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Back-to-School Technology Tips

The list features helpful information about campus technology for new and returning students who are preparing for the start of the fall semester.

OIT News  |  Aug 18, 2021  |  By Nicole Johnson
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Students can use these technology tips to help them during the first week of the semester. (Rakitha Perera/UNLV OIT)

With a mix of remote and in-person classes offered this fall semester, students will lean on technology to help them with their studies. As a new or returning student, here are some technology tips to guide you through the first week of school.

Use your ACE login to access campus resources.
Log into campus computers, WebCampus, RebelMail, and other services with your ACE username and password. You can manually reset your ACE password if you forgot it.

Connect your devices to campus WiFi.
If you are on campus, connect your devices to eduroam. You can use this WiFi network at UNLV and other colleges you visit in the United States or internationally.

Review the course syllabus in WebCampus.
Many instructors, including those teaching remotely, use WebCampus to post important class information. Use your ACE login to access your course syllabus and assignments.  

Take a remote class or study on campus.
Locate a computer lab to take a remote class or study on campus. University Libraries also offer study rooms and quiet locations. Bring your own device, like a laptop or headset, or use a computer available at these spaces.

Use Google Drive to save documents.
Create, store, and share your files online and access them in Google Drive from any device. Other Google applications, like Google Docs and Sheets, are also available with your RebelMail email.

Ask Scarlet for technology help.
Visit the IT website to ask Scarlet, the IT Help Desk’s chatbot, a technology question. You can also contact the IT Help Desk directly for technical support.

Okay, snuck in a bonus tip to help you connect with other students, no matter if they are on campus or learning remotely.

Make friendships with classmates.
Use technology to build relationships with your peers. Host an online meetup or study group with Google Meet, engage in class discussions, or hold live chats in WebCampus. 

You can visit the IT website to find additional technology information, including learning remotely resources, throughout the school year.