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Several applications used by Saint Peter's University require you to be signed in using your Saint Peter's University Google Account (SPU Account), including Peacock Mail (your Email); Blackboard, and Handshake. This article will show how to log in to your Google Account, and what to do if you experience issues with accessing.
Over Memorial Day weekend 2019, Blackboard is being upgraded, and the method by which login occurs is being changed. This article presents the new methods for logging into Blackboard.
This article will walk you through the process of resetting your password using the various options available.
Client Services is a department in the Division of Information Technology.
VPN
This article describes how to install a VPN onto a laptop.  VPN allows an employee to access Saint Peter's network from a public or personal WIFI network.
Blackboard courses make frequent use of Assignments, which require students to submit files or text to their instructor for grading. This article identifies the elements of Assignments, steps students will need to take to submit assignments, and troubleshooting information relating to Blackboard Assignment submissions.
This article goes over the various systems offered and what login credential format can be used to access them, as well as common term definitions.
Google Meet has a built-in set of security settings to ensure that Saint Peter's Faculty, Staff and Students can create and join meetings, and can restrict non-Saint Peter's email addresses from joining a meeting unless admitted. The meeting organizer can also remove participants from a meeting. This article demonstrates how to invite, manage and remove Google Meet session attendees.
This article introduces Google Meet, an audio-video collaboration tool. Google Meet can help faculty conduct synchronous class meetings remotely, perform lecture capture and provide virtual office hours; help students to connect in groups and create multimedia project/assignment submissions, and help University staff to conduct interviews and workshops, or create training.
Rubrics are a grid-based evaluation system that allows for more accurate assessment of pre-defined categories, associated with one or multiple point values. Many faculty use Rubrics in some form or another when assessing. This article shows how this valuable tool can be digitized and applied in the Learning management system to assignments.
If you have created a test, quiz, or exam using Blackboard Tests, there is no direct way to export this to a readable format outside of Blackboard. This article will demonstrate steps to create a PDF file of your Blackboard Test using Google Chrome, that can be shared outside of Blackboard.
The Blackboard Text Editor, or Visual Text Box Editor (VTBE) is typically the “Description” field where instructors will add information about a course element they have created. This is also used when instructors provide feedback to students when grading, and where messages to the class or individual students are composed. This field contains many options and features which will be identified in this article.
This article serves to instruct on how to add your home and department's shared drive for Windows
Blackboard Avatars allow you to share an image that will be visible to your professors, students and classmates in your courses' discussion boards and other collaboration areas. This article will guide you through how to upload an avatar as a profile image on Blackboard.
This article describes how to connect your Google drive to a Multi-Function Printer (MFP) to enable the ability to scan.
This article describes how to add the new Multi-Function (MFP) Printers to a University-owned Windows computer.
Apporto is used to access software available to the Saint Peter’s community from your web browser. This article explains how to access the software via Apporto.
This article contains step-by-step instructions for clearing browser cache and cookies.
This article summarizes the information and resources available to Faculty as they transition to online course delivery
Zoom is an audio-video collaboration tool with many exciting features, and a variety of uses. In addition to being able to schedule, host and join one-on-one or group meetings, Zoom has a shared whiteboard, breakout rooms, live polling and feedback, hand-raising, and the ability to utilize custom background images during your meeting. This article highlights how to get started with Zoom as well as where to find additional assistance and information on setting up and using this tool.
This article summarizes the information and resources available to students as Saint Peter's University transitions to online course delivery
This article will provide guidance and best practices for suggestions on how to prepare your classes in advance of a disruption, and procedures you can follow to ensure you are still able to reach and teach your students if any shutdown or incident prevents your class from assembling on campus.
Instructions how to forward and unforward phone calls using the University's existing Avaya Phone system.
This article introduces Google Meet, an audio-video collaboration tool. Google Meet can help the University community to conduct meetings, interviews, and workshops, or create training.
If you are unable to log in via an App on your mobile device after an application upgrade, change in authentication(login) method, or if the App is slow, please follow the below steps to clear the application's cache.