University Coronavirus updates are available at wayne.edu/coronavirus/student-information
C&IT is committed to supporting student success. If you have questions regarding this transition, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @WayneStateCIT for instant updates.
All use of Wayne State technology — on campus or remote — must follow the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy. The use of, duplication, or transmission of copyrighted material without owner permission is banned from university technology, including all Wayne State Wi-Fi networks and the VPN.
As we continue to learn and work from home, make sure you are following online meeting ettiquette guidelines to ensure that all of your meetings go smoothly and efficiently.
If you are using personal devices to access Wayne State technology systems and services, please makes sure your operating system is up to date. These updates include security patches that protect both you and the Wayne State community at large.
The Academic Success Center has compiled resources available to ensure you have a seamless transition to the online learning environment at success.wayne.edu/learnanywhere.
Your instructor may require the use of Respondus LockDown Browser or Monitor during your exams. This software is not compatible with personal Chromebooks or mobile devices, you must use a laptop or desktop computer. Many university-distributed Chromebooks are compatible with LockDown Browser, but not Monitor. Find more Respondus FAQs at tech.wayne.edu/kb/academic-services/canvas/598.
Internet and cell service
Students are welcome to connect to the WSU-SECURE Wi-Fi network from their vehicles in Parking Lot 50 (outside Matthaei) until the university re-opens. No entry-fee or parking assignment is required; just swipe your OneCard in the Wayne State OneCard debit reader, not the assigned reader. If you choose to utilize this service, please remain in your vehicle and continue to follow social distancing guidelines. Remember that Wayne State buildings remain closed, and there is no access to restrooms or other facilities. The Wayne State University Police Department will be monitoring the area via security cameras and occasional patrols.
Communication and file sharing
Verify that you can access your email and Microsoft Office web applications at connect.wayne.edu
- Microsoft Office
Students may download up to five free copies of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. View download instructions at tech.wayne.edu/kb/help-support/cit-help-desk/77651.
- Microsoft Teams
Teams is a communication and collaboration tool included with Office 365. Chat, call, have meetings, and share files or your screen from your phone or computer. Find more information at tech.wayne.edu/kb/communication-collaboration/instant-messaging/500197.
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Zoom Zoom is a web conferencing tool that makes it easy to collaborate using video chat and desktop sharing. Zoom will replace BigBlueButton in online classes. Licenses are now available for students to meet with student organizations, hold study groups, and attend classes. Meetings can have up to 300 participants and last up to 24 hours. Learn how to activate your license at kb.wayne.edu.