Technology

A wide range of computer systems, software, and services are available to students, faculty, and staff. All Emory university students are provided a network account enabling access to Emory webmail, OPUS (online student information system), Canvas (online course and content management system), Euclid (online catalog of holdings of all Emory libraries), and EmoryUnplugged wireless connectivity. In addition, free basic software programs, including McAfee antivirus protection and EndNote (bibliographic software), are available for download from a secure download location (software.emory.edu). Microsoft Office also is available for free to students using Office 365 email at email.emory.edu. For more information about MS Office, visit it.emory.edu/software/software_distribution.html.

Many courses are taught using Emory’s Canvas learning management system (canvas.emory.edu). This web-based tool offers professors the ability to post syllabi, course content, captured lectures and assignments online and a convenient way for students to communicate both with the professor and with fellow students.

There is a computer store on campus, located on the second floor of the Barnes and Noble at Emory Bookstore, which offers academic discounts on purchases of computer hardware, software and accessories.

Students have access to both Windows and Macintosh computers in locations around the campus. The Pitts Theology Library has computer workstations and library “lookup” kiosks in the Information Learning Commons on the second floor. Students have access to the Internet, Microsoft Office applications, BibleWorks, Accordance, and flatbed scanners. There are also computer and printing kiosks in both the Rita Anne Rollins building and the Pitts Theology Library.

In addition, there are large computer labs in Cox Hall and Woodruff Library. The facilities in Cox are state-of-the-art, facilitating creative online interaction and collaboration. The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship located in Woodruff Library provides expertise, training, and support for technology-enhanced projects and the completion of digital media assignments.

Computer support is available through LITS’ 24-hour phone line at 404.727.7777 and at help.emory.edu. Students also can visit Student Technology Support on the first floor of Woodruff Library for laptop and desktop support. For further information, visit it.emory.edu.