5 minutes to read | Last updated June 8, 2016
Welcome to UW-Madison! There is a robust array of IT services available to you as UW-Madison faculty or staff. Follow these easy steps to get started using your technology on campus.
Activate your NetID
Your UW NetID is your digital identity on campus and is your unique key to accessing numerous campus resources.
Log into MyUW
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.
Set up your email & calendar
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.
Get connected online to the campus network
Connect to UWNet — the campus wireless network — for fast and easy network access. Login with your NetID and password to start using the network.
Know where to get free tech support
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.
Secure your computer
Follow these tips to keep your computer – and yourself – safe and make sure to install the free antivirus and VPN software provided by campus.
Back up your computer and important data
Create a backup plan. Consult this Backup Storage Guide for additional information and get access to campus backup resources.
Get free or discounted computers, accessories and software
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.
Download the UW’s free mobile app
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.
Additional resources available to you
Check out all the IT resources you have access to as a member of the UW community.
The DoIT Help Desk can also answer any questions you have, or connect you with the right group.