Adobe Creative Cloud
UMKC offers discount subscriptions to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Amazon Web Services / Cloud Services
Please visit the site below for common support topics related to using cloud resources.
- Information: Cloud Services
Antivirus Software & Support
Computer viruses, worms, and other malicious software can destroy important data, compromise security, and generate a large volume of network traffic. UMKC offers protection for Staff & Faculty workstations as well as guidance for student and off-campus systems.
- Information: Antivirus Software & Support
Please visit the site below for common support topics related to using Apple computers on the UMKC network.
- Information: Apple Support
Approved Third Party Software Vendors
A list of third party software vendors that have been approved and cleared by UMKC’s security administrator.
Audio & Video Services Support
Information on classroom or A/V design services and project planning assistance, requests for temporary Classroom Audio Visual equipment, and information on the different Video/Teleconferencing resources available at UMKC.
- Information: Audio & Video Services Support
An enterprise-level cloud collaboration and file storage service. This is a UM System approved service for storing university data in the cloud.
- Information: Box Cloud Storage
As part of our commitment to students, Information Services (IS) provides computer resources to all currently enrolled, fee-paying UMKC students.
A flexible easy-to-use platform for departments to manage their visual communications via digital signage displays. Departments are able to showcase campus services, upcoming events, accomplishments, activities, and more.
- Information: Rise Vision
DocuSign is the fast, secure way to send, sign, and approve documents anytime from anywhere. Upload a document that needs to be signed, add people who need to sign it, place the signature tag, and indicate other fields such as company name or phone number; then click send. Your recipient then receives an email asking them to sign.
- Information: DocuSign Details and Pricing
UMKC constituents interested in developing an ecommerce based application/website/form can use either the RegOnline system or elect to have a custom application developed by Information Services. Please review the link below to learn more about these options.
- Information: Information about eCommerce options
The eLearning Blog supports the elearn Initiative on the UMKC Campus. Tutorials, eLearn Academy presentations, and other support materials are available.
- Information: eLearning Blog
Email Phishing Scams
Many colleges and universities have recently been the target of email phishing scams which attempt to trick students, faculty and staff into giving away personal information that can be used to access email or personal bank accounts.
- Information: Email Phishing Scams
Exchange Email for Faculty & Staff
General email-related topics and instructions, including how to get started, choosing and configuring an email program, dealing with spam, and accesing your UMKC email.
The Faculty/Staff/Student Lookup is a web application that allows you to search the UMKC directory of faculty, staff, students. Contact and organization information is presented.
- Launch: Faculty/Staff/Student Lookup
Fees for services
Please see the attached URLs for information on our current fees
Access the link below for common IS-related forms.
- Information: Forms
Getting Started with IT Resources
A short description of useful IT resources for new faculty at UMKC
Getting Started with IT Resources for Students at UMKC
New UMKC students should start here to learn more about the various IT resources available to them on campus.
UMKC enables academic excellence by developing, implementing, and maintaining environments that empower teaching and learning for the faculty and students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The ILE classrooms provide a rich multimedia for classroom learning.
- Information: ILE Classrooms
Institutional IT Hardware Purchasing
Information on purchasing computers, printers and mobile devices for your office (requires UMKC logon)
- Information: Institutional Computer & Peripherals Purchasing
The University of Missouri - Kansas City makes available to our students, faculty, staff, and constituents quick access to the web using internet kiosks.
- Information: Internet Kiosks
IS Advisory Council
The UMKC IS Advisory Council is comprised of a representative from each academic unit.
- Information: IS Advisory Council
Cisco Jabber is a software application that provides chat (instant messaging), voice communication and video calling using your computer or mobile device. Supported platforms include Windows, Mac OSX, iOS, and Android.
- Information: Jabber at UMKC
LISTSERV Electronic Mailing List
Instructional Technologies offers and supports email list services using L-Soft's LISTSERV software, which allows list owners a great deal of control and flexibility. Lists can be configured to fit a wide range of needs and purposes, with multiple levels of moderation, formats such as announcement-only or free-discussion, message archiving, daily/weekly digests, and many other features.
