Access to nearly all of Rutgers IT services requires the use of a unique network ID (NetID). Most students are assigned their NetIDs when going through the enrollment pathway. Students, faculty, and staff can manage their NetIDs, select other Rutgers IT services, and manage email addresses at netid.rutgers.edu. There are also tools to manage passwords and update security questions (used to help reset forgotten passwords).
The OIT Computing Help Desks are available to assist with your computing questions. Whether you are having trouble logging into Rutgers services, have forgotten your NetID or password, or need assistance with RBHS services, you can contact the Help Desk for assistance.
- Call (732) 743-3200 Monday-Friday between 7:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The ScarletApps suite (GoogleApps for Education) provides enhanced communication and collaboration tools, such as ScarletMail, Drive, Google+, Calendar and others. Alumni can continue to use ScarletApps services forever, providing a lifelong link to the many resources available to the Rutgers community.
To activate ScarletApps, go to netid.rutgers.edu, and click on “Service Activation.” To setup your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP password, go to netid.rutgers.edu and click on “Manage Your ScarletApps Mobile/IMAP/POP Password”.
As RBHS students, you are required to use the email address assigned by your school as your Official Rutgers Email Address. ScarletMail is available for your personal use.
myRutgers University Portal is your personalized gateway to online content and services at Rutgers University. myRutgers delivers personal alerts and provides access to academic, financial aid, and student self-service applications, and a variety of other student services including email. The My Apps feature helps you find services such as:
- Academic calendars
- Academic support
- Class schedules
- Course catalogs
- Course registration and records
- Computing resources
- Financial aid
- Financial information
- Scholarships and fellowships
- Health services
- Research resources
- Student activities
- Student legal services
- Buses and shuttle services
- Parking permits
- Personal contact information (used to update emergency contact, permanent address, and online directory display, and to sign-up to receive campus emergency text notifications)
Also see campus news headlines for Rutgers Today, Scarlet Knights, The Daily Targum, and much more. Go to https://my.rutgers.edu and log in with your NetID.
RU-tv online offers access to a number of select channels and video-on-demand content. It also provides archived versions of Rutgers-developed programming. Go to rutv.rutgers.edu for more information. More videos about undergraduate and faculty research are online at youtube.com/rutgers.
Many instructors use the collaborative features of course management systems for more than online courses. They supplement the classroom setting by providing course materials, communicating with students, posting grades and organizing discussions.
Students may be asked to access Sakai at sakai.rutgers.edu , Blackboard at blackboard.rutgers.edu, Pearson eCollege at ecollege.rutgers.edu, or Moodle at moodle.rutgers.edu as part of course activities. The capabilities of each system vary but the basic concepts are the same for each. Your instructor will provide details on how to access required course materials on these systems.
RBHS students can utilize a variety of computer centers in New Brunswick and Newark which offer Macintosh and Windows systems equipped with a diverse selection of software, scanners and high-speed printers. Staffed by trained consultants, many labs are open late into the evening and on weekends. Comfortable work spaces with power, wireless access and nearby printing are available to laptop users. Check out oit-nb.rutgers.edu/labs and ncs.rutgers.edu/labs for locations, hours and further info. Additionally, the following two labs are especially geared towards the needs of RBHS students:
• Piscataway – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School L202
• Newark – Medical Science Building C632
The computer labs at Rutgers have saved more than 140 million sheets of paper – eight acres of trees – during the first nine years of our print conservation effort.
Every January and July, $30 is posted to the printing account of each Rutgers student. As a student prints a document, the account is charged 4 cents per sheet of paper if the document is printed on a black-and-white printer. Documents printed on a color printer are 25 center per sheet. Students who use up the $30 before the end of the six-month allotment period can pay for additional printing. To learn more, check print usage or add funds, visit printing.rutgers.edu
RBHS students also get an additional print quota, determined by individual schools, which allows them to print within the RBHS labs.
Poster printing is available at both of the above mentioned Newark and Piscataway specialized RBHS labs. Price per poster is $1 per linear inch.
Are you aware of your computing/digital responsibilities? You are your own best defense against identity theft, compromise, and malware. The following are some suggestions for basic IT security.
- Follow password rules. Never share your password. Choose different passwords for different sites.
- Confidential information should not be sent via email. Email is not secure.
- Install antivirus/antispyware software and have it updated automatically.
- Use only secure Wi-Fi when transmitting confidential data (credit card numbers, banking, etc.).
- Don’t be a phishing scam victim. Rutgers will never ask you for your password or other confidential information in email.
- Protect your social networking with privacy settings.
For more information on these and other computing topics, visit rusecure.rutgers.edu/students.Single Sign-OnUsers who sign on to the Rutgers Central Authentication Service (CAS) with their NetID and password will be able to move between software applications that use CAS without having to re-enter that information for each separate application. Please use single sign-on (SSO) responsibly.Read the security guidelines at eas.rutgers.edu/sso_security and remember to close your web browser when you complete a session that requires you to provide your NetID and password.NetID+
Rutgers NetID+ (powered by Duo Security) is an available extra layer of login security that provides two-factor authentication when accessing most Rutgers web applications. When you are enrolled in NetID+, after you enter your NetID and password to login to a web application, you will then be prompted to confirm on a device (e.g. your mobile phone) that you are the person attempting to login with your NetID and password.
This unencrypted wireless network is used initially by students, faculty and staff with official Rutgers NetIDs to configure their devices for the encrypted wireless network, RUWireless Secure.
RUWireless also provides wireless Internet service to guests while at the University. Guest wireless access to the Internet requires acceptance of the Wireless Terms of Service per session.
This encrypted wireless network provides secure access to Rutgers resources as well as Internet services. Access requires an initial one-time configuration per device and provides automatic future connectivity for those devices.
This encrypted wireless network provides secure wireless access to RBHS resources for RBHS students, faculty and staff.
eduroam® is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. This service allows all Rutgers University students, faculty, and staff to take advantage of free and secure wireless service when visiting an eduroam member university, and allows visitors from member universities wireless access when visiting Rutgers.
For more information on Rutgers wireless services, visit ruwireless.rutgers.edu.
Students, faculty, and staff can access SAS, SPSS, Matlab, Stata, and other applications from home and on campus via a browser, using apps.rutgers.edu.
The Rutgers Mobile App provides iOS and Android users with timely information on buses, schedule of classes, dining, events, and more along with shortcuts to online systems such as Sakai and myRutgers.
Get the free app from the App Store or the Google Play Store!
kite+key, the Rutgers Tech Store and Tek Chek, Rutgers Computer Repair
The Rutgers Tech Store is an Apple Authorized Campus Store offering great products, services, and discounted pricing to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. kite+key sells major brands, such as Apple, Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Microsoft. kite+key carries a host of cords, cables, cases, and accessories, including Beats, GoPro, and Razer. Other services include cell phone plans, employee payroll deduction, in-store workshops, and certified in and out of warranty repairs through Tek Chek – an in-house repair center with warranty and accidental damage plans, same-day smartphone repair, and loaner laptops. Rutgers Tech Store facilitates sales, leasing, and device enrollment programs for institutional and departmental sales.
kite+key has locations at:
- Plaza at Livingston Campus, 55 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway
- Hahne&Co. building, 625 Broad Street, Newark
Shop in store or online at kiteandkey.rutgers.edu.
Free and Discounted Software
Students can obtain free and discounted software through the University Software Portal. Titles such as ChemBioOffice, EndNote, OriginLab, Mathematica, NVivo, Refworks, SAS, SPSS, Symantec Antivirus, and WebDrive are available. Most major credit cards and personal checks are accepted. Visit software.rutgers.edu.
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