IT Guides

These guides help you get started with technology at UC Santa Cruz. Have an idea for a technology guide? Let us know.

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New to UCSC

Student technology
Student technology

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Learn how to ensure that our websites, videos, documents, and more are accessible and free from barriers for all members of the university community. Information for students, faculty, and staff.

Accounts and Passwords

Support for getting securely connected to university tools, and managing your name and identity information.  

Communication and Collaboration

Guidance for how to make the most of common tools like email, calendar, file storage, project management, and other tools. 

Desktop and Mobile Computing

How to purchase computers and technology for faculty and staff, and how to get started with them.  

Information Security

Learn how to protect your privacy and stay safe online. Topics include security, data integrity, and compliance for institutional activities.

Network and Infrastructure

Simple to use guidance to help support your computing needs at UC Santa Cruz.