Quick Start Guide

Last modified: December 18, 2019

Welcome! OU Information Technology has designed world-class technology resources that rank OU in the top 10 of PC Magazine‘s Top 20 Most Wired Colleges. The following steps should help you prepare for your journey as a student, faculty, and staff member at the University of Oklahoma.

 

ACTIVATE YOUR OUNET ACCOUNT

Your OUNet Account is your key to accessing OU’s technology resources.

To setup your account, please visit account.ou.edu first using a friends computer, the OUGuest wifi network, or one of OU IT’s 800+ lab computers. You will need your OUNet ID or Social Security Number.  (Students will need the OU Net ID.) Your OUNet ID consists of the first 4 letters of your last name(in lowercase) + a series of 4 numbers. To retrieve your OU Net ID please visit  account.ou.edu: If your last name has four or fewer letters, your OU Net ID contains your entire last name in lowercase. If have difficulty setting up your account, please call 325-4357.

Following account activation, your OUNet ID acts as your username for accessing all online services, such as e-mailenrollment and gradescourse materialscomputer labs, or OU Libraries resources (opens new window).

CONFIGURE YOUR @OU.EDU E-MAIL

OU IT assigns all students, faculty, and staff an @OU.edu e-mail address and Exchange mailbox upon creation of the your OUNet Account. Your default e-mail address is based on your name and will look something like this: First.MI.Last-1@ou.edu.

Log in to your OUNet Account to:

  • Change your e-mail alias (i.e., sooner@ou.edu)
  • Forward your e-mail off campus

Check your e-mail (opens new window) through Outlook Web App or connect to Exchange with a mobile device

 

PLAN FOR EMERGENCIES

OU IT helps prepare you for emergency situations with the Emergency Communication System.

This can be set up from the Account Management page.


DOWNLOAD FREE OR PURCHASE DISCOUNTED SOFTWARE

OU IT has partnered with several software manufacturers to offer popular software for free or at discounts.

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CONNECT TO OU’S NETWORKS

OU IT offers high speed Internet access in all University-owned housing and most public areas. Additionally, convenient, secure wifi blankets campus, including almost all academic buildings and most outdoor common areas.


IMPROVE YOUR SECURITY PRACTICES

Security is a critical part of your technology experience.

Check out our security page for more best practices.


You’re ready to access OU IT’s technology services. If you have any trouble, please contact us anytime at (405) 325-HELP or needhelp.ou.edu.

 

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