Novell File Server
Novell Account allows you to connect to the local area network. With
an account on the Novell network, you'll be able to store files on a server
for backup and security, and share files, printing and other resources with
other computer users at WWU. To obtain a Novell account, complete the form at right.
Outlook is Western's E-mail and calendar software that is installed
or resides on your PC and connects to the messaging (email) server. Most employees
at WWU choose Outlook as their preferred method of email because it makes
sending and receiving file attachments easy! To obtain an Outlook
account, complete the form at the right.
WWU Online Learning system. This system is
used to provide online materials and support to hundreds of courses offered
by the University. To obtain a Black Board account go to the electronic web
Administrative System (UISAP, formerly Hydra)
central administrative administrative applications are run from the
server called Hydra/Banner. A login account on Hydra allows you to
connect to the main administrative server called Hydra (via SSH2 telnet), and/or
Banner (via GUI or
web interface). Once connected and with the appropriate permissions, you
may wish to access student, finance and human resources records, and run
reports. (see Banner Administrative Applications below)
Apply for a Hydra/Banner Account or Gecko Account using the electronic web forms. located at
Web Forms. Contact the Administrative Computing x4444 for more information.
Test Administrative System (TISAP, formerly Gecko)
WWU employees that are required to test administrative applications for use on the production
machine (Hydra) may need a Gecko account to access TRNG, SEED or PPRD databases.
However, for most users a Banner/Hydra account will be sufficient.
In the near future Gecko accounts will be created automatically when a Hydra/Banner
account is requested - Gecko access will not require a separate Gecko Account
Applications (UISAP and TISAP)
The custodian of the data for each area is responsible
for providing access. For access complete the forms at the right;
at the top of the form are the respective data custodians.
The Data Warehouse
is an end-user query/reporting front end tool that copies data from the
Banner database and loads it into the data warehouse server. Users are able
to write their own adhoc reports or select from a set of prewritten reports.
A Hydra/Banner login and access the Novell application launcher are required
for access, as well as permission to the data. Access to appropriate
data should be granted to new employees automatically by applying for "Banner
Administrative Applications" access (see above).
Banner Web4U for Students, Faculty, and Staff
WWU employees utilize this web
interface to view benefits, pay information, leave balances and to
complete their time card through the web. WWU students may check their
registration status, add or drop classes, display grades, apply for
financial aid and more. Access is via the Western ID and PIN.
These are established automatically for all new employees through the WWU
Human Resources department. If you are faculty or staff, questions regarding
your WWU number or pin may be directed to ADMCS x4444. If
you are a student, please contact the Registrar's Office at x3430.
PC access to Unix Samba (on Ra)
PC users direct access to Unix files from their PC. On WWU's primary web
server Ra, the Samba shares (drives) are designed to give departments direct
PC access to their departmental web pages. Some PC setup work is required
before Samba will work on your PC. The department share owner needs
to submit an account request on behalf of those requesting Samba Account.
Click here to
more about how to set up your PC to run Samba.