University of Wisconsin–Madison
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Getting started with tech for faculty & staff

 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.

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Activate your NetID

Your UW NetID is your digital identity on campus and is your unique key to accessing numerous campus resources.

Activate your NetID

Log into MyUW

When you log in to MyUW at 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 software

Faculty and staff have access to free software from the Campus Software Library.

Technology training

Get free online tech training through LinkedIn Learning, 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.

Get help

The DoIT Help Desk can also answer any questions you have, or connect you with the right group.

Email the help desk