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Computing Services: Computing Resources

Here is some helpful information regarding computing resources for faculty and staff.


E-mail Accounts


An e-mail account is provided for your use for instructional purposes. Your University account will be your last name. In cases where two or more University employees have the same last name, the account will be in the following format: LastName_firstinitial (smith_j). You can access your e-mail on campus by using Microsoft Office Outlook. You can access your e-mail off-campus by using a web browser and connecting to: If you need assistance in setting up your e-mail, contact the UTech Help Desk via email or call x5911.


Web Pages


The web site is available for you to post your own web pages. Microsoft Office Front Page is provided on your office PC.


Network Drive Access


A network drive (referred to as your N: drive) is available and recommended for your use. It is strongly recommended that you use the network drive instead of the hard drive of the computer in your office. The network drive is routinely backed up so it's less likely that you'll lose data.

You can access your N: drive off-campus at:




Microsoft Office is installed on your office PC along with the standard Adobe readers. If you require any special software for the classes you are teaching, to be installed on either your office machine or in the labs, contact the UTech Help Desk via email or call x5911.  Make sure the software meets requirements for the hardware and will run in our environment. A minimum of three weeks notification is needed to install software (including plug-ins) in computer labs.


Desire2Learn (D2L)


A course shell is loaded into the Desire2Learn system for all sections offered at Cal U. It is up to you to load course material and tests into this course shell if you are using online instruction in your class. There is no need for you to manually manage your class rosters; University Technology Services does this for you.


Frequently Asked Questions


Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for quick answers to common computing questions.