Technology Guide for Faculty & Staff
Technology plays a central role in the classes and coursework at Old Dominion University. Students depend on Canvas, their student emails, and other technological resources to stay on top of their classwork. As such, Faculty & Staff should be familiar with these services, and use them for the benefit and betterment Old Dominion University students.
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Accounts & Access
MIDAS is the identity and password management system for the University. Your MIDAS ID and password give you access to most of ODU's essential academic and professional services. (Useage of MIDAS-authenticated services and software falls under the ITS Acceptable Use Policy.)
Leo Online contains your official financial information, including payroll and timesheets. Faculty will also use Leo to see class rosters and enter their students' final grades.
Add an additional layer of security to online accounts by verifying your identity before logging in to ODU systems with your MIDAS ID and password.
ODU's wireless network delivers fast and reliable data connection in all academic buildings and most outdoor spaces on campus. Use your MIDAS ID and password to log on to wireless networks.
Communication & Collaboration
The ODU email system is the official electronic mail system for distributing University communications, policies, announcements and other information. Faculty & staff have Microsoft Exchange email accounts that can be accessed through Microsoft Outlook.
ODU Alerts is an emergency alert and notification system capable of delivering messages about campus emergencies, inclement weather and closures by email, phone or text.
Teams is a collaboration platform that combines persistent chat, file collaboration, instant messaging and meetings in a single application.
ODU's campus infrastructure and telecommunication systems include VOIP, cellular telephone service, voicemail, conference calls and more.
Zoom is a cloud-based web conferencing service available to ODU faculty, staff and students that allows users to host and participate in meetings over the Internet.
As an instructor, you can use Canvas to post assignments and enable collaboration and feedback. Give students access to course documents, reading assignments and other supplementary materials.
OpScan testing is an easy way for grading multiple choice tests using standardized forms and automated grading.
Classrooms at ODU are equipped with the newest and most advanced technology to help facilitate learning for students.
The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) helps faculty members use and integrate technology into the teaching/learning process.More Instructional Tools
With a LAN account, you'll be able to log in to many computers on campus (including the one on your desk) with your MIDAS ID and password. Learn where to store your campus files and find information about software and hardware standards.
We have a fleet of multifunctional devices (MFDs) that can print, scan and copy. You can also print to departmental printers from ODU workstations or personal computers.
ODU facilitates remote computing on a number of University systems. To learn more about remote computing at Old Dominion University, visit the Remote Computing page.
The Monarch Virtual Environment (MoVE) provides access to virtual workstations that have the same configurations as standard ODU computers. Access MoVE from any device with an internet connection.
Download and use the latest versions of Office products like Word, Excel and Powerpoint on your personal devices - PCs, Macs, tablets or smartphones - for as long as you work at ODU.
Other software titles, like SPSS and Mathematica, are available to the ODU community for use on personal computers, either free or at a reduced cost.
WordPress allows you to create and publish your own websites. With dozens of free, professional looking themes, extremely easy content management and a library full of custom plugins, create fully featured websites in minutes.
LinkedIn Learning features online video courses on the latest software, creative and business skills taught by recognized industry experts. All students, faculty and staff have FREE access to the entire training library.
MyODU (my.odu.edu) is a web-based portal that provides a personalized gateway to University information and many of the services listed on this page. The portal pulls together the ODU online resources you need most, providing easy and centralized access to:
- Faculty/Staff Email
- Leo Online (class registration, schedule, and grades)
- University publications, event listings & announcements
- Links to academic resources... and more.
All students receive the Google suite of applications along with their ODU email account. Faculty don't receive an email account through Google, but they do have access to all other Google tools in order to create and share documents, spreadsheets, calendar events and more with students.
Email phishing scams and the spread of malware are commonplace online, especially on college campuses. We've put together some tips to help keep you safe online.
Percentage of users who open phishing emails
Number of infected computers on campus in a single month
Whenever you need assistance with any technology at ODU, the ITS Help Desk is ready to help. We have someone available to answer your phone calls and emails around the clock, or you can come visit us in Monarch Hall during office hours. We can answer any question you have about IT applications and services.