This guide will provide you with an overview on essential services offered by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) that will enable you to be successful at Stony Brook University.Get Started »
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This section will help you learn more about Wi-Fi, SOLAR, NetID, and Faculty Profiles.
This section will help you learn more about Software/Hardware, Google Apps, and Research Resources.
This section will help you learn more about Assessment, Course Design, Blackboard, the Teaching & Learning Lab, and Academic Technology Services. For more information about these services visit the Faculty Center website.
This section will help you learn more about Audio Visual Services, Computer Clasrooms, and Testing Center.
DoIT is committed to providing outstanding service to the Stony Brook University community. Submit a help ticket through our service management system.
A member of the client support team answering a support question.
For any technical related issue, you can contact Client Support by creating a support ticket. A member of the Client Support staff will be assigned to assist you with your needs.Submit A Ticket »
Use for the first time when connecting to WolfieNet. This option configures Wi-Fi enabled devices to use WolfieNet properly.
This is the recommended network that should be used on a day-to-day basis after successfully configuring your Wi-Fi devices through WolfieNet-Get-Connected.
To be used by visitors to the University who do not have a NetID. Users must authenticate and agree to the Wireless Internet Policy.
Available only in residence halls for gaming systems. Do not use for academic work or transactions such as banking or online shopping.
Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
Learn More About Eduroam »
How to Connect to WolfieNet-Secure on iOS
How to Connect to WolfieNet-Secure on Android
How to Connect to WolfieNet-Secure on Windows
How to Connect to WolfieNet-Secure on MAC
If you are experiencing WiFi issues it is recommended that you log a support ticket with Client Support via service.stonybrook.edu.
If you are unable to log a support ticket, call Client Support at (631) 632-9800.
To access SOLAR visit solar.stonybrook.edu. Use your 9-digit SOLAR ID and password to login.
Initial SOLAR Password
If you are faculty, the initial SOLAR password can be obtained by clicking the SOLAR Password Help link on the SOLAR Login page. Enter your Stony Brook ID and click Submit. A password will be electronically generated and instructions for how to construct your password will be sent to all e-mail addresses listed in the University's PeopleSoft system.
How to Access SOLAR
In SOLAR you will be able to:
You can view your NetID and set your NetID password inside SOLAR.
View Your NetID / Where to Change NetID Password
SB Alert is the University's emergency notification system used to alert the campus community of major emergencies, immediate threats or impending situations that could pose harm, disrupt classes, impact facilities, activities, or other operations.
Configuring SB Alert »
Every active employee, student, and faculty member is assigned a NetID which is used to access various computing resources.
The NetID and SOLAR ID are two different identifiers. To view your NetID, log in to SOLAR, and select "NetID Maintenance".
View Your NetID / Where to Change NetID Password
If you are having issues with your NetID and are unable to log a support ticket via service.stonybrook.edu, please call Client Support at (631) 632-9800.
You can use your Faculty Profile to update and review:
Stony Brook University offers a variety of software to assist faculty and staff with their computing needs. Here are several important software assets.
The Division of Information Technology’s Client Support department has instituted hardware support standards.
If purchasing a laptop/computer, DoIT reccommends the following specifications:
COEUS allows for the preparation of research proposals and submission of system-to-system proposals to Grants.gov.
More information about COEUS at research.stonybrook.edu/coeus »
Web-based system for the administration and management of human subjects, animal use, stem cell, and biosafety study protocols.
More information about IRBNet at research.stonybrook.edu/irbnet »
Use this system to look up any financial information related to your RFSUNY grant account, including salary, purchasing, and supplies. More information about RF Report Center at research.stonybrook.edu/rf-report-center »
Research Technologies is an area within the Division of Information Technology that acts as a liaison with campus researchers and offers technical expertise and the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of IT leaders and IT partners.
More information about Research Technolgies at stonybrook.edu/researchtech »
Enjoy UNLIMITED storage in Google Drive. You can store all of your files in Google Drive and share with others.
To easily access your @stonybrook.edu email address go to stonybrook.edu/mycloud. All official University communications will be directed to your @stonybrook.edu email address.
Google Calendar allows users to easily create, share, edit, and delete meeting invitations, calendar events, and tasks. These are easily accessed and synced between computers and mobile devices.
Google Hangouts, on the Stony Brook domain, allows for video conferencing and live screen sharing for up to 15 participants.
Google Apps Training Playlist by DoIT Training
Academic Assessment at Stony Brook is supported through the Faculty Center in Teaching, Learning & Technology. Our staff have expertise in all areas of assessment and quantitative measurement, testing, surveys and rubric development, qualitative methods of collecting formative and summative assessment data. Our University is currently engaged in assessment of student learning activities including the Assessment Academy and the Assessment Task Force.
Learn More About Assessment at facultycenter.stonybrook.edu/assessment »
The OpScan Test Scanning Office provides scanning services for multiple-choice exams and tests using bubble sheets.
Contact the OpScan Test Scanning Office at 631-632-8032 or email email@example.com.
Learn More More About OpSCan Test Scoring at it.stonybrook.edu/services/opscan-test-scoring »
Instructional designers, technologists and assessment specialists work with faculty and departments to develop hybrid and fully online courses. TLT's Faculty Center and Academic Technology Services group work together to answer all pedagogical and technical questions.
Course Evaluations is a system implemented to collect student feedback used to help guide changes and improve the student learning experience. Course evaluations are accessed through the Campus Labs.
If you have questions about preparing your online course evaluations you can email CourseEval@stonybrook.edu.
Blackboard is Stony Brook University's learning management system (LMS), which allows instructors to supplement face-to-face classes, or launch online classes. Blackboard includes a variety of features that allow instructors to do anything from uploading course documents, to posting an announcement, to collecting and grading assignments. For students, Blackboard offers an easy way to contact instructors, download and access course documents, and check grades.
From your browser, you can access Blackboard on a mobile device or desktop by heading to blackboard.stonybrook.edu. You will use your NetID and NetID password to log in.
Blackboard Mobile App
You can access Blackboard on your mobile device by downloading the Blackboard Student App. Log in with your NetID and NetID password once the app is installed on your device.
Stony Brook's TLT Media Lab offers a wide variety of services to help teach and assist in the creation of multimedia projects for the university's community.
Instructors and teaching assistants are welcome to come brainstorm with the creative and technical staff in the TLT and get help and additional input on anything from a PowerPoint presentation to professional quality video, Web pages, illustrations or animations.
The TLT Media Lab is located in the Melville Library, Room S-1430
The TLT Media Lab is open Monday through Friday, 11am - 7pm.
Audio Visual Services provides numerous services to enhance and facilitate classroom instruction. Service counters in the Javits Lecture Center, the Health Sciences Center, and Frey Hall each provide different aspects of support.
For the most update information regarding services offered and hours of operation at each of the following locations, visit the A/V Services service page.
SINC Sites are public computer labs that allow users to access both Windows & Mac computers. SINC Sites provide printing services and access to numerous academic software titles. These computer labs are located in a majority of the academic buildings on campus and have scheduled open hours.
SINC Site Promotional Video
The testing center is open on the first floor of Frey Hall. The testing center serves as a place for students to take online exams, and for teacher certification tests to be administered.