Technology Services and Software

Free Microsoft Office for students

Miami provides Microsoft Office free of charge to all enrolled students. The agreement allows you to install Office on up to five devices of each type (computer, tablet, and phone). The software is yours for as long as you are affiliated with Miami.

Office is available for Windows, macOS, and mobile devices. The software can be downloaded through Miami’s portal.

For more information and to download the software, visit MiamiOH.edu/GetOffice.

Other software you may need

VPN

Miami’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) provides a secure connection to Miami resources from off-campus and can be accessed at MiamiOH.edu/vpn.

MUprint

Miami’s wireless printing app allows printing to Pay4Print printers around campus. And this semester, touchless printing is now also available via your smartphone. Available at MiamiOH.edu/MUprint.

AppPortal

Streams select applications to your computer or device, making the application appear as if it is running from your device when in reality it’s running on Miami resources. Available at MiamiOH.edu/software.

Zoom

Zoom is available for faculty, staff, and students. It is fully integrated with Canvas, and every active member of the Miami community has access. Please visit MiamiOH.edu/Zoom for troubleshooting, or visit the Remote Tools Blog to learn more.

Webex

Teleconferencing solutions are increasingly important in today's connected world. Webex is the supported tool used by Miami and is integrated with Canvas. More information can be found in the Knowledge Base.

Recommendations

A list of further recommendations for software students can download on their personal machines can be found in the Knowledge Base.

MiamiOH.edu/StudentSoftwareGuide

Printing

MUprint allows you to send files to black & white or color Pay4Print printers from your computer. The per-page printing charge ($.10 black & white, $.25 color) is automatically deducted from your Miami MUlaa account when you swipe your ID card at the printer station to release your job.

MUprint is available in technology centers across campus. For more information, instructions on setting it up, and Pay4Print locations, visit MiamiOH.edu/MUprint.

*Note: There are no dedicated printers in the dorms. You are welcome to bring a printer of your own, with the one caveat being that if the printer has wireless capabilities, you turn off those capabilities. Wireless technologies, specifically printers, can cause problems for the Wi-Fi network.

Television

Television in the residence halls is provided by Philo streaming TV and includes local and cable channels. Consume content live or DVR to watch later via most popular web browsers or via the Philo app on your mobile device. Students can also stream Philo to traditional TV sets through a Roku device.

For a complete list of currently available channels, visit MiamiOH.edu/TVChannels.

Technology You Will Use Every Day

myMiami

Announcements, campus calendars, account information, course list, advisor information, student orgs, and financial aid and billing. To access myMiami, go to MiamiOH.edu/myMiami.

Google Apps (G Suite)

Google Apps for Education, including unlimited storage, email, calendar, and apps. To learn how you can get the most out of using G Suite at Miami, please visit the Knowledge Base: G Suite.

BannerWeb

Register for classes, check grades, and view/pay your Bursar bill. Check out the BannerWeb resources at MiamiOH.edu/bannerweb.

Canvas

View course materials and assignments, take quizzes, and participate in online interactions with your classes and instructors. Log in at MiamiOH.edu/Canvas.

Knowledge Base

Search more than 1,600 articles full of tech know-how—chances are, if you have a question, the answer is in the KB. Visit MiamiOH.edu/KnowIT to get started.

Student Laptop Program

Miami’s student laptop program offers the very best laptops configured to meet student academic and lifestyle needs for up to four years. We offer on-campus support, laptop repair, and access to a loaner laptop during repairs. Not only do you get your academic discount, but extras you cannot get anywhere else. For more information, visit: MiamiOH.edu/MiamiNotebook.