By Robert Keel
The Technology Support Center: on the web at http://www.umsl.edu/technology/tsc/, in Lucas Hall 211, or by telephone at 314-516-6034 (press 4 to speak to a human being). The staff at the Technology Support Center can help you with a variety of problems, questions, and concerns including; Gateway ID and password problems, dial-up Internet access, and email.
[Getting on the Web] [Your Gateway ID] [Using My Gateway] [Campus Email] [Admiral and Web Pages] [Computing Labs] [Lab hours] [Using other programs to access campus email]
Technology Services manages a variety of computing labs around the campus (see
page 4 of this document for a listing of lab locations) that provide you with
access to a variety of software programs, including programs called web browsers.
Web browsers allow you to navigate the complex world of the World Wide Web.
The student computing labs (and advanced technology classrooms) provide you
with access to two of the most popular web browsers, Netscape and Microsoft
Internet Explorer. To Use either of these browsers:
If you have a computer and modem you can obtain instructions from the Technology Support Center that will allow you to connect to the Internet from home via UM-St. Louis Dial-up services. If you have your own private Internet Service Provider (dial-up or broadband), you can access UM-St. Louis resources and services via that online connection—simply follow the instructions below.
Your Gateway ID and password provide you with access to all online services at UM-St. Louis including the campus My Gateway online course system, campus email, and many other services.
To find your Gateway ID and password:
1. Visit http://gatewayid.umsl.edu and click "Search for ID", or from the My Gateway login page (http://mygateway.umsl.edu) click on the "Gateway ID Search" button.
3. Type in your student number and your Social Security Number and click on "Search"
4. The next page will show your Gateway login ID. It also informs you that your default password is a string of eight characters comprised of yyddssss where yy are the last two digits of the year you were born, dd is the day (01-31) of the month on which you were born, and ssss is the last block of four digits from your federal ID number (SSN)
The My Gateway (http://mygateway.umsl.edu) online course management system was introduced here at UM-St. Louis at the beginning of fall semester 2000. My Gateway provides all students and faculty with access to course materials, and a variety of programs that enable classroom communication and interaction using virtually any computer with a current web browser (such as Netscape or IE 4.0 or higher), and an Internet connection.
To login to My Gateway:
1. Go to the web page http://mygateway.umsl.edu.
2. Click on the "Login" button.
3. Type in your login ID (Gateway ID) and password.
4. After logging on to the My Gateway system you will be brought to your "My Gateway" page. From this page you can access most of the features of the My Gateway system, and all of your classes at UM-St. Louis, as well as a variety of other campus based resources.
· Class Announcements, Calendar events, and Task lists are available here, as well as a list of the courses you are taking, and campus organizations you have joined.
· The "Tools" area will allow you to: check your grades and class announcements; make personal calendar, task list, and address book entries; search for other users; and send course-based email.
· You will also find links on your My Gateway main page that allow you to access your campus email account, and to check your official grades at the end of each semester.
5. Your "My Gateway" page also contains tabs that allow you to access information on various campus organizations (Organizations tab), and access other online campus services (Services tab). Additionally, you can add various content elements to you’re my Gateway page by clicking on the "Content" button found near the upper right-hand side of the page.
6. Under the heading "My Courses," on the "My Gateway" page, click on a class name, and you will access the class My Gateway site. The first page displayed is typically "Announcements." Here you will see all class related announcements, including the availability of online progress evaluations, and other class related news. The buttons on the left-hand side of the screen give you access to a variety of tools and documents that your instructor has created for your class. The areas available, and some of the items you may find, include:
· Course Information: Syllabus, Grading Policies, etc.
· Course Documents: Lecture Notes, Virtual Handouts, and Study Guides.
· Staff Information: Contact information for your course instructor and teaching assistants.
· Assignments: Reading assignments, Essays, and Quizzes.
· External Links: A variety of class related www sites.
· Tools: "Student Drop Box" for submitting written work (please contact your instructor for the proper format of submitted files), "Check Your Grade" gives your access to your current class grades (progress evaluation scores are automatically entered), your class calendar, a class-based personal web page editing utility—you can create a personal web page that the rest of the class can access through the class roster in the Communications area, a student manual that will tell you more about the My Gateway system; and an "Electronic Blackboard" where you can create and store class related notes.
· Communication: Class email sending utility, access to student web pages (via the Class Roster), the class discussion board for online discussion (there may also be a button that takes you directly to the Discussion Board), Group Pages (your instructor may create online workgroups, and the virtual classroom program for synchronous online discussions and presentations.
· There are other buttons available for use—instructors may use different buttons and areas to organize their course material. Always check with your instructor to find out about the use of online course material in a specific class.
Beginning Winter Semester 2002, UM–St. Louis is providing ALL students with a new student e-mail system. All student e-mail address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. Replace “yourgatewayid” with your personal Gateway ID. Your Gateway ID can be found at http://gatewayid.umsl.edu (see instructions above). UM–St. Louis is implementing the new student e-mail system in order to maintain effective communication with students. All students will be responsible for checking this e-mail account for university correspondences.
Students also have access to a Unix account on the Admiral server. Students can use this account to create web pages, store/access files, and other things. Unix shell accounts will be automatically created for all new students.
Students can send/receive mail through admiral, but it will be unsupported. The old webmail interface will remain on admiral (http://admiral.umsl.edu), for WS 2002, at least.
All new students will have Unix accounts created in gatewayid account/password format. However returning students who already have legacy accounts (ie. s9999999 style) will continue to use those accounts. A rough guideline is that if the student has an old style account and was enrolled in a class at the university within the last year, then they will continue to use that existing account.
Contact the Technology Support Center, or a Campus Computing Lab assistant for more information about setting up a personal web page using your Admiral account, or using the new file access service, SAMBA, on Unix.[top]
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Research Commons has opened in the main floor of the TJ Library. With Ample
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103 SSB is our main location on north campus. The lab is located on the first floor of the Social Sciences building. If you enter the Social Sciences building from the doors on the south end of the building, take the stairs on your left down one floor. Turn left after exiting the stairwell, and you will see a blue sign hanging over the door of the lab.
§ 452/455 SSB is the newest computing lab. It is located on the fourth floor of SSB. It is especially designed for use by students in the social sciences. All machines are Windows NT/95. Hours for this lab are 9‑9 Monday through Friday, Closed Saturday, 9‑1 Sunday.
§ 234 Thomas Jefferson Library gives you access to the campus computer systems from within the Library. The lab is located on the second floor of TJL. To reach the lab from the third floor entrance, proceed past the circulation desk, and library catalog stations. Take the stairs on your left down to the second floor and take an immediate right turn, you should see a sign directing you to the lab.
§ 200 South Campus Computer Building is the only Student Computing Lab on South Campus. The lab is located on the second floor of the South Campus Computer Building, just south of Marillac and the South Campus Classrooms. 232 Benton Hall is home to the McDonnell Douglas Foundation Engineering Computing Laboratory. The Lab contains several high‑end CAD workstations used by UMSL and Washington University Engineering Students. Benton 232 is located at the western end of Benton Hall, on the Second Floor. The Macintoshes in this lab are equipped with CD‑ROM drives, you may checkout the CD‑ROM caddy (free of charge) from the consultant.
§ 419 Clark Hall is the Multi‑Media Student Resource Center. It was opened in fall of 1995, making it the newest lab on UM‑St Louis. This lab has Power PC Macintosh computers prepared for multi‑media use. Foreign Language Resource Center is located within the computer lab.
§ The College of Education also supports the E. Desmond Lee Technology and Learning Center in Marillac Hall. It has many computer workstations and is open to any student here at UMSL.
Check with the lab personnel for up to date information on hours, and scheduled closings.
UM – St. Louis recommends checking your Studentmail e-mail account through the World Wide Web at: http://studentmail.umsl.edu. The university provides these instructions for informational purposes only. The university is not responsible for e-mail lost or not received due to checking e-mail through Outlook Express or Eudora. The university recommends checking your Studentmail e-mail account through the World Wide Web at: http://studentmail.umsl.edu. If you wish to configure another email program to access your studentmail account from home, follow the instructions below.
Configuring Eudora for use with the Studentmail server:
Configuring Outlook Express for use with the Studentmail server:
Please note, the preferred method for checking your Studentmail e-mail account through the World Wide Web at: http://studentmail.umsl.edu.
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