Faculty and Staff Quick Start Guide to Information Technology at KU

Welcome to KU! In this Quick Start Guide you’ll find helpful information to help you hit the ground running with university technology resources. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are passionate about the role technology can play at Kutztown, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for or need further assistance please feel free to contact us. 

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  • Your KU Username

    Your KU Username 

    As a faculty or staff member, your KU username (also known as a KU User ID) is used to access university computers, networks, email, and services.

    Reset Your Password 

    Passwords are good for 180 days. Every 180 days, a password reset will be required to promote account security. You’ll be reminded (via email) well in advance when it’s time to change your network password. Self Service password resets allow you to easily change your password online. If you have forgotten your current password or need assistance, call the IT Help Center at 610-683-1511 to reset your password. 

  • Get Connected to WiFi on Campus

    Use BearNet Secure 

    It is strongly recommended that all faculty, staff, and students join the BearNet Secure wireless network on all devices that support it (i.e. laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets).

  • Access Your University Email

    The University uses Microsoft Office 365 as our email platform. Your email address consists of your User ID followed by @kutztown.edu. To access your email, go to www.kutztown.edu, click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the  KU homepage and choose email. Sign in with your email address and password.   

    Manage Your University Email 

    You can configure your email account on your mobile device or computer. 

  • Access MyKU

    Login to MyKU 

    To access MyKU, go to www.kutztown.edu, click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the  KU homepage and choose MyKU. Enter your KU username and password to login. 

    Navigate Your MyKU Homepage 

    Understand your MyKU tiles and homepages.

    View Your Class Roster

    You can view your up-to-date class roster and email students.

    Take Attendance in MyKU

    Use MyKU to record attendance during the attendance period (specified by Registrar).

  • Access D2L

    Login to D2L 

    To access D2L, go to www.kutztown.edu, click the menu icon in the upper right corner of the  KU homepage and choose D2L. Enter your KU username and password to login. 

    Setup Your D2L Profile and Notifications 

    Customize your D2L profile and setup D2L notifications for an enhanced user experience by clicking on your name in the top right corner of the D2L window and choosing notifications.  

    Find Your Courses 

    Your courses will appear in the Pinned Courses widget on the D2L homepage. For faculty, these will be marked as active or inactive. Courses will be visible students once a course is activated, which should be completed by the first day of the semester. You may need to search and pin your courses to your homepage.

    Learn More About D2L 

    All new members of the KU community are encouraged to view the D2L Orientation. This orientation consists of a series of short videos to help new users get started in D2L.  

    Additional articles and 24/7 self-service help can be found in the D2L Solutions Center. 

Explore Technology Services
  • Visit Campus Computer Labs

    There are several public computer labs across campus that are available to all faculty, staff, and students. There are also classroom computer labs and curriculum restricted labs on campus that are open to specific classes and majors.  

  • Download Software

    Download Office 365 

    Microsoft Office 365 is available to all Kutztown University faculty, staff, and students at no charge. Office 365 includes unlimited access to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applications both online and on up to five devices (while an active employee). In addition to the applications, OneDrive provides cloud storage space.

    View Other Free and Discounted Software 

    KU has software licenses that are available for free or a minimal cost for download on your home computer. You can access available software at download.kutztown.edu 

    In addition, some technology companies provide discounts for faculty, staff, and students for home use. 

  • Manage KU Alert Notifications

    In the event of an emergency, timely and accurate communication of information is critical. Kutztown University has developed a plan for emergency communication that utilizes multiple and redundant methods of communication and notification in order to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the emergency information. 

    Faculty/staff can opt-in to receive alerts, and all registrants can customize their accounts to register two cell phone numbers to receive emergency text messages.  Learn more about KU Alerts or add additional phone numbers or email addresses. 

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