St. Edward’s provides lots of resources for faculty. Here’s a quick-start guide to the technology you need to know about.

Faculty Essentials

Let’s start with five things every faculty member needs. 

myHilltop

myHilltop is the gateway to all St. Edward’s services and systems, including faculty contracts, class rosters, grade entry and all the applications listed on this page. You can search for or filter tasks, and you can favorite those you use most frequently for easy access. You can find some of the most commonly used faculty tasks in the Faculty Resources Task Center. For more information, check out our guide to myHilltop’s features

G Suite

With your St. Edward’s username and password, you can log in to your university G Suite account. Official university messages will be sent to your university Gmail account, accessible via myHilltop or mail.stedwards.edu. Likely, you’ll use Google Calendar and Google Drive frequently, too, and you may hold virtual meetings using Google Hangouts Meet.  

Canvas

Canvas is the university-supported Learning Management System (LMS).  It's used for posting syllabi, course content, assignments, discussions and grades, as well as for communication between students and faculty. You can access Canvas from myHilltop or by going directly to canvas.stedwards.edu

Classroom Technology

All St. Edward's learning spaces are equipped with a standard set of technology, based on the usage of each room. This guide to classroom technology will fill you in on the specifics and give you an overview of how the technology works in the classroom.

Academic Applications

We've compiled some of our recommendations for academic software, as well as listing what technology is standard across campus. These include applications for video conferencing, lecture capture, digital publication, multimedia creation and research.

Support

Instructional Design Support

Instructional Technology provides consultation and training centered on course design, digital publication, multimedia creation, videoconferencing, presentation capture, polling, digital scholarship, social pedagogies, critical reading and social annotation. Instructional Technology staff can also help you set up your courses in Canvas. Stop by our offices in Holy Cross Hall 101 or contact us through OIT Support.

OIT Support

The OIT Help Desk is open six days a week in Moody 309. Hours change between summer and spring/fall semesters, so please check the most up-to-date information on our main website. But there are other ways to reach OIT support: 

Our Top Tech Tips

  • Keep it a secret. OIT will never ask you for your password. If someone does ask for it, or other sensitive personal information, in a message, it’s a phishing attack
  • Keep it updated, too. You’re required to update your password once a year, at a minimum. But you can update your password or security questions any time at identity.stedwards.edu
  • Store in the Cloud. Earlier, we mentioned you have access to Google Drive for storing files with your St. Edward’s account. You also have unlimited storage in Box. Which one should you use? Check out our comparison chart
  • Learn what you need, when you need it. All St. Edward’s faculty, students and staff have access to LinkedIn Learning and its thousands of training videos on a variety of skills and tools. Find the link in myHilltop
  • Get the applications you need. If you have a university issued computer, it will come with Microsoft Office. To request specialized software, like Adobe Creative Cloud or SPSS, for your university computer, submit a case to OIT support. 
  • Save money on software. As a St. Edward’s faculty member, you’re eligible for discounts on software like Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office for your personal computer. 
  • Connect with colleagues. Workplace is the central hub for employee communication. Log in with your St. Edward’s credentials to see need-to-know information, as well as campus news. You can also subscribe to OIT’s Tech Tips group for helpful advice on using campus technology.
  • Create audio and video projects. Interested in having your students create multimedia assignments? Stop by the Digital Media Center on the second floor of Munday Library, where you can check out our green screen, audio booth or podcast studio, and see video editing resources available. 
  • Be the first to know. Follow OIT on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Youtube to stay up-to-date on campus technology.