New Faculty and Staff

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Pirate ID

Newly-hired faculty and staff receive a username, or PirateID, that allows access to secure sites such as email, Blackboard, Banner, Pirate Port and more. PirateID accounts are activated, security questions are set and the passphrase created through the Pirate ID (PID) auto-registration system. To learn more about PirateID activation, see this step-by-step tutorial.
Each user is required to change his/her passphrase every 90 days.


Passphrase Maintenance

If a user’s passphrase locks and must be reset, a user can stop by the Walk-in IT Help Deskhave a picture ID handyor use the passphrase maintenance system (PID) for a self-service reset.
Passphrases are locked if they are not changed by the 90-day deadline. The PID system is also useful in retrieving a forgotten passphrase.

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike active employees, prospective employees have accepted a position but are not yet active in the Banner system. Prospective employees are assigned a PirateID that expires after 45 days. To extend a prospective employee’s PirateID account past the initial 45-day window, departments should call the IT Help Desk at 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.



The ECU ID number is an employee’s numerical identifier in ECU administrative systems. This number begins with a “B.” If forgotten, an employee’s ECU ID is available through the OneStop system.



Announce Listserv

Subscribe to receive or send ECU-related announcements, news, deadlines, campus events, etc. For faculty and staff only.


Email Information

Information about email accounts including how to set up Outlook at home.

Instant Messaging and Online Meetings

Microsoft Skype for Business is ECU’s official IM program. Communicate through text, voice or video (dependent on available hardware) whether you’re on campus, off campus and even with non-ECU collaborators!

The Skype for Business download is part of your Office 365 subscription. ECU computers may still use Microsoft Lync, but this is interchangeable with Skype for Business and will soon be upgraded.

Voice Services and Telephones

Visit the telecommunications website for instructions on using your office telephone, voicemail, conference calling and more.

Video and Web Conferencing

We invite you to read through the documentation and see how you can utilize this resource.



On-Campus Wireless Access

ECU’s newest network, eduroam, is more than access to the ECU resources and the internet. New for fall 2016, enroll once for four years of access anywhere eduroam is available – including any UNC campus! Two other SSIDs, Buccaneer and Pirates, will be available until the end of fall 2016.


Off-Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN) Access

When away from campus, faculty, staff and students connect to on-campus resources, such as Piratedrive, through a Virtual Private Connection. After the easy, initial setup, log in using this secure connection from anywhere with just a click!



Policies Home

Find information on ECU policies such as passphrase expiration, network use, media release consent form and guidelines and more.


Copyright Policy

The copyright policies for ECU.


Academic Computer Use Policy – Updates Coming Soon

See this regulation on limitations and permissible uses of the computing resources at ECU.


Social Media Guidelines – Coming Soon

While all ECU employees are welcome to participate in social mediaFacebook, Twitter, YammerITCS encourages everyone who participates in and contributes to online commentary to understand and follow ECU’s social media guidelines and the university’s social media regulation.



Accessibility Resources at ECU

These resources help you develop accessible online, course and administrative materials.


Banner Administrative Tools

Information for administrative staff.



ECU’s educational content management system. Visit the Blackboard page for tutorials and features.


Classroom Technology

ECU has over 400 smart classrooms spanning both campuses. Check out the database to find exactly the equipment configuration you need.


Faculty180 Activity Reporting Tool 

Faculty180 is a tool for reporting activities of faculty, departments, colleges and the university as a whole. Faculty180 will facilitate tenure and promotion and annual performance review processes.


Educational Technologies

Teaching tools for collaboration, projects, test security, lecture capture and more


Microsoft Products

Links to online training, downloads and other resources.



Electronic grading available in the Walk-in IT Help Desk. Find hours and locations. See the Opscan page for more information.



Each faculty, staff and student at ECU has 40 GB of server file storage space.



All-in-one resource portal for faculty and staff. Pay History, Piratedrive and Banner Self Service are accessed from here along with other administrative tools for which you have access.


Qualtrics Surveys

Survey tool for ECU faculty, staff and students.


Saba Meeting

A Web conferencing learning program.



Microsoft Windows SharePoint provides a virtual space for your team or department to communicate, share documents and work together on projects. Submit an IT Help Desk service ticket to request a site.



See the list of ECU-supported software. Most applications have ITCS consultants and teams assigned to provide support. Visit the statistical software page to learn more about the packages we offer to faculty, staff and students.


Technology Training

Register through Cornerstone, ECU’s training portal. Visit the tech training website to see the catalog.


Virtual Computing Lab

Users connect from home to access various software programs such as DreamWeaver, Adobe Products and more.


Web Publishing

Need a website for instruction? Need a departmental website? Pick the appropriate Web service from the Web Publishing home page.