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New to CWRU - Everything you need to get started!

Welcome to CWRU! The links below will help you find the services, training and help you need to get started.

Get Connected

Technology Account

Equipment + Software

Grades + Paychecks

Information Security

Email + Google Apps

Education + Research

Technology Help

Network + Internet

Now What?

Technology Account

Use your CWRU Network ID (e.g., abc123) and password to access CWRU resources, such as email, library holdings, paychecks and grades.

Get Activated

Visit and click "Activate CWRU Network ID" in the Quick Links section. Once you create your password, the system will display your Network ID and email address.

Know the Rules

You agree to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) each time you log in to a CWRU resource. Review the policy at

Password Reset

Change your CWRU password every 365 days. You will receive email reminders prior to its expiration date. Visit and click "Change Password" to reset it anytime.

Equipment + Software

CWRU partners with premier providers to offer free and reduced pricing on technology.


Looking for a new computer, smartphone or tablet? Visit to view deals from popular companies, such as Dell™, Apple®, AT&T™ and Sprint®.


More than 40 software titles are available to download—most at no additional cost. Visit to download Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Acrobat®, Symantec™ Endpoint Protection [required for employees] and more.

Grades + Paychecks

At CWRU, your student- and employee-related data is just a click away.

Student Information System (SIS)

Visit to access curriculum information, course schedules and student records. Students use SIS to register for classes, view grades, plan future semesters and check progress towards fulfilling degree requirements. Faculty members use SIS to view their class rosters and information about their advisees, as well as grant students access to restricted classes. Visit while on-the-go for view-only access to certain SIS features. Additional SIS mobile functionality will be announced later this year.

Human Capital Management (HCM)

HCM is the online human resources database at CWRU. Student and university employees visit to indicate hours worked and time-off, view paychecks and manage direct deposit information.

Learn how to set up direct deposit

Learn how to complete staff exemption timesheet (Salary Staff)

Information Security Video - "Don't Get Phished"

Information Security

Protect yourself and the university by following simple guidelines and best practices for information security.

Email Scams

Ignore and delete messages that request your username and password or other personal information, such as your birth date or social security number. UTech will never ask for your personal information or passwords by phone or email. Our correspondence will direct you to type into the address bar of your web browser if further action is needed.

Software for Security

Visit to download Symantec™ Endpoint Protection for premier antivirus protection. Then, download Identity Finder™ to locate, secure or destroy confidential information. Both titles are available at no cost. Faculty and staff members must run these programs on computers that they use to conduct university business. Students are not required to run them, but they must have some form of antivirus protection installed on their computer to use the CWRU network.

Additional Resources:

Email + Google Apps

Email, schedule and collaborate with CWRU Google Apps for Education™.


Your CWRU email address is If you share a name with someone on campus, your email address will contain a middle initial or number. Email also may be sent and received from (e.g.,

Check your email at or use your favorite email app.

Google Apps for Education™

This suite of online tools and services includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Sites, Groups and Hangouts- just to name a few. You have unlimited space for storing email and files. To explore the apps, visit and click the grid icon in the top right corner.

Education + Research

Use technology to push teaching, learning and research past their usual boundaries.

Blackboard Learn

Many instructors use Blackboard Learn to host course content online. Visit for tools and resources that can assist with ongoing assignments and collaborative projects. Some courses are available for viewing within Blackboard Learn through MediaVision Courseware.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs)

TECs are outfitted with top-of-the-line audio-visual and multimedia equipment and are located in more than 200 spaces across campus.

Active Learning Spaces

Active Learning Spaces use modern arrangements and technology to promote an educational shift toward active learning, collaboration, information access, assessment and instruction.

Research Computing

UTech supports high performance computing at CWRU. Services include data visualization, graphics processing, data storage, a high-speed network, and funding-agency application consultation. Visit to explore all research services.

Technology Help

University Technology, [U]Tech offers many ways to get the help you need, right when you need it: - Browse for do-it-yourself training resources. Click "Live Chat" to instant message with a technician.

[U]Tech Service Desk

Call 216.368.HELP (4357) or email for immediate technical assistance any time- day or night.

CARE Center

Located in the lower level of the Kelvin Smith Library (KSL), the Customer Assistance Resources and Education (CARE) Center is staffed by technicians who can answer your questions and service your devices- no appointment needed. Visit for current hours of operation.

Additional Resources:

Network + Internet

Regardless of the device you brought to campus, UTech has a network to support you.

Wireless Network

Sign in to the wireless network called "CaseWireless" for a fast and secure connection anywhere on campus. Visit to configure your device for CaseWireless automatically.

Wired Network

The high-speed wired network allows you to upload, download and browse seamlessly. Laptop and desktop computers must be registered at before they can be used on the wired network. Visit and click "Student Device Self-Registration" to register gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and more.

Off-Campus Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Use the VPN when connecting to an unsecured or public network. VPN is required when accessing certain university resources, such as the Software Center and library databases, from off-campus.

Visit to download the VPN software and to enroll in two-factor authentication.

New to CWRU - Now What?

As the title implies, this guide covers only the essential technology resources at CWRU. But there is even more to explore!

Continue visiting this page,, for an up-to-date list of technology services, as well as more information about the resources outlined in this guide. From videoconferencing to printing, you will find many more products and services to further your success at CWRU.

UTech partners with to provide video-based training for essential software, new technologies and business skills. Popular topics include Adobe® Creative Cloud®, Microsoft® Office®, Google Apps™, open source software, multimedia, web design, and much more. Current students, faculty and staff members enjoy free access through the CWRU portal at