Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

Welcome Back

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Welcome back to our faculty members and students! Technology Services has put together a list of some of the  technology changes you might encounter this year at Loyola.

New Location
You may notice our offices have moved! The Student Technology Center is in Knott Hall 003, the Help Center moved to Knott Hall 107 and the Faculty Technology Center is occupying both Knott Hall 105 and 106. You’re welcome to come visit us whenever you’d like, to ask a question or stop by to say hello!

Enhanced Wireless Security
Over the summer HoundNet was made an encrypted network, which makes it more secure. Employees should connect to eHoundNet-FSA, as that is the preferred encrypted network for employees and students can use HoundNet for their wireless needs. To connect to the network choose it from your list of available networks. You will be prompted to enter your Loyola username and password then to accept a security certificate. Please note if you use a personal Windows 7 laptop you will need to install the certificate from our website or by visiting our offices for assistance.

Microsoft Office 2013
All Loyola owned Windows based computers in both offices and classrooms are going to be upgraded to Office 2013 over the course of the semester. For more information about what changes to expect to see in Office 2013 view our training materials.

Outlook 365
All current Loyola students have the ability to access and install the Microsoft Office Suite through their email at houndmail.loyola.edu. Please visit our website for more information and tutorials on how to install the programs.

Evergreen Card Deposit
If you need to add funds to your Evergreen account for purchases on campus the site has changed. Please visit the new website and enter your normal Loyola username and password to add to your account. 

Software Center
The Software Center is where you can go to install programs on your Loyola Windows computer. Programs that are currently available are: Adobe Creative Cloud, Skype, Audacity, iTunes, ImageNow and many more.

eduroam
Loyola University is now part of the eduroam network, which means if a member of another participating university comes to Loyola they can connect to our wireless network. Likewise, if you visit another campus with eduroam available you can connect with your Loyola email address and password.

Coming Soon: Technology Field Guide App
Get to know all of the technology tools available to you! As a member of the Loyola University community--whether you're a student, staff or faculty--you have access to the latest technology to help you work more efficiently. This new app showcases these tools and helps you get started using them.

Stay tuned, the Technology Field Guide iPad app launches in September!

iGoForth – Loyola’s Mobile App Store

If you have a great idea for a new mobile app submit it to Loyola's mobile app contest- iGoForth. If your idea is chosen a group of students will form in the Fall and work throughout the year to bring your app to life. In the Spring the finished apps are tested and the campus votes to choose one as the winner. Last year's winner was FACTracker which tells the user how busy the FAC is and contains information about group exercise and other services the Fitness and Aquatic Center offers.

Dining Services App
FoodU and Tapingo are available for download through the Loyola App. These mobile applications will allow you to order food from the many dining locations on campus so it is ready for you to pick up at your desired time and give you information, such as menus and location hours.

Email Security: Being Safe
SPAM is a leading cause of security problems with e-mail.  As you use your Loyola e-mail, remember a few things:
•    Never tell anyone your password
•    Be mindful of who the sender is
•    Be careful of hyperlinks
Please note: Any email about Loyola technology will be sent by Client Services (ots@loyola.edu).