Getting Started with IT for Faculty

The following information will assist you in "getting started" with information technology resources at Rice University including: activating your NetID account, setting up two-factor authentication, setting up your email account, viewing the Rice Acceptable Use Policy, copyright & information security, connectivity to Rice network, and teaching and learning resources such as Canvas (learning management system).


NetID is your unique login credential (Username) for Rice resources. 

When can I activate my NetID?
  • New hire paperwork must be completed with Human Resources before you are eligible for activating your Rice NetID.
  • Your Rice NetID is established within 24-48 hours in which you will receive an email that includes your RiceID upon completion of your employment status. You will need to follow the "Activate Your NetID" process. 
  • Note:  "Jot down" your NetID during the activation process, you will not be able to retrieve it online.
Activate Your NetID | Manage Your NetID Account
NetID Automatic Account Lockout

For more information, visit MyNetID Instructions


Getting Started

Install VPN Client Software


Rice Acceptable Use Policy, Digital Copyright Compliance and Computer Security

In order to use computers on the Rice Network, all users must:

Rice Faculty Email 
  • Rice faculty and staff access email (known as Cyrus mail) through Rice Webmail.
  • Email Setup - using a mail client such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.
  • Rice faculty and staff use the Google web interface for Core apps except for Mail
  • Google Core Apps - Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Groups, Contacts, Keep, Chat, Meet, Mail

Getting Connected

Step 1:  OIT Support Staff will connect your primary computer to the Rice network and set it up to use Rice printers.
Note:  By clicking the buttons below, you can connect your personal computer to the wireless network. Printers may vary by your department.

 Windows  Mac  Linux  Printer

Step 2: Connect your mobile devices to the Rice network.

Learning Management System (LMS) : Canvas
Canvas is Rice's Learning Management System for all course-related curriculum needs.

Rice LMS  > Canvas

Additional Resources for faculty
IT Status:  Stay informed on IT Maintenance and Events
Learning Spaces: Classrooms and Labs

Need Technical Support?

Technical Support

Rice OIT Help Desk
Location: Mudd 103
Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 713-348-4357 (713-348-HELP)
Request for Help:  OIT Ticket

** Walk-In Service | Student Computing Consultants
Mudd 103 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
Fondren Library | 1st Floor | 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. | After Labor Day

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Created:2019-07-03 10:01 CSTUpdated:2019-11-07 10:52 CST
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