- Information: LISTSERV Electronic Mailing List
Learn about the various mobile applications available to UMKC students, faculty and staff. Contact UMKC Internal Applications if you are interested in having the IT team develop a mobile app - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Information: Official UMKC Mobile Apps
Mobile Device Purchasing
Information on purchasing UMKC-owned cell phones, tablets and wireless service plans
- Information: Cell phones and carriers
Mobile Device Support
Visit the pages below for support topics covering mobile devices (phones and tablets).
myVITA is a web-based faculty activity reporting system that allows faculty members at all four campuses to report on their research, teaching, service, scholarship and creative works. This system has replaced the Faculty Accomplishment System (FAS).
- Information: myVITA
Networking & Files
Basic information on firewalls, file quotas, peer-to-peer file sharing along with instructions on requesting static IPs, firewall exceptions, and DHCP/DNS changes.
- Information: Networking & Files
O365 Email for Students
Office 365 Software
Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription service that brings together the best tools for the way people work today. By combining best-in-class apps like Excel and Outlook with powerful cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, Office 365 lets anyone create and share anywhere on any device.
Online Learning Training & Support
UMKC's Instructional Technologies offers training and support for our online learning delivery systems and courseware tools. We will customize training sessions to fit your need. To request a visit at your campus office or make an appointment with us for one-on-one or small group training please email email@example.com. Training and support are offered several ways.
- Information: Online Learning Training & Support
Online Problem Reporting
Can't find what you are looking for? Want to report something is down or request help?
- Information: Online Problem Reporting
Online training resources for UMKC faculty, staff and students. Please note that some of these training resources require that you a valid UMKC sign-on (SSO ID).
- Information: Online Training
Panopto Coursecasting & Podcasting
Panopto is a lecture-capture platform that provides the ability to combine audio, video, PowerPoint/Keynote, and screen capture into one recording. Panopto can be used in ILE classrooms on the UMKC campus, or from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device where the Panopto software is installed.
- Information: Panopto Coursecasting & Podcasting
UMKC provides online forms for changing known passwords as well as resetting unknown or expired passwords. Information on locked passwords and best practices is also available.
Pathway is a service for students that allows users to register for classes, add/drop classes, pay fees, access and update your personal information and more.
Personal Computer Purchasing
As a faculty, staff or student member at UMKC, you are eligible to receive educational discounts on personal computer purchases (requires UMKC logon)
- Information: Purchasing Computers for Personal Use
Phones & Voicemail
Information and support for campus phones, campus voicemail, and cell phones.
- Information: Phones & Voicemail
Policies & Reports
The following pages contain links to Information Services reports as well as general and specific IT-related policies.
- Information: Policies & Reports
Qualtrics is the industry-leading provider of Online Survey Software. Online surveys have never been easier. Qualtrics Research Suite software makes it easy to master customer insights. These insights drive strategy and are used to anticipate the needs of customers. And with happy customers, everyone wins.
- Information: Qualtrics
REDCap is a secure, web-based application for building and managing online surveys and databases. REDCap provides automated export procedures for seamless data downloads to Excel and common statistical packages (SPSS, SAS, Stata, R), as well as a built-in project calendar, a scheduling module, ad hoc reporting tools, and advanced features, such as branching logic, file uploading, and calculated fields.
- Information: REDCap Information Page
Instructions on using Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to Faculty & Staff computers on the UMKC campus (from off-campus).
- Information: Remote Desktop
Welcome to UMKC's Remote Labs. The UMKC Remote Labs are a collection of lab computers that are designed to be accessed from a remote broadband-connected computer. The remote lab computers have a similar configuration to the UMKC lab computers found on campus. Access to student Q: drive storage is available.
Remote Work Resources
In anticipation of an increased need to support remote work and remote teaching, we want to answer some of your most asked questions.
- Information: Remote Work FAQ
Residence Halls (Dorms)
Information about the UMKC Residence Halls pertaining to minimum requirements for connecting to the UMKC network, usage guidelines, UMKC's compliance management software/system, wireless access, and general help & support.
- Information: Residence Halls (Dorms)
Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment program (like Microsoft Word) or moved from one eLearning system to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus can save you hours on each project. For more information regarding Respondus please see the Blackboard site "Information for UMKC Blackboard Instructors." All UMKC faculty are automatically enrolled in this site.
Respondus LockDown Browser
The Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Blackboard. When students use LockDown Browser, they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading. For more information regarding Lockdown Browser, please see the Blackboard site "Information for UMKC Blackboard Instructors." All UMKC faculty are automatically enrolled in this site.
