Welcome to Loyola! We know that students have important demands when it comes to technology, and we are here to help you navigate through all of the technology resources that Loyola has to offer. Loyola students have access to our Help Center, which is responsible for the management and oversight of all student interaction with Loyola’s technology. The Help Center strives to maintain awareness of students’ technology needs and to stay current with the challenging and dynamic methods used to learn and to socialize in an academic environment. When you have a technology concern or question, Help Center is your resource.
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Learn more about the technology resources available to you as a student below:
Inside.loyola.edu is an online campus portal for the Loyola community that offers access to student news, web-hosted software, email and campus communications.
Email accounts are provided to all students by Microsoft Office 365. Students can access Loyola email using Microsoft Outlook or Outlook on the web. Among the features of Loyola email are address books, calendaring, spam control, and online storage through OneDrive for Business. You can access your account from Inside Loyola or by navigating directly to https://houndmail.loyola.edu/.
Network Password Requirements
Loyola passwords must meet certain requirements and be changed every six months.
Your Loyola password allows you to gain access to the following Loyola systems:
- Inside Loyola
- Office 365
- HoundNet Campus Wireless Networks
- Authentication to other Loyola systems
See instructions for updating your password and tips on how to make a strong password.
WebAdvisor provides students access to online (where applicable) advising, registration, class and billing information, grades, and more.
Moodle & EdTech Tools
Moodle is your one stop resource for most of your classroom needs! This is where professors post material that supplements their classes, such as announcements, contact information, online assignments, course content (text and multimedia), and external links. You can also see who is in your class!
Student EdTech Support
Purchasing a Personal Computer
Loyola is partnered with Apple and Lenovo to provide special discounts on various products.
Wireless internet service is available in all residence halls and in all academic buildings.
The available Wireless networks are:
HoundNet: This is the primary encrypted WiFi network at Loyola. It requires a device capable of supporting WPA2-Enterprise and a Loyola username and password. HoundNet will provide the best experience for computers, tablets, and cell phones.
HoundNet_Guest: HoundNet_Guest is an unencrypted open network. This network is for wifi devices that don't support WPA2-Enterprise, such as Smart TVs, Roku devices, some gaming devices, etc. This network also provides access to guests visiting Loyola.
HoundNet_Gaming: HoundNet_Gaming is an unencrypted network specifically for Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo gaming devices. This network is meant for gaming devices that receive a "Nat error" on certain multiplayer games. No action is required to use this network, however the device must be an Xbox, Playstation, or Nintendo. Other devices will not be able to connect.
All students are issued $15 of HoundPrint Credits on their Evergreen Card each semester.
Students can use mobile printing to send documents to any print station on campus by attaching the document to an email (from your @loyola.edu address) and sending it to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about HoundPrint!
Microsoft Office 365
Students are able to install Microsoft Office 365 for free while they are enrolled at Loyola. The license will expire upon graduation or if the student leaves Loyola. Students will have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other additional programs.
Students can access Microsoft Office through https://houndmail.loyola.edu/ and logging in with their Loyola username and password. After logging in click on the gear icon on the upper right hand corner of the page and choose Office 365 settings. On the following page click on the option for Software on the left hand side of the page. Click the Install button and double click the installation file when the download is complete. Office 365 can be set up on either a computer (Mac or PC) or on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone).
Loyola Policy on Illegal File-Sharing
In alignment with federal guidelines governing copyright infringement, Loyola has adopted a policy regarding the illegal downloading of content on the University network. Students should read and understand the legal ramifications of downloading and sharing copyrighted materials.
Loyola Workspace is a secure dashboard of university applications that can be accessed and run from most anywhere in the world with the same ubiquitous experience for all users. Students, faculty, administrators, and staff will not need to have university applications installed on their machines, university-owned or otherwise. Instead, anyone with a web browser and internet connection can access and use full desktop applications and access secure websites. Access Loyola Workspace by visiting workspace.loyola.edu.
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