Enhancing the Learning Experience
Class registration. Financial aid information. Office productivity. These are just a few things we assist with to help Purdue Fort Wayne run efficiently.
- Class Registration, Financial Aid, Student Records (OASIS)
Online Access to Student Information System (OASIS) gives students access to a variety of information:
- Registration (check registration status, add or drop classes, display class schedules)
- Student records (view holds, display grades and unofficial Purdue Fort Wayne transcripts, run unofficial Purdue Fort Wayne degree evaluations)
- Financial aid (review financial aid status, check status of document requirements, review awards)
- Student account (review account summary, statement and payment history, current tax notification, and holds)
- Personal information (change security question; update address, phone number, and more)
Through OASIS, faculty can perform the following tasks:
- View official class rosters (live and up-to-date)
- Enter grades
- Email class
You can access OASIS through goPFW OASIS in the Enrollment or Billing and Financial Aid tabs.
- Email (Outlook and Office 365)
Outlook is the email and calendar application used by campus students, faculty, and staff, while Office 365 is the underlying email service.
To access your email, visit goPFW and sign in with your user-name and password, then select the Outlook logo.
Office 365 accounts are deleted when a staff or faculty member is no longer working for the university, or for students, generally one year after graduation. You will receive an email two weeks before the account is scheduled for deletion.
- eLearning (Blackboard)
- Office Productivity
All Microsoft Office applications are available online in your browser and for download by visiting Office 365 and logging in with your full Purdue Fort Wayne email address and password. These applications are free for all students, faculty, and staff. Microsoft Office includes the following programs:
Here are the Microsoft Office applications available in the open computer labs:
- Graphics and Multimedia
These graphic and multimedia applications are available to students in the open computer labs, and to faculty and staff on their workstations:
- Adobe Creative Suite
- 3D Studio Max*
*Specialized graphic and multimedia applications may need to be installed from the Software Center. Faculty and staff can download the Adobe Creative Suite on their personal devices for free.
- Survey Tools
Qualtrics is a web-based survey application available to faculty and staff. Here’s what Qualtrics offers:
- A wide array of question types
- A well-designed survey development interface
- A powerful reporting engine and good fielding and survey-promotion capabilities
Access to Qualtrics is granted through your Purdue Career Account.
- Plagiarism Detection
SafeAssign is a plagiarism-prevention tool integrated into Blackboard that helps determine the authenticity of student-assignment submissions. It is used by the faculty to detect and discourage plagiarism, and to encourage its use among students.
- Online Conferencing
WebEx is a web-conferencing tool that may be used for instruction or collaboration at any time. Here are some of its features:
- Offers a personalized meeting room
- Record and share meetings
- Connect within the university community and outside the university
- Can be accessed through your Purdue Career Account
- Classroom Response Tools
Classroom Response Systems are tools used by the faculty for class polling and student feedback. These systems can be effective tools to engage student participation and aid in impromptu teaching. These tools can also be an effective way to engage an audience and provide feedback to presenters during any group event.
The iClicker Student Response System is the supported classroom-response system for the campus. In order to use iClicker, faculty members need to have a receiver, and students need a response pad. Faculty can use a faculty remote that allows them to control polling and results anywhere in the classroom. Faculty and staff interested in using i>clicker should contact the IT Services Help Desk for assistance.
Students can purchase a student remote in the campus bookstore. Check the bookstore website or visit the Mastodon Campus Store for pricing information.
The university does not support Web clicker at this time.
- Assessment Tools (Respondus)
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created from any .txt, .doc, or .docx file, provided the exam questions are prepared using the correct question format. Respondus can help move exams from one eLearning system to another.
- EndNote X9
Research smarter with EndNote X9. EndNote will help you keep track of your formatting bibliographies, finding full text and searching for references. Learn how to get started with EndNote.
SAS is free with a Purdue Career Account for eligible employees, and students can access free or reduced software.