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Bridges

Bridges is a web-based program that contains all the content and communication options for all courses at RWU. For distance courses, Bridges becomes your classroom. If you are a residential or local student, Bridges may be used as a supplement by your instructors to store course materials like a syllabus, to collect assignments, to administer quizzes and tests and to communicate.

Bridges website

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To access limited Colleague information from off campus use your myRWU/Campus Portal login. Once logged into myRWU/Campus Portal, use the services tab to navigate to the desired Student, Faculty, or Employee information.  For additional assistance with Colleague related services, please contact (401) 254-6363 Option 3.

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To inquire about our services or report a problem in a classroom, please email itces@rwu.edu or call 401-254-6363 and choose option 2 for Classroom and Event Support.

To request delivery or support, please email itces@rwu.edu or fill out a request form

To request videotaping services, please email itces@rwu.edu or fill out a request form

The Classroom and Event Support unit of IT, located in the basement of the Main Library, ensures ease of use, access, and integration of educational technologies in support of instruction and other University activities and endeavors.

Classroom services include the acquisition, distribution and maintenance of technology equipment in RWU classrooms.  The department will deliver and set up equipment upon request from an instructor.  The CES unit also provides orientation to installed technology systems in RWU rooms upon request.

  • Information about classrooms, including installed technology, is available in the Campus Calendar.
  • Equipment available for delivery includes Samsung display technology, laptops, projectors, audio recorders, cameras, document cameras, and portable PA systems.
  • The CES unit also provides orientation to installed technology systems in RWU rooms upon request.

Event services include equipment setup and onsite support (limited).  Videotaping of special events or presentations can be arranged with one week’s notice.

For the best service, we recommend that requests for equipment be made at least 48 business hours before the equipment is needed and that requests for video services be made at least one week before the event.

The CES unit is not normally available on weekends.  Please submit requests for weekend services at least one week in advance.

Equipment may be requested for use on campus.   Faculty requests for off-campus instructional use of equipment must be approved by the Director of Support Services.

Click here for a copy of the Classroom and Event Support Policies

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The function of the Desktop Support Services group is to provide desk-side support to all academic and professional university staff and the support work related to desktops and laptops. These services include the setup, maintenance and repair of desktop/laptop computers. Desktop Support Services Group work with other IT teams to deliver professional, accurate and timely resolution to all technology user requests.

Faculty and staff may submit incidents and questions via mediatech@rwu.edu or by calling our mediatech desk at 401-254-6363.  All routing of incidents takes place automatically to the appropriate support person.

Click here for a list of support personel

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Email

Email and Calendaring for Faculty, Staff and Administration is provided by Microsoft Exchange

Configuring email for iPhones and other mobile devices: 

Please note that the IT department does not support connecting personal cell phones, ipads, or other internet enabled devices to your email. If you encounter problems setting up your device, please contact your cell phone carrier for assistance.

The below settings are provided for your convenience only For Faculty/Staff:

Information Technology provides connection methods for both IMAP and ActiveSync to your RWU Exchange email account. Please accept all 3rd party SSL certificates during your setup process.

ActiveSync / Microsoft Exchange
Email: username@rwu.edu
Domain: rwu.edu for Staff and Administration
              academics.rwu for Faculty
Username: first initial followed by your last name
Password: Enter your password for your RWU email account
Select Use SSL
If you are prompted to enter a servername, please enter email.rwu.edu

IMAP
Incoming Server Type: IMAP
Incoming Server Name: email.rwu.edu
Outgoing Server Type: SMTP
Outgoing Server Name: email1.rwu.edu

O365 Resources

The following is a list of resources to help guide the transition to O365. 

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Mobile Apps

Roger Williams University continues to improve the mobile experience of students, faculty, staff, and visitors who interact with the campus and community. Roger Williams University offers a suite of applications that run on both iOS and Android to enhance your campus experience. 

Roger Williams University Mobile Applications

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The RWU Campus Portal gives you the ability to check your class roster, update your emergency contact, complete online grading, and check your pay advices.  The portal also contains links to many other vital campus services, and display important campus news and announcements.

Portal website

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Printing

Printing from personal devices in the library:

There are 3 ways to print from personal devices in the Library.

Once you submit a print job using one of the options below, jobs will be held for 2 hours and can be released in the main Library, Center for Academic Development, or the Intercultural Center:

Upload a document (only for black and white printers)

  1. Connect to Students1 wireless or plug into the network
  2. Open up the website http://hawkprint.academics.rwu/
  3. Press ‘Continue’ if prompted about a certificate error
  4. When prompted, enter your username without the ‘@academics.rwu’ and password (the same password used to release print jobs)
  5. Select ‘web print’ to submit a web address or upload a document

Print directly from a laptop or netbook (initial configuration)

  1. Connect to the Students1 wireless network or plug into the network
  2. Open up the website http://hawkprint.academics.rwu/
  3. Press ‘Continue’ if prompted about a certificate error
  4. When prompted, enter your username without the ‘@academics.rwu’ and password (the same password used to release print jobs)
  5. Click on ‘Driver Print’ to continue the initial configuration; once configured, you will not need to return to the website in order to print.

Note: In order to print to the color printer you will need to select Advanced (3) or Simple Direct (2) and choose the color web holding queue (Main Library). You can also select the web holding queue to print to the black and white printers using Simple, Simple Direct, or Advanced.

You will need to be connected to the Students1 network or plugged in when printing.

Print from email (only for black and white printers)

  1. Send an email with the documents attached that you would like to print, to the following address: printit@rwu.edu. Documents must be in the following format: Microsoft Office, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, or TIF
  2. You may receive a return email asking you to register your email address, please follow the instructions in that email. Please ensure you are connected to the Students1 network when registering your email address with the system.

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Software

Faculty, Staff, and Students can download software for a minimal fee by going to the e-academy website.

In order for you to purchase software, you’ll need a valid VISA or Mastercard. The system is secure, and your information is kept strictly private.

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Technology Skills

Access Lynda.com via https://lyndalog.rwu.edu/  at the user page, pull down to RWU.EDU or ACADEMICS.RWU (depending on your position at RWU), and then log in. Use your RWU log in. Access is free of charge.

Samsung MagicInfo Digital Signage

MagicInfo Device Manager

MagicInfo Content Manager

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RWU has deployed wireless coverage in all areas of the university used for research, academics, and study.

The University chose to deploy the latest standard 802.11n in all of our deployments. IT chose Aruba Networks

Infrastructure equipment in order to achieve the following goals:

  • Utilize authentication to ensure that only RWU community is receiving wireless access and the University is not unwittingly supplying its neighbors with access that they are not legally entitled to.
  • Ensure that bandwidth and traffic controls are put in place to ensure access to all users as much as feasible.
  • Maintain and enforce the wireless airspace policy in order to control interference.
  • Assume a 5-year lifecycle for wireless equipment.
  • Begin implementation of the new standard 802.11ac

Policies and Guides:

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