Student Services

The Office of Information Technology provides support for a variety of technology needs, including: user accounts, ID cards, online systems, wired and wireless networks, email, computer labs, phones, equipment loans, classroom technology, multimedia production, and more. We also offer academically discounted software and hardware to students at our IT Help Desk.  

PurplePass Account

At NU, one username and password allows you access to all of our Systems. We call it the PurplePass.

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Student Email

NU offers email to all NU students through our partnership with Google and their Google Apps suite. It is available at http://apps.niagara.edu Please check it regularly. It is an official way for NU to contact you.

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Canvas Information for Students

Niagara University is happy to announce that we are now using Canvas for our learning management system beginning this summer 2016! Learn CanvasNew to Canvas? We think you'll pick it up very quickly and easily due to its intuitive, familiar user interface. The videos below should help you …

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Google Drive

For the Fall 2012 semester, Google Drive has replaced the network storage traditionally offered at NU.  This will allow student to access their files in the cloud on campus, in the residence halls, off-campus, and on mobile devices.  Pretty much anywhere!  Google Drive is installed on …

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Google Apps @ NU

What is Google Apps @ NU? Now you can have Google-powered email, calendars, document sharing, and IM, all from your @mail.niagara.edu account. Gmail Keep your NU email address, but use Google’s advanced email interface — without ads. Comes with a powerful spam filter and 7+ gigabytes of storage …

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myNU & Web Advisor

myNU: Your personalized portal to NU! myNU is a system that offers personalized content to NU students, carefully selected and organized links, and many other useful services. The system's main function is to bring all of the useful content to our students in an efficient and organized website. It …

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Sococo (Classroom Anywhere) Information

If your instructor is using Sococo (Classroom Anywhere) for meeting online, please review this FAQ to get started.

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ID Cards and Card Access

ID Card assistance is available at the IT Helpdesk (Library) or call (716) 286-7310. ID's are used for building entry and purchasing items on and off campus.

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RESNET Acceptable Use Policy

The Residential Network Program (ResNet) is a cooperative endeavor between residential students (Participants) and the professional staff of Information Technology. To make the network as useful, accessible, and effective as possible, there are certain expectations and rules for Participants. In …

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Residential Network

Dorm rooms on the NU campus, including the student apartments, are wired to our high-speed local area network. Students must fill out a form to sign up for service. The primary purpose of the ResNet is to support NU students in their academic needs. Excessive recreational or abusive use of the …

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Computer Labs

Information Technology (IT) operates and provides technical support for numerous labs and other computing resources on campus. This includes open labs available to anyone in the campus community, instructional labs that can be reserved by faculty to teach a class and special purpose labs designed to …

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Phone Information

Dialing Instructions Local Calls Dial 9 + 1 + Ten Digit Number.   i.e. 917162867300 (Refer to your telephone directory for a listing of local exchanges) Domestic Long-Distance Calls Dial 9 + your calling card toll free number International Calls Dial 9 + your calling card toll free number Toll-Free …

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Technology Store

The Office of Information Technology sells a variety of technology related items to students and employees at discounted costs. Our products range from software to iPods, and we always strive to pass low costs on to the NU community. To purchase our products, please visit the IT help desk on the …

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Online Student Guide

The online student guide is designed to help you become better prepared for an online class here at NU.

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