Welcome to Harding!!

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Welcome to Harding University!

If you're a new student, you've probably already heard that forty times today and will hear it hundreds more before your first day. If you're a returning student, welcome back! It's almost time to begin another semester, and we at DormNet are here to help make that transition easier, whether this is your first time at school or you're back for your final semester.

Introduction

Harding provides Internet access to all of the students, faculty, and even visitors on campus through wireless network coverage that blankets campus and optional wired connections in your dorm room. However, keeping such a large network operating and secure is not an easy task, so Harding has implemented several tools to help with it. These tools are in place to help protect you and your data.

SafeConnect and Antivirus

You might have been a little confused when you first connected your laptop to the network and were asked to install a small program called SafeConnect. This is simply a program to detect whether or not you are using antivirus software and that your operating system is up-to-date. We don't use it to monitor your activity or anything like that. It's just to help keep your data, as well as that of everyone else, safe from malware.

When it asks for a username/password, just input your Harding username and password.  This will also occur when connecting portable devices to Harding's network. When it asks for your username/ password, just use your regular Harding username/password. It will NOT download anything to your portable device; it will just register it with the network.


If you have any questions, just give us a call at the DormNet Help Desk at (501)279-4545.  We’re here to help!

Add Your Harding Email to a Mail App

So you've just been given a brand new email address and told to check it daily (which you absolutely should do. How else will you know if you're teacher has cancelled class or rescheduled a test?).

Just follow these instructions for setting up your Harding e-mail on your tablet/phone.  We recommend that you use the GMAIL app on your portable device to set up your Harding e-mail.  It will be easier to set up.  However, you are welcome to use a different e-mail app.  Here are instructions on how to set things up.


If you have any questions, just give us a call at the DormNet Help Desk at (501)279-4545.  We’re here to help!

Wireless Access in the Dorms and Around Campus

If you are connecting to the wireless network in the dorms, you will see a wireless network called HU-Student. This will be the network available in every dorm on campus, and is the one you'll need to connect to.  There will be posters in your dorm with the password. 

If you are in one of the other buildings around campus, you should still connect to HU-Student.  You do NOT want to use HUWA-GUEST if you are a student.  Here’s why:  HUWA-GUEST is designed for visitors to the campus.  It is NOT a secure network and should never be used for important business (like banking, etc.).  It is comparable to a network utilized by public places. HUWA-GUEST has significantly less bandwidth allocated than HU-student.

Both HU-Student and HUWA-GUEST utilize Harding’s content filtering.  Using HUWA-GUEST will NOT get you more access than HU-Student and will get you less bandwidth.

If you have any questions, just give us a call at the DormNet Help Desk at (501)279-4545.  We’re here to help!


New this year ... Philo Streaming Service!

We have partnered with Philo to provide 64 channels of streaming high definition TV channels over the campus network. Currently enrolled students who are living in Residence Halls, Village Apartments and Legacy Apartments will have access to Philo when on the Harding Network.  It can be accessed through a web browser, PHILO for smartphones, and through Roku streaming devices. In addition to the streaming channels, users will also be able to record up to 20 hours of live TV.  Philo can only be accessed through the secured campus network not the guest network and is not available off-campus or through the cell network. Check out our blog post specifically about Philo.



M Drive: Network Storage on Campus

Harding offers each current student a gig of network storage space. Whenever you log into a campus computer, you'll have access to 1 gig of network storage under "Computer". This is an excellent place to store your work in labs or the library so you can access it on any computer. You can also access it from your personal computer by visiting hushares.harding.edu and logging in with your Harding info.

If you have any questions, just give us a call at the DormNet Help Desk at (501)279-4545.  We’re here to help!

Office 365 for iPad: How to get Microsoft Office using Pipeline

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Current students have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free. As long as you are enrolled at Harding University, you will have an active subscription for this tool. It comes with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Follow along below as we detail how to get Microsoft Office on your Android device.

To begin, go to pipeline and click the 'Login' button.




At the next screen, enter you Harding username and password to log in to pipeline.



Once logged in, you'll be redirected to the pipeline screen. Scroll down the blue 'Student' tab. If it isn't dropped down, you will need to click on it.




After the 'Student' tab has been dropped down, scroll down to the option 'Microsoft Office for Students'. The contents of the 'Student' tab are listed alphabetically from left to right, then top to bottom, so it will likely be near the middle of the contents of the tab.




The block will then change to show the contents of the 'Microsoft Office for Students' section. This will contain information on your access to use Microsoft Office, such as how many devices can be used per account and how long your access lasts. There should be a link title 'Microsoft Office 365', click that link.




You will then be redirected to login.microsoftonline.com, where you will be asked to enter credentials for your account. Enter your Harding email address (username@harding.edu) follow by your pipeline password and click 'Sign in'.



After this, you may be redirected to a screen that has your name and email with 'Signed in' underneath. Click on the blue box that contains this information.



Now you're in! You should be seeing a screen that has an automated greeting with your name and a list of applications. These are all the applications you will have access to while enrolled at Harding. The website will also auto-detect what type of device you are using and give you the appropriate installer for that device. Click on the blue button titled 'Install Software'.



In some cases the website may detect that you are using an iPad and have the 'Install Software' button titled something else. That is still the button you want to click, and you will then be redirected to products.office.com. We will get there in a few steps, so skip down if that is what happens to you. In this case, the type of device was not detected by the website, so there are a few additional steps.

You will be redirected to a page that will have the text 'Software' written on the left hand side with three options underneath it: 'Office', 'Skype for Business', and 'Phone & Tablet'. Click 'Phone or Tablet'.


The screen will then change and list a number of device options. Click the option for iPad. You will then be shown a screen that has a list of apps available for the iPad platform. Click the 'Get apps' button at the bottom of the screen.




After clicking that, you will be redirected to products.office.com. Here you will be shown what applications you can get via the app store. The main five (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote) will be listed with links to get them, as well as a few others that also have apps further down.



For each of these, you will be given an option to 'Send SMS' which will send a text with a download link for the app or, slightly lower, there should be another option that states 'Download on the App Store'. If you're in a place where you don't want to go through the steps of downloading just yet, it's advisable to have the text sent so you don't forget. Otherwise, by clicking the App Store option you save yourself having to delete a text. We will continue as if we had pressed the App Store option.



You will then be redirected to the App store. As far as we know, there is no bulk installer that will install all five apps, so this will have to be done for each app individually. We will be installing 'Microsoft Word'. Once the page is brought up, click 'Get' and then 'Install'. It will begin downloading and installing. You may need to enter your App store credentials at one point, but there is no purchase being made. Once the app has finished installing, click the 'Open' option.




Word should now be setup, last thing necessary is to login. Click on the 'Sign in' button. You will be prompted to enter your username. Enter you Harding email here and click the 'Next' button. You will then be redirected to a screen similar to what we saw earlier at login.microsoftonline.com. Enter your Pipeline password into the password prompt and then hit 'Sign in'. The app will ask if you want to turn on Notifications, which will notify you when documents are shared with you or someone collaborates with you. You can either turn it on or choose 'Not Now' and then you're done! You should now be able to create and edit documents all on your iPad. Have a look around and figure out the ins and outs of the application, or get started on downloading the other Office applications which will follow a similar procedure.







If you need any assistance, or have further questions regarding using any of the offered Microsoft apps, do not hesitate to contact DormNet at (501)279-4545 or come to the desk located in the Administration building, second floor, room 205.

Office 365 for Android: How to get Microsoft Office using Pipeline

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Current students have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free. As long as you are enrolled at Harding University, you will have an active subscription for this tool. It comes with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Follow along below as we detail how to get Microsoft Office on your Android device.

To begin, go to pipeline and click the 'Login' button.



At the next screen, enter you Harding username and password to log in to pipeline.


Once logged in, you'll be redirected to the pipeline screen. Scroll down the blue 'Student' tab. If it isn't dropped down, you will need to click on it.



After the 'Student' tab has been dropped down, scroll down to the option 'Microsoft Office for Students'. The contents of the 'Student' tab are listed alphabetically from top to bottom, so it will likely be near the middle of the contents of the tab.



The block will then change to show the contents of the 'Microsoft Office for Students' section. This will contain information on your access to use Microsoft Office, such as how many devices can be used per account and how long your access lasts. There should be a link title 'Microsoft Office 365', click that link.



You will then be redirected to login.microsoftonline.com, where you will be asked to enter credentials for your account. Enter your Harding email address (username@harding.edu) follow by your pipeline password and click 'Sign in'.



After this, you may be redirected to a screen that has your name and email with 'Signed in' underneath. Click on the blue box that contains this information.



Now you're in! You should be seeing a screen that has an automated greeting with your name and a list of applications. These are all the applications you will have access to while enrolled at Harding. The website will also auto-detect what type of device you are using and give you the appropriate installer for that device. Click on the blue button titled 'Get Office Apps'.



After clicking that, you will be redirected to products.office.com. Here you will be shown what applications you can get via the app store. The main five (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote) will be listed with links to get them, as well as a few others that also have apps further down.


For each of these, you will be given an option to 'Send Email' which will send an email with a download link for the app or, slightly lower, there should be another option that states 'Get it on Google Play'. If you're in a place where you don't want to go through the steps of downloading just yet, it's advisable to have the email sent so you don't forget. Otherwise, by clicking the Play Store option you save yourself having to delete an email. We will continue as if we had pressed the Play Store option.


You will then be redirected to the 'Google Play' app. As far as we know, there is no bulk installer that will install all five apps, so this will have to be done for each app individually. We will be installing 'Microsoft Word'. Once the page is brought up, click 'Install'. It will begin downloading and installing, and once it's finished you will be given an option to 'Open' or 'Uninstall'. Click the 'Open' option.

 


Once you've hit 'Open', the app will...open. The first thing that will pop-up is a request for the application to have access to Photos, Media, and Files on your device. I'd recommend allowing this, because it could make it easier for Word to import documents you already have on your device. Word will then continue setting up for your first use, and then request access to your Contacts. You can Allow or Deny this based on your personal preference.

 

Word should now be setup, last thing necessary is to login. You will be prompted to enter your username. Enter you Harding email here and click the rightward facing arrow. You will then be redirected to a screen similar to what we saw earlier at login.microsoftonline.com. Enter your Pipeline password into the password prompt and then hit 'Sign in'. The app will go through some configuration processes to get itself ready and then you are done! You should now be able to create and edit documents all on your Android device. Have a look around and figure out the ins and outs of the application, or get started on downloading the rest.

 

If you need any assistance, or have further questions regarding using any of the offered Microsoft apps, do not hesitate to contact DormNet at (501)279-4545 or come to the desk located in the Administration building, second floor, room 205.

Office 365 for PC/Mac: How to get Microsoft Office using Pipeline

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Current students have access to Microsoft Office 365 for free. As long as you are enrolled at Harding University, you will have an active subscription for this tool. It comes with applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. Follow along below as we detail how to get Microsoft Office on your desktop or laptop.

To begin, go to pipeline and click the 'Login' button.


At the next screen, enter you Harding username and password to log in to pipeline.

Once logged in, you'll be redirected to the pipeline screen. Scroll down the blue 'Student' tab. If it isn't dropped down, you will need to click on it.


After the 'Student' tab has been dropped down, scroll down to the option 'Microsoft Office for Students'. The contents of the 'Student' tab are listed alphabetically from left to right, so it will likely be near the middle of the contents of the tab. Mine is on the sixth row down, rightmost column.


The block will then change to show the contents of the 'Microsoft Office for Students' section. This will contain information on your access to use Microsoft Office, such as how many devices can be used per account and how long your access lasts. There should be a link title 'Microsoft Office 365', click that link.


You will then be redirected to login.microsoftonline.com, where you will be asked to enter credentials for your account. Enter your Harding email address (username@harding.edu) follow by your pipeline password and click 'Sign in'. You may encounter some a red message while entering your credentials that says 'This doesn't look like a valid user ID'. Disregard this message initially and go ahead with logging in. If you encounter any problems, contact DormNet for more assistance.


After this, you may be redirected to a screen that has your name and email with 'Signed in' underneath. Click on the blue box that contains this information.


Now you're in! You should be seeing a screen that has an automated greeting with your name and a list of applications. These are all the applications you will have access to while enrolled at Harding. The website will also auto-detect what type of device you are using and give you the appropriate installer for that device. Click on the blue button titled 'Install Office 2016' to begin downloading the applications to your computer.


Once you click this, the page will begin to download an installer and you will be shown an instructions page on the browser. I am using Google Chrome to download the installer, which will appear on the bottom bar of the browser while it is downloading and stay there once it is finished. Find where the installer is for your browser and click on it to continue.


After you click the installer, the program will begin installing. This can be a long process, so find somewhere to place your computer down and follow the prompts that are given by the installer. Once the installation is complete, you have Microsoft Office! The installation will ask you if you have a subscription or a product key to activate the installation. Choose the 'Use Existing Subscription' option and enter in your Harding email and password as we did above. This should activate your installation so that you can edit files as you please. You should then be able to access the application through your start menu/applications folder and drag them to your desktop as you please.

If you need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact DormNet at (501)279-4545 or come to the desk located in the Administration building, second floor, room 205.