New Student, no problem! Take a look at the resources below to get yourself off and running here at SU.
Shenandoah University uses Google Apps for Education for a variety of purposes. All students receive a Google account upon enrollment. This account is used for a variety of services, though primarily for Email, Calendar, and file Storage in Google Drive. Any Google service can be used with your SU credentials.
If you have never logged into your SU email, you can follow these instructions to set up you SU email account. There are a plethora of ways to set up your email, and we are happy to help you with setting up filters and labels as well as organizational techniques. Contact the IC Help Desk for more information.
Google Calendar is the default calendar for all SU students. By default, your calendar is set to show other members of the SU community when you are busy. People cannot see what is on your calendar, but rather just that you have something scheduled. You can also look at other people’s calendars by searching via their email address in the “Other Calendars” section of Google Calendar.
SU Network Accounts
SUNet ID & Password
Your SUnet ID & password is one of the most commonly used logins across campus. You will use this to connect to the wireless (1SU), login into Canvas, access printers, login to podium computers, WebAdvisor, etc… For security purposes, we do require all students to change their password every 6 months. You can easily change your password using the IC Password Reset Tool found at passwordreset.su.edu. You must have registered a third party email address in order to use the password reset tool. You can do that at passwordregistration.su.edu.
WebAdvisor is where students go to access their student information. This is also where students go to view/accept their financial aid, see information in their student account, register for classes, etc. Faculty advising is also done from within WebAdvisor through the new Student Planning link found within WebAdvisor.
Canvas is where students go to access their course content and view other SU related services.
Shenandoah University uses e2campus alerts to notify students of emergencies, inclement weather and other important information. Once signed up, you can add a telephone number to receive text messages of the alerts. They will also be emailed to you at your SU email address. You can also add multiple people to the account if you would like to add a family member. It is VITAL that all students sign up for this service.
Backup Your Data
Backing up your data is an essential every day task that all employees must be conscientious about. There are several methods for backing up your important files. If you have any questions about backing up your data, you can contact the Help Desk at any time.
As a member of Google Apps for Education, members of SU have UNLIMITED storage in Google Drive. It is recommended that you download and install the Google Drive application to your computer so that you can easily backup all of your files online. This is a great way to ensure that your files are safe in the event that you have computer failure. Contact the IC Help Desk for more information.
If you have an external hard drive, Time Machine is a great option for backing up your computer. Once activated, time machine works in the background saving all of your important files on your computer.
Student Printing at SU
Shenandoah University uses the WEPA campus print system for student printing. WEPA provides all students with the ability to upload/send their documents from any location (i.e. personal computers, dorm rooms, labs, libraries) and conveniently print those documents at any WEPA Printing Kiosk on campus. Users can print documents directly from a USB drive or Google Drive, at any WEPA kiosk as well. You release your sent documents by logging in using a WEPA username and password or release code provided by WEPA. You can even swipe your SU ID card to login to your account.
Shenandoah University has come up with a list of minimum computer requirements for students who are not part of the iMLearning Program.