Additional IT Resources at Duke
Storage & Back-up
Virtual Computing Lab
Using Duke's virtual computing lab (VCL) service, you can log into computer "images" with specialized software from anywhere you have internet access. You can also take advantage of computer labs across campus, including our two Multimedia Project Studio labs for help with graphics and video productions.
OIT recommends that you regularly back up important files to protect yourself from data loss. All Duke students receive a free, 5-gigabyte online storage account through Duke WebFiles. Just log in with your NetID from any location to upload or download files. You can even use WebFiles to share files easily with friends or study groups.
Do you back up your important files every day? Probably not. Duke has partnered with Iron Mountain, an industry leader in information protection and data storage, to provide the Duke community with Connected®, a PC file backup and recovery solution. Save almost 85 percent off list price by signing up through the Iron Mountain Web site. Click here to learn more about this service.
The DukePass portal allows students to view the latest Duke news, events, weather and more. It's also a resource for helpful links to Duke applications such as Webmail, Blackboard, Webfiles and ACES.
OIT provides free workshop sessions on some popular software applications, as well as an online training pilot through Lynda.com. Browse the OIT Training Web pages for more information.
Duke Digital Initiative
The Duke Digital Initiative (DDI) is a multi-year program of experimentation, development and implementation of new and emerging technologies to explore their effective use in support of the university's mission. In past years, DDI has enabled students to use iPods and video cameras in their coursework.