Getting Started - New Faculty at Smith
Welcome! The following is some information to help get you started at the
Smith School of Business.
Set up Campus UMID
username and password. This is the login you will use to access our
Learning Management System (LMS), Smith School Network (including Lab and
Classroom computers), and other important campus systems. This account will not
be active until HR activates your appointment, so please contact them if you are
your course in ELMS if you are teaching. Each instructor teaching a course
must request their own space in our Learning Management System (LMS). If you
have any questions about setting up your course or using the system, please
email@example.com. You will need your Campus UMID previously mentioned
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: The University
recently announced that beginning January 1 we will be switching online
course spaces from Blackboard to Canvas. Please watch the Division of IT's
ELMS Blog for more information as it becomes available. Fall 2012 courses
will all be held in Blackboard with the exception of a few pilot courses, and
then ALL course spaces will be created in Canvas beginning January 1.
questions or concerns not answered by the blog.
Instructors MUST request any software
needed in the Labs and Classrooms. Even if you see the software
you want on an existing list or image, it doesn't mean that it will be there the
next semester. If you need it, please request it using the form.
Software requests are typically requested before each semester, in January and
in May. If you are just joining us and have a need that falls outside of our
typical request times, we will do our best to work with you and provide you with
what you need.
Order your computer. New Full-Time faculty members will receive a
system from the Office of Smith IT. If you require additional equipment,
you can purchase this using your departmental or personal funds. If you have
any questions, please contact Tom O'Rourke at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at 301-405-8914. If you require software other than what is on the
image, please indicate this on the computer request form and we will work
with you to determine a funding source for the software.
If you have not already done so, please check out the "Before You
Arrive" tab for other steps for getting started.
Your Smith account can only be set up for you if Payroll has provided vital
information to the Office of Smith IT. Once we have received that
information it takes up to two business days for your new Smoogle email
account to be activated. The Office of Smith IT will contact your supervisor
to let them know when this has been done. If you have started work and you
do not have your email account, please check with your supervisor and then
contact Payroll via
email@example.com to verify your status has been reported. Smith
IT cannot create your accounts until we have received the
Sit with someone from Smith IT for a brief orientation.
Please email Theresa Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org
to set up an appointment. Orientations typically last about 20 minutes
(or longer if you'd like!) and we will go over the systems used here at
Smith and make sure you are able to access them.
Update your R.H. Smith profile. You will need your iNotes account
information to so this, which can be found on your Smith School account
sheet. You also need to set up your University Directory profile if you
have not already done so. It is important to keep your directory
entries up to date so that you don't miss important emails and
Schedule an appointment with Classroom Support. For
a hands on introduction to the equipment in the classrooms and
conference rooms, please contact the Helpdesk at
email@example.com or 301-405-2269.
Get to know your Departmental Technology Officer (DTO). If
you are interested in research computing or interest in using a netlab,
please contact your DTO to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs.
Check the equipment set up in your office. If there
are any questions or concerns about it, please contact Smith IT by
coming to suite 3520 in Van Munching Hall during business hours, calling
the HelpDesk at 301-405-2269, or emailing
Request ELMS courses if you have not already done so.
When you leave the
Smith School, your email account is active until the
last day of employment so make sure to remove any important personal
information as you will not have access to it after this date. Copy or
move your messages to another email client BEFORE your accounts are
When you leave, you will also need to schedule and exit interview
with the HR office. You will need to turn in the following items:
You will also need to take care of any leave payback, loans, and
leave settlements at this time. If you have any questions regarding the
exit interview, please contact Bobvita Salters at x59571 or
For questions regarding the disabling of your email account, please
contact the Office of Smith IT at x52296 or at