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Preparing for Technology at UTK

OIT provides many resources that you may have used at your undergraduate institution. We recommend that you sign in with your UT account to prevent an interruption in service.


All Microsoft services, including

  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus: Sign in with your UT email address to Microsoft Office or download Microsoft Office if you have not installed Word, Excel, or PowerPoint on your computer.
  • Microsoft OneDrive for file storage
  • Microsoft Teams

Eduroam for secure Wi-Fi

  • Connect to UT by registering your computer, tablet, or smartphone for use on UT’s wireless network.

  • Access Software: Much of the software available in the computer labs is also available to you. You can install some software on your computer; other software is available through the web.
  • Learn new skills and software: Workshops, training, and LinkedIn Learning are available from OIT.
  • OIT Computer Labs: Visit the OIT Computer Labs website for information about the location of the computer labs, types of hardware and software available in the lab, and hours of operation.  
  • How to Print while on campus: Printing on campus is simple and convenient using the VolPrint system. More than 60 printers are available for students to use in OIT Computer Labs and many other areas across campus. You can print from either the computers located in the student computer labs or from your own personal devices. 
  • Student Computer Support offers support for your personal computer as a drop-off service or quick-help service. Before you head to a local computer repair shop, talk to our team first!
  • Stay Safe Online – Check out the IT Policies for using university resources to make sure you are doing the right thing! Visit the OIT website to learn more. 

Instructional Support: Help with Teaching and Learning

OIT provides various instructional services to support the teaching and learning needs of graduate students at UTK. Whether you are teaching a course or taking a course, OIT has the tools and resources to help you succeed.

Instructional Support

  • Instructional technology consultations
  • Online instructor toolkit
  • Assessment and academic integrity
  • Accessibility
  • Creating instructional videos

Teaching and Learning Technologies

  • Canvas: UTK’s learning management system; used by instructors to create and present online learning materials and assess student learning, and by students to engage in courses and receive feedback.
  • Zoom: Enables synchronous course delivery, online meetings, webinars, and collaboration.
  • Technology-Enhanced Classrooms (TECs): Classrooms equipped with various technologies allowing instructors to deliver engaging and interactive lectures, presentations, and demonstrations
  • Personal Response Systems (PointSolutions): Collect real-time feedback from students during class; check students’ understanding, gauge their opinions, or stimulate discussion.


  • Workshops: A variety of workshops are offered throughout the semester to get you up and going with the technology you need to succeed.
  • Self-Paced Learning: Learn new technology at your own pace via online training in Canvas Catalog.
  • LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Online Learning: Online platforms delivering content focused on business, design, and technology online courses as well as skills related to using Microsoft products.

Check out this quick-list of available teaching and learning support resources.

Research Support for Graduate Student Researchers

The Office of Innovative Technologies provides research support services that can help graduate students by providing software, infrastructure, and research consulting at no additional charge. This includes:

Software Support

Consulting Services

  • OIT research consultants can support your research by helping with statistical consulting, machine learning, qualitative analysis, and geographic information systems.
  • Get assistance designing studies, experiments, and determining sample size for IACUC and IRB proposals.
  • With co-authorship, consultants can help develop manuscript research methods and results sections.

Scientific Computing

  • Students may gain access to the ISAAC compute cluster for performing computationally intensive research and bioinformatics.
  • Analyze secure data types using the Secure Enclave.