Getting Started - Faculty - Get Connected

Connecting to IT Resources for Faculty

Learning to access core components of the UMKC IT environment is a critical success factor in connecting and communicating with your students and the world at large. 


  • Accessing Email
    UMKC's email system serves as your conduit for all official UMKC communications.  The UMKC Exchange Home site will provide information to assist you in accessing and utilizing this service.  The site includes usage tips, FAQs, troubleshooting advice and detailed instruction sets for connecting from a wide range of supported platforms.

  • Using Networked Storage
    Faculty have access to a high-speed, redundant and robust storage area network for three distinct types of storage needs.  Read more about these offerings at the Networked Storage site.

  • Using Cloud Storage
    Box provides an easy-to-use, secure method to share data with colleagues inside and outside the university. Data stored on Box is accessible anywhere, anytime and from virtually any device by simply logging in with your UMKC credentials. Read more about these offerings at the Box at UMKC site.

  • Configuring wireless and mobile devices
    UMKC offers near-ubiquitous WiFi access and support for multiple cellular service providers.  Learn more about specific services in the links given below:

  • Connecting to resources from off-campus
    Anywhere, anytime computing is is a reality with this suite of services:

  • Exchanging files
    Learn how to efficiently exchange large files and data sets with colleagues using the UMKC Digital Dropbox.

  • Utilizing telecommunications services
    Make effective use of the campus IP telephony and integrated Unity voicemail systems

  • Finding your students and colleagues
  • Use Lookup tools to locate faculty, staff and students by name or departmental affiliation.