application that is a part of all university functions including human resources, admissions, finance and more. Students also register for classes through Banner.
The ECU Business Intelligence Center (ecuBIC) allows Banner users to create specialized reports using Banner information within a self-service environment.
OnSSI is the enterprise recording solution that manages audio/video recordings for HIPAA, PHI, clinical and academic proctoring.
This system allows students to run a degree audit and to also see how degree requirements change if they switch their program of study.
DocuSign is an electronic signature service. Departments can replace paper documents with secure digital files for secure signatures.
Faculty180 is the university's faculty activity reporting system and allows faculty to enter information about their teaching and other primary duties, scholarship and creative activities and service.
Formstack is a form creation and management tool that can replace your Word and PDF forms.
This software package has been adopted by the university as the time, attendance and leave keeping system of record for employees who track time, as well as employees who are granted or earn leave.
NCID is a web portal providing a secure environment for state agency, local government, business and individual users to access state application systems, such as Central Motor Pool.
ODS is the university's data warehouse and is used for reporting against many enterprise systems like Banner, OneCard, DegreeWorks, SciQuest, Blackboard, Sedona and RAMSes.
Pirate Port is a customizable, image-rich, secure Web portal that allows students, staff, faculty and prospective students to access secure internal campus resources and services.
Project proposals are assessed for feasibility, risk and complexity and then categorized to ensure that complex, enterprise-level IT projects are completed in a timely manner while providing superior service to the university.
SharePoint, a browser-based collaboration tool, allows groups, such as a department or project team, to set up a centralized, password-protected space for document sharing, online meetings, event planning and more.
The ITCS Enterprise Information Systems (EIS) team manages the administrative applications and software development requests supporting the administrative functions of East Carolina University.
TeamDynamix is ECU's IT service request system and also tracks IT projects managed by the Central Project Office.
Multimedia Technology Services provides technical support for Telemedicine on the Health Sciences campus.
Marketplace U-Store is a secure eCommerce tool that enables ECU departments to create shopping carts within their website.
Xtender is a document imaging and storage system used by administrative staff to manage ECU information.
Computer Labs, Student Printing & VCL
Find a computer lab close to you!
We offer students the convenience of printing, copying and scanning classwork from labs or campus kiosks through our Print Management Program. This program saves students money and the environment!
Students remotely access software from the Virtual Computing Lab to complete class assignments.
ITCS is committed to providing accessible technology and educational resources.
Blackboard Ally will automatically run all course materials through an accessibility checklist that checks for common accessibility issues.
Blackboard Analytics for Learn provides Integrated Reports, real-time information about student engagement and performance.
An external user is any non-ECU user participating as a student, course reviewer, or content reviewer in your Blackboard course.
Blackboard is a comprehensive technology platform for teaching and learning, community building, content management and sharing.
Audience response systems, often called "clickers," offer an option for student engagement and active learning.
Collaborate is a web conferencing program which enables a group of people to interact with one another in a virtual online meeting environment.
EAC is an outcomes assessment tool within Blackboard that provides detailed test and item reliability statistics to improve the quality of exams, exam questions, as well as rubrics.
Some faculty choose to maintain a WordPress blog to house supplemental course content.
iWebfolio is an advanced electronic portfolio management system that helps individuals and institutions archive, organize, reflect and present information...
Lecture capture enables you to record, develop and deliver instructional content.
McGraw-Hill Connect is a digital teaching and learning environment that saves students and instructors time while improving performance over a variety of critical outcomes.
Mediasite is the university's enterprise video strategy. Faculty, staff or students can create and share video, training modules, lectures or other recorded content wherever they are.
Do you have an idea for an innovative way to enhance your course content and improve student learning through the use of an animation or simulation?
All placement tests, bypass tests, regular tests, student surveys and other NSC bubble sheets are processed in Austin Building, Room 103 and Laupus Library, Room 1500.
This provides additional faculty resources from ITCS and other campus departments.
Outcomes Assessment extracts direct evidence of student learning from Blackboard Learn courses.
Portfolios offer a means to demonstrate formative and/or summative progress and achievement.
Qwickly Plus increases the efficiency of communicating with members of multiple courses and organizations as well as simplifying tasks that need to be done repetitively in each course an instructor teaches.
LockDown Browser by Respondus is a tool/building block in Blackboard, which is effective at reducing test-taking issues, and promote academic integrity on online exams.
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks the testing environment within ECU's Blackboard.
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire2Learn, eCollege, Moodle, and other eLearning systems.
The Blackboard Retention Center is an optional instructor-only* tool, which helps you identify students who are at risk.
Saba Meeting is a Web conferencing program where a group of people interact in a virtual online meeting environment.
Starfish is an early-alert retention tool that works through Blackboard to support student academic success at ECU.
VoiceThread is an asynchronous, collaborative tool which allows users to create and share multimedia slide shows.
Webex for Faculty and Students assist instructors with scheduling meetings in Blackboard and for other activities. Support is also offered to students using Webex in their Blackboard courses or for independent group meetings and activities.
