Welcome to Rice University! The following information will introduce you to Rice IT resources.
OIT can get you set up with the technology, accounts, and access necessary to study at the university. This document introduces basic services so feel free to reach out for help as you have questions or need assistance.
Getting Connected: Connect to the Rice wireless network
Rice Google Email: Setup your Rice email
Esther: Self-Service System
Canvas: Rice's Learning Management System
Zoom: Audio and Videoconferencing Platform
Duo Authentication & VPN: Two-Factor Authentication and Virtual Private Network
Rice Acceptable Use Policy, Digital Copyright Compliance and Computer Security
Additional Resources for Students
Need technical support? Contact the OIT Help Desk
Each Rice student is given a Student ID (e.g. S01234567) and a NetID (e.g. abc123). Your Rice student ID is mainly used for student identification while your NetID is your unique login credential for most Rice computing resources. Having a NetID will allow you to gain access to the various computing systems at Rice. A NetID could also be used in conjunction with Duo, a multi-factor authentication tool, as well for systems that require additional security (Esther or VPN).
The Rice network is the most reliable way to connect to internet while on campus. To connect to Rice Owls which is secure wireless connection open to the Rice community, you can follow the steps below. Note that computers as well as printers are accessible in campus labs as well as Mudd Lab and Fondren Library.
Note: Setting up printers may vary by your department
The following are the different ways which you can access your Rice Google Email.
Canvas is Rice's Learning Management System (LMS) for all course-related curriculum needs. Canvas will be the main platform used for classes but it can also be used for passing on important announcements.
Zoom is a cloud video and audio conferencing platform that will be used by instructors to hold virtual lectures or office hours. Each Rice Graduate student are given Zoom License accounts that lets them sign into zoom using their NetID.
In order to use computers on the Rice Network, you must:
IT Status: Stay informed on IT Maintenance and Events
OIT: Office of Information Technology service information
Software Available for Students: List of Free and Discounted Software
Collaboration and Storage Options: Storage, File Sharing, and Collaboration Resources for Students
Get Started: Students - OIT web site
All in-person services are by appointment only (walk-in and office visits).
OIT Help Desk Support
Teaching and Learning Resources