Welcome to WPI! The Information Technology Services Department (IT) developed this guide to help new faculty and staff access and use technology and systems provided by IT at WPI. Please complete the required steps indicated by checkboxes. Optional resource information is also inculded.

Information Security

Careful attention to logins, access, safe computing practices and data handling is an important responsibility for each member of WPI.

  • Please  read the Acceptable Use Policy, applicable to all WPI account holders.
Acceptable Use PolicySecure Computing 

Your WPI Credentials

WPI grants your account, assigns a username, and requires you to create a secure password. Using these credentials, you are privileged to securely access licensed applications and university data. In addition, you have access to your WPI email account, personal and business file storage space, login to campus computers, and printing. (If you have received email with instructions, you may have already completed these items.)

  • Please setup required verification methods for Self Service Password Reset (SSPR).
Self Service Password Reset
  • Ensure several options for Multifactor Authentication (MFA) are established, as this is required by some WPI systems.
Multifactor Authentication

WPI Applications and Systems

Some of the most commonly used WPI applications and systems enabling employees’ work are linked on WPI's intranet.

WPI Community Portalhub.wpi.edu App MarketplaceNew Employee Resources

Electronic Mail and Calendars

As a member of WPI you are licensed to use a WPI email account.  Your email address is based upon your WPI username (i.e. Jon E. Smith has username jesmith, therefore the email address is jesmith@wpi.edu). 

Email, calendars, the global address list, etc. can be accessed  using these options:

O365 Outlook for the Web

  • Read your email via any web browser using the link on the WPI Community Portal. Login with your WPI email address (username@wpi.edu) and password.
WPI Community Portal

Email Groups and Mailing Lists

O365 Groups exist for campus communications and are best accessed using O365 Outlook for the Web.   Community members will automatically receive mail from the appropriate Distribution Groups.   Other Groups can also be created.

O365 Groups Information

Mobile

You may configure your WPI email on your mobile device.

Mobile Email Configuration

Storing WPI Data

IT provides various means of secure file storage to save, access and share WPI data. 

  •   Please consult the WPI Data Classification and Usage Policy which governs file storage.
WPI Data Classification and Usage Policy (pdf)
  • OneDrive individual cloud storage
OneDrive
  • SharePoint online file organization and sharing for departments, committees, projects, etc.
SharePoint

On-premise file storage may be in use by some departments.

On-premise file storage

Accessing WPI Data

Workday

  • Access finance, payroll, and human resources data via the Workday link on the Community Portal.
WPI Community Portal

Banner

Enables certain roles to access admissions, financial aid, registration/academic history, and alumni data. 

Bannerweb: Used to view/enter some Banner data via a web browser; login using your WPI username and password.

Bannerweb

Banner Production INB (Internet Native Banner):  Used to perform additional Banner queries and reports, as well as data entry; login using your WPI username and password.

Banner Prod Install and Access

Online Courses & Organizations

Learning Management System (LMS)

The LMS  gives faculty, staff, and students access to course, project, and university sites. 

  • Login to Canvas using your WPI username and password
Canvas

Course Material: Announcements, Discussion Boards, Assignments, Homework Grades, etc.

Project Group Collaboration for IQP and MQP Project Groups (by request)

WPI Faculty/Staff Committees and Student Organizations that utilize the LMS to share information

New courses and organizations may be requested by instructors

Canvas Site Requests

0365 Teams

Staff, faculty, students and guests  can collaborate with Teams tools.

Get started with Teams

Working Remotely

Staff ResourcesFaculty ResourcesTerminal Services