ECU's Social Network
Information on technology-enhanced classrooms, ECU network access, university-licensed software, technology training, learning platforms, multimedia resources, the IT Help Desk, and much more.
Learn about technology available to students at ECU, from computer labs and print kiosks located across campus and university-licensed software provided at no cost, to free training resources and publishing an academic Web site.
Technology services and resources available to all new Pirates!
Governance & Compliance
Before you require your students to use a tool not provided by ECU, be advised that these tools may not meet university standards.
ECU faculty, staff, and students have a responsibility to use materials in compliance with US Copyright law.
Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals can request to see their personal information held by an organization.
You must request permission from the Registrar to host (store) FERPA data.
Illegally downloading copyrighted music, movies and other protected material via file-sharing programs can cost you your network access.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ensures the confidentiality, security, and integrity of our patients' health information.
The ITPC committee ensures compliance with legal requirements governing Social Security Numbers (SSNs) and Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
The Information Resources Coordinating Council (IRCC) is the campus-wide committee charged with advising the Chief Information Officer on information technology at ECU.
Follow these IT Security procedures to keep ECU's data secure.
By establishing an accessibility and compliance program based on current trends in educational technology, learning platforms and web development, ECU is addressing the access needs of all students, faculty and staff.
IT Governance establishes the decision-making process, defines accountability, and identifies responsibility for technology across the university.
Follow these official ECU policies, rules and regulations as well as ITCS guidelines and requirements to ensure compliance with university, local, state and federal rules and laws.
Several technologies allow video and audio recording of staff, students and patients. ECU needs to demonstrate that it has permission from participants to include them in electronic media.
Microsoft Intune helps users balance data access with data security on a mobile device.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).
Owners of content hosted on the ecu.edu domain are required to comply with all federal and state laws and applicable ECU policies. In addition, authors must comply with the five topics included in the Web Standards and Responsibilities page.
ITCS offers support for Mac users on university-owned Apple computers. Limited support is also available for iPhones and iPads.
Departments purchasing desktop and laptop computers using state funds, including grant monies, are required to order through the Combined Pricing Initiative (CPI) bulk IT purchasing program.
Sensitive information on your workstation, laptop, flash drive or mobile device should be encrypted.
The Student Computing Initiative program includes the ITCS Pirate Techs staff working with academic programs to select system requirements. Dowdy Student Stores' Tech Deck team works with vendors to negotiate the best pricing possible for students.
Pirate Techs assists all students with technical support like network connectivity, email and software setup, virus removal and more. Pirate Techs is also a full-service repair center for Dell, Lenovo and Apple computers. No appointment necessary.
New office printer? ITCS can install a new department printer at no charge, including a network laser printer for an entire office or a small laser jet for a single faculty or staff office. Printer problems? Submit the repair form.
The ITCS Enterprise Systems Team offers consults on required server type (blade, physical, virtual) and hardware quotes. The service is free; departments purchase hardware at educational pricing.
ITCS installs and supports all department desktop and laptop computers with two-hour response time for clinic computers.
A Technology Security Assessment is required when the hardware you wish to purchase will be involved with sensitive information.
ECU is committed to providing accessible technology and educational resources that comply with accessibility standards so all users can participate and succeed.
An IT Accessibility Review request ensures your software purchase is accessible based on Section 508 guidelines and W3C content accessibility guidelines.
By designing email announcements in multiple formats and using the accessibility guides explained below, you allow those of your audience using screen readers and keyboard-only access to read your message
Faculty are encouraged to create accessible instructional content, including documents, web pages and multimedia.
Learn more about IT accessibility and how to apply the standards through these training courses.
According to the ECU Video Captioning Requirements, video content publicly available on the ECU website must contain closed captioning.
Owners of content hosted on the ecu.edu domain, including WordPress blogs and My Web WWW2 and CommonSpot websites, are required to comply with all federal and state laws and applicable ECU policies.
Multimedia & Video Services
Educational material in older formats like Betacam, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVD, VHS or SVHS formats can be converted. Multimedia Technology Services follows federal and university copyright laws and policies.
Multimedia Technology Services can record your educational event using Mediasite video capture technology and then provide a link to be distributed to your audience.
Captions and transcripts provide accessibility for people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Would you like a video to enhance your education and research projects? Multimedia Technology Services can help you with your video project from start to finish.
Network & Wireless
ecu-wifi is an open, non-secure wireless network at ECU used to connect internet-ready devices, like smart TVs, to the internet.
Both residence halls and campus buildings include a wired network for desktops, laptops and other devices that can connect through an Ethernet cable.
Eduroam is ECU's primary wireless network.
Internet access for visitors with no PirateID and no eduroam access. Daily and weekly accounts sponsored by ECU faculty or staff.
Network Services provides consultation, design and implementation for all voice, data and infrastructure wiring for departments and agencies within the university system.
If your department requires network installation or update, computer ports, etc., submit a Project Request form from the IT Help Desk service request system.
The Network Use Policy establishes guidelines governing the use and connection of networking devices, such as routers, firewalls, proxy servers, wireless access points, on the university's communications networks.
A virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted (secure) connection between a user's off-campus device and ECU on-campus resources such as a personal or department Piratedrive and other secure resources.