Retiree Exchange Mailbox Retention Request
Mailbox retention request form for Retirees
- Request: Retiree Exchange Mailbox Request
An online tool for users to exchange files without the size restriction of an email system. The RooBox service complies as a Secure File Transfer service, as per the UM-System requirements for DCL-3 and DCL-4 file transfers listed at: https://www.umsystem.edu/ums/is/infosec/standards-transmission This service can be used to request files to be securely sent to you, and can be used to send files to others securely.
- Launch: RooBox Login
The RooLabs Online portal provides real time information regarding capacities of student computing labs located on campus, how many machines are currently in use in each lab, and provides free remote access to lab software. You can plan ahead before making a trip to a lab, or simply connect to the lab from the convenience of your own device. Connecting remotely to a lab in RooLabs Online will be a similar experience to using an on-campus lab. If you have access to a general lab or departmental lab on-campus that participates in RooLabs Online, you can remotely access ALL of the same software via RooLabs Online.
The Optical Scanning office located at 004B Cockefair Hall provides scanning services for UMKC faculty and staff for items such as the scoring of multiple-choice "bubble-sheet" tests (scantrons), grade reporting, course evaluation processing, and survey/questionnaire data processing.
SharePoint is a collaboration tool for enhancing the efforts to share and organize information among various individuals and team members. SharePoint can be customized to fit the needs of the team or organization. Various site templates are available for use, including team site, basic meeting templates.
- Information: SharePoint Sites
Information on site-licensed software and educational discounts available to students, faculty, and staff.
- Information: Software
Status Reports (Outages)
Information on current and upcoming service outages.
- Information: Status Reports (Outages)
UMKC Information Services provides optional Internet access and computer support for summer conference participants.
- Information: Summer Conferences
Microsoft Teams is a collaboration tool designed to allow groups of people to work together on an initiative. All the team's content, people, tools and conversations are available in the Teams workspace. Teams integrates with Microsoft Office applications and is accessible through the cloud.
- Information: Teams Messaging Platform
Technology Support Center
The UMKC Information Services Technology Support Center serves as the front-line, technical support contact for the university. The main purpose of the Technology Support Center is to provide exceptional technical support to current students, faculty and staff by resolving computer-related issues. We promise not only to provide technology solutions, but to listen and work with the UMKC community to exceed expectations.
- Information: IS Call Center
Cadence is an SMS communication platform that allows UMKC departments to have meaningful, two-way conversations with students. Cadence provides unlimited texting and associated numbers as well as connections with Slate. This service is fully funded by Information Services so there are no additional costs for individual departments or groups.
- Information: Cadence Texting
The Turnitin Suite makes grading student papers paperless and efficient. It is comprised of the Turnitin Originality Checker, GradeMark and PeerMark. The Originality Checker compares each student's submitted paper to millions of print and online resources. GradeMark allows instructors to easily insert comments into student papers online. PeerMark facilitates a peer review of a Turnitin assignment based on criteria set by the instructor. As all three tools are tied together, the instructor can toggle between the Originality Report, PeerMark peer reviews (if applicable) and GradeMark pages while grading a student's paper, making it easier to get a 'big picture' of each student's performance without jumping between programs and windows. The grade can be entered on the same page and will automatically be entered into the Blackboard Grade Center. With one click of an arrow, the instructor can move to the next student's submission.
UM Web Applications
UM System Web Applications and Employee Directory.
- Launch: UM Web Applications
Students may access UMKC network resources from off-campus through a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client. The UMKC VPN client provides a secure connection to your personal and web page storage via the N: and Q: drives for Windows 7/Vista/XP computers. Additionally, Macintosh computers can connect with VPN software built into the operating system.
- Information: VPN
Information on the creation of personal, faculty, and departmental/organizational web pages along with info on web policies, page quotas and what type of database and web development languages are available.
- Information: Web Pages
Wireless Network Configuration & Coverage
UMKC provides comprehensive wireless network coverage for the UMKC campus and Hospital Hill. Coverage maps and wireless configuration instructions are provided.
- Information: Wireless Network Configuration & Coverage
Faculty and Staff members interested in having a public facing blog can now sign up for WordPress. To learn more about UMKC's WordPress installation or to request a blog please visit the link below.
- Launch: WordPress Blogs
Zoom is a web-conferencing software that allows users to schedule and attend online meetings with computers or mobile devices. You can share audio, video, desktop and more with other participants.
- Information: Zoom