Skype for Business: Additional Features

More Than a Desk Phone

Skype for Business provides voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling over PittNet to anyone in the University or around the world.

Resolved: UPMC Firewall Issue Affecting Access to Some UPMC Web sites

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 16:30

6:30 a.m., Thursday, June 22

UPMC has resolved the firewall issue that yesterday affected access to some UPMC Web sites for University students, faculty, and staff in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus.

4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 21

A recent firewall change made by UPMC is affecting access to some UPMC Web sites for University students, faculty, and staff in several buildings on the Pittsburgh campus. UPMC is aware of the problem and is working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Box: User Guide

Box is a secure cloud storage solution that provides unlimited storage space as well as numerous collaboration features. Additional user guide information about the Box experience is available here.

Faculty Information System: How to Access the Service

Access this Service

  1. Log in to My Pitt (my.pitt.edu) with your University Computing Account username and password.
  2. Click Faculty Information System on the right-hand side of the page.
  3. If you are a new user: Follow onscreen prompts to enter, save, and confirm your delegates and import your publications.

Faculty Information System: Manage Favorites

Manage Favorites


The use of favorites in the Faculty Information System lets you conduct peer searches to find other faculty with similar interests. Using Favorites also allows you to select information that you wish to add to public-facing profile pages via an API tool.

You can add favorites to Publications, Grants, Professional Activities, and Teaching Activities.

Multifactor Authentication: How to Set Default Preferences or Change a Device

Set a Default Authentication Preference 

If you always want to receive a push notification (or you always want to receive a phone call or enter a passcode), you can save time and set this as your default preference. To do so, complete these steps.

1. Log in to accounts.pitt.edu and click Add/Manage Pitt Passport Devices.

2. Select Send Me a Push, Call Me, or Enter a Passcode to authenticate with multifactor authentication.

Secure Remote Access: How to Use Multifactor Authentication for Secure Remote Connections

Multifactor and Secure Remote (VPN) Access

If you use the University’s Secure Remote Access service, either through the recommended Pulse client or via the IPSec client, you will need to use multifactor authentication for your secure remote connections. This requirement affects all students, faculty, and staff who use the Secure Remote Access service.

Note that you must already have registered a device for multifactor authentication before you can complete the steps below.

Minitab for Students

Statistical and graphical analysis software.

DocuSign Digital Signature Service: How To Videos

The following videos provide more information to assist with use of the DocuSign Digital Signature service. ​

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