Department of Information Technology
This guide is intended to help new and returning faculty with everyday tasks that are necessary at the beginning of each term.
The Tech Commons is the division of the Office of Information Technology that interacts directly with the campus community. Located in room 139 of the Ruth Ann Musick Library, we offer a variety of services specific to the students, faculty, and staff of Fairmont State University.
We are available via telephone, email, walk-in, and live chat. While we do not have the facilities to repair your personal hardware, we can assist you in diagnosing your problems and provide you with all your options.
Your UCA (Unified Computer Account) is a personalized username that enables access to Fairmont State’s services and network. Once they are activated, UCAs cannot be changed.
Easy access to reset your password is available at https://www.fairmontstate.edu/it
If you receive a message stating you're not authorized to change your password, please notify Tech Commons for assistance.
Please take a few minutes to read the Acceptable Use Policy. This document explains what constitutes acceptable, and inappropriate, use of campus computing and network resources.
The Staff network is available campus-wide except in the residence halls. Connect using the following instructions:
The Fairmont_State network is for use by staff and faculty when in the residence halls. Connect using the following instructions:
The myFairmontState Portal is your gateway to online resources and Fairmont State services. You can access your Email, Blackboard, Library, FELIX, Employee Links, etc.
Blackboard is the university’s online course management and instruction system. Students can access grades, calendars, assignments, tests, quizzes, and discussion boards. Tech Commons provides support to faculty and students needing assistance with Blackboard.
FELIX provides access to your course and enrollment information, pay and leave data, and your directory listing.
Please take a few minutes to register for emergency notifications. You can receive messages by phone, email, and text.
This service announces campus closures, delays, and emergency information. Notifications are also posted to the institution's web page and the myFairmontState Portal.
Microsoft Office 365 is available to all current Fairmont State University faculty and staff. Your Fairmont State University account will allow you to install Office on up to five devices including laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
All faculty and staff are provided access to email via Microsoft Outlook. Microsoft Outlook is the email client that is included in Microsoft Office and outlook.com
All employees receive access to OneDrive, a cloud storage service. OneDrive offers users a simple way to store, sync, and share files across devices.
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool to bring everything together in a shared workspace. Teams allows you to create a custom space for your courses where students and faculty can meet remotely, share files, and work together.
The university’s cloud environment allows for library machines and software to be accessed remotely via desktops, laptops, tablets, or smartphones. Visit the link above to download the software and get started.
Employees of Fairmont State University may use AnyConnect to work remotely through the VPN. Visit the link above for instructions on installation and use.
Printing across campus is available via XeroxFindMe.
Your ID card is your official Fairmont State University identification. It is required for the following:
Visit Campus Card Services on the 1st Floor Falcon Center for Replacement Cards ($20 fee) and other services.