Faculty Quick Start Guide - University of Houston
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Faculty Quick Start Guide

Your CougarNet Log In

Your CougarNet account provides access to many services on campus including UHSecure WiFi, Software Downloads and AccessUH. You can You can lookup your CougarNet userid and reset your password.

Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

Log in - Authenticate - Access

2FA adds an extra step when you log into your account to prevent unauthorized access. You log in with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone). 2FA is the most effective way to secure our computer accounts and it is easy to use!  If you’ve ever received a text message to confirm your identity when you log into an online retailer or banking site, you’ve used 2FA. It allows you to confirm your identity by text message, phone call, mobile application, and other methods.

Learn more about 2FA >>

Logging into AccessUH

AccessUH is your gateway to the University of Houston's information and computing resources. Log into AccessUH with your CougarNet User ID and password and you will get immediate access to other critical systems that you use on a daily basis including myUH , Blackboard, parking, housing and many more.

AccessUH Login Screen AccessUH Home Screen

Hyflex Classroom Support

For fall 2020, we will move to online or HyFlex teaching. HyFlex provides face to face teaching and options for remote teaching at the same time. Technology plays a big role in HyFlex instruction. This site will provide information about HyFlex classrooms, ways to receive technical support, and resources that promote best practices.

Learn more about HyFlex Classroom Support >>

Getting the Most out of WiFi

UH provides you with high-speed WiFi access in the classrooms, residence halls, the libraries and throughout most of the campus. UIT recommends connecting to UHSecure wireless network. UIT also offers tips for optimizing your on-campus WiFi connections.

Learn how to improve your WiFi experience >>

Easily record and archive your lectures

Mediasite is a lecture-capture system that allows professors and instructors to record everything they say, do and present in their classrooms.

Find out more about Mediasite »

Download software

UIT offers multiple options to easily download software such as MicroSoft Office, UH VPN and virus scan. Log in with your CougarNet ID.

Learn more about free/discounted software »

Skype for Business

Skype for Business (SFB) is a communications application that provides phone service, instant messaging, desktop videoconferencing and desktop collaboration similar to Go-To Meeting. SFB works in conjunction with Microsoft Exchange to allow faculty to schedule online meetings and desktop videoconferencing with peers both at UH and at other institutions.

Learn more about Skype for Business »

Get classroom and office equipment and support

Find information about general purpose classroom support or how to borrow multimedia equipment for your lectures.

Learn more about UIT facilities and equipment resources »

Contact Us

We are here to support you! We offer walk-up support in the Tech Commons, phone, email and live hat support as well. Learn more about how you can reach us.

You can also follow UIT on social media for UIT news and and service-related announcements:

Learn More:  CougarNet ID

Most people at UH need a CougarNet Account

Learn about CougarNet

CougarNet is the system that governs access to computers, applications and email at UH.