Instructional Technology Coordinating Committee

Getting Connected

  • How do I get an computer account? Your department head or supervisor must request an account on your behalf.
  • How do I get a Blackboard account? Every faculty member is assigned an account in the Blackboard course management system. You use your Purdue University-Fort Wayne login to access your Blackboard account. Go to the Information Technology Services (ITS) Instructor Resources for Blackboard Learn Web page for information about training, documentation, and to log in to your account.
  • How do I log in to the system using a Macintosh computer? Go to Network & Internet.
  • How do I log in to the system using the wireless network? If your portable device has a wireless network chip or card,go to Wireless Network page to learn where the wireless network is active and how to configure your machine to use it. Guest access may also be obtained and information about that is available at the same place.
  • How do I get my Purdue Career account login and password? Go to Purdue WL Accounts.
  • How do I get network storage space? Go to Network Storage Space.
  • How do I get a Web site? Go to Web Space. A web site is available to anyone on the World Wide Web while your Blackboard Vista space is only accessible to registered students and others to whom you choose to allow access.
  • How do I get an Adobe Connect account? Adobe Connect allows any computer connected to the Internet and equipped with a webcam to function as a web-based video conferencing tool. To learn more about Adobe Connect, visit the Web Conferencing section of the Center for Enhancement and Learning Teaching (CELT) page. To set up an account, go to the Online Conferencing page.
  • What software is available at university-owned machines connected to local area network (LAN)? For a list of software available on your computer go to Software & Applications. You can get to this software by clicking on the Start button in the lower left corner of your Windows screen. Students should go to the Software & Applications for a list of software available in the student computing labs.