Student Technology Checklist

A step by step guide for students both new and returning so they know how to interact with technology at Arcadia.

1. 激活您的帐户

招收自己 PortalGuard. To make sure this is a quick and productive effort, be prepared with the following information:

  • An alternate email account (for example, a personal Gmail or other non-Arcadia email accounts)
  • 你的手机号码

To learn more about PortalGuard and your account, visit our Portalguard 网页.

2. Sign in to University 电子邮件

Arcadia University provides all current students with an 世外桃源.edu的电子邮件. Your University email account is the official means of communication from your faculty and other important student service areas like 注册商, 金融援助, 等. To access your email, simply go to Gmail.世外桃源.edu and log in using your username and password set up in step 1. Arcadia gives students access to several applications as part of the Google Suite. For more information, please visit  our Gmail和谷歌应用程序 page. 

3. 登录到Canvas和变焦

Canvas is the University’s learning management system. New students are encouraged to accept the Canvas user agreement before the start of the semester. This will give you an opportunity to receive any pre-semester messages your professor might send to you via Canvas, 建立个人资料, 并探索这个工具.  变焦 is the meeting tool that allows you to participate in lectures remotely.  Sign in to 变焦 ahead of your class to make sure you don’t experience any difficulties during class time.

To learn more about Canvas, 变焦, and other academic technologies, 请访问我们的 学术科技 page.

4. 连接 to the University WiFi network

连接 to the secured WiFi network EDURoam. 连接 to EDURoam by selecting it from the WiFi network options on your devices and entering your full University email address and password. You can also connect to EDURoam at partner institutions around the world.  To learn more about EDURoam and troubleshoot issues, 请访问我们的 EDURoam 网页.  


5. 注册自助服务

注册 自助服务 to view and manage your courses, access billing, and financial information.  For more information on how to use self-service, 请访问我们的 如何使用自助服务 page.

6. 注册你的WiFi设备

Register your personal network-enabled devices to AU-PLAY network.  This will allow you to connect devices such as printers, Xbox, Roku, 苹果电视, 谷歌Chromecast, 更多关于WiFi. Unregistered devices can disrupt or slow down your access to the University WiFi network, and can also impact the wireless access of others in your residence hall, 教室, 以及其他共享空间. 

  1. 访问 cp.世外桃源.edu
  2. Select Clearpass Guest and log in with your Arcadia credentials (without using .edu)
  3. 在顶部, there is an option “This is a subscriber node, you should go to thepublisher node to make changes”
  4. 单击发布者节点
  5. 如果有提示,请重新登录
  6. Select Manage Devices and use the create option to add your device
  7. Your MAC address can be found in device settings under Network
  8. Once the device has been created in Clearpass, connect to AU-Play using the password ArcadiaRocks
  9. If your device doesn’t connect within 30 minutes or the Clearpass registration page pops up after registering the device, 连接到AU-Guest, 登录, 然后重新连接AU-Play.

7. Learn how to Stay Safe Online

Whether you're learning in a traditional 教室 or from a remote location, it is important to take a few simple steps to protect yourself. These information security steps will help you get started in protecting your accounts and devices. For more information, 请访问我们的 学生网络安全 page.

For more information on resources for students including vendors that may provide help with connectivity at home, 请访问我们的 学生资源 page.