ECU users research technology through the Gartner, Inc. tech research portal for more informed decisions related to department technology investments, research collaboration, emerging IT Trends and professional development.
The Departments of Biology and Chemistry oversee ECU's High Performance Computing Centers. Educational and research accounts are available to qualified faculty, staff and students within the 16 campuses of the University of North Carolina System.
ITCS offers free large format printing on the main campus for conference presentations and academic research.
Qualtrics is a browser-based survey software licensed by ECU.
REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure, HIPAA-compliant, web-based application for building and managing online research surveys and databases.
The University Multimedia Center (UMC) develops a range of full-service technology design and consulting solutions for faculty research and instructional use.
Software and Apps
All devices connected to an East Carolina University computer network are required to have ITCS-supported antivirus software installed and running.
The ITCS Mac Support website offers information relating to operating systems, Microsoft Office and Windows for Mac, email setup and more.
Stay connected to East Carolina University from on or off campus using the ECU mobile app available as a free download from iTunes and Android Market on Google Play.
Identity Finder is a program that searches your computer for and helps to remove Personally Identifiable Information (PII) such as credit card, social security and bank account numbers.
ECU provides a Microsoft Office 365 subscription for enrolled students, full-time staff and alumni.
ECU is committed to providing accessible technology. An IT Accessibility Review ensures your software purchase is accessible based on Section 508 guidelines and W3C content accessibility guidelines.
ECU offers several statistical software packages to assist in your research.
A listing of ECU-supported software.
A Technology Security Assessment is required when the software you wish to purchase or already have purchased will interact with sensitive information.
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DatAdvantage tracks permissions and data changes on Piratedrive and emails a report to folder owners. Useful for department Piratedrive folders.
ITCS offers Storage Area Network (SAN) to departments utilizing file servers in the datacenter.
OneDrive for Business offers 1TB of cloud storage for faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Secure online storage with ECU - 40GB approved for sensitive information storage for students, staff, faculty with 50GB for departments.
Cornerstone is a training management system for ECU. Permanent employees register for instructor-led training (ILT), online modules and assigned training sessions through this portal.
ECU students and faculty now have access to lynda.com, an online library of instructional videos that teach the latest software tools and skills.
ECU is a member institution of the Microsoft Imagine Academy (formerly MS IT Academy). All faculty, staff and students are eligible for free online IT training on the latest Microsoft technologies through the IT Academy.
This program offers ECU staff the ability to become more accomplished, qualified and effective project managers/leads in their areas.
SAS (Statistical Analysis System) is a software suite for advanced analytics, multivariate analyses, business intelligence, data management and predictive analytics. ITCS offers free SAS training
ITCS provides technology training in both seated and virtual formats for students, staff and faculty.
Voice, Email & Conferencing
Don't miss any academic deadlines or holidays again by importing ECU's official calendars into your email program.
Keep informed of the latest ECU events, presentations, research and more when you join the ECU Announce listserv
University devices and cellular plans for departments.
Cisco Finesse is ECU's call center software for clinics, help desks and other customer service offices.
Conference from anywhere, at anytime from your own Mac or Windows desktop or laptop using Cisco Jabber. Features include video, desktop sharing and conferencing. Camera, microphone and speakers required.
Collaborate with colleagues anywhere, anytime from a browser or mobile app. Both HIPAA and FERPA approved.
ECU ALERT communicates emergency notification and information to students, faculty and staff.
ECU provides many email services to Faculty, Staff, Students, Retirees, and Alumni. Find out more!
The ECU fax server allows staff, faculty and departments to easily and securely send and receive documents directly from desktop and email.
A listserv distributes email messages to subscribers. Some listservs are public; ECU Announce is an example. Other listservs are by invitation only such as a listserv created for a particular ECU course.
Keep current through one or more ECU social media channels.
Skype for Business is the instant messaging app on campus Windows and Mac systems. Also, in collaboration with your Outlook calendar, Skype shows your presence status: Available (green), Away (yellow), Offline (gray), Do Not Disturb (red), etc.
With today's convenient videoconferencing tools, it's easier than ever to schedule, present, share and collaborate on campus or off using one of several supported hardware or software conferencing solutions at ECU.
Learn about the Cisco VoIP services and telephones provided by the university.
CommonSpot has been the content management system for ECU's official website for the past decade. ECU is now transitioning all official websites to WordPress.
ECU is excited about this university-wide calendar. We want you to know and understand all of the features.
Available to all faculty and staff, "go.ecu.edu" is ECU's internal URL shortening service that allows customization of long URLs to a more user-friendly, easily-recognizable format for print, web or social media purposes.
My Web is the self-service portal where ECU faculty, staff and students can create their own academic website or blog.
From detecting broken links and misspellings to identifying accessibility issues, Siteimprove is the software solution that assists users with the quality of their online content.
Need a website for instruction or a class assignment? Does your department wish to create a new website?
WordPress is an open-source Web application designed for creating blogs. WordPress allows users to create both static and dynamic Web pages.
ECU has begun the process to migrate all official websites to WordPress.