Welcome to the Getting Started page for Faculty! On this website you'll find links to the CaTS services that are most often used by university faculty. Learn about our classroom technology services, where computer labs are located, how to use the campus wireless connection, and much more. Use the tabs below to see our services, hardware and software information, and support information. If you have a question about this page, please contact the Help Desk.
Understand Your Wright State Accounts
Know How to Change Your Passwords and PIN
You are required to change your campus password every 180 days. To do so, log in to WINGS and click on the Change Password link in the upper left corner. If you have forgotten your password, go to the WINGS website and click on the "Password Management" link on the left side of the page.
To reset your PIN (mainly used with your UID to access services within WINGS Express), first log in to the WINGS portal with your campus username and password. Then, click the WINGS Express button in the top right corner. Once in WINGS Express, click on the Personal Information link or tab, and then on the Change PIN link. If you have forgotten your PIN, go directly to the WINGS Express login screen, enter your UID, then click the Forgot PIN? button.
Know How to Check Your Wright State Email
Office 365 is WSU’s email service, powered by the Microsoft Office 365 technology platform. All students have an Office 365 account, which includes 25 GB of email space. You can access Office 365 by logging in to WINGS and clicking on the “Email” link in the top right corner.
Services for Faculty
Learn about Wright State University's email spam filter service and how to manage spam for your email account by visiting the Anti-Spam Service webpage.
AnyConnect VPN Software
Request access to the AnyConnect VPN (Virtual Private Network) software, which allows you to access your network files remotely.
Classroom Equipment Preferences Form
Use this form to add or update equipment preferences for your classroom. Login required.
Learn where you can find Computer Labs on campus and read our policies concerning the use of these labs.
Connect Wright (Free Software)
Visit this page to download free software such as spyware and virus scanners, web browsers, media players and more. Login required.
Learn where you can find Electronic Classrooms on campus, which integrate multimedia and audio-visual technologies to enhance classroom learning.
Read about the use of your email account, learn how to setup your iPhone to access your WSU email, and much more.
Learn how to get media equipment delivered to your Registrar-scheduled classroom.
Guest Account Request Form
Request a limited Guest Account with computer login privileges. Login required.
Learn more about the computer hardware discounts available to you as a faculty member.
Home Software Store
Get information on software from Microsoft, Adobe and others available for faculty and staff to purchase at discounted rates.
Phone & Voicemail
Learn how to use your campus phone and setup access to your voicemail.
Read more about our test and evaluation scanning service.
University Hardware Purchases
Find information and pricing on hardware purchases for your department, along with warranty and repair information.
University Software Licensing
Find information and pricing on software purchases for your university-owned computer.
Visit WINGS, the university web portal that gives you quick access to your email, calendar, campus news, WINGS Express, and more.
Learn how to connect to and use the university's wireless network.
This page discusses your two university accounts (campus username and University ID, or UID), and how to use those accounts to access your information.
WSU Faculty Listserv
Sign up for the university's email lists using your campus username and password.
The CaTS Help Desk can assist you in all these areas. However, WINGS offers fast and easy options for resetting passwords and looking up CAMPUS account information.
Go to Electronic Classrooms for details on computer labs, hours of operation and installed software.
Requests for software changes and additions should be sent to the CaTS Help Desk at least 8 weeks before the start of the class. Software will be reviewed for compatability and to ensure basic functionality. This also gives the instructor time to test the software in the lab.
Please refer to the following document for more information on reserving computer classrooms:
Procedures for CaTS Workshops, Training, and Computer Classrooms (PDF)
CTL offers a wide variety of development workshops on subjects of particular interest to faculty. For a schedule, go to Workshops.
CaTS provides the Novell Student Shared Drive. Instructors can request access at the Help Desk. Once set up, you’ll be able to store files on the Student Shared Drive and all students will have read-only access. File sharing, assignment posting and many other features are also available using the Course Studio feature of WINGS.
Contact one of the CTL Instructional Designers to discuss your plans. They will help guide you to success in creating an effective, student-oriented, online environment for your class.
The Center for Teaching and Learning has an Instructional Media Production staff that can design and produce some of the most technologically current, innovative, instructional components available today. Give them a call with your ideas and they can help turn them into reality.
The STAC (Student Technology Assistance Center) located on the 2nd floor of the Dunbar Library provides one-on-one and small group assistance for students working on technology-related assignments.
For assistance placing items on course reserve, contact the Library Reserve Manager at the Dunbar Library.
Use the Media Booking Request Form located on the University Libraries website.
Contact CaTS at x3162 to order electronic equipment for traditional classrooms.
Yes. See the University Libraries Distance Learning page for complete details about options for connecting to library resources from home.