University Computing Services
Linux: ITS supports an Instructional Linux Environment (ILE) that uses GCN File Space (S: Drive), which is the same file space available from the current campus Microsoft Windows environment. All UNCG faculty, staff, and students that have not already activated their S: Drive, need to activate it at https://its.uncg.edu/my-services to establish their home directory for the ILE.
To access the ILE, connect to the linux host prdile.uncg.edu using SSH or SFTP. PuTTY is the most common SSH client for Windows computers on campus. ssh on the commandline is the most common SSH software on campus for operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS X. For a list of software installed on the ILE, see Linux Software @ UNCG.
To better support the research mission of UNCG, ITS has entered into a partnership with NC State University to provide technical support and training for High Performance Computing (HPC), see Research Computing Support Available from ITS.
Computer Labs: Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains and operates the campus open-access computer labs and provides support for students using the labs and for faculty who teach in the labs. There are currently ten such labs located throughout the campus, containing more than 400 computers.
MyCloud: UNCG's MyCloud provides students and faculty remote access to software such as Matlab from off campus over the Internet. Applications accessed through MyCloud @ UNCG do not need to be installed. This allows you to run these applications from any supported device, including PCs, Macs, and even mobile devices.
Box Cloud Storage: All campus computing accounts have access to unlimited capacity cloud-based file storage. Box is very similar to DropBox as it allows access from anywhere on the web and synchronization across all your devices. Visit box.uncg.edu to login and setup your Box account.
Office 365: UNCG has made Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus with the web-based versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote available by visiting office365.uncg.edu. Office365 @ UNCG offers all Student, Faculty, and Staff locally installed copies of Microsoft Office products on up to five devices per user. Download local installations of Microsoft Office from this website https://its.uncg.edu/office365/ for home and office computers. Office365 also provides access to 1TB of cloud file storage trough Microsoft OneDrive to all UNCG acounts.
Technology Support Center: TSC is located in the lobby of the McNutt Building and provides assistance to faculty, staff, and students.
6-TECH: 6-TECH Online is a central access point for all of your technical support needs.
Microsoft Imagine Premium: (Formerly MSDN Academic Alliance and Microsoft DreamSpark Premium) Through Microsoft Imagine Premium, students can obtain Microsoft developer tools, platforms, and servers for use in coursework, independent learning, or research.
UNCG SSL Web Portal: Virtual Private Networking (VPN) is used to create a secure path to the General Computing Network (GCN) at UNCG in order for your machine to access campus resources remotely. VPN creates an encrypted network connection between you and the GCN. Your computer will logically be part of the GCN when using a VPN connection.