IT-services for employees

We have compiled a list of some of the services you should be familiar with as an employee at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. New employees should especially make themselves familiar with this content.


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#1: IT and library services for new employees




#2: IT user account for employees

Your IT user account is your key to a diverse range of services that you, as an employee at UiT, will use on a daily basis.

Employee user accounts are created as part of the employment process. Your user account may not be ready on your first day but will be ready shortly.

Read more about your IT user account: "IT-user account - Employees" and "IT-user accounts at UiT".




#3: IT user account

kvinnlig hånd bruker tatstaturOrakelet has the answers. Regardless of which kind of computer problem you are experiencing Orakelet will be able to help you. Orakelet's webpage includes manuals and tutorials that will help you solve common problems. 

You can call Orakelet (776 44544) or send them an email (orakel@uit.no). Make sure to provide the name of the computer that needs help.

Orakelet also has service desks in Tromsø, Narvik, Hammerfest, Alta, and Harstad (Servicetorget in Havnegata 5 - room 102).

You can subscribe to news updates from Orakelet. We'll let you know when we're planning on upgrading a service, etc.




#4: ID card




#5: E-mail

konvolutt med lapp merkert med krøllalfaAs an employee/student at UiT The Arctic University of Norway you will receive an e-mail account. This e-mail account is the primary form of communication that the university uses to contact you. It is expected that employees/students read the e-mail sent to their university e-mail account.

Read how to access your email on your computer, tablet, and phone.




#6: Wireless Internett acess

Looking for WiFi? Connect to Eduroam using your UiT user account. 

Eduroam is available from the student dorms, all UiT campuses, and many other airports and universities in Europe.




#7: File storage for employees

As an employee at UiT you have several options for file storage. We recommend that you use one of our services because they are backed up and you can access your files from home.

Along with your IT user account you get a personal network drive to store your files. Depending on where you work at UiT you will also be granted access to one or more shared network drives. Only you have access to your personal network drive but multiple people work together on shared network drives.

Sharepoint and Box are two cloud storage services. You access your files via a web browser and you can do this from wherever you are. Sharepoint has extra functionality that will be useful if you work in a team, on a project, etc. Box has more storage and it is easier to share files with collaborators outside of the university.




#8: Working off campus

man sits by laptop with cup of coffeeIt is possible to access files and software on your personal network drive or your office PC even though you are not on campus. Depending on your needs you will use VPN web portal, AnyConnect or Citrix when you work off campus.




#9: Software for studenter

Software that is used the most is already installed on your office computer. You can install additional software via Software Center (Windows) or Managed Software Center (Mac). If you would like a program that is not available in Software Center or Managed Software Center send a request to Orakelet along with the name of the computer you would like to install the software on and the desired program.

UiT also supplies software for your private PC or Mac. Download and install software using LiReg.




#10: Administrative software

Administrative software at UiT: Agresso, ePhorte, FS, Paga, and Syllabus etc. 

Leaders with personnel-related responsibilities are authorized to request that employees at their own faculty be given access to administrative software at UiT. These procedures vary by software. For more information, click the active links in the list of administrative software:




#11: Get to know the software you use every day

Students and employees at UiT use programs like Word and Fronter pretty much every single day. Become better at using these and other useful programs by checking out our IT-kurs page.




#12: Fronter / Canvas

Canvas has been chosen as the new digital learning management system (LMS) at UiT, replacing both Fronter and It's Learning. Some courses will start using Canvas during fall semester 2017. The goal is to have all courses migrated over to using Canvas by the fall 2018 semester. 

Fronter will still be in use in certain study programs during the 2017-2018 school year.

It's Learning will be closed fall 2017 and be replaced by Canvas.




#13: Collaborating with Skype for Business

With Skype for Business you can call with sound and video, hold meetings, stream lectures, advise, do user support and more.




#14: Printing services

Multifuntional printer
UiT The Arctic University of Norway offers printing services to all of its employees and students. To get started you need to activate your ID card. You will then be able to print from UiT computers, as well as private computers, tablets and mobile phones. Documents can be collected at your convenience from any printer on campus.

All relevant information about printing at UiT can be found here.




#15: Digital resources from the University Library (UB)

Tre bilder i ett. Trappa ved KS biblioteket. Labyrinthen. Bokhyller.UB's digital resources include databases, reference materials, and other publications. The digital resources are available from the search bar on UB's homepage.




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