Office 365 for PC

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Harding has made Microsoft office 365 available to all current-students for free. It gives you access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and more. Be aware though, this is a "right to own" version and not a permanent license which means, once you are no longer a student you will have to start paying for the right to use Microsoft office or all your documents will go to read-only. That being said, lets get started!

To get begin go to pipeline and enter your Harding user name and password.

After you have logged in, click on the student tab and scroll down to the box on the right hand side that says "Microsoft office software for students". You're going to want to click on the top link which says "Microsoft office 365" and it will direct you to the Microsoft website.

 To download office 365 onto PC's click the PC/Mac tab and then the install button (if you're downloading this for a tablet or Ipad click on the blue links and there will be specific directions for those devices).

It should start downloading and pop-up with a orange loading screen.This can take a while to download so prepare to watch the loading bar for a couple minutes. During the downloading process, don't shut down your computer or cut off your internet connection, it can make the process take longer or stop it completely.

Once the download is complete, you can find office by going to the start button on your computer and clicking all programs. Scroll down to Microsoft office 2013 and under that tab it will list all the office programs available to you.

For easier access to the applications you can click and drag the icons to your desktop or taskbar. For even more access, you can download Microsoft office 365 on up to five devices including phones and tablets so you can have it with you wherever you go.


Office 365 for Android Phones

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Recently, Harding has obtained a "right to use" Microsoft Office 365 for all currently enrolled Harding Students.  PLEASE NOTE that this is not a permanent license for Office software -- it is only a right to use it while you are a currently-enrolled student.  The right to use should last over the summer, but if you are no longer enrolled to be a student here at Harding, around the start of the next school year all the documents you created with your Office 365 account will become read-only and you will be prompted to buy the software to renew your right to use it.

Currently, the student accounts of Office 365 that Harding has will allow you to install Office 365 on 5 devices with your single account.  Supported devices are currently Windows 8 Tablets, Windows 8 RT devices, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones.  We have been told that they plan to support Android tablets sometime in the future.

This instructional article will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the Office 365 software on an Android phone.  To start the process, log in to Pipeline and navigate to the Student tab.  Down in the bottom right of the page will be a link that says "Install Office on my Device."

Click on this link and then look for the link that says "Log in to Office 365"

You will then be taken to a page that looks like this with a gear icon in the upper right-hand corner.  After dismissing the two informational pop-ups on the page, click on the gear icon.  A drop-down menu will be displayed that has two options in it.  Click on the one that says "Office 365 Settings."

The link takes you to a page that looks like this with much of your account summary information on the right-hand side of the page.  Click on the link that says "Software."

At first, the site tells you that "You can only install Office on a PC or MAC," but don't let that fool you!  There is another link on the page that says "Phone & Tablet."  That is the link you actually want to use.

After clicking this link, the page should look like this.  Choose your device by clicking the appropriate link.

This will take you to a page with a drop-down menu and some icons like the one seen below.  If you selected the wrong device by accident, you can simply choose the correct one from the drop-down menu instead of having to go back a page.  Click on the link that says "get app."

You will be taken to a page that looks like the one below. Under the big orange "Office Mobile" logo, there is a blue link that says "Get the app" with an arrow next to it.  Click this link and you are directed to the Office Mobile app in your device's version of the app store.

Click the "Install" button, accept any terms of agreement/permissions that the application needs, and wait for the software to be downloaded and installed on your device.

Once it is installed, open up the app and accept the usage agreement.

You will then be taken through a "virtual tour" of sorts where they show you some of the features of the app.  At the end of the tour, click the "Get started" button and you should see a splash screen with a loading circle saying that it is connecting.

You then need to sign in with your Harding account information, including the "" part of your email address.

Next you will be told that they "need a little more help," so click on the icon that says that your email account is an "Organizational account" since your Harding account is, after all, a university/school account.

After you click this link, you will be prompted to enter a password for your account.  This is your Harding account password, just like you would use to sign in to Pipeline or other Harding services.

Once it finishes signing in, you should see a page that has a few sample documents on it (and for some reason, they seem to be in French on my device).  At this point, you should be able to view these documents or even make, edit, or view your own.

To make a new document, simply click on the icon on the far right that has a sheet of paper with a plus sign on it.

By clicking on the folder icon in the middle and selecting the "Add Account" link, you can connect to a OneDrive account, an Office 365 account, or a Sharepoint account.

That should be all you need to get started on Office Mobile!  Enjoy!

Android Wear: Where Mobile is Heading

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Do you find yourself checking your phone 10, 20, 50, even 100 times a day just to see if your professor replied to your e-mail or your friend liked your "First Day of College" picture on Facebook? Most of us do. It's something that has caused our society and societies across the globe to be so attached to their phones that I would be hard pressed to say that nearly 1/2 of all people I see walking around campus between classes have their intention directly upon their cell phones, often times neglecting the people around them. 

Android has an answer.

