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Getting Started for Faculty

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.

The Essentials

Understand Your Wright State Accounts

Campus Account

A campus account, commonly referred to as your "w" ID or username, is the account you use to log in to computers on campus and to access WINGS, the university portal. The username for this account has the following format: w###abc, where the pound signs represent a set of three numbers, and the "abc" represents your initials. You are responsible for any improper or illegal activity that occurs on this account. These activities include, but are not limited to, harrassment of others through electronic communication and use of university resources for business purposes. Therefore, account owners should not share their password with anyone for any reason. Misuse of resources can result in the loss of account privileges and charges filed with the appropriate university offices.

A printed copy of your campus account information can be obtained at the Help Desk in 025 Library Annex. To change the password for your campus account, visit the WINGS website and click on the "Password Management" link under the login boxes.

University ID (UID)

Your 9-digit University Identification Number (UID) is assigned to you when you apply as a student or become affiliated with Wright State University. Your UID never changes and is never re-used. It replaces the use of your Social Security Number as a permanent, unique ID number identifying you as a member of the university community. The UID, along with your PIN, is used to access the WINGS Express system. Learn more about WINGS Express.

Office 365

Office 365 is Wright State's email and calendar service, and it requires its own username and password that is different than your "w" username and your UID. Your username is your current WSU email address (i.e. for faculty/staff and for students). To learn more about your Office 365 account, including how to reset the password, see the Office 365 Password Information website.

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

Anti-Spam Service

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.

Anti-Spam Service

AnyConnect VPN Software

Request access to the AnyConnect VPN (Virtual Private Network) software, which allows you to access your network files remotely.

AnyConnect VPN Software

Classroom Equipment Preferences Form

Use this form to add or update equipment preferences for your classroom. Login required.

Classroom Equipment Preferences Form

Computing Labs

Learn where you can find Computer Labs on campus and read our policies concerning the use of these labs.

Computing 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.

Connect Wright

Electronic Classrooms

Learn where you can find Electronic Classrooms on campus, which integrate multimedia and audio-visual technologies to enhance classroom learning.

Electronic Classrooms

Email Documentation

Read about the use of your email account, learn how to setup your iPhone to access your WSU email, and much more.

Email Documentation

Equipment Delivery

Learn how to get media equipment delivered to your Registrar-scheduled classroom.

Equipment Delivery

Guest Account Request Form

Request a limited Guest Account with computer login privileges. Login required.

Hardware Discounts

Learn more about the computer hardware discounts available to you as a faculty member.

Hardware Discounts

Home Software Store

Get information on software from Microsoft, Adobe and others available for faculty and staff to purchase at discounted rates.

Software Store

Phone & Voicemail

Learn how to use your campus phone and setup access to your voicemail.

Phone & 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.

Hardware Store

University Software Licensing

Find information and pricing on software purchases for your university-owned computer.

Software Licensing


Visit WINGS, the university web portal that gives you quick access to your email, calendar, campus news, WINGS Express, and more.


Wireless Connect

Learn how to connect to and use the university's wireless network.

Wireless Connect

WSU Accounts

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 Accounts

WSU Faculty Listserv

Sign up for the university's email lists using your campus username and password.


Faculty FAQs


Where do I go for computer account information, problems logging in or password issues?

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. 

What software is available in the computer classrooms?

Go to Electronic Classrooms for details on computer labs, hours of operation and installed software. 

How do I have software added to a computer classroom?

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. 

How do I reserve a computer classroom?

Please refer to the following document for more information on reserving computer classrooms:
Procedures for CaTS Workshops, Training, and Computer Classrooms (PDF)

Where are electronic classrooms located?

A list of electronic classroom information is available at Electronic Classrooms

Are there faculty development workshops?

CTL offers a wide variety of development workshops on subjects of particular interest to faculty. For a schedule, go to Workshops

How do I share files with students?

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

How do I put my courses online?

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. 

Where can I go to have instructional media created for my 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. 

Where can students get technical help on assignments that require web development, presentation software or multimedia?

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. 

How do I place items on course reserve?

For assistance placing items on course reserve, contact the Library Reserve Manager at the Dunbar Library. 

How can I schedule films or videos to use in my classroom?

Use the Media Booking Request Form located on the University Libraries website. 

How do I order electronic equipment for my classroom?

Contact CaTS at x3162 to order electronic equipment for traditional classrooms. 

Is there a way to acccess online library materials from off-campus?

Yes. See the University Libraries Distance Learning page for complete details about options for connecting to library resources from home. 

What software is available for home use?

WSU has licenses with Microsoft, Apple and other companies for low-cost or free software. You'll find software that's free for Wright State faculty, staff and students on the ConnectWright page. Student and faculty home use information is available at the Software Store