We know that being a student this fall will require an additional reliance on technology. We’d like to help you through this challenging time by pointing out key tech tasks to check off your “start of the semester to-do list.” By attending to the items on this list now, you will avoid problems when your classes are in full swing. Paying attention to this now will alleviate some stress later! Need help along the way? Contact the UVM TechTeam.
This section contains resources for new and returning students to familiarize themselves with before the start of classes.
Connecting to UVM's Wireless Network
Instructions for connecting to UVM’s on-campus wi-fi network can be found here.
Please note that some devices, such as video game consoles, are unable to connect to enterprise wi-fi networks like UVM’s. These devices should be used with a wired connection, instructions for which can be found on the page linked above.
Installing your copy of Microsoft Office 365
All UVM students have access to a license for Microsoft Office applications. Included apps that you are likely to use for your courses include: Teams, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
To download and install Microsoft Office 365, follow the instructions on this page.
Accessing your UVM Email
You can access your UVM email account using several methods, including the Outlook application (Included with Office 365), the web view (https://mail.uvm.edu), and adding the account to another email program.
Instructions for all of these methods can be found here.
This email account will be important for communicating with instructors and receiving other official UVM communications.
Enrolling in Multifactor Security
When signing into certain UVM resources, such as the VPN, UVM requires the use of Duo Multifactor Security.
Duo is a second layer of authentication after a user enters their password. This will require the use of a secondary device, such as a phone. Instructions for enrolling a device in Duo Multifactor Security and on using this service can be found in this article.
Installing other UVM-licensed Software
AppsAnywhere is an application that will be used at UVM to distribute university-licensed software to both uvm-owned and personal devices.
To get started, visit the UVM’s AppsAnywhere page. This is where you will be able to most of UVM’s downloadable software.
Please note that some software is not available to all users. If there is a piece of software that you think you should see but don’t, please contact the Tech Team.
Connecting to UVM's VPN
Some UVM software and services, such as software licensing or access to the shared drive, require use of the VPN when off-campus.
Instructions for access to UVM’s VPN can be found here.
Microsoft Teams is a collaborative communications platform that incorporates a persistent chat, video calls/meetings, and file sharing (including collaborative editing of documents).
Microsoft Teams is the primary means of communication that will be used for remote classes.
Instructions for Teams access and its general use and navigation can be found here.
Brightspace for Students
Brightspace is UVM’s LMS (Learning Management System) where most classes will host grades, assignments, and other course content.
Instructions for accessing Brightspace and using its common features can be found here.