These QuickStart Guides allow you to quickly accomplish technology related tasks.

Build a Website Using SharePoint

A great way to start a small website, for projects or to practice having an online presence (for resume, contact Info, etc) is to use the USF UStoreFiles drive in combination with the MyWeb web service to act as a a host.

Common Issues with Printing (USF St. Petersburg Library)

There are some commonly encountered issues that occur with the free black & white laserjet printing is available in the library Information Commons. Students may obtain $3.00 of free prints (27 prints per student) from this printer per day, using their NetID and ID Card. Error with Paper Size This error occurs because the document [...]

Computing Security

This grouping of appguides quickstarts are collected here to help you easily learn how to keep yourself safe while on email and the Internet. Topics include RansomWare, Phishing, Email SPAM and Quarantine use, and more.

Free File Storage with UStore

UStoreFiles is the central file storage location at USF for students. Using their NetID, students have access to a centralized file storage system that is also used by MyWeb, the Application Gateway, and CIRCE. You can access UStoreFiles from off-campus by using the USF Virtual Private Network (VPN) and mapping the drive to your computer. [...]

Free Scanning to Email in the Library

The USF St. Petersburg Library allows enrolled students the ability to scan from a physical document and send to a USF email address. Please Note: 8mb maximum file size, mail.usf.edu account required, all files sent will be in PDF File format. Locate the 1st Floor Color Printer. If scanning standard 8.5 X 11 pages, insert [...]

How to connect your computer to EduRoam

***You must first connect to an existing network, download or USB drive to install software, and then connect to the EduROAM wireless network *** Turn on laptop and make sure that the wireless card is also powered on via indicator light. Click on the wireless connection icon in the systems tray:  , and select the [...]

Installing SPSS on your personal computer

Go to http://software.usf.edu/ Search for “SPSS 25” in the search bar Click on the “SPSS 25” link Click on the Green “Download” button on the right hand side Choose the install file and the accompanying installation instruction manual for your computer Once it has downloaded double click on the files on the left bottom corner [...]

KIC Click Mini Usage Instructions

The KIC Click Mini is located in the 1st Floor of the USF Tampa and USF St. Petersburg Library. This guide is meant as a starting point for using the equipment, but is an excerpt of the larger guide available at each unit.

Library Instruction Classroom Display Usage

These instructions allow users to operate the displays in the POY 218 Library Instruction Classroom.

Outlook Quarantine and SPAM Control Basics

Managing Outlook Tools to Fight SPAM The Microsoft Email Quarantine The quarantine for Microsoft is part of the Security Center ( HomePage at https://security.microsoft.com/  ). The quarantine is found at https://security.microsoft.com/quarantine where you can review items that have met the criteria to be marked by their anti-SPAM policy, or their anti-phishing policy.  For each message [...]

Passwords and Passphrases

The Next Step in Better Securing Your Account What is a password? What most people refer to as a password is typically composed of about 10 letters, numbers or symbols, or a combination of letter, numbers and symbols. Some examples of passwords are: “8c?0E,*J!qI/”, “yourname”, “P@55w0rd”.   What is a passphrase? A passphrase is longer [...]

Phishing: How to Avoid Taking the Bait

What is Phishing Phishing is most commonly done through “spoof” links sent in email messages that attempt to direct users to websites that strikingly resemble sites with which they are familiar. A common phishing technique might be to email you from an email address similar to your bank or your place of work. Next the [...]

Printing @ USF Libraries

A joint effort including the USF Libraries, Student Government and USF Information Technology provides students a daily allotment to be used for printing through BullBucks printers at each USF Libraries location. A Free daily amount per student is the base for free printing, the daily allotment can be printed using Bull Bucks funding on your [...]

Protecting against Malware Attacks

While there are no simple solutions to the threat of Ransomware, these five steps may help protect your accounts and make it harder for attackers to gain access to your data, and limit the power of the attacker even should their attack succeed.

Registering Laptops to USF Wireless Network

Guide to Wireless Networks The wireless network allows easy access for currently enrolled students to library catalogs, databases and the Internet through one of three wireless networks, USF, USF Guest or EDUROAM. USF standard requires registration through a NetID account. EDUROAM is an secure network across multiple member institutions, including USF and USF St. Petersburg. [...]

Smarthinking Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is an online tutoring service available for all USF system students. Students should utilize the Sembler Student Success Center for free tutoring before using it.

Student Access to the USF VPN

Currently enrolled students may download a client in order to access the USF Virtual Private Network (VPN). The reason this is important is that it establishes your computer as being located ‘on site’ for accessing items that are restricted to USF Students, such as the USF Application Gateway, and to see full listings for USF [...]

USF ID Card Issue Flow Chart

If a NetID is not working at a particular location to access through a card swipe, you can contact various departments to address the issue.

Using TEAMS Phones in the Library

Microsoft Teams-based telephony services have been implemented throughout the USF Libraries, this document is to help guide you with setting up your phone, adding accessories, and reminders on services. . Some extra instructional material can be found on the IT website: Teams Calling – USF IT Documentation – Confluence (atlassian.net) A Note on TEAMS Default [...]

Last edited on January 10, 2024