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Illinois State University

Technology Tools to Help You Teach, Learn, and Work

The university provides you with the technology tools to allow you to work from anywhere. You can hold online meetings and classes, you can access your files, and collaborate with colleagues.

The Technology Support Center recommends setting up the following tools prior to working from a remote location.

Internet Connectivity





  • Web conferencing tool used to hold classes and meetings over the Internet
  • Allows for screen sharing
  • Information is available at Overview of Zoom




  • Collaboration tool for individual and group chats, audio and video conferencing, and screen sharing
  • Available for desktop, mobile, and via a web browser
  • Information is available at Overview of Microsoft Teams

Files & Storage

Network Drives



  • Web-based application used to share files securely.
  • Allows you to share files that are too big to be sent as email attachments or contain Restricted or Highly Restriced data.
  • Information is available at Overview of SendTo

Academic Resources


  • ISU’s online platform for hosting classes
  • Can facilitate assignments, tests and quizzes, and posting of instructional materials
  • Information is available at Overview of ReggieNet

Office 365

  • Access all online applications available with Office 365 including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Download and install the Microsoft Office suite for use on your desktop/laptop
  • This option is available only to current faculty, staff, and students
  • Information is available at Overview of Office 365

Campus Solutions

Employee Resources


  • Human Resources application used to report work hours, update personal contact information, and view and approve employee time
  • Information is available at Overview of iPeople
  • Some areas of iPeople may require VPN.

Instructional Continuity at ISU

Getting Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at (309) 438-4357, or by email at