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Faculty IT resources

Technical Resources & Services

UGA Elements

UGA Elements is the University's professonal profile system and is the primary source of data regarding the research, scholarship, service, awards and honors of UGA faculty.

All UGA faculty have profiles in UGA Elements and are required to confirm or enter their professional activities in the system as part of the annual evaluation process.

MyUGA Portal

UGA's Portal is a one-stop website that allows students, faculty and staff access to their email and web-based University resources. Some of the services on the MyUGA Portal  include UGAMail,Athena, eLC, employee services, lynda.com, Parking Services, DegreeWorks and Food Services.

UGA Mobile App

The UGA Mobile App is the one central mobile app for the University for iOS and Android devices. The UGA Mobile App features several tools to make it easier to travel the Athens campus, including bus trackers, a building locator, campus map and parking services information. It also includes daily schedules for Recreational Sports, athletic scores and access to UGAMail and eLC.

The UGA Mobile App is available in the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and in Google Play for Android devices

UGAAlert

UGAAlert is the University's emergency notification system. In the event of an emergency, UGAAlert can send messages multiple ways, including text and email alerts, phone calls and desktop notifications.

UGA students, faculty and staff can register their phone numbers and email addresses to receive UGAAlert messages. A desktop notification app is also available to download.

vLab

The vLab is UGA's virtual computer lab that allows students to access all the software available in a computer lab on their own phone, tablet or computer anytime, anywhere. The vLab includes SPSS, Stata and other software.

Print Kiosks 

UGA has a growing number of cloud-based print kiosks throughout its Athens campus. The wepa print kiosks allow students, faculty and staff to send documents from their device to the cloud to print them from any of the print kiosks.

Documents can be sent to the cloud via wepa's website, an app installed on a mobile device or computer or by directly using a USB flash drive at a print station. Copies can be paid by credit card, debit card or Bulldog Bucks.

Qualtrics

Qualtrics is a web-based survey tool that's free for UGA faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics allows users to create, implement and evaulate UGA-branded surveys.

Qualtrics surveys are easy to create for research or instructional purposes. UGA departments also use Qualtrics surveys to measure effectiveness of programs and services. Faculty and staff may establish their Qualtrics account by contacting their departmental IT professional.

ITCLA

ITCLA (IT Contracts and Licensing Administration) manages all aspects of IT contracts, licensing, renewals, services and vendor relations management at UGA. ITCLA has the expertise to negotiate with vendors for cost-effective IT solutions for the University and its colleges and departments.

Products available from ITCLA include Citrix GoToMeeting, Trimble GPS, Mathematica, Adobe Creative Cloud, IBM-SPSS and Microsoft software products. Products may be limited for installation only to departmental-owned devices and/or personally-owned devices. 

Purchasing software

The University System of Georgia offers affordable, brand-name software and services for work and personal devices for faculty, staff and students. Under its work at home resources, employees can purchase and install products from Microsoft and Adobe.

Boyd Data Center Hosting

UGA's Boyd Data Center offers server hosting for UGA colleges, departments and administrative units. 

By hosting departmental servers in the Boyd Data Center, crucial data is kept secure and safe, while remaining accessible to departmental IT professionals. The 16,000-square-foot center is supported by an enterprise class generator, remote camera monitoring, secure card access, two commerical UPS units, and a gas-based fire-suppression system.

Hosting servers at the Boyd Data Center allows departments to free up their IT staff to focus on other systems. 

On-Demand Services

Along with University-wide services, EITS partners with departments at the University to meet their needs. These services are provided on a cost recovery basis

By using cost recovery services, UGA departments are provided these services at a significant cost savings. Cost recovery services are ideal for smaller units or departments who want their services centrally managed.

Cost recovery services include: Institutional File Storage (IFS), end user desktop support, virtual desktops, virtual servers and network support. 

File Storage for Researchers

Research Institutional File Storage (IFS) is an affordable digital file storage option for UGA units. EITS offers three options: Standard IFS, Secure IFS and Research IFS. Users of Research IFS have 1TB minimum of space that is intended for use as a target for backups of research data.

Web Application Development

UGA departments and units that need assistance with developing websites and web applications may contact the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's Office of Information Technology Outreach (ITOS), as an option. EITS no longer offers web application development.