The FTDC staff are happy to assist UM faculty, staff, and TAs
with issues related to software and hardware. We provide support
for Blackboard, Panopto, Test Scoring, Faculty Activity Reports, Course Materials Management, and other applications that run on the University's campuswide systems. The best way to reach us is by email. All Blackboard or Panopto related questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other request for assistance can be directed to email@example.com. Additionally, you can call 662-915-7918 and speak to an FTDC student worker weekdays between 8:00am and 5:00pm. FTDC Staff are also available for virtual office hours via Zoom weekdays from 1:00-2:00 pm and for one-on-one remote support sessions as needed.
IT Services Overview for New Faculty Orientation 2021
The slides from IT's presentation during New Faculty Orientation are now available.
Access Blackboard on your Mobile Device
The Blackboard App is available for students as a free download for iOS, Android, and Windows devices. Download it today, and take Blackboard with you wherever you go. Instructors can also take advantage of the Blackboard Instructor App.
FTDC Facts for Faculty
This two page overview of FTDC services is especially useful for new faculty.
Your department can purchase many software packages at a reduced cost through the FTDC.
The University now offers a licensed Zoom account to all UM employees and students. To get the license account, go to olemiss.zoom.us and sign in with your WebID and password. Once you have logged in this way you will have a licensed Zoom account with the ability to host up to 300 participants for an unlimited length of time.
If you have any trouble or if you have any questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure, Online File Sharing and Storage Available through Box.com
Box.com is a secure, online file sharing and storage service. Content on Box can be accessed from your computer and through iPad, iPhone and Android devices via the Box app. Box is a good resource for storing and sharing files, authoring content, and encouraging collaboration. All current UM faculty, staff, and students are provided a free Box account with 1 TB of storage space.