Get started with tech

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  • Last updated January 25, 2016

Welcome to UW-Madison. We can help you with all the technology services that you will need on campus. We're here to help you with technology so that you can get the most out of your time at UW-Madison. We offer complementary technology consulting, including advice on selecting the best computer for your major, support for learning the technology resources on campus, and free hands-on support when something goes wrong.

Before you get to campus

Follow these 4 easy steps to get ready for school before you get to campus.
Follow these 4 easy steps to get ready for school before you get to campus.

Find quick access to your courses, schedules and scholarships with your personalized MyUW campus portal.

UW-Madison students get discounts on computers, accessories and software. The DoIT Tech Store and Help Desk associates are there to give you personalized consultation on the best computer for your major and your needs. Review our campus laptop recommendations.

See our Student Computing Checklist for the list of essential technology you’ll need to have on campus. Get free software from the Campus Software Library, or purchase discounted software at the Tech Store.

Set up your campus email and calendar for your laptop and mobile devices with this easy instruction guide. Your campus email account includes unlimited storage and virus filtering.

Follow these 5 tips to keep your computer – and yourself – safe and make sure to install your free antivirus and VPN software. Create a backup plan. Consult our Backup Storage Guide to learn tips and tricks and get access to campus backup resources.

Once you arrive

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Follow these 5 steps to prepare for the semester once you get to campus.

 

Connect to the campus wireless network for fast and easy network access. Or connect to the network in UW Housing Residence Halls (ResNet).

Get free tech support at the DoIT Tech Store 7 days a week for password resets, general troubleshooting and free virus detection and removal. Get free diagnosis and warranty service or fee-based computer repair on campus.

Find one of the 2,000 available computers around campus closet to you. Find out how to get printing with the color and black and white printer options available in all campus computer labs.

Get free training courses and one-on-one project support from Software Training for Students or free online tutorials by logging into Lynda.com with your NetID.

Contact the McBurney Center for a wide range of accessibility tools available to you.

DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk

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The Tech Store & Help Desk are here to help. Contact us for free technology consulting at any of our 3 in-person locations or on the phone, email or chat.

DoIT Tech Store and Help Desk

DoIT Help Desk Contact

608-264-HELP (4357)
Chat
Email

DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk Locations

Computer Sciences Location

1210 West Dayton Street
608-264-DOIT (3648)
M–F: 7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*

Health Sciences Location

750 Highland Avenue
608-264-DOIT (3648)
M–F: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.*

333 East Campus Mall Location

333 East Campus Mall
608-264-DOIT (3648)
M–F: 10 a.m.–7:00 p.m.*
Sat–Sun: Noon–4 p.m.*

*Hours may change depending on time of year. Please check website for current hours.

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  • Last updated January 25, 2016

Welcome to UW-Madison. There is a robust array of IT services available to you as a UW-Madison faculty or staff member. Follow these easy steps to get started using your technology on campus.

Your UW NetID is your digital identity on campus and is your unique key to accessing numerous campus resources. Click here to activate your NetID and follow the listed instructions.


When you log in to MyUW at my.wisc.edu you get secure access to content based on your NetID and password, including your benefits information, payroll, and access to applications and course services like Google apps, Box, Learn@UW, classlist, and much more.


UW-Madison uses Office 365 for campus email and calendar. Set up Office 365 for your laptop and mobile devices with this easy instruction guide. Your campus account includes unlimited storage and virus filtering.


Connect to UWNet — the campus wireless network — for fast and easy network access. Login with your NetID and password to start using the network.


Your department may have IT support staff, but you can always get free tech support at DoIT seven days a week for password resets, general troubleshooting and diagnosis of computer issues. If a repair is needed, DoIT can provide warranty service or fee-based computer repair.


Follow these four tips to keep your computer – and yourself – safe and make sure to install the free antivirus and VPN software provided by campus.


Create a backup plan. Consult this Backup Storage Guide for additional information and get access to campus backup resources.


Departments supply most UW staff with computing equipment and software. If you need personal technology devices, UW-Madison faculty and staff get discounts on computers, accessories and software.
The DoIT Tech Store & Help Desk can provide you with a personalized consultation on the best computer for your work. Faculty and staff also have access to free software from the Campus Software Library, or purchase discounted software at the Tech Store.


Get free online tech training through Lynda.com, a comprehensive library of self study software tutorials available anytime, anywhere.


Get up-to-date campus info at your fingertips with the Wisconsin app, including the UW campus map, an interactive bus schedule, news and events calendar, and Learn@UW.


Check out all the IT resources you have access to as a member of the UW community.

  • 3 minutes to read
  • Last updated January 25, 2016

UW-Madison ranks as one of the most prolific research universities in the world. The research happening on our campus ranges from experimenting in the lab to cure diseases, to analyzing the mysteries of the universe, to studying neutrinos in the South Pole, to high throughput computing. And that’s just scratching the surface! No matter what the research is, technology plays a key role. This guide is meant to be a high level overview of the technologies provided by UW-Madison that may help you with your research. A great starting point is your local IT staff (if available). They may have great information about the resources you have locally to help with your research. Additionally, Campus Computing Infrastructure (CCI) staff can answer any questions you may have and connect you with the right group. Contact CCI at cci@cio.wisc.edu.

Basic resources

Computers, hardware, software

DoIT Tech Store

High-speed networking, internet

UWNet

Campus-wide email & calendaring

Office 365

Free & low-cost software

Learn more

50GB free collaborative storage

Box

Advanced resources

Large-scale computing resources

Center for High
Throughput Computing

Shared computing resources

Advanced Computing Initiative

Server, hosting, storage, backup

Campus Computing Infrastructure

Survey feedback

Qualtrics

Collect research data

Electronic Lab Notebook

Free research-website hosting

Web Hosting Team

Other key resources

Gather, distribute, preserve materials

Minds@UW

Other IT services

DoIT

Institutes for Discovery researcher info

Research Project Resource guide