This summer, Google introduced a new form of their popular Android mobile software called Android Wear. Android Wear is essentially Android built for smartwatches, a new category of personal electronics that has burst onto the consumer market in the last year or so. For those that don't know what smartwatches are, they are essentially devices that act not only as a watch to tell you the time and date, but will actually pair with your smartphone through Bluetooth technology to display notifications such as e-mails, weather, calendar events, Facebook & Twitter updates, etc. Their intention is to merge the sophistication of the modern time piece with the productivity and connectivity of smartphones. A few smartwatches such as the Pebble and Samsung Gear series have tried and failed. Google hopes to be the leader in this new category.

Here's how it works:

Useful information when you need it most

Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. Get messages from your friends, appointment notifications, and weather updates at a glance.

Just say “Ok Google”

With just the sound of our voice, you can respond to texts, instant messages, and emails by voice. Ask questions like “Will it rain this weekend?”, “What time is it in London?”, or “How do I get to the post office?” and get straight answers.

Right now, it's only on three devices: LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and the Moto 360.
These devices range between $199-250, so they are definitely still not intended for the mass market yet. They are mainly meant for early adopters and tech companies to test for bugs and issues. The advantages are obvious:

  • Quickly check your smartphone notifications at a glance
  • Receive up-to-date sports, weather, and calendar data
  • Replace your current watch with a much more powerful device or get a watch for the first time

I'm excited for what this could mean to us all. I love what smartphones have done to our lives by connecting us in ways we never thought possible to our friends, co-workers, favorite sports teams, and local weather forecasts. What I don't like is how it has disconnected us from the people around us. I hope and believe that Android Wear and all smartwatches that follow (Apple?) will bring us one step closer to a more integrated, yet personal, balance of our busy lives. 

Office 365 for iPad Users

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Need help setting up your iPad (and this should be about the same for iPhone too!) for the new and free Office 365? Look no further! Below are step-by-step instructions on how to download the software for all your paper-writing and PowerPoint presenting needs. 

After logging onto Pipeline and navigating to the student tab, scroll down to the box that says "Microsoft Office Software for Students" and click on the link for "Microsoft Office 365"

After logging in on the Microsoft Office Website, click on the gear in the top right-hand corner, then click on "Office 365 settings"

Click on the "Software: Install and manage software." option. This will take you to this page: 

Don't freak out! You can still use Microsoft Office 365 on your iPad. Click on the "Phone & Tablet" link. At that point you will choose "iPad" on the options list. 

When is goes to the next page, click on the "get apps" link. This will take you to a page titled "Office on mobile devices". 

Just click through the links for whatever apps you want to download. These will take you to the app store, where you can download from there like normal.  Just sign in with your Pipeline account in the various apps, and you should be good to go!

Tired of losing your stuff?

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The answer to your problem.


How It Works

By attaching the tile to an item (like your keys, wallet, bike, etc), you are essentially tethering both the item and the tile to your phone.

The Tile can cast a signal and make a noise when you are within a 100 foot radius of the item. Also, if you use the Tile app, then the Tile's range is practically limitless. It is good to retrace your footsteps if you do not know where you had the item last, so your phone automatically remembers the last place it saw the tile.

"I'm getting something here.
When you begin searching for a lost item, your phone tracks the signal strength of your Tile. As you get closer, the app's tracking circle fills in, giving you a clear indication of your progress."

The Tile app supports up to 8 devices, so do not worry about  choosing only one item. You can get multiple tiles and they all sync with one account.

Pretty soon the developers of Tile will allow you to share access of your Tile with your friends, family, and coworkers so you can find the things you share together (TV remote or office laptops).

Extra Features

Water resistant (spill a drink on it, but no scuba diving).
Small sleek design.
Made with STRONG materials.
Will run for a year with zero upkeep (no batteries or charging).
After a year, they will replace your Tile with the newest version.

Get your Tile today for $19.95

or buy 3 get 1 free for $59.85


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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 Impact is over. 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.

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.  New this year, we are asking you to register your portable devices in the dorms/apartments.  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.  

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 with your dorm name.  Connect to that SSID in your dorm.  There will be posters in your dorm with the password. 

If you are in one of the other buildings around campus, you should connect to HUWA-SEC.  This is the secured wireless network for campus.  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 like McDonalds.  HUWA-GUEST has significantly less bandwidth allocated than HUWA-SEC. 

Both HUWA-SEC and HUWA-GUEST utilize Harding’s content filtering.  Using HUWA-GUEST will NOT get you more access than HUWA-SEC 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!

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 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!

HU Email on iOS Devices -- using Email App

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Click on “Settings” and go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars”

Click on “Add Account”

Click on “Google”

Type in your name in the “Name” field

Type in your Harding email address in the “Email” field

You MUST include the “” in your email address

Type in your Harding password in the “Password” field

Click on “Save”

You should now be able to check your Harding email with the mail app on the iPad/iPhone