Faculty Services

I.T. HelpDesk

The Bridges learning environment, powered by Sakai, is an open-source course management system that facilitates the creation of sophisticated web-based instructional materials.  Bridges provides the academic community with a single environment to manage courses, build e-portfolios for teaching, learning and assessment, while supporting collaboration with colleagues on research, projects and various other university activities.

If you have questions or need further assistance, please email id@rwu.edu or call (401) 254-3187.

--CSALT² Instructional Design & Technologies

To request delivery or support, please visit our support portal https://mediatech.rwu.edu.  To report a problem in a classroom, please call 401-254-6363.

Classroom services include the acquisition, distribution and maintenance of technology equipment in RWU classrooms.  The department will deliver and set up equipment upon request from an instructor.  The CES unit also provides orientation to installed technology systems in RWU rooms upon request.

  • Information about classrooms, including installed technology, is available in the Campus Calendar.
  • Equipment available for delivery includes Samsung display technology, laptops, projectors, audio recorders, cameras, document cameras, and portable PA systems.
  • IT also provides orientation to installed technology systems in RWU rooms upon request.

Event services include equipment setup and onsite support (limited).  Recording of special events or presentations can be arranged with one week’s notice.

For the best service, we recommend that requests for equipment be made at least 48 business hours before the equipment is needed and that requests for video services be made at least one week before the event.

Classroom and event support is not normally available on weekends.  Please submit requests for weekend services at least one week in advance.

Equipment may be requested for use on campus.   Faculty requests for off-campus instructional use of equipment must be approved by the Director of Support Services.

Click here for a copy of the Classroom and Event Support Policies

https://mediatech.rwu.eduRoger Williams University provides computer classrooms/labs across the academic buildings.  For more information, including room capacity, visit the campus calendar.  Hours of operation vary depending on class schedules.  RWU software offerings include Microsoft Office products along with course-specific offerings.  Students can also access software needed for their coursework in any RWU classroom or space (or off-campus)  through their own laptop or mobile device using the rCloud.  For more information on rCloud, visit:  http://rcloud.rwu.edu

Lab Locations:

Gabelli School of Business
SB 100 (PC)
SB 222 (PC)
SB 223 (PC)  

Marine and Natural Sciences
MNS 211 (PC)  

School of Engineering
SE 206 (PC)  

Global Heritage Hall
GHH 103 (MAC)


The function of the Desktop Support Services group is to provide desk-side support to all academic and professional university staff and the support work related to desktops and laptops. These services include the setup, maintenance and repair of desktop/laptop computers. Desktop Support Services Group work with other IT teams to deliver professional, accurate and timely resolution to all technology user requests.

Faculty and staff may submit incidents and questions via mediatech@rwu.edu or by calling our mediatech desk at 401-254-6363.  All routing of incidents takes place automatically to the appropriate support person.

To request computer equipment office moves, please fill out a service request at our support portal https://mediatech.rwu.edu.  Please request departmental moves 1 month in advance and individual moves at least 3 days in advance to allow for scheduling of personnel.


Email and calendaring for Faculty, Staff and Administration is provided by Office 365 (O365).

To access your email and other O365 apps online, visit:  http://o365.rwu.edu

For more information and support, visit our support portal at https://mediatech.rwu.edu

All service request and incident forms are available at our support portal https://mediatech.rwu.edu

Information Technology is excited to announce the deployment of a new tool for self-management of passwords!  ADSelfservice Plus is an easy-to-use, secure, web-based end-user password reset management solution.  This tool will enable the RWU community to easily self-manage passwords (Active Directory, O365 email (faculty and staff), and Gmail (students) and unlock their accounts 24/7/365 without a call to the helpdesk.


To register for ADSelfservice Plus through the mobile app:

  1.  Download the "ManageEngine ADSelfServicePlus" from the Apple App or Google Play store
  2. Open the app and select "Server Settings"
  3. For server name, enter "passwords.rwu.edu".  For port, enter "443".  For protocol, select "HTTPS"
  4. Select "Save"
  5. Sign in using your Active Directory ("Bridges" or computer) password
  6. Follow the steps to register your account

To register for ADSelfservice Plus via the web, visit https://passwords.rwu.edu

1.       Click on User Registration

2.       Sign in using your Active Directory (“Bridges” or computer) password

3.       Follow the steps to register your account 

For more information, visit our support portal at https://mediatech.rwu.edu

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact the MediaTech helpdesk at 401-254-6363 or mediatech@rwu.edu

To request a phone or get support, visit our support portal at https://mediatech.rwu.edu

      To request access to a shared printer, please complete the following request form:

      Shared Printer Request

      rCloud strategy to provide collaboration, storage and access to applications from  a centralized server. rCloud allows for virtual desktops so students can log in to the server from their own computer 24/7 and pull down a desktop that is customized to their needs and start working.

      rCloud website

      Faculty will use RogerCentral to review class rosters, complete academic advising, submit online grading, check pay advices, submit banking information and update personal information, including emergency contacts and addresses, etc.


      Important Changes to the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of products:


      There have been major changes to how Adobe licenses their products, moving to a “named-user model”. This requires active faculty and staff to log-in to the Adobe Creative Cloud. License keys are no longer available for use. IT will continue to install the application to faculty and staff computers but by logging in, Adobe apps can be downloaded, updated and uninstalled directly by the user. Users are able to install and use the software from two computers.


      The Adobe Creative Cloud Application can be downloaded or managed by logging in at the Adobe portal.

      • To sign in from the Adobe portal:
        • Click “Sign In” in the upper right corner
        • Enter your RWU email address and click “continue”
        • Select “Company or School Account”.
        • Log-in to your RWU secure portal page.
      • From the menu, install the Creative Cloud Desktop
      • Launch the Adobe Creative Cloud app from the system tray or the Programs/Applications menu to launch or install package offerings.

      For a list of training resources at RWU, please visit the Technology Training page.


      RWU has deployed wireless coverage in all areas of the university used for research, academics, and study.

      We are in the process of upgrading our wireless to the latest standard 802.11ax as the industry gears up for Wifi 6. Maple and Cedar residence halls were the first to get this new standard in August of 2019, with other residence halls to follow in July 2020. The remaining campus is covered with 802.11ac ARUBA access points.

      Infrastructure equipment in order to achieve the following goals:

      • Utilize authentication to ensure that only RWU community is receiving wireless access and the University is not unwittingly supplying its neighbors with access that they are not legally entitled to.
      • Ensure that bandwidth and traffic controls are put in place to ensure access to all users as much as feasible.
      • Maintain and enforce the wireless airspace policy in order to control interference.
      • Assume a 5-year lifecycle for wireless equipment.

      For more information or assistance, visit our support portal at https://mediatech.rwu.edu

      Policies and